Jan Koudela

business designer

Jan Koudela
Based in: Czech Republic Czechia Working area: Europe
Status: at your service Languages: English, Czech
Listed in: Business & Finance, Marketing & Sales

I’m a business designer who combines an empathetic approach with design thinking and hard business strategies.

Here’s what I can design for you:

  • Business plans — I create business plans as well as presentations and pitch decks for investors using customer research, simple-yet-powerful ideas, and financial analysis. My goal is to limit your risks and strengthen your position before you launch the real thing.
  • Brands — I help organizations from small businesses and nonprofits to startups and large companies to define their core values, culture, identity and the overall brand strategy. This will enable you to outshine competitors and get your message across very clearly.
  • Business strategies — I guide business owners and top executives in developing their vision and strategy for the long term. We also set yearly goals and action plans for achieving them. Step by step, you will take full control of your business' future.

I have a few guiding principles. Here they are:

  1. Action is more than just another analysis — I don’t complicate things. I get things done.
  2. A working prototype wins over future perfection — I design experiments, formulate ideas and test them in real business conditions.
  3. Incomplete data is better than no data at all — I start with educated guesses and best-possible estimates, and gradually improve the models by collecting more data.

I usually combine three roles in my work as a business designer:

  • Expert — I talk to your customers to understand their behavior and represent their needs in order to enable you to make better business decisions.
  • Facilitator — I improve the effectiveness of business meetings and team gatherings. I will guide your work groups through strategic discussions and help them solve complex issues.
  • Mentor — I offer a different view on your situation and I share my experience. But most of all, I am a supportive human being with a deep understanding for people I work with.

My results and references speak for themselves. Since 2017, I have been working as a partner at an established consulting firm Court of Moravia, where we help organizations to make their world a better place. Since 2019, I have also been serving as a mentor at CzechInvest to help companies accelerate their global growth. My clientele includes distinguished European brands such as The Aspen Institute, Czech Public Radio, Imago, Lifefood, SalesChamp, and Igloonet.

Are you interested in working with me? Schedule a free introductory 30-minute call with me in Calendly or contact me directly with some details about your business and what you are hoping to improve.

At work

Planning a business strategy Business strategy mentoring At a business strategy consulting session with clients Startup Weekend session Running a workshop Jan Koudela at work
Jan Koudela

Contact details

Jan Koudela
Janackova 583
665 01
Czech Republic, European Union
Mobile:+420 777 658 087

Firsthand recommendations

Jan Koudela is a solid, open minded and experienced professional, who helped our small company to set up scrum processes according to our needs. But that is not where he ended up. He also helped us with the evaluation over time and further personal development of our team. I really appreciate his help, commitment, drive and friendly and positive approach. Great experience!

Roman Zigo HR Lead at SalesChamp

I really appreciated the workshop about marketing strategy provided by Jan. He has a lot of useful insights and he can ask the right questions. As follow-up he designed an online campaign with optimal costs. Based on this experience I could recommend him for his professional, supportive and well organized work.

Olga Janzurova European Values Center for Security Policy
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