About Predictable Success

“Les really captures the integration of key business processes, people, and leadership to consistently deliver a compelling vision, comprehensive plan, and profitable growth for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

Alan Mulally, CEO, Ford Motor Company

Predictable Success

If you want to radically accelerate the growth of your organization, and to become a better leader as you do so, then welcome to your new home.

Whether you lead a for-profit business, at cause- or faith-based organization, a charity, foundation, or even an NGO - whatever industry, market or audience you serve, then here at Predictable Success you'll find the perfect roadmap to sustainably grow your organization.

Specifically, we'll provide you with a time-tested, proven roadmap whether or not:

  • You're just getting started and / or haven't caught the growth wave yet.
  • You've experienced a period of growth then stalled out due to growing complexity.
  •  You have already achieved great growth and now want to scale.
  • Your organization grew - and scaled - in the past, but it has now become overly bureaucratic and lost it's entrepreneurial edge.

What We Do

No matter what type of organization you lead, whatever size it is, whatever your history as been, whatever market, industry or demographic you serve, your path to growth lies in these  five steps: 



If you want to get somewhere, the first thing you need to know is where you are now.

We begin your journey to sustainable growth by pinpointing precisely where you are on the growth Lifecycle - the seven stages that every organization goes through.


Now you know where you are, we can turn to where you want to go to.

Again using the Predictable Success Lifecycle as our map, we'll identify clearly which stage you want to move two (hint: there are only two viable options).




So now we know your starting and ending points, we can plot your journey in precise detail.

This is no cookie-cutter 'strategic planning process' - our time-tested, proven process will take you step by step through the process of developing a highly implementable, detailed plan covering exactly what you need to do to get the growth you're looking for.


Even the greatest plan will fail if you don't have the right people executing it.

We'll show the exact formula for building the right team you need on every step of your journey to sustainable growth - and how and why the team needs to develop while you're on the journey.




Do you know why most leadership teams fail to achieve sustainable growth?

Because they have to battle the day-to-day priorities and challenges of just running the organization in it's current state. We'll show you how to build an accountability framework that ensures you implement your Predictable Success growth plan.


How We Do It

We recognize that not all leaders and leadership teams learn and execute in the same way, or work at the same pace, For this reason we provide our growth acceleration programs in a number of formats. Take a look and see which fits your needs best:

  • online courses
  • public workshops
  • in-house workshops
  • consulting
  • coaching
  • licensed practitioners
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Les works closely with a small number of individual leaders each year, accelerating their personal development as growth leaders through coaching and mentoring.

If you would like to learn more about having Les work with you as a coach, just complete the form at the bottom of this page and he'll get in touch to arrange a time to talk.

Who Works With Us?

Although we're privileged to have worked with many global brands like those below, the vast majority of our clients and users of the Predictable Success model are organizations just like yours: for-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes who are looking for a sustainable, implementable roadmap to growth. 

Some recent examples include:

  • A 10-person graphic design agency.
  • The largest wood window manufacturer in the world.
  • An industrial drain manufacturer.
  • A leader in the home security industry.
  • A global national security agency.
  • The second largest evangelical church group in the US.
  • A lobbying company in the renewable energy industry.
  • An 800-person Credit Union.

You can see a fuller list of our clients here.

What They Say...

David A. Brandon

Les provides a sensible and strategic playbook for any leader seeking to take their organization to the next level, and provides the conceptual framework to ensure a successful outcome.

David A. Brandon Chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza

John Estabrook

The Predictable Success model vastly accelerated our success, and saved us from a multitude of potential ‘dead-ends’. I thoroughly recommend Les McKeown for any business wanting to break through to the next stage in growth.

John Estabrook CEO, Horne Building Specialties, Inc.

Jeff Stanley

Les's ability to move seamlessly between teacher and facilitator with executives at the highest level in the organization made our strategic offsite one of the most valuable, results-oriented team experiences our senior executive group has had to date.

Jeff Stanley SVP Human Resources, Wells Dairy, Inc

David Allen

He's got it right. Les McKeown has uncovered the core dynamics of organizational growth, and mapped it to the best (and worst!) practices to achieve and maintain optimal, in-your-zone conditions - no matter where a group is in its evolution. This is real-world expertise, with simple but subtle and sophisticated prescriptions for all of us involved in getting things done with other people. And, oh yeah, he nailed how to address some key opportunities in my own company.

David Allen Best-selling author, ‘Getting Things Done’ & ‘Making It Work’

Greg White

I learned more from Les than in my cumulative 15 years previous business experience. Les came in from the outside and was able to both accurately identify our current and future business challenges as well as provide us with strategies and solutions for dealing with them effectively. It was like he had been there all along!

Greg White Vice President, Finials Doors & Windows

Brian Walker

Les McKeown clearly has a deep understanding of how businesses grow.

Brian Walker President and CEO, Herman Miller Inc.

Meet Les McKeown

Les McKeown is the Founder and CEO of Predictable Success.

Les first began to recognize recurring growth patterns early in his career as a serial entrepreneur. In addition to being involved in the launch of more than 40 companies before he was 35, he was at the same time a founding elder in a fast-growing church, while serving on the board of a number of charities and not-for-profits.

Les used the experience he gained during that time to co-found one of the first business incubators in the world, which he and his then business partner developed over a decade into a multi-national consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds of organizations worldwide.

Struck by the similarity of issues faced by all growing organizations, Les began to codify his understanding of the repeating patterns of growth, publishing his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller "Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track - and Keeping It There" in 2010, followed in 2012 by "The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success".

Les is a trusted advisor to fast-growth SMEs and thriving not-for-profits as well as Fortune 500 companies and a number of the largest government agencies in the world.

Image of Les McKeown, Founder and CEO, Predictable Success

Les McKeown, Founder and CEO of Predictable Success

Got Questions?

That's great - we love questions! Use the form below to contact us - we generally get back within one business day:

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