The Future of Operations is Strategic!


We train and certify exceptional Operational Leaders to become Strategy + Operations Leaders (SOLs) and help them simplify, streamline, and scale businesses.

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The Future of Operations is Strategic!


We train and certify exceptional Operational Leaders to become Strategy + Operations Leaders (SOLs) and help them simplify, streamline, and scale businesses.

LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING CERTIFIED AS A SOL

We believe that every business has the ability to be wildly successful!

But unfortunately, not every business owner has the right strategies, structure, or team to support turning their beautiful big bold vision into reality. We're on a mission to change that!


We created the Strategic Ops Institute to do 2 things:

  1. Elevate the role of an Ops Leader to be a Strategy + Ops Leader (SOL) who is skilled at leading and strategically scaling a small business, successfully getting the Founder out of the day to day.

  2. Connect brilliant but overworked Founders with the right-hand person they need to bring their vision to life and scale in a simple and sustainable way.

We wanted to create a trusted place for becoming or finding an exceptional, skilled, and STRATEGIC certified right-hand leader - and that's what the Strategic Ops Institute is.

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It's Time to Break Out of the Ops Box


Operations are the key to business success and scalability, but only when they are part of a complete ecosystem based on the right strategic thinking, decisions, and leadership.

Far too often, really smart and capable operational leaders get stuck in an "ops box" and never realize or get to leverage their full genius!

Maybe the businesses you work with put you in an ops box and you know you are capable of so much more...

Or maybe you inadvertently put yourself in an ops box and want to break free...

If you're ready to be seen and valued as a true strategic thinking partner who blends strategy with operations to scale the businesses you work with, you are ready to become a Certified Strategy and Operations Leader (SOL)!

 

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It's Time to Break Out of the Ops Box

Operations are the key to business success and scalability, but only when they are part of a complete ecosystem based on the right strategic thinking, decisions, and leadership.

Far too often, really smart and capable operational leaders get stuck in an "ops box" and never realize or get to leverage their full genius!

Maybe the businesses you work with put you in an ops box and you know you are capable of so much more...

Or maybe you inadvertently put yourself in an ops box and are ready to break free...

If you're ready to step further into being a true strategic thinking partner who blends strategy with operations to scale the businesses you partner with, you are ready to become a Certified Strategy and Operations Leader (SOL)!

REGISTER FOR OUR FREE WORKSHOP TO LEARN HOW

Becoming a SOL helps you solve much bigger problems which makes you much more in-demand, indispensable, and able to charge premium rates.

SOLs exist at multiple levels of the organization - the question is which level is right for you?

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The Evolution of a Founder's Right Hand Person


As a business continues to grow, the needs for the Founder's right-hand person does as well.

A VA is typically all a business needs to get to their 1st 6 figures.

To take the business from 6-figures to multi-6 figures, an ePM (Project Manager / Ops Manager) is typically a pivotal role.

Fast forward to leading an 8 or 9+ figure empire, and a business hires a full-time internal C-Suite including a COO (Chief Operating Officer) or VP of Ops.

But what about the messy middle of scaling from high multi-6 to multi-7 figures?

The business doesn't have the budget (or the need) for a full-time COO yet, but they need much more strategy and scaling expertise than most ops leaders are (currently) trained for.

Enter the CSOO, a Chief Strategy and Operating Officer.

A CSOO offers the operational leadership of a COO with the strategic thinking partnership and scaling advisory of a CSO (Chief Strategy Officer).

They are exactly what the founder of a small business is looking for in their right-hand leader when they want to successfully scale and get themselves out of the day-to-day operations.

We specialize in certifying 2 critical types of SOLs:

  • Chief Strategy and Operating Officers (CSOOs): C-Suite Level SOLs¬†who partner with founders as their¬†trusted right-hand and advisor to scale their business
     

  • Entrepreneurial Project Managers (ePMs):¬†SOLs who bridge strategy with¬†execution and¬†ensure the right people are doing the right things at the right time to¬†achieve the business' goals

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Hi, I'm Crista Grasso, a Scaling Strategist and Operations Alchemist

Known as the "Business Optimizer," my superpower is taking the overwhelm out of operations, freeing Founders to focus on their legacy work and thought leadership, and equipping their right-hand to lead an operationally efficiently and sustainably scalable business and bring the Founders' vision to life.

For more than 2 decades, I've worked hand-in-hand with Fortune 500 leaders and small business owners. This unique vantage point allowed me to blend strategic thinking and creative problem-solving with the right systems and structure to consistently provide simple, yet innovative, solutions tailored for each client's ambitious vision and goals.

I believe that you don't need rigid, complex processes to achieve big results. I developed my Lean Scaling System to optimize operations for maximum impact with minimum complexity. It's an adaptable and lightweight framework designed specifically for small businesses that allows scaling to be simple and sustainable.

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Agency or Individual Ops Leader Looking to Get Certified & License the Lean Scaling System to Use With Your Clients
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