A startup performs only as well as its CEO.
That’s why venture-backed scale-up CEOs choose Dave Bailey as their executive coach. He helps them by asking the right questions, uncovering new perspectives and holding them accountable for fast and decisive action.Inquire about CEO coaching
Dave works with CEOs backed by world-class investors
Reflect on what’s really going on
We know it’s lonely at the top. That’s why every CEO needs a safe place to examine their doubts, reconnect with their purpose and talk through problems in confidence.
Make better decisions faster
Good decisions come from a clear mind. Work on the tough questions, choose clarity over certainty, and be held accountable for getting stuff done.
- Questions are more powerful than answers.
- Clarity comes from perspective
- Experience is the best teacher
- Accountability drives results
- Great leaders embrace vulnerability
- Co-founded three venture-backed companies
- Raised millions in angel and venture capital
- Hired and managed hundreds of employees
- Over 10 years of operating experience in the trenches
- Invested in 50+ startups as an angel investor and LP
- Experience as a Developer, Product Manager & Marketer
- Mentored hundreds of startups at TechStars and Google
- Writes for several high-profile tech publications
- Certified Agile Scrum Master / Product Owner
- Graduate of Oxford University and Stanford Business School
Who is right for CEO coaching?
CEO coaching is for ambitious high-performing entrepreneurs who:
✓ Have raised over £5M+ in funding
✓ Have a product in market
✓ Are scaling their team
✓ Want to develop a growth mindset
✓ Want to be coached
5-Star Client Testimonials
CEO, Job Today
Raised $81M from Accel, Felix Capital
Dave brings out the best in founders. He helps them translate their insights into clear strategy and decisive 'no-turning-back' action. Dave taps into the cutting edge research in business and human psychology to help founders understand themselves better and move forward with greater confidence.
Raised $32M from Lakestar, Latitude, Stride
Dave is a truly tremendous coach who really helped me through the numerous ups and downs that come with being a Founder who wants to scale. I highly recommend him for his breadth of knowledge and experience and his ability to dig into even the most unfamiliar problems.
Raised $2.5M from British Business Bank, Rianta
Dave’s expertise has helped me think through how I communicate with my team, my investors, and other stakeholders in order to really get my message across effectively.
CEO, Second Nature
Raised $18M from Berengea, Connect Ventures
Working with someone who is both so knowledgeable on being a CEO and also so empathetic to the strife of building companies is completely game changing for me. My two hours with Dave are the most valuable part of my week. I come out of our sessions invariably energised, with a fresh understanding and clarity on the problems that I brought to the session. I cannot recommend Dave enough.
CEO, Grey Parrot
Raised $5M from Speed Invest, Force Over Mass
Working with David has allowed me to grow into my CEO role as we doubled our team size following our seed round. Our sessions have helped me take a step back from the day to day rush of startup life and solve important challenges. I would recommend working with Dave to any CEO who is ready and wants to challenge themselves to evolve as leaders and fast track their own personal growth.
Raised $13M from Target Global, Evoco, e42
Achieving clarity amidst the constant onslaught of opportunities and challenges as a CEO of a fast-growing scale-up is of the utmost importance. Dave is incredibly empathic and easy to work with. He is able to pinpoint issues quickly and keeps asking the right questions to facilitate arriving at a clear picture of a solution. Dave will challenge you - but always being in your corner of the ring. If you are taking self-development seriously I would highly recommend working with him!