Great communications start with Clarity

Clarity is an accelerated coaching program to help Series A+ CEOs communicate their customer need, strategy, and vision.

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“Clarity is the ability to express exactly what you mean. If you can't find the words to describe your business, you don't have a communications problem—you have a clarity problem.”
Dave Bailey

Next intake: April/May, 2021

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Clarity is your competitive advantage

Whether you’re fundraising, growing and aligning your team, or taking your product to market, you're selling a story . . . your story. It's so important that Ben Horowitz, partner at Andreessen Horowitz says, 'The company story is the company strategy.'

So, what stops us from describing our companies clearly and concisely? Often, we have so much information about them in our heads we don’t know where to start—or when to stop. It’s not just the curse of knowledge, it’s the curse of unstructured knowledge.

The truth is, we can't communicate clearly if we don’t have clarity ourselves. That’s what this program gives you—a sense of clarity that allows you to express what you do with confidence and precision.

If you want your story to be as compelling as Tesla's or AirBnB's, this program is designed to help you create compelling narratives that capture your audiences’ imaginations.

Meet your coach

Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey is one of the world’s leading CEO coaches, working exclusively with high-growth tech CEOs across the US and Europe. He’s been there and done it himself, co-founding several VC-backed ventures, including Delivery Hero (IPO in 2017) and Ezlearn (acquired in 2013). He’s also invested in dozens of startups both as a VC and angel investor, and mentored hundreds of founders over the last 10 years.

Dave works with CEOs backed by world-class investors.

We work on your narrative, not fluffy theory

You already have all the information you need—it just needs some reorganising. The Clarity process focuses on your customer needs, vision, and strategy before starting on your product messaging.

 

Module 1

Customer Needs

We'll work on framing your customer needs in a way anyone can understand.

Module 2

Inspiring Vision

We'll work on crafting an inspiring vision to create urgency around your company.

Module 3

Competitive Strategy

We'll work on articulating a winning strategy that fuels your pitch and your plan.

Module 4

Engaging Storytelling

We'll work on delivering live communications in a way that captures your audience's attention.

Module 5

Compelling Messages

We'll work on defining your brand beliefs and help you create compelling sales campaigns.

Module 6

Strategic Delivery

We'll work on choosing the right message for the right situation—to get the best results.

What the experience includes

Clarity uses Accelerated Group Coaching™ to maximise your ability to think clearly.

1. Expert guidance from Dave

Exclusive group sessions with other founders to challenge you and deepen your insight.

2. Direct feedback on your text

Apply your insights directly into your texts and receive detailed feedback.

3. Iterate and improve

Exercises that allow you to practice your communications and receive feedback.

4. Involve your leadership team

Align with your team by collaborating with them on your texts.

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What you'll come out with

Great communicators adapt to their audience. That’s why Clarity is designed around three key stakeholders: potential investors, your team, and your customers.

By the end of the program, you'll have:

  • A clear understanding of your customer needs
  • A clear vision to help you win over new investors
  • A clear business strategy to help you align your team
  • A clear set of brand values to help you connect with customers
  • A clear messaging campaign to help you attract prospects
  • A clear messaging matrix for different stakeholders

Testimonials

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Joshua Martin

CEO, Fortify

RAISED $32M

"The Clarity Program provided several frameworks which I am using as prompts for deeper thinking, along with different tools for arriving at clarity with my team. As a CEO, the Clarity Program is a great way to take a step back and work on the essentials of how to create and share an inspiring story about your company." 

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Aharon Horwitz

CEO, AutoLeadStar

RAISED $17M

"Dave's Clarity program relentlessly delivers on its promise session after session. I left with pragmatic tools and concepts that were immediately impactful on our company. I recommend this to every CEO with aspirations of growing as a leader." 

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Ravi Kurani

CEO, Sutro

ACQUIRED

"I 100% recommend any founder to apply to this program. Dave has a ton of frameworks, and his case studies are amazing to work through. The program really changed my outlook on the mission and vision of my company and more importantly how to present our objectives and work to the team." 

