Integrator Frequently Asked Questions
Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.
Source: Rocket Fuel: The Essential Combination That Will Help You Get More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters.
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The EOS Model
Very simply, the EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) is a set of business concepts, principles, and tools that help business owners and executives run a more successful business.
EOS focuses on getting your organization strong in 6 key components of your business.
Source: EOS Worldwide.com
First your leadership team, and then your entire organization, will be 100% aligned on where you’re taking the company and how you plan to get there.
You need a strong team to achieve your vision. With EOS, you’ll focus on building the right structure with the right people in the right seats.
Have you heard the expression “What gets measured, gets done”? This component takes the subjectivity out of measuring your progress – you’ll have an absolute pulse on progress based on real results.
Your potential to achieve the company’s vision is in direct proportion to your ability to overcome the obstacles and barriers that could impact your business. EOS goes beyond just discussing these issues – we help you solve them so they no longer get in your way of success.
By documenting the 20% of core processes that drive 80% of your results, you’ll have more consistency throughout your organization which will improve your scalability, manageability and profitably of your company … all while likely having more fun.
As has often been said, “Vision without traction is hallucination”. EOS brings in the discipline and accountability necessary throughout your organization to achieve your vision.
Gino Wickman, EOS Worldwide founder, defines the Integrator as the following:
“In EOS® companies, the Integrator is a critical executive-level role that complements the organization’s Visionary. Often taking the title of President, COO, General Manager, or Chief of Staff, the Integrator is ‘the tie-breaker for the Leadership team, the glue for the organization…[the one who] executes the business plan, holds the Leadership Team accountable, is the steady force in the organization…[and] who is the filter for all of the Visionary’s ideas…’”
The relationship between a Visionary and an Integrator is vitally important. The Integrator has to have the delicate balance of executing the Visionary’s goals, while also being a strategic thinker, a strong manager, and aligning with your company’s culture and core values.
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Integrators are capable of identifying and resolving issues quickly via strong metrics and driving accountability across the team. A great Integrator will instigate growth in your organization by allowing you to spend time on what you are really good at.
An Integrator is a ROLE which is very often given a title of (Chief Operating Officer) COO in the organization. Both positions perform strategic & high-level operational planning support.
For companies running on EOS® Entrepreneurial Operating System the company receives the same level of service as a full-time Integrator™, but on a fractional (shorter hours) basis.
Some companies do not yet have the business model and/or financial budget that supports hiring a full-time Integrator.
One of the first signs you will need an Integrator is when you are holding multiple seats in the company and not performing well at any of them.
Are you tired, burned-out, and the primary decision-maker of the company? Are you the bottleneck of all your team members' communication, it’s probably time to hire an Integrator. Source: Vision Spark
Business owners who hire a Fractional Integrator™ know they need to achieve their vision and can’t wait until the business is positioned to hire a full-time Integrator™.
The Fractional Integrator™ is the perfect solution. You'll have an experienced leader jump start the process of getting traction in their business.
Engagements vary. It depends on business. In the final stage of the engagement with a Fractional Integrator™ he/she will help you hire someone full-time and/or elevate someone from within your organization.
The Integrator executes the vision, makes it real, and pulls all the pieces together. An EOS Implementer™ will implement the EOS framework into the company.
It's my highest recommendation that you hire an EOS Implementer™ to implement EOS® - the Entrepreneurial Operating System into your company. No matter how simple the concepts and practical tools, it’s very hard to change your own organization from the inside out. A Certified EOS Implementer™ is a fully trained EOS expert who obsesses about helping you and your team successfully implement EOS®.
Some companies for various reasons, choose not to hire an EOS Implementer™. They decide to self-implement EOS themselves using the tools EOS Worldwide provides to entrepreneurs. Self-implementation is definitely possible. But, if are really serious about kick-starting growth for your company using the EOS model, the self-implementation route slows down most organization's ability implement and create traction for growth.
As a Integrator™ trained in and provides EOS® support to my clients my role is to own and ensure everyone is following the EOS® model inside the organization. I am not an EOS Implementer™ or sell my services as one.
I work with clients who are working with an EOS Implementer™.
As a Integrator™ I will plug into your V/TO (2-page business plan) and begin the process of integrating all the major functions of the organization, Sales & Marketing, Operations and Finance together and ensure all resources are aligned and moving together toward your vision, mission and goals.
My ideal client companies are running on EOS® - the Entrepreneurial Operating System. I have worked with Visionary women led companies since beginning Violette Business Services in 2008. This past year I've welcomed and currently work with all companies running on EOS® and where there is a good fit.
In the role of a Professional Integrator™ I partner with business owners who...
- Are Visionary entrepreneurs running their multiple 7 figure companies on EOS®
- Are actively working with an EOS Implementer™
- Are financially ready to invest in the success of their company by hiring an Integrator™.
- Are psychologically ready to let GO to GROW their company to higher levels of organizational health, revenue, service to their clients and freedom in the business to operate in the best seat in the organization for them, the Visionary seat.
- Ready for a different lifestyle. They are ready for fewer hours, or the same hours with a different focus and less frustration.
- Are ready to fully step into and lead their companies with their Unique Ability (ready to be 100% themselves)
- Year to live the EOS life and are ready to turn loose of the vine.
When deciding whether to work with a business owner I want to see visible signs of a bright future and true commitment toward growth and success. One of those signs for me is them committing themselves to a operating system like EOS®.
Does this sound like you? Let's chat on a complimentary DISCOVERY call.
The following shows my Proven Process for working with clients and their leadership teams in the role of Fractional Integrator™.
It's important to understand the difference between bringing in someone to personally get everything done versus lead, support, and drive accountability in your organization. Your team is responsible for executing day-to-day tasks.
After a Discovery Call if we determine a right Visionary/Integrator fit exists we will kick off with a "In-Person" meeting for me to start learning your business. I will plug into the VISION you have for the company and how your business is currently set up to meet your goals.
I only work with 1 to 3 clients delivering Fractional Integrator™ services.
I meet with my clients and leadership teams for weekly leadership L10 meetings virtually and in person on a Quarterly and Annual Basis.
It's easy. Simply click on the button below to schedule a complimentary DISCOVERY call with me. It will be a Zoom call. This call is scheduled for up to 60 minutes. My booking system will send you the Zoom link to join the call.
Upon booking your call there will be a short application for you to complete. The responses to those questions will help me learn a little about your business and prepare to address your questions on the call. I'll have several questions of my own when we meet to determine if working together provides a good fit for both of us.
Bring your questions to the call. I look forward to discussing the Integrator role with you and learning about your business needs.