Is rarebrain Right For Me?

rarebrain helps entrepreneurs like you achieve freedom and prosperity that you always imagined, but it isn’t right for everyone. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions so you can make the right decision for you.

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Overview

  • Who is rarebrain?

    At rarebrain, we coach, train and advise entrepreneurs so they can systemize, scale or sell their companies, to achieve the freedom & prosperity they always imagined.

  • what is the rarebrain operating system?

    rarebrain Operating System (rbOS) is a proven method that helps entrepreneurs and leadership teams build a more valuable small business that is systemized, salable and transferable. Click here to learn more

  • why does rarebrain exist?

    Systems will set you free. Exhausted by stress and endless hours of work, we teach owners that their business can be re-designed to operate without relying solely on them. Rarebrain training, coaching and services exist to set business owners free from their company, a trap of their own making.

  • Why type of coaching packages do you offer?

    We offer individual and group coaching plans. Please click here for more details

  • Where does coaching take place?

    Everything is online — no travel is required. We use zoom video conferencing for coaching sessions.

Benefits

  • what are the benefits of rarebrain coaching?

    Our coaching programs teach owners and managers how to systemize their companies for easier scalable growth, reduced owner-reliance and optimal company valuation. Our coaching provides training, tools, accountability and support to help owners and managers transform their business.

  • What kind of results should I expect from rarebrain coaching?

    The success of every company is the sole achievement of the owner, their leadership team and everyone who works within the business. Results depend on you, your level of commitment, and length of time you work with a coach. How each business we coach implements their systems, aligns the team around their vision and learns to scale as they become less owner-reliant and more valuable, is a story unique to them. Owners are guaranteed success only by their effort and determination to transform their company and earn their freedom.

  • what is different about rarebrain coaching?

    Our coaching is uniquely focused on helping business owners and their managers make their business more scalable and systems-reliant, rather than owner-dependent. Within a proven framework, owners and their teams establish goals, timelines, action plans and milestones to systemize and optimize their business. Supported by our proprietary methodology, implementation tools and coaching options, owners navigate their unique situation to set themselves free while their team enjoys the benefits of clarity, accountability and easier growth.

Suitability

  • Who is right for rarebrain coaching?

    Our coaching and training is designed for entrepreneurs and their management teams, Leaders from long-established companies or young startups are welcome to join.

  • What type of problems are companies typically facing when they seek coaching?

    Here is what we commonly hear: Owners: I feel like the business is on my shoulders. I feel trapped in my company. I am exhausted by stress and long work hours. Cashflow is all I think about. I am constantly balancing sales with capacity My company has outgrown its systems I am not spending enough time with my family and friends My company value is lower than what I need. Managers ​Our company has outgrown its systems There are not enough hours in the day I am leading without clear action plans & accountabilities I am frustrated because things are not getting done right. Important details are slipping through the cracks I am having difficulty keeping employees motivated. Our growth has plateaued. ​ ​ ​ ​”

  • Who’s not right for rarebrain coaching?

    rarebrain coaching is NOT suitable for anyone: Who is not serious and cannot make the requisite investment and committment. Looking for some “get rich quick” scheme. Who cannot embrace the need for systems in their company

  • My business is different — will coaching work for my industry?

    We have worked with a diverse range of companies. If your company needs better systems, scalable systems or has an owner-reliance issue, you will benefit regardless of your industry sector.

Process & Timing

  • What is your coaching process?

    Our coaching process has 3 stages: 1. Magnify Whether your company needs a new direction, a realignment in strategy or inspiration in difficult times, our coaching leads you and your team through a defined process to evaluate trade-offs and collaboratively formulate your vision and strategy for the right path forward, as well as a plan to enable and manage change in your organization. 2. Operationalize In the second phase we help blueprint a structure that expands the operational capacity of your company. Our planning isolates the operational, production and capacity constraints impacting your company. Workarounds are identified and clear goals, initiatives, activities, milestones and drivers are established to create “day-to-day business alignment,” which gives your team one line of sight. 3. Humanize In the final phase, we help you create a framework that allows you to continually fine-tune, reduce waste and streamline your practices to make your team, business, processes and methods as efficient, accurate, and effective as possible.

