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Grow a Thriving Business with Aileron’s DOC System

Aileron is a community of business owners using the DOC System – a proven approach to run a thriving business that has empowered thousands of leaders to grow or transform their businesses.

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Grow a Thriving Business with Aileron’s DOC System

Aileron is a community of business owners using the DOC System – a proven approach to run a thriving business that has empowered thousands of leaders to grow or transform their businesses.

Start a Conversation

“The Course for Presidents was a life-altering experience both for me personally and also for my business. By the end… I knew Aileron’s system was exactly what I needed to grow as a leader and to set our company up for our next season of growth.”

David Crnkovich, Follow the Eyes and Quantifi Digital

“The Course for Presidents was a life-altering experience both for me personally and also for my business. By the end… I knew Aileron’s system was exactly what I needed to grow as a leader and to set our company up for our next season of growth.”

David Crnkovich, Follow the Eyes and Quantifi Digital

What is the DOC System?

Aileron’s DOC System is a proven framework for meeting the changing needs of your private business. This system gives you practical tools and proven best practices that you can put into action. As you learn and implement the DOC System, a team of coaches, advisors, facilitators, peers, and allies will support and challenge you along your leadership journey.

Don’t reinvent the wheel

Align and engage your team

Ensure you stay the course

Include outside perspectives

Enjoy a thriving business

Explore the DOC System

Running your business is challenging work

If you’re like most business owners, working in your business is easier than working on it. Many leaders lack the systems their organizations need to grow forward. But while you’re in the weeds of the day-to-day, your business might be lacking the leadership it needs from you, which can leave you feeling stuck or overwhelmed.

Enjoy a Thriving Business

The best way to get started with Aileron is through the Course for Presidents®. It’s our introduction to our system for running a thriving business, and it’s designed specifically for presidents, business owners, and CEOs.

In the Course for Presidents, you’ll explore the DOC System, learn how to implement it across your organization, assess which areas of your business need your attention, and put together a plan to address them. The program includes one-on-one time with an Aileron Business Advisor who works with you to understand your unique challenges and goals guides you to strategies and resources to move forward.

Start with Course for Presidents

Enjoy a Thriving Business

The best way to get started with Aileron is through the Course for Presidents®. It’s our introduction to our system for running a thriving business, and it’s designed specifically for presidents, business owners, and CEOs.

In the Course for Presidents, you’ll explore the DOC System, learn how to implement it across your organization, assess which areas of your business need your attention, and put together a plan to address them. The program includes one-on-one time with an Aileron Business Advisor who works with you to understand your unique challenges and goals guides you to strategies and resources to move forward.

Start with Course for Presidents

“Aileron is different. They know what works in the real world. The Course for Presidents helped me implement practices I didn’t even know we needed. Now our company is focused, positive and better positioned to serve customers.”

Jeff Gordons, CEO, Infinity Computer Solutions

“Aileron is different. They know what works in the real world. The Course for Presidents helped me implement practices I didn’t even know we needed. Now our company is focused, positive and better positioned to serve customers.”

Jeff Gordons, CEO, Infinity Computer Solutions

Aileron’s Course for Presidents has helped thousands of leaders run thriving businesses with confidence

Want to Learn More?

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When you tell us you’re ready to learn more, your Aileron journey can begin with a conversation that’s casual and candid; you don’t need to come with anything prepared. We’ll talk through what’s working, what’s not, and where you want to be.

“Our company was facing a serious disagreement within our founder group. After taking the Course for Presidents and working with an Aileron Business Advisor, our founder group is aligned and we love our business again!”

Amanda Prescott, Co-Founder, Prestige Painting

“Our company was facing a serious disagreement within our founder group. After taking the Course for Presidents and working with an Aileron Business Advisor, our founder group is aligned and we love our business again!”

Amanda Prescott, Co-Founder, Prestige Painting

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After years of working in the family business, Jim Smith suddenly became CEO of Keith Smith Company, America’s largest independent producer and provider of broiler hatching eggs, in the early 1990s. Looking for support and guidance in his new leadership role, Jim eagerly connected with Aileron’s founder Clay Mathile through a mutual acquaintance and began his professional management journey – a journey that went on to last more than 25 years and continues today.Jim infused professional management into Keith Smith Company for more than two decades as CEO, using the tools and methodologies he learned from Clay and Aileron to lead the company, culture, and team with intention. But eventually Jim was ready to begin scaling back his day-to-day involvement and invest in training the company’s next leaders. His first step? Connecting with Aileron.Training the next generationWe often say professional management is a team sport, but in the case of the Keith Smith company and many of the other family-owned businesses in the Aileron [ Read More ]

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