Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning, systems, and operations expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to simplify and scale


Crista Grasso is a business scaling strategist, operations alchemist, and a lean and agile expert trusted by some of the most successful Fortune 100 companies and small to mid-sized businesses for more than 2 decades.

As someone who has both worked with and been a part of the C-Suite, she understands what the Visionary Leader of a scaling business needs most and she created the Lean Out Method¬ģ and Lean Business Scaling System‚ĄĘ to address their unique needs¬†and create the ecosystem that enables them to scale in simple and sustainable ways.

Her 1-on-1 strategic advisory, done-for-you scaling services, and Simplify to Scale mentorship and certification program helps businesses eliminate unnecessary complexity and waste and implement simple systems and a rockstar lean dream team so the day-to-day is no longer dependent on the CEO.

She is the host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast, a show dedicated to helping entrepreneurs accelerate scaling and simplify success.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and holds several lean, agile, change management, and program management certifications including:

  • Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Business Transformation Coach
  • AIM Change Management Practitioner (AIM-AP)

Crista is often described as high energy, super passionate, and very practical with a side of woo. You won’t get a lot of fluff or hype; instead, you get innovative and creative solutions that will quickly solve your biggest challenges and optimize your biggest opportunities.

When she's not dishing out the merits of simple and sustainable scaling, you can find her drinking espresso, rocking out with Bret Michaels, enjoying a spa day, or snuggled up with her 2 pups and a great book. She is an avid traveler - always embarking on new adventures.

Follow along on Instagram at @cristagrasso.

Crista is the Founder and CEO of 3 Companies

Lean Out Method
is a boutique scaling advisory firm that partners with Visionary CEOs and their teams to navigate through the messy middle of $500k - $5m and scale in a way that allows the Founder to live a rich fulfilled life while leading a high-impact + high-profit business.

Through private advisory and their signature Simplify to Scale mentorship experience, Crista and her team help businesses remove unnecessary complexity, uplevel their business operations, and build out their lean dream team including a right-hand person they can trust so the day-to-day is no longer dependent on the CEO.



is a lifestyle brand for the dream chasers and magic makers who are living each day to the fullest. 

It includes made-in-the-USA jewelry, accessories, and products designed by Crista Grasso for the visionaries, trend setters, and change makers - in business, life, and style.

It's for the woman who is confident, charismatic, curious, and who lifts others as she lifts herself.

It is for the woman who is fearlessly and unapologetically herself. 



Crista is Founder of the Strategic Ops Institute where operational leaders go to uplevel their skillset and add a C-Suite level certification to elevate their role, and where businesses go to hire certified expert Project Managers, Operations Leads, and Fractional COOs.

Current certifications include:

  • Entrepreneurial Project Management (ePM)
  • Fractional Chief Strategy and Operating Officer (CSOO)

Each blends strategy with operations and infuses lean and agile principles for dynamic practices that support the unique needs of a small to mid-sized coaching, consulting, or service-based business or agency.


Want to explore partnering together to simplify and scale your business?

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