  • How long does it take systemize a business?

    That depends on your business, your commitment, tenacity and length of time you work with a coach and ability to implement the systems you need. The success of every company is the achievement of the owner, their leadership team and everyone who works within the business. How each business we coach implements their systems, aligns the team around their vision and learns to scale as they become less owner-reliant and more valuable, is a story unique to them. Owners are guaranteed success only by their effort and determination to transform their company and earn their freedom. You can continue as long as you like or cancel any time. No worries.

  • What happens if I cant make my scheduled coaching session?

    We run a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Anyone cancelling within 24-hours hours will forfeit their scheduled session.

  • What if I miss a coaching session, what are my options to make it up?

    We run a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Anyone cancelling within 24-hours hours or anyone missing their session will forfeit their scheduled session.

  • How can I reschedule my session.

    If cancelling prior to the 24-hour window, we will send you a link to our calendar to rebook. Your unused sessions from the current month will roll over into the next month. The roll-over sessions must be utilized in that month and are subject to expiration.

Money & Guarantees

  • How much does it cost?

    Our individual coaching plans start at $2100. Please click here for more details.

  • What types of payment do you accept?

    We accept all common credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We can also accept PayPal.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We do not provide refunds.

  • What is your cancellation policy

    You can cancel anytime, however we do not provide refunds.

  • Am I locked into a long-term contract?

    No. You can cancel your coaching program at any time.

  • Do you offer a guarantee?

    We don’t guarantee results because the success of every company depends on you, your commitment level, tenacity and length of time you work with a coachas well and your ability to implement the systems you need. Success is the sole achievement of the owner, their leadership team and everyone who works within the business. How each business we train implements their systems, aligns the team around their vision and learns to scale as they become less owner-reliant is a story unique to them. Owners are guaranteed success only by their effort and determination to transform their company and earn their freedom.

  • What kind of results can I expect?

    While we cannot gurantee results, please click here to see the results of our client companies.

Sign Up

  • Who will be my coach?

    Your rarebrain coach will be an expreienced entrepreneur with at least 20 years of experience in scaling companies.

  • How do I signup for coaching?

    Although we would like to help everyone, we do not accept all requests – please click here to apply to determine if there is a mutual fit. To show you our appreciation, you will receive a gift of a free masterclass training.

Overview

  • Who is rarebrain?

    rarebrain has a crystal clear vision:

    “A world where entrepreneurs are set free by empowered managers and optimized companies”

    rarebrain accomplishes this vision with 2 distinct business units:

    Training: Using Co-Pods, rarebrain Institute, LP trains small-business owners and their leadership teams to build scalable self-sustaining companies. Co-Pods are operated by and are a registered trademark of rarebrain Institute.

    Services: rarebrain Capital, LP is an advisory + M&A firm helping entrepreneurs build and/or divest companies that are scalable, optimized and salable.

  • What is the rarebrain operating system?

    Built over 2-decades, rarebrain Operating System® (rbOS) is a proprietary step-by- step way to transform owner-reliant companies into scalable self-sustaining businesses. You will learn how to build a cohesive framework, ensuring that different aspects of your business work in harmony.

  • What are Co-Pods?

    Co-Pods are live online learning groups that keep entrepreneurs and leadership teams focused, evolving and accountable to building a scalable self-sustaining company. Participants create real change every month with group learning, carefully sequenced action paths, company-focused projects and team activities.

  • What is a self-sustaining company?


    Self-Sustaining Businesses:

    ✅ Decrease owner-reliance so owners are free to live as they choose.

    ✅ Turn managers into empowered leaders with fewer headaches

    ✅ Allow employees to work with focus, getting more done with less hassle and fewer resources.

    ✅ Attract and retain customers who love the consistent results and improved service.

    ✅ Give you the ability to maintain, sell or transfer your business on your terms and timeline. Everyone in the company benefits.

