1:1 Consulting for Founders Solving Complex Business Challenges

    FoundersCircle is a results-driven relationship pairing innovative founders with industry experts and ongoing support to quickly and efficiently scale their emerging businesses.


    The Impact of Flare Partners


    P&L Managed


    Incremental Revenue Growth


    Opertional & Technological Efficiency

    What is FoundersCircle?

    We’ve analyzed a decade of Fortune 500 engagements and the experience of our network of industry experts to craft the Founders Circle Academy Coaching Program. We recognize that the Founder and Senior Executives are at the center of the flywheel of growth for their organization's success, scale, and health.

    Fortune 500 Consultants for Emerging Start-Up Founders

    Being a founder of an early or growth-stage company can be an intimidating endeavor, especially if you're growing fast or are at a place where you feel like scale has plateaued. 

    Flare Partners, which has led global transformation initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and generated more than $4B in incremental revenue growth, understands the unique situation of the emerging startup. That is why we are bringing our proven growth strategies, leadership-building skills, and expert resources to the founder of the emerging startup as 1:1 Coaching & Consulting. .


    The Process

    By identifying founders' unique vision and goals, we pair them with industry experts, coaches, proven strategies, and applicable content from industry thought leaders to meet their needs and see their vision through to fruition.

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    Intensive Workshops

    FoundersCircle brings staff, executive leaders, and industry experts together for two live workshops per year.

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    Leadership Training

    Build winning leadership skills with quarterly strategic workshops and training for top leaders and C-suite team members.

    1:1 Coaching

    With intensive coaching every two weeks, problems are easily averted, strategies are found, and solutions are implemented.

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    Project Management

    A dedicated project manager is assigned to keep the program, business goals, and founders on track.

    Leadership Content

    Learn from industry thought-leaders as they share inside secrets, proven startup strategies, and business hacks to help you stay ahead of the competition.

    The Connections

    In FoundersCircle Academy, founders of emerging businesses can now capitalize on the same expertise and resources that built $4B in incremental revenue for Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups alike.

    We do this by pairing founders and senior leaders of companies together to build strategies that scale quickly. These strategic partnerships eliminate the guesswork many founders painfully partake in while launching and scaling their startup.

    “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
    – John F. Kennedy

    Our FoundersCircle Coaching Framework

    A founder's key role is ensuring their vision comes to life. Often, however, founders are so focused on the bigger picture that critical foundational elements are overlooked. FoundersCircle Academy takes the guesswork and trial and error out of these less glamorous but critical elements of business so founders can get back to doing what they were born to do.

    Efficiency and

    We help founders maximize efficiency and productivity by creating an environment that's conducive to success.

    Workplace Culture

    We help founders build teams and workplace cultures that are sustainable with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

    Marketing & Sales Automation 

    We integrate the appropriate technology to streamline your business and automate its sales and marketing.

    Marketing & Messaging

    We develop successful go-to-market strategies and create memorable messaging that sets the tone and brand voice of the business.

    Customer Experience

    We advise on and help build beyond A+ customer experiences to keep customers coming back and increase the overall lifetime value of the customer.

    Program Leadership


    Managing Director

    Jaylen D. Bledsoe is the Chairman of the Bledsoe Collective, Inc. and Managing Director of Flare Partners. Across the network of clients, Jaylen has been responsible for driving $500M+ in new client revenue and managing $1B+ in client P&Ls as the lead consultant on various engagements often partnering directly with C-level executives. Additionally, Jaylen has served on AT&T’s Supplier Diversity Board, advised White House officials in President Obama’s Administration on economic policies impacting small businesses, and has served on various non-profit organization boards.

    Jaylen has received awards for leading the Bledsoe Collective, such as the Business Journals Top 40 under 40. In addition, he has spoken to audiences at institutions such as the White House, Stanford University, Facebook, Google, and many more.

    Find out if Founders Circle Academy
    is right for your business