Laura Azzalina Rigali, ILLUMINATE Founder
WITH 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
BUILDING AND LEADING STARTUPS AND HYPER-GROWTH COMPANIES,
I’M HERE TO HELP.
Overwhelmed by growth? Looking to leap but don't know how? ILLUMINATE can help. I specialize in corporate finance, growth strategy, and executive and leadership coaching for companies across all industries, with special focus on startups and companies under $100M in revenue. I have special expertise in hyper-growth startups, turnarounds, and implementing data-driven financial oversight in creative companies.
With proven experience in launching, growing, and selling companies, I will partner with you to strengthen your revenue model, bolster your financial infrastructure, and highlight your unique strengths and opportunities to catapult you into growth. Together, let's turn your people and finance infrastructure into strategic tools, make you the leader you were meant to be, and ILLUMINATE your path forward.
I serve entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, executives, startups, growing businesses, venture capital, private equity, investment bankers, and more.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
Looking for temporary help to cover a leave of absence, or are you between growth stages and not yet ready to hire a full time CFO? ILLUMINATE can offer critical executive level expertise and guidance on a part time or temporary basis, designed to give you the flexibility you need without sacrificing capability. I can be as involved or as high-level as you need, from running the day-to-day to quarterly goal setting and monitoring to keep you accountable and on track. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, annual budgeting and goal setting, dashboards, KPI's and data-driven decision making, and facilitation of leadership and board retreats.
Eager to grow but don't know how? Whether growing through acquisition, organic sales growth, strategic partnerships, new product launches, or geographic expansion, I'll help you develop a competitive strategy that positions you for sustainable growth based on your unique opportunities and strengths. I'll bring clarity to your brand, emphasize your unique value proposition, and help you align every business function in support of your growth strategy.
EXECUTIVE, LEADERSHIP, AND PERSONAL COACHING
I truly believe people are the most important part of any business, and I love helping people find happiness and reach their personal best! I can help you improve your executive presence, strengthen your communication skills, become a more compelling public speaker, and take stronger control of your organization by becoming a more effective leader of people and process. I can also help with career planning, aligning work to your true passions, and personal life coaching to help you feel satisfied and fulfilled by everything you do.
My coaching services go well beyond the board room - no matter who you are, what you do, and what your goals are, I want to help you find happiness. Does your life fit you? Do you feel unsatisfied? Do you need help thinking through a major decision? I want you to celebrate your existence and be living your purpose with confidence and joy each day. If you're searching for something more and could use some help, let's talk!
Looking to acquire, sell, or get investment? I can help with fundraising strategy, business models, pitch decks, road show executive coaching, and everything else you need to communicate the value of your business, as well as M&A due diligence, deal structure, and integration as you grow through acquisitions. If you're thinking about selling, I can help with financial and operational cleanup and advise on ways to increase your market value and get the most from your sale. If you're thinking long-term, I can help craft your strategy with simple things you can do today to maximize your value in the future.
Growth is exciting, but can be very risky and expensive without the proper infrastructure to support it. I can help you build the right systems and processes to support your growth efficiently, and help you transition your workforce to manage growth and everything that follows. I'll advise on HR planning, pre- and post-growth resource mapping, organizational and process design, and expanding your systems and risk management tools. I have special expertise in building accounting and finance teams, accounting system integration, change management, and post-merger people and process integration.
NON-PROFIT/SOCIAL GOOD STRATEGY
Are you a non-profit looking for for-profit efficiency and expertise? Or a social good company looking to strengthen your financial health? With special expertise in non-profit management, triple bottom line metrics, self-sustaining business models, and fundraising, I'm here to help. I love what you do and want to amplify your impact! Let's find your influencers, champions, and change makers, and create the change you hope to see in the world.