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Time commitment

Clarity is structured into six modules over six weeks. Each module consists of a 2-hour accelerated group coaching session where we start working on your narrative text.

You'll continue working on the text after the coaching session. To get the most out of the experience, you should spend at least 2–4 hours per week on your texts, either individually or with your team. 

Note: by popular request, I'm now running an 'Intense Clarity' which takes place over three days. If you need clarity fast, consider this option. Apply and ask for more information.

Who should apply

Clarity was designed to meet the needs of CEOs, both at the late-seed or growth stage. You should apply if:

  • You want to improve your communications and strategy skills, or
  • You’re planning to raise a Series A or B from top-tier VC funds, or
  • You want to give your venture the best chance of success.
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Frequently Asked Questions

You'll clarify your customer needs, competitive strategy, vision, brand values, high-level pitch, and campaign concepts. All other communications can based on these fundamental topics.

No, Clarity is a program designed to clarify your messages to key stakeholders. We'll work on your text together and I take a coaching approach, to help you find clarity. Of course, I'll train you in the principles of great communications as well.

Clarity is often used by founders of tech companies who want to improve their communications with potential investors (while fundraising), their team (which clarifying their strategy) and customers (while marketing). However, Clarity can help any team clarify their narrative and adapt it to different stakeholders.

During the regular Clarity Program, you'll spend 12 hours with Dave as part of a small group. Dave will also review your final output.

During the intense Clarity Program, you'll spend more time with Dave during the 3 days of the program.

By popular request, I'm also running Clarity as an immersive 3-day experience. If you're raising money or preparing for a strategic planning session, this version is for you. Let me you if you'd prefer this option when applying.

No, I’m a CEO coach who has helped hundreds of founders clarify their strategy—and their story. Unlike an agency (which most startups can’t afford), I won't write the text for you—rather, I'll coach you as you do it yourself.

Yes! One of the best things about Clarity is that you can invite team members to collaborate on your texts. Clarify sets up the ‘rules of the game’ while allowing you and your leaders to clarify the finer points together.

Of course—if you're able to clearly articulate your vision and strategy, and define your brand . . . and if you can find a copywriter who thoroughly understands your customers, competitors, and product. However, taking Clarity is the ideal first step.

Clarity is designed to coach you through the process of creating great communications yourself, rather than writing them for you. This means our approach is far more cost effective than one-on-one coaching. Please apply for more info.

Here are some quotes from previous participants: 

“The Clarity Program provided several frameworks which I am using as prompts for deeper thinking, along with different tools for arriving at clarity with my team. As a CEO, the Clarity Program is a great way to take a step back and work on the essentials of how to create and share an inspiring story about your company.” Josh Martin, CEO of Fortify (Series B), Boston

Dave's Clarity program relentlessly delivers on its promise session after session. I left with pragmatic tools and concepts that were immediately impactful on our company. I recommend this to every CEO with aspirations of growing as a leader.Aharon Horwitz, CEO of AutoLeadStar (Series A), Jerusalem

 I100% recommend any founder to apply to this program. Dave has a ton of frameworks, and his case studies are amazing to work through. The program really changed my outlook on the mission and vision of my company and more importantly how to present our objectives and work to the team.Ravi Kurani, CEO of Sutro (acquired), San Francisco

"I wouldn’t have paid for Dave’s Clarity programme as a first time founder but wouldn’t think twice now. I’ve learnt new skills and frameworks that are already saving me hours of work and unnecessary stress." Will Ritchie, CEO of Chosen AI (acquired), London

In short, yes. Great communications start with critical insights into your market and customer. Once you’ve uncovered those, you can adapt the message to different stakeholders.

Note: by popular request, I'm now running an 'Intense Clarity' which takes place over three days. If you need clarity fast, consider this option. The next Intense Cohort starts April 28th, 2021.

While you don't need to be a native English speaker, you’ll need a strong command of the English language to get the most out of this program. If you struggle to communicate in English, sadly this approach isn’t for you.

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