We Help Businesses Grow Up Healthy
We work with companies that are growing but lack structure, are stagnating and want to get back on track, are struggling and need fresh insights, are led by entrepreneurs who are burned out and need to be refreshed and firms in the midst of leadership transitions.
We Start with a Business Health Check Up
Check Ups & Check Ins
Assess Your Situation.
You know things are not working the way you want them to, but you can't put your finger on the root of the problems. Is it my People? Is it my Processes? Is it my Products? Is it my Services? Is it my Financial Situation? Is it the Experience we are creating for our Customers? At UP we ask the right questions to get at the core of the issues so we can help get you back on the track to Healthy.
Transform Your Reality
Transformative healthy change takes effort, but it is so rewarding in the end. Once we assess your situation we will recommend changes. It may be getting the right people in the right roles, expanding your product offering, changing up processes to drive efficiency, shoring up your financial situation or engaging your clients in a better or different way. Whatever the changes you need to make, we will partner with you to transform your current reality.
Provide Helpful Advice
Following a plan and staying consistent is not always easy in an ever changing business environment. After helping you transform your reality, we will be here to provide healthy advice either on a schedule or at your convenience. Whether you need help gauging success, setting new objectives or having difficult conversations, we are here to coach you through it. We also provide leadership coaching for individual leaders, aspiring leaders or for your entire leadership team.
Add Us to Your Team
Sometimes you need more than a coach to help you complete projects, achieve your objectives and lead your team. If you are not ready to hire a full-time team member, you can add us to your leadership team on a fractional basis, in a CEO or COO or VP of Ops capacity, and choose the number of hours you need us each month.
Support During Transitions
Unexpected leadership changes can disrupt execution of your plans, make goals difficult to achieve and create enormous amounts of extra work for your team. When you can't wait until you hire a replacement, we will come on board on an interim basis and fill the leadership void. Roles we step into include: CEO, COO, CFO, VP of Operations and Director of HR.
Why Business Health
At UP we are passionate about business health, because we know how challenging it can be to to work in unhealthy businesses and businesses units. We also know how gratifying it is to bring about healthy transformation by making key changes to people, process, product, profit and customer experience. We partner with and coach small and medium size businesses, because our experience has proven that it takes a team effort to bring about healthy transformation.
Our mission to "Help Businesses Grow Up Healthy", stems from our knowledge that many businesses start up without a healthy foundation, small businesses fail at an alarming rate, partnerships break up with unnecessary frequency and too many businesses stagnate or grow with unhealthy components that create barriers to the achievement of their goals.
Our vision is to provide healthy and affordable business consulting and coaching, for businesses in cities throughout the United State, that provides a foundation for healthy growth, reduces business leader stress, increases the likelihood of vision realization and substantially reduces the number of business break ups and failures.
If we have the opportunity to engage with you, there are three things you can be certain of: we will only offer to help if we believe we can truly make a difference, we will always give you our absolute best ideas and solutions and everything we say and do will be consistent with our five core values:
Integrity. Do the right thing every time.
Seek First to Understand. Then to be understood.
Generosity. Give of time, resources and connections.
Commitment to Excellence. In all that we do.
Above & Beyond. Go the extra mile to deliver more than is expected.
Our Leader's Journey
UP Advisors was founded and
is led by Rick English, MBA. After
22 years serving in leadership
roles including, Operations/HR
Manager, VP of Operations,
COO, CFO and CEO, Rick left his
Chief Executive Officer role to
pursue his passion of helping
businesses grow UP healthy.
Throughout his life and career,
Rick has had an inquisitive mind. That inquisitiveness has proven helpful in all aspects of business, but especially when dealing with difficult people situations and driving meaningful change. So naturally, Rick has ensured that at Up we start nearly all our engagements by asking a lot of questions to gauge business, business leader and team member health. "Seeking first to understand" has proven over and over to be the best way to get our arms around challenges, identify issues and uncover opportunity areas for healthy growth and improvement.
"We look forward to asking insightful questions, gaining a clear understanding of your opportunities and challenges and ultimately helping you achieve business health in all aspects of your business"