With Dale Holewinski, Startup Founder & CEO Coach at Decode
By Ashu Garg
For the first episode of the new year and new decade, a startup-founder-turned-CEO coach offers some guidance on being your best CEO self.
In this episode, I sit down with one of our portfolio alumni, Dane Holewinkski, a startup CEO coach and founder at Decode. Dane works with founders to advise them as they embark on the journey from the birth of a company to becoming a CEO.
Dane dives head first into the interview by answering the question, “What are the biggest mistakes you see founders make in the early stages?”
We hear more insights from Dane’s work with founders as he asks and answers the questions: Are you the best person to run this company?
Self-reflection is hard, especially when it means considering your own job performance. More specifically, ask yourself:
Dane rounds out our interview by asserting that work-life balance is not optional. CEOs think that their investors will be angry with them for not working around the clock, but this is counterproductive. A company’s success relies largely on the ability of its leadership to think clearly – and without rest and balance, this is impossible.
Published on 01.31.20
Written by Ashu Garg