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Inter:views | Cracking The Entrepreneur Bottleneck

For entrepreneurs, wannabe entrepreneurs, and anybody with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Apr 2, 2024

Have you ever considered hiring a coach for your business, particularly focusing on overcoming bottlenecks? Since Renan Devillieres started working with Laurent, he has achieved remarkable breakthroughs in his business.  


Though surprised by how smoothly the process has been, he acknowledges the importance of having someone for accountability and guidance, which is why Laurent's services are invaluable. 


Before meeting Laurent, Renan felt a gap between where his business was and where he wanted it to be. Perhaps you have experienced this, too. You might have tried various strategies to improve your business without much success. What could be the issue? Could you be struggling with delegation and letting go of certain responsibilities?  


Renan is a seasoned entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of OSS Ventures, a pioneering French firm dedicated to fostering start-ups tailored to manufacturers. With a background as an economist at the OECD and as a co-founder of a successful start-up in Brazil, Renan established OSS Ventures with a vision to facilitate the digital transformation of manufacturing facilities, enabling them to thrive in the modern landscape. In this episode, we dive into his inspiring transformation journey through coaching to scale his business. 


Tune in. 


Key Highlights from The Show 

[02:09] Episode intro 

[02:54] Renan’s mindset and bottlenecks level before working with Laurent 

[04:26] Business and personal impact of a business that was not at par with its vision 

[06:24] Aspects that have changed since he started working with Laurent   

[08:19] Why coaching is inevitable for your business success 

[10:30] The value of dedicating time to coaching 

[12:50] How far the business is from the original vision 

[15:40] Where did the business dream come from? 

[20:50] The motivation for Renan to become an entrepreneur 

[23:43] The diverse business experiences he had before founding OSS Ventures 

[27:47] How entrepreneurship has been transformative in his life 

[30:25] Renan’s one practical recommendation to entrepreneurs from all his experience 

[31:36] How to reach out and connect with Renan  

[31:58] Wrap up and calls to action  


Notable Quotes 

·        You must practice and change your roles as the company grows and get the leaders to take responsibility and make more decisions. 

·        The biggest risk entrepreneurs face is themselves; being a bottleneck is about self-limitation. 

·        A business that is not at par with the vision of where it should be will always impact the entrepreneur’s mindset and personal life.  

·        In entrepreneurship, always embrace doing it faster and with more intensity. The more you procrastinate on making decisions, the harder it gets to go past the analysis paralysis. 


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