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Being a small business CEO is tough.

Team demands, overflowing inboxes, administrative muck, and trying to get everyone on the same page is exhausting. How are you supposed to grow?

From The Desk of Zach Arend

Business & Leadership Coach

Kansas City, Missouri USA

Dear CEO,

When your business becomes a success, everything becomes a lot more complex and chaotic.  It's easy to find yourself frustrated and overwhelmed--and to feel guilty for those emotions.  

You are profitable and customers keep coming, which is what you wanted all along.  So, why does it feel like a 90lb weight on your back?   

It's "supposed to be easier and a lot more fun," right?

Can I ease your mind a bit?  The truth is, it really is frustrating and overwhelming trying to be the CEO while also managing everything in the business.  Also, it is totally normal to wonder if you're doing something wrong.  You're not a bad CEO.  And you're not alone.

Working harder is no longer sustainable.  You need more leverage in the business and get out front again!

What if you were to spend more time working on the business and creating more of what you wanted?

A coach can help you see what you don't see, and give you fresh perspectives and tools to get more done with less effort--that's leverage.

As a certified professional business coach, I've worked with entrepreneurs and business owners just like you--a CEO who's ready to scale their business without losing the heart and soul of what you've built.

The Startup to Scale Up Tribe is a community of like-minded entrepreneurs building purpose-driven businesses to scale.

You don't have to go it alone.  

To your success,


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I'm Zach Arend.

I live in Kansas City with my wife Shandy and three beautiful daughters Claire, Sophie, and Thea.

At create purpose., we know you're someone who wants to be the true CEO of your business. You know that you need to get "out" of the daily grind so that you can work "on" your business again. But how?

The problem is you're out of time and spread across too many areas. What is your current approach really costing you? 

So many clients feel this way. They know it's not sustainable, but what else can they do?

If this is you, let me coach you through to the other side.

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