MINDSET COACHING 10x-ing Value by
Finding Freedom For All

Owner-Managed Businesses 10-250 Employees

management experts doing work


Freedom means different things for different people:

For the owner-manager, it means freedom from day-to-day responsibilities and a transition into an investor-advisor role.

For the managers, freedom means stepping up into a leadership role with real decision-making capacity, and an ownership stake in the business.

For the employees, freedom is meaningful work that is secure, pays well, and provides for retirement.

10x-ing value makes this all possible.

fixed mindset 

A business with a fixed mindset assumes that employees have the same set of capabilities they had when they started the job, and those capabilities will not change. They also believe that entrepreneurs and leaders are born with a special sense of business that employees just don’t have.

In a fixed mindset business growth seldom exceeds 5% a year. The thought of 10x-ing the value of the business seems impossible.



A business with a growth mindset assumes that employees can learn, grow, and develop new capabilities. Therefore, leaders in growth-minded businesses invest in employees, lean systems, and continuous improvement.

The math behind 10x-ing Value is conservative and straightforward, for an explanation please review our post “How Does 10x-ing Value Work in an Owner-Managed Business?” 

This is Day 1. A growth-minded business sees 10x-ing value as a starting point, a point at which everyone in the business can find freedom.

To infinity and beyond 😊

intelligent work overview

"The natural thing to do is to work— to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort. Human ills flow largely from attempting to escape from this natural course. Since we must work it is better to work intelligently."

Henry Ford

Intelligent Work is the foundation of a good life. All work that adds value deserves equal dignity. The activity of work does not matter. The person who cleans the CEO's office deserves the same respect and compassion as the CEO expects for themselves. 

Unfortunately, in most businesses, work activity does not have equal dignity, and workers do have equal respect. As a result, hundreds of thousands of profitable owner-managed companies have little value and no sightline on how to improve value. 

Owner-managers make the decisions, and workers wait for instructions. People work in silos with fragmented systems. Communications are often based on partially correct finger-pointing because there is no clear understanding of who is responsible for what. A lot falls through the cracks of "it's not my job." 

Often these businesses are overwhelmed by excessive demand caused by the inability to process work productively. These companies have perpetual job postings for experienced people, complaining there are not enough good employees; yet millions of people have: minimum wage, goin' nowhere jobs. No one seems to realize that good employees want good jobs, wouldn't you?

The scenario is ironic. Owner-managers claim that training is too expensive, there is no time, and that low wages increase profit. Yet a close look at the workflow reveals that 50-70% of the activity wastes time. Wading through "the way we have always done it" is stressful and makes the value-added work more difficult. When people are too busy to stop wasting time, they are in a dark place. 

Intelligent Work relies on the obvious; people want to work in engaged teams, using their minds and realizing their potential. A smart workplace can engage the elementary math of 10x-ing value: reducing wasted time & using some of it for training, creating systems with clear expectations, and psychologically safe teams. 

Transitioning from silos to teamwork converts excessive demand from an enemy to an ally. When owners build a teamwork-business-system, they attract smart people who want good jobs. Productivity and profit margin shoot up, illuminating the path to 10x-ing value. 

There are hundreds of thousands of businesses that can benefit from teamwork. The TEAMWORK MASTERCLASS teaches the team how to make the transition from silos to teams, and how the team can start 10x-ing the value of the business. The cost of the masterclass is $29.00 for a one-year license.

Learn more: TEAMWORK MASTERCLASS OVERVIEW – 10xing Business Value through Teamwork. 

The Founder of Intelligent Work and author of the TEAMWORK MASTERCLASS is John Mill (LinkedIn). John coaches owner-managers and their teams through the transition from silos to teamwork.






The Breakthrough Hub is a small-group coaching platform for owner-managers and key employees who want to get unstuck and be unstoppable.

The challenge for owner-managed businesses is the cost and the time required for coaching that will stick. The Breakthrough Hub solves that problem through group coaching and Zoom meetings.

Scott King, Founder of the Breakthrough Hub says there are research studies reported by Harvard Business Review showing that facilitated peer-to-peer group coaching can generate leadership development impacts that exceed what's possible in one-on-one coaching. 

Intelligent Work has collaborated with The Breakthrough Hub to offer a course called “Intelligent Work: Construction and the Trades.” This course shows you how to reduce waste and increase profit as well as many other excellent construction management practices. 

We will be offering courses to different industry sectors over time.

Check out Scott's website: https://www.thebreakthroughhub.com/


Andrew LeMoine is passionate about shifting businesses to a higher level of performance and believes that when people succeed, businesses succeed. 

 Andrew’s core focus is to help entrepreneurial leadership teams get more from their business by implementing the EOS,  Entrepreneurial Operating System, proven in tens of thousands of real-life businesses just like yours. EOS has simple tools that help leaders get better at three things: Vision, Traction, and Healthy. Getting better at these three things means growing in the six key components of EOS: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction.  

Intelligent Work has benefited tremendously from Andrew’s entrepreneurial leadership. Along the way, Andrew has helped us design a unique Proven Process that starts with Improvement Diligence. Working collaboratively with Andrew, we have proven that with the right client, introducing Intelligent Work 6-12 months after a business team has started their EOS journey is an excellent complement that significantly accelerates the value creation process.  

Andrew is the CEO of At The Helm, check out his website: https://www.atthehelm.ca/


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us…
And, as we let our own light shine                                        We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”                                                                                                                                       Marianne Williamson