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Real Stories, Real Success

Launching a Franchise- and Going International!

Carl , I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate everything you do for me. I know we have had a lot to learn and grow through, but it’s working. We are making so much progress. I couldn’t do this without you and I am eternally grateful for all your help.

Sabrina Wall

Executive Director, Franchise Brokers Association

Become the Authority in Your Sector!

I’ve seen and experienced the results 7 Stage Advisors have consistently been able to achieve and I have to tell you, it’s amazing stuff! Their ability to quickly identify the problem then zone in and focus on practical, realistic and achievable solutions is outstanding. Third Eye Management are proud to be associated with 7 Stage Advisors and Carl Gould, and will continue to work with him in the future. Why? Because Carl and the team at 7 Stage Advisors produce great results…it’s as simple as that!

Karl Gibbons

President, Third Eye Management

The 7 Stage Growth Methodology

At the heart of 7 Stage Advisors lies a transformative coaching and consulting methodology, inspired by the groundbreaking insights of Carl Gould, our founder. This methodology, celebrated in Gould’s critically-acclaimed book, serves as the cornerstone of our approach to business excellence. It has empowered thousands of businesses worldwide to amplify their sales, refine their lead generation systems, and achieve greater control over their expenses. And we are confident it can do the same for you.

Tailored Analysis for Targeted Growth
Embarking on your journey with us begins with a comprehensive, free analysis to pinpoint exactly where your business stands within the 7-Stage Growth Cycle™. More importantly, we identify where you aspire to be. This initial step is crucial, providing both you and our team with the clarity needed to tailor our strategies effectively to your unique situation.

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Business Analysis

Unlock your business’s full potential with our comprehensive Business Analysis service. We dive deep into your operations, strategies, and market position to identify growth opportunities and areas for improvement. Our expert analysis will provide you with actionable insights and a tailored roadmap to accelerate your business growth, enhance efficiency, and increase profitability.

Talk to an Advisor

Elevate your leadership and business acumen with our personalized 1:1 Coaching sessions. Engage directly with an experienced advisor who understands your unique challenges and goals. Through these tailored sessions, you’ll gain valuable strategies, tools, and perspectives to overcome obstacles, drive your business forward, and achieve your personal and professional objectives.

Company Training

Empower your team with our specialized Company Training programs. Designed to align with your business’s specific needs, our training sessions focus on enhancing skills, boosting productivity, and fostering a collaborative and innovative workplace culture. From leadership development to operational excellence, our expert trainers deliver impactful content that contributes to your company’s long-term success.

7 Stage Insights

Customer Insights Helped a Very Young Carl Gould Grow His First Business.

Customer Insights Helped a Very Young Carl Gould Grow His First Business.

Carl Gould started his first company, a commercial landscaping firm, in his early twenties. After working for other landscapers for a few years, he thought he knew a few things about hunting for new clients. He must have been right because he was hired for three big jobs right off the bat. However, when he tried to brag about his immediate successes to his father, his dad wanted to know why people hired Carl, and asked, “Why do you think three perfectly good companies are letting some kid...

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The Power of the Obnoxious Offer

The Power of the Obnoxious Offer

I often talk to my clients about the incredible power of the Obnoxious Offer. I named it in honor of one of my customers’ reactions to such a deal. When my 19-year-old self placed a $30,000 estimate in front of him, he freaked out. “Your pricing is obnoxious!" he screamed. "You're way too high!" And after he berated and lectured me for a good twenty minutes, he asked, “You can start on Tuesday, right?" He was mad. He was wildly upset. But he was also unable to refuse my bid. So why did he...

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Get the Business Ready to Sell (Even if You’re Not Putting it on the Market)

Get the Business Ready to Sell (Even if You’re Not Putting it on the Market)

If your business is profitable and well-run, people are considering buying it. So whether you've noticed it or not, outsiders are evaluating the worth of your company. And while you may not want to sell your business quite yet, it's still wise to stay ahead of the game. You need to be well positioned because, even if you have no intention of selling your business, people WILL offer to buy it. If you own a successful business, this is inevitable. That's because only a tiny percentage of...

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Carl Gould
Founder of 7 Stage Growth 

Talk about grass roots….I know how to build a company from the ground up. My first business launched when I was still a teenager. After suffering a leg injury in my sophomore year in college, I launched a landscaping company.

After selling that business I then started a construction and real estate investment business. I was on my own, trying to figure it out. I became a sponge for information and wisdom. I enrolled in county college, attended personal development seminars, studied NLP, Situational Leadership(TM), Organizational Life-cycles, got certified as a professional bartender (I can still flip the bottles..:), worked the overnight shift at UPS loading trucks (Did you do the math?)

That’s right, I worked at UPS from midnight to 8am, then went straight to my landscaping business. That’s what it takes to build something from nothing. In other words… I hustled my a** off to achieve what I have today.

I have trained over 7,000 coaches in 35 countries, advised many of the fastest-growing companies, won Entrepreneur of the Year, co-authored Blueprint for Success with two of my idols, Ken Blanchard and Stephen R. Covey, spoke at Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within seminars for three years, wrote nine books, and ran two NYC marathons twice.

Going Public-the IPO!

When we first founded Velocity Shares we worked closely with 7 Stage Advisors, and their insights played a central role in helping us establish a strong foundation.  Carl is an expert on entrepreneurship, team building, leadership, execution and modeling excellence.  I am confident 7 Stage Advisors would make an invaluable contribution to realizing your goals and I highly recommend them.

Kevin Dailey

COO, Velocity Shares

Our Advisors are Pioneers of Business Excellence

Our team of experts is committed to guiding you through the complexities of modern business management, ensuring your organization not only meets its goals but exceeds them. The path to business transformation is complex, filled with unique challenges and opportunities. With 7 Stage Advisors, you gain more than just a consultant; you gain allies committed to your success. Our methodology is more than a set of principles; it’s a promise—a promise of dedicated support, expert guidance, and a shared vision for your success.


In the realm of strategy, our advisors excel in crafting distinctive business plans that not only set you apart from the competition but also establish your authority within your sector. We focus on developing strategies that are so compelling, your clients will perceive immense value in what you offer, potentially beyond the price.

Our goal is to inspire your team and create a work environment that breeds innovation and commitment. Let us guide you.


Efficiency and harmony within operations are the backbones of any successful business. Our advisors are adept at aligning your team with the company’s mission and vision, ensuring seamless execution of your business plan. We aim for a level of fulfillment in operations that not only meets business objectives but also enriches your team’s work experience.

Trust our experts to refine your processes into a well-oiled machine, poised for success.

Business Development

Imagine a world where your ideal clients not only find you but are drawn to you, repeatedly. Our business development approach integrates multiple, dynamic lead generation systems, encompassing hunting, farming, and nurturing techniques that transform prospects into loyal customers.

With our expert advisors, the seemingly impossible task of consistent client conversion becomes your new reality.


Understanding that cash flow is the lifeblood of your business, our financial advisors delve deep into the nuances of your financial systems. Not all cash flow is created equal, and the strategic management of your finances is crucial for sustainable growth.

We’re here to assist in fortifying your balance sheet and mastering your profit and loss statements, ensuring your business not only survives but thrives in the competitive landscape.

“If you’re ready to see your business thrive, to push beyond the boundaries of what you thought possible, and to embrace the next level of growth, then it’s time to explore the 7 Stage Growth Methodology with us. Remember, success is not just about where you’re going, but how you get there. Let us show you the way.”

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