The CEO Netweavers, Inflection Point Program, teams businesses who are facing an inflection point or change in direction, with a team of mentors. Our mentors are members of CEO Netweavers. They are business leaders: CEOs, C-suite execs, partners, owners and trusted service providers.
Our team utilizes their collective experience to mentor the CEO through the challenge or opportunity, as a pay-it-forward complimentary service. The program lasts for four months and the IP Company and the Advisory Team meet at least monthly to help the company achieve their growth and transformation goals.
Some past participants said…
Inflection Point helped me focus on processes, personnel, and new ideas for the company as well as align my personal and business goals to create a clear path forward and provide better work/life balance.
It was SO much more valuable than we had imagined! We were frantically capturing all the fantastic guidance we received from the panel which included immensely practical advice from seasoned executives who have been there, done that. It was advice that we could put to use immediately, with immediate improvement of customer pursuits and cash flow.
The main purpose of this group of individuals was really to deep dive into what it was that I was looking to get past. Out of our sessions the single most influential pivot we made as a company was to really look at who we were selling to. We realized that we needed to shift this and this one change allowed us to acquire a nationwide client.
The Inflection point program gave me a sounding board of amazing people who helped me to overcome a major obstacle. I needed to take my business back and grow it into what I know it can do. And that support gave me the confidence to overcome that obstacle.
What Does Inflection Point Mean? An Inflection Point is a time of significant change in a situation or a turning point. Applicant companies may be working on growth or a direction or focus shift.
When Does The Inflection Point Program Start? The program is about 4 months long and begins on a rolling basis. Who Can Apply To The CEO Netweavers Inflection Point Program?
The CEO alone or the CEO along with a few of the senior leadership must participate in all meetings
The company must have at least 2 full time employees
It can be a for profit or a non profit
How Much Does The Program Cost And What Is Its Value? There is no charge for this program as it is one of CEO Netweavers key “Pay It Forward” programs. All of our advisors are volunteers. The minimum value of the program is $10,000. We estimate that is the amount that a CEO would need to pay for an equivalent coaching program and most likely more. Who Has Gone Through The Program In The Past What Was Their Focus?
57% business-to-business, while 43% were focused on business to consumer
74% provided services while 26% provided products
78% had revenue while 22% were pre-revenue startups
Who Are Some Of The Advisors? All of the advisors are members of CEO Netweavers which means that they are:
Current and Former CEOs or C-Suite Executives, Partners Or Principal Owners of Companies or Non Profits With At Least 3 Million Dollars In Revenue or Trusted Service Providers Who Work With Senior Executives Of Large Companies
Have A Proven Track Record Of Service, Servant Leadership and Pay It Forward Activities
We Are A Smaller Company, Can You Help Us? We will see if we can match you with a mentor or other resources. As long as you have 2 full time employees you can apply, if you are not there yet, please email us and reach out. How Do the Application Process and Program Logistics Work?
Potential applicants read program requirements and if interested, APPLY.
Within 2 weeks of application, applicants receive an invitation for an interview with the IP Program Advisor.
Within 2 weeks of the interview, applicants will hear if they have been accepted into the program and if so, who the advisory panel members are and a detailed explanation of the program.
Arrangements are made by the CEO Netweavers Executive Director with the applicant and the Advisors for a monthly meeting time that is convenient for all. Most meetings may be conducted in person or online depending on the situation and last for 2 hours. All 4 meetings are scheduled for the program in advance.
IP Companies and their IP Panel Leader are introduced via email and encouraged to meet one on one before the first group meeting for Netweaving and individual familiarity
Applicants and Advisors meet for 4 months months. At any point the applicant can reach out directly to advisors or the the Executive Director for additional resources or feedback
“As small business owners, many of us are heavily involved in day to day operations, and this is what has made the business successful; however there comes a point when you cannot grow further without removing yourself from that environment. Inflection Point gave me some great insight on how to do that so that I could focus on processes, personnel, and new ideas for the company. They also helped me align my personal and business goals to create a clear path forward and provide better work/life balance. I appreciate all the advice I received and I look forward to helping others with this process!” Thomas Reid, Power Distribution Maintenance
“What can I say about the Inflection Point experience? It was SO much more valuable than we had imagined! From the first session to the last, we were frantically capturing all the fantastic guidance we received from the panel. This was immensely practical advice from seasoned executives who have been there, done that – advice that we could put to use immediately, with immediate improvement of customer pursuits and cash flow. Our sincere appreciation to all the panel members who invested their time and effort to listen to our challenges and opportunities, and provided us with such outstanding guidance and feedback. I am confident it will make an impact and difference in the trajectory of DeepTarget.” Preetha Pulusani, DeepTarget
“After about the first session heading into the second, the real thing that came out of it for me were two focuses that have reshaped the business for us. Number one, who we were selling to. Where were we creating the greatest market value? We were selling to the provider side. To this day, that was the single most influential pivot we made as a company. That shift took us about three years to execute. And we just received approval this year to go forward with a nationwide rollout. Number two was an identification of a key metric to our business. We thought it was how good we did the exam. What we learned, is that it was the ability to engage the patient and get their psychology in line to be able to accept our opportunity for an exam. We're very appreciative.” Jim Sullivan, Heal Pros
“What brought me to Netweavers was a really bad experience..an international VC firm..tried to distress my company to a point of insolvency and forced me out of my own business. And then I started fighting back.
CEO Netweavers was able to provide help. It was a sounding board that I could go to once a month, once a week, whenever I needed it, to access those resources, that intellectual capital, that was required to overcome that obstacle and get rid of my investors permanently. After forcing the investors into a corner saying, "Look, you've wasted all this money. You've misappropriated millions of dollars worth of funds. Now I need to take the business back and grow it into what I know I can do." And that support from CEO Netweavers, and the backing, and really the backbone, gave me the confidence to overcome that obstacle.” Patrick Whaley, Titin