Mark Farrer-Brown, Business Builder and Investor turned CEO Coach.

Coaching ambitious CEOs to scale successfully and sustainably

I’m Mark, a Founder Coach for scaling CEOs.

I’m Mark, a Founder Coach for scaling CEOs. I’ve been called ‘the Swiss army knife of guidance, support, and empowerment’, and I’ve spent my last two decades as a business builder, angel investor, private equity advisor,  entrepreneur, business mentor and coach for high-growth companies.

I firmly believe that great CEOs aren’t born. They’re made.

My experiences across the entrepreneurial ecosystem give me a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed.

Starting a business is hard, scaling a business is harder. 

You’ve got product market fit, you’ve raised rounds of finance, you’re hiring fast. The years of toil are finally paying off. But… imposter syndrome is kicking in more than ever, you are spending more time dealing with people issues than you want to, the culture is not what it used to be, you have more to lose, and you are feeling lonely and overwhelmed.

A founder CEO needs support to grow ahead of their scale up.

The harsh truth is that what got you where you are today (which most people never achieve) is not going to get you where you want to go. 

You, as the founder CEO, have the choice to develop yourself ahead of the growth of your company and become the accelerant of your company’s growth or to continue working in the same way and put the brakes on your scale up. 

This is not the time to get help. No founder should have to go it alone.

A commitment to CEO coaching is not a selfish act. It’s a commitment to your team members and your business.

The right coach shows you what will be required of you in 12-24 months, so you can plot the course to get where you need to be.

When I work with CEOs, I come with multiple hats. The Coach Hat – supporting and challenging you to see your blind spots and to get out of your comfort zone to grow. The Mentor Hat – sharing my learnings from multiple scale up journeys to prevent mistakes and accelerate your growth. The Team Hat – helping you build a high-functioning senior leadership team. The Business Builder Hat – tapping into my continual deep and wide learnings on how to capture enduring business value

Together, these hats are a winning combination to add real value to your business.

Let’s create results that benefit you and your company