  • How long does it take to create a self-sustaining company?

    We suggest that you allocate 1-3 hours a week to review learning materials, conduct company-focused activities and complete assignments. The program is monthly and ongoing. Cancel anytime after 12-months. It takes from 2-3+ years to build a self-sustaining company, but the rewards along the way are worth it for everyone.

Benefits

  • Why should I enroll in Co-Pods?

    Co-Pods teach owners and managers how to systemize their companies for easier scalable growth and reduced owner-reliance. Co-Pods combine live training, carefully sequenced action paths, company-focused projects, team activities and assignments supported by helpful tools to help owners and managers transform their business.

  • What are the benefits of Co-Pods?

    Co-Pods training allows business owners and managers to design and build a scalable company that relies on systems rather than owner involvement. The transformation allows owners to achieve the freedom they need to pursue their next chapter, while creating a prosperous business and a better work environment for everyone.

  • What kind of results should I expect?

    How each leader we train implements their systems, aligns the team and learns to scale as they reduce owner-reliance is a story unique to them. Owners and teams are guaranteed success only by their effort and determination to transform their company into a scalable self-sustaining company.

    Self-Sustaining Businesses:

    ✅ Decrease owner-reliance so owners are free to live as they choose.

    ✅ Turn managers into empowered leaders with fewer headaches

    ✅ Allow employees to work with focus, getting more done with less hassle and fewer resources.

    ✅ Attract and retain customers who love the consistent results and improved service.

    ✅ Give you the ability to maintain, sell or transfer your business on your terms and timeline. Everyone in the company benefits.

  • What is different about Co-Pods?

    Co-Pods are live online learning groups that teaches business owners and their managers how to make their business scalable and systems-reliant, rather than owner dependent. With comprehensive online training, owners and their teams establish goals, timelines, action plans and milestones to transform their business. Supported by a proprietary methodology, tested learning curriculum, implementation tools and support, owners navigate their unique situation to set themselves free while their team enjoys the benefits of clarity, accountability and easier growth.

  • Do I get a certificate?

    Yes. Upon completion of each stage, all participants receive a certificate from the rarebrain institute to highlight new skills and chart their growth and development.

Suitability

  • Who is suitable for a Co-Pod? Do I qualify for a Co-Pod?

    While Co-Pods are designed for entrepreneurs and management teams from small-businesses with 10-200 employees, leaders from larger companies or early-stage startups are welcome to attend.It is best that you have at least 10+ employees in your company.

  • Who’s not right for Co-Pods?

    Co-Pods are NOT suitable for anyone looking for a “quick fix” or some “get rich quick” scheme. It is best that participants come from companies with at least 10+ employees. Those considering a Co-Pod must be serious enough to make the requisite investment and committment.

  • I’m a business owner, but I really just want my managers to join a Co-Pod.

    While we strongly recommend that entrepreneurs and managers join together, your managers can join a Team Co-Pod.

  • I’m a newer start up. Will a Co-Pod work for me?

    If your company needs better scalable systems or has an owner reliance issue, you will benefit regardless of your company stage. It is best that you have at least 10+ employees in your company.

  • My business is different — will a Co-Pod work for my industry?

    We have worked with a diverse range of companies. You and your team have tremendous domain expertise in your business. Co-Pods provide the training and tools to get your hard-won expertise into a codified, accessible system where it can be leveraged to build a more scalable business.

  • Does a Co-Pod work if I’m outside of North America?

    Yes. Co-Pods training, collaboration and support is invaluable no matter where you are located provided you are looking to build a scalable self-sustaining company.

  • What type of problems are Co-Pod participants typically facing?

    Here is what we commonly hear:

    Business Owners:
    I feel like the business is on my shoulders.
    I feel trapped in my company.
    I am exhausted by stress and long work hours.
    Cashflow all I think about.
    I am constantly balancing sales with capacity.
    My company has outgrown its systems.
    I am not spending enough time with my family and friends

    Managers:
    ​Our company has outgrown its systems.
    There are not enough hours in the day.
    I am leading without clear action plans & accountabilities
    I am frustrated because things are not getting done right.
    Important details are slipping through the cracks.
    I am having difficulty keeping employees motivated.
    Our growth has plateaued. ​ ​ ​ ​

Process & Timing

  • Who will be my Co-Pods trainer?

