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2.5 Day Intensive with Verne Harnish – Dec 9 – 11, Raleigh, NC

"…outlearning the competition"


2.5 Day Intensive – Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Master Class — a few times each year I personally teach a Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) two and a half-day master class. It's designed for executive teams which want to immerse themselves in our various one-page tools: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. The format allows for plenty of personal Q&A and worktime with me along with sufficient time so teams can get aligned and bond. This significantly jump-starts or re-starts the implementation of the Rockefeller Habits with many of the top performing growth firms we work with using it as an annual tune-up to their processes. We've been offering these around the globe the past 6 years. The next open one is Dec 9 – 11, Raleigh, NC (Dec 2 – 4 for YPO members sold out months ago).

Dec 9 – 11 Raleigh, NC — timed to support 2016 planning, this is my first 2.5 day master class in Raleigh, NC. The event starts Tuesday evening, Dec 8, with a private reception and dinner for the CEOs of the teams attending the class. Wednesday's class is 9am – 5:30pm with time for the teams to work in the evening. Thursday's class is 9am – 3:30pm, with 4pm – 5:30pm being a working session. Friday's class is 8:30am – noon, giving time for teams to transit back for the weekend. Here's a link to more information including a detailed agenda. The fee is $1595 – $1995/executive depending on the size of team. I look forward to working with your team during these 2.5 days.

2.5 Day Scaling Up Course Online — and the 2.5 day Scaling Up master class is now completely online. We taped it this summer, allowing you and your team to self-pace your way through the entire class, book, and one-page tools. Besides the self-paced version, there is a "Coached" option and an enterprise license option. There are similar master class options for Topgrading and Exponential Organizations classes.

It's Strategic Planning Time — and since it is planning season, there is a bonus Scaling Up chapter to download titled "Strategic Planning: Preparing and Leading the Planning Process" – and includes a sample One-Page Strategic Plan. The chapter, formatted the same as those in Scaling Up, details the steps needed to properly prepare for a strategic planning offsite (customer and employee surveys, SWOT, SWT); suggested agendas (flow) for the actual planning session; and activities post. Go to

4 Key Ideas — Verne Harnish Interview this latest 26 minute interview provides the best summary of the four key ideas I've been sharing with audiences in my recent keynote speeches. Start at the 7 minute mark. Just doing these four things will have a dramatic impact on scaling up your venture.

One-Day Scaling Up Workshops — led by our certified coaching partners, we have over a dozen left before the end of the year – listed below under EDUCATION. And our 180+ coaching partners are available to lead private workshops and facilitate the strategic planning process for your firm – info below under.


Have you ever wondered if your company would be a good candidate to work with an executive growth coach? Click here to watch Gazelles International President Keith Cupp describes the four most important attributes of successful clients.


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Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.