About CEO Coach

Everything you need to do business on the web. From funding to finance, setup to staffing, branding to biz-dev, co-hosts Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy have between them, more than 50 years of success in nurturing businesses to become global brands. Gillian co-founded Moz and serves on boards on four continents. Anne was a founding board member of Helium.com and guided numerous Internet start-ups, including Zillow. Together, and with occasional guest experts, they break down the art of small business from the ground up.

Latest Show Episodes & Updates

10X vs. 10% – Which is Better?
Air Date: February 1, 2016

0 Inspired by a recent keynote by Ken Norton, partner at GoogleVentures at London’s “Mind the Product” conference in Q4 2015, Gillian and Anne discuss thinking big versus incrementally in your start-up. Exploring many historical big misses, such as Kodak and digital photography, they look for reasons and drivers. What are key elements of ‘10X’ […]



Give Away Your Legos and Other Secrets to Scaling Big
Air Date: January 25, 2016

0 You’re a founder. Can you do it all? Well, no, not unless you want to run a really small company. The secret to scaling big is to know when to let go . . . of control, of your job, of your comfort zone. Anne & Gillian discuss issues raised by Molly Graham, who […]



3 Tasks Start-ups Must Do in January
Air Date: January 18, 2016

0 Gillian and Anne review and detail three essential tasks you must do for your Start-ups business, duties you simply cannot put off if you are to succeed. How have you performed against your goals of last year. What course corrections do you need to make this year? In this episode you will hear how […]



Future Of Business in 2016: CEOs Make Predictions
Air Date: January 12, 2016

0 Polishing up your crystal ball? Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss 2016 predictions for the future of business with help from from 10 notable execs, including Sallie Krawcheck, founder and CEO of Ellevest, and others from such diverse companies as Next Desk, Gild, Sbarro and Naturalicious. The predictions were presented in a Fast Company article, […]



Women and Funding Revisited with Kristin Luck
Air Date: January 4, 2016

0 Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy welcome back Kristin Luck, who last year sold Decipher, a market research software firm to Focus Vision Worldwide. Kristin offers some best advice for navigating a successful course as a woman dealing with VC/PE. We learn some of what she learned in this process? Did it make a difference being a woman? Plus, How […]



Corporate Transparency For Start-Ups and Rethinking Employee Motivation Revisited
Air Date: December 28, 2015

0 Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss what information to share about your company, with whom, and when.  The dynamic duo stress getting a handle on your numbers across all areas of your business and designing charts to keep up with you businesses information. They also talk about Rethinking Employee Motivation. During this show the discussion is […]



Best of CEO coach “Conquer Your fear of Sales” & “How to Close the Deal”
Air Date: December 21, 2015

0 Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss why sales are your friends, no matter how reticent you are about asking for them, plus they reveal the critical steps in closing a deal.



The Worst Advice You’ll Ever Get
Air Date: December 14, 2015

0 Today on CEO Coach Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy the worst advice you’ll ever get.. advice that sounds like its good, advice from folks who should know better.  As a CEO you’re bound to get plenty of advice, listen in to go down the right path when it comes to advice you should and […]



Responsive Websites and Website User Experience
Air Date: December 7, 2015

0 Today on CEO Coach Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss responsive websites and website user experience. The website is the business, and a lot of times the CEO doesn’t see it that way.  It is essential for CEO’s to understand that having a responsive website is key; you can’t sell to who you can’t reach!



Wistar Kay from the Commerce Department of the State of Washington
Air Date: November 30, 2015

0 Today on CEO Coach Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy are joined by Wistar Kay from the Commerce Department of the State of Washington.  They discuss the Commerce Department at the State of WA and her role in it, tactical things can a company expect if they work with them, and what the road map looks like for taking products and […]