Terri Lynn SoutorScaleUp CEO | Growth Advisor | Entrepreneur
Purpose. Performance. Growth. Results.
Welcome and thank you for visiting! I’m a successful CEO, entrepreneur, and advisor. I inspire leaders to create a passionate culture that drives business growth, build tribes of purpose-driven teams and customer champions, generate impactful business results and find more joy in the work of leadership.
Too many companies fail. It’s often not because they don’t have a good idea, a good product, or couldn’t find the right product-market fit. It’s because they failed to stay focused and execute. So what does it take to execute and drive results?
From my experience, you need a purpose-driven culture that inspires, motivates and empowers your tribe to unify, believe in the work, overcome obstacles, and remain steadfastly focused on executing your strategy to achieve the mission.
I write and speak about leadership and how building a vision, culture, and tribe around your purpose is fundamental to growth and success.
If you put passion, purpose, people, and values at the forefront of your decisions and voice, performance on business fundamentals falls into place—and your team, customers, and investors will place high value on your leadership and results.
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As CEO of FastBridge Learning, I led an incredible education startup through a four-year period of phenomenal growth. By remaining laser focused on our mission, our passionate tribe catapulted FastBridge to the rank of No. 2 fastest-growing private company in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, and a Top Workplace by the StarTribune. I led the company through a successful exit and sale to Illuminate Education in June 2019 where I served through 2020 to lead a thriving integration and GTM strategy. I’d love every business leader to experience the joy and privilege of leading their company to a similar result.
Today, I put my experience to work advising and mentoring business leaders and have launched my newest empowerment venture with Face Foundrié.
From My Blog
- Read my latest thoughts on building culture, enhancing leadership, raising team engagement, accelerating growth and business performance
Expanding the Tent on Diversity to Enhance Company Culture
Determine how you and your leaders can intentionally promote a broad definition of diversity and inclusivity within your company and thereby positively impact your culture, company performance, and brand.
News & Articles
- Titans of Technology: Terri Soutor Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
- Fast 50: The Twin Cities’ Fastest-growing Private Companies Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
- U Startup CEO Recognized Inquiry, University of Minnesota
I love sharing my insights and experiences about building culture and inspiring higher performance in the workplace. I’m available to speak at events, write for publications, or be a guest on podcasts.