Become a Growth Catalyst in your Community.

Invest in other CEOs & Business Owners in their journey to grow their top line, optimize their bottom line, and enrich their story.


Do you want to join the adventure?

Better decisions. More success. In business and in life. We are focused on creating catalytic communities dedicated to sharpening, challenging, and inspiring CEOs to a higher impact.

Sharpen others with your wisdom and experience.

Challenge CEOs and Business owners as they work to drive growth.

Inspire a team to push beyond the norm and find excellence.

You might even discover a little sharpening, challenge, and inspiration for yourself along the journey.

Discover Acumen:

Learn more about our community and performance driven model.

What is a Growth Catalyst?

Catalyst: an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.

A Growth Catalyst comes alongside CEOs and Owners embodying the Acumen values taking leaders on a Bold, Fun, Challenging, Adventurous, Unconventional, and Catalytic journey. Your past experience sitting in the seat of owning or leading a company has given you battle scars and pathways to help others. You are the transformational agent that helps a team of leaders drive growth in people, performance, profit, and person. While independent, Growth Catalysts work together as a team of teams in your city to sharpen, challenge, and inspire others.

The Growth Catalyst Experience

Our aim is to provide our Growth Catalysts with an experience that Challenges, Sharpens, and Inspires in a unique way as they approach engaging with their world. It’s a shared vision as we move from success to significance.


    The monthly rhythm of Acumen’s platform will help you build a calendar around predictable activities that give you strong connection while allowing you to create time and space for other business, activities, and fun.


    The repetition of Council, Debriefs, and Advance allow a steady flow of learning, spaced out in a natural way that allows for a cadence of connection and income. The recurring revenue model of Acumen allows you to plan and not worry about the cycle of finding business.


    The rhythm and repetition helps develop deep relationships with your clients - deeper than we’ve ever had doing business running a company. Doing life shoulder to shoulder with high impact individuals will enrich your life more than you know.​


    Acumen affords those who are qualified to re-engage with business owners, entrepreneurs and CEO’s without having to carry the full weight of biz ownership. You’ll have the opportunity to help others thrive, create value and engage in economic exchange.

What Makes Acumen Unique ?

what members are saying

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"I made every mistake possible in the beginning."
Todd Pleimann
Managing Partner, RubinBrown
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"I found out I wasn't the only one feeling lost at times."
Andrew Stafford
President, Prevail Innovative Wealth Strategies
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"I've streamlined operation based on group feedback."
Sean Miller
CEO, Robert E. Miller Group

Do YOU have what it takes?

Ready to have a conversation?

Jon Schram

Growth Catalyst - Kansas City

Click here to learn more about Jon.

Jon is a husband to his wife Jill, a dad to Gracie, Cooper and Lucy and an unintentional serial entrepreneur.  Jon founded and led one of KC’s leading IT Support companies (The Purple Guys), regularly recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, the Corporate Report’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, a Best Place to Work and being one of the KC Chamber Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year. Before that, he founded and grew an IT Staffing firm, growing from $0 to $10M in revenue in just 4 years, being recognized as Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Company. He’s passionate about leadership and businesses that impact their community. From experience he also understands the issues of an owner/CEO. Jon is an entrepreneur who likes to empower others to grow their business, become more efficient in all they do and enrich their story line. He has been a member of the Acumen community since its inception. 

Connect with Jon on LinkedIn.