Bernard Chanliau-Executive Leadership and Team Coach,BC & Associates Leadership Team Coaching

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    Bernard Chanliau is the owner of BC Team Leadership Coaching ( and a registered European Business Innovation Coach with the SME instrument managed by EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Brussels.   As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is hand-picking potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support as part of the SME Instrument. Businesses can receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class business coaching.

    A PCC (Professional Certified Coach – ICF), ICF Ireland Coach of the Year 2015, he co-developed a trailblazing culture transformation approach that combines deep transformational coaching with organisational process consulting, business strategy facilitation and team development.

    Define as Organisational Coaching (OD), it aims to mobilise the tangible and intangible resources of the SME to ensure the efficiency and performance of the company organisation.

    The inside-out approach speeds up innovation and increases efficiencies of business operations by upgrading the skills of managers and leaders to lead in a rapidly changing world environment, it focuses on culture – purpose – vision and senior management team alignment/leadership skills…..etc.

    His business coaching engagements with EASME have proven results in the H2020 Phase 2 funded SMEs scaling internationally and looking to expand in the Renewable Energy; Biotechnology & Medical Research; Healthcare Equipment & Supplies; Pharmaceuticals and IT sectors.

    Presentation Title: Only 3% of StartUps go on to Scale-Up – How to accelerate and sustain business innovation beyond the valley of death?


    Presentation synopsis: Creative, Innovative, Chaotic, Enterprising Entrepreneurship and managing a ScaleUp in order to optimise revenue growth, market fit and others internationally are not separate because Entrepreneurism is management.


    Research and my lived experience of coaching EASME H2020 Phase 2 ScaleUps across Europe shows the biggest barrier to innovation is the suppressive effect of culture and leadership (i.e. Not the right team – top 20 reasons why startup fail Sep 2017). A Scale-Up is a company who has an average annualized return of at least 20% in the past 3 years with at least 10 employees in the beginning of the period (OECD, 2007) and can be identified as being in the “growth phase” life-cycle in the Millers and Friesen (1984) life cycle theorem, or the “Direction phase” in the Greiner growth curve.