There are countless stories of the entrepreneurial journey. Some are happy, like the ones about the self-made billionaire whiz kid or the struggling startup that finally made it over the hump. Some are sad, like the little guy who got crushed by a giant corporation or the venture that raised millions only to turn around and lose it all. But, the one story that is true for almost any entrepreneur but so rarely is brought into the light of day is the tale of loneliness.
Being a leader, by definition, is lonely work.
For all the noise about disruption and innovation, the reality is that when we truly lead we must, at some level, separate ourselves from everyone else. The hope, of course, is that this will pay off in the long run, but the journey can be lonely and taxing.
Our work as coaches has always been to be a support and thought partner to clients – being there to help them get their thoughts out of their head and reflect back to them what it is they are saying without bias or undue influence – all through the lens of strengths, of course. And, while we stand confidently behind our body of work as a coaches, we also know that there are some things that we cannot assist clients with because we’re no longer “in the game.” There are some things entrepreneurs can only learn from other entrepreneurs who are out there actively entrepeneuring.
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
Most entrepreneurs are trying to go far, fast. That is why we are so excited to share our latest offering: TandemSpring’s Ubuntu program. Ubuntu, a Zulu phrase for the philosophy of “a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”, brings together the best of both worlds: (1) individual coaching to help entrepreneurs get out of their head in a safe and motivating environment, and (2) group sessions to learn from and tackle real-world business issues with fellow active entrepreneurs.
Ubuntu is launching this May and we are actively seeking strong leaders of emerging businesses to join. For more information, visit tandemspring.com/ubuntu or contact Tomer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org