    Your trainer will be a rarebrain institute certified professional and experienced entrepreneur with at least 20 years of experience in scaling companies.

  • How many participants are in a Co-Pod?

    Co-Pods can vary widely in size. Training sessions may have a larger cohort, but group exercises are conducted in breakout groups or virtual rooms, ideally sized to stimulate learning.

  • What will I learn in a Co-Pod?

    CoPods equip leaders with techniques and tools they can apply to their own company. Our program curriculum is based on the rarebrain Operating System® (rbOS), a step-by-step method that teaches entrepreneurs and managers to build a scalable self-sustaining small business. You will learn how to build a cohesive framework, ensuring that different aspects of your business work in harmony.

  • What happens in a Co-Pod?

    CoPods mostly skip the lectures and move straight to action. Practical scenarios and group collaboration stimulate learning and skill-building between instructors, owners and teams.

    Benefit from a mix of live group sessions, simulations, short online videos, team activities supported by a teaching style that is informal, fun, challenging and rewarding for everyone.

  • How frequent is Co-Pods training?

    Co-Pods commence twice monthly for 90-minute each in most months for a total of 21 sessions annually.

  • How long does a Co-Pods group continue?

    Co-pods are monthly and ongoing. Cancel anytime after 12-months. It takes from 2-3+ years to build a self-sustaining company, but the rewards along the way are worth it for everyone.

  • What kind of committment is required?

    We suggest that you allocate 1-3 hours a week to review learning materials, conduct company-focused activities and complete assignments. The program is monthly and ongoing. Cancel anytime after 12-months. It takes from 2-3+ years to build a self-sustaining company, but the rewards along the way are worth it for everyone.

  • What happens if I miss my Co-Pods training, do I have any options?

    If you miss your scheduled Co-Pod training, don’t worry. We will provide you with a recording of the Co-Pod session. You’ll have 30 days to access the missed training and can easily work at your own pace, on your own schedule.

  • What happens if I cant continue in my Co-Pod?

    We understand you have a business to run and are constantly juggling life-and-business priorities. To be fair to all Co-Pod participants, we require a 12-month commitment to join a Co-Pod, if you can’t continue, there are no refunds. You can cancel anytime after 12-months.

  • Can I pause my Co-Pod particpiation?

    Pausing your Co-Pod participation is not possible out of fairness for all other Co-Pod participants. You cannot miss more than 3 Co-Pod sessions in any quarter and no more than 8 in a year. We will provide you access to missed Co-Pod recordings to review for 30 days after each absence.

  • Are there minimum participation requirements in a Co-Pod?

    Yes. you are required to maintain minimum participation. You cannot miss more than 3 Co-Pod sessions in any quarter and no more than 8 in any year. We will provide you missed Co-Pod recordings to review for 30 days after each absence. Not maintaining minimum participation will result in suspension and/or expulsion from your Co-Pod group.

  • How does enrollment work?

    Co-Pods enrollment is waitlisted. New Co-Pods are scheduled as needed to meet demand. When registration opens, pre- screened applicants are provided 48- hours to enroll First come, First served.

Money & Guarantees

  • How much do Co-Pods cost?

    Please refer to our Co-Podspage for pricing.

  • What types of payment do you accept?

    We accept all common credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We can also accept PayPal.

  • Are there payment options?

    Yes. You can make payments monthly, semi-annually or annually

  • Do you offer refunds?

    You can cancel and get a refund up to 30 days prior to commencement of your scheduled Co-Pod. After that there are no refunds

Sign Up

  • How do I access my Co-Pod and what are the system requirements?

    We use Zoom for live Co-Pods training. We will send you an email with all the details a few days before your Co-Pod begins.

  • How do I apply to join the next Co-Pod ?

    Please click here to apply