Our Story

Oval addresses two urgent questions in the modern business world:

How do I grow my business and consistently acquire high-value clients?

As coaches, consultants and business owners, we want to be able to find and work with dream clients, and build a thriving business.

But today, thanks to endless noise online, fast paced tech, busy lifestyles and high competition, it’s difficult to get the attention of the right people and enroll them as clients. It’s no longer enough for us to rely on the marketing methods of the past.

We need to be the signal through the noise, that is our new mandate. Craft a message so piercing that our prospective clients know we are the perfect solution to their problem on first sight — by understanding their problems better than they do themselves.

That, is when your marketing systems, sales process, and undeniable authority align to bring in high-value clients, with predictability.

How do I scale an organization and build high-performing teams?

The crux of successful organizations is confident, visionary leaders and purpose-driven, high-performing teams.

In a world where only 30% of employees are engaged at work and the complexities of remote teams and hectic lifestyles make it difficult to motivate and lead — most companies struggle to seamlessly scale.

But an organization is only as strong as it’s talent. If we really want to build a culture of excellence, the solution is clear: give our individuals the skills and support they need to perform like A-players.

When the individuals that make up our organizations are emotionally-invested and truly understand the vision cast by it’s leaders, and they have the autonomy they need with a clear path to grow — that is when your organization will inevitability bring in more profits and make a larger impact.

After training thousands of entrepreneurs & business owners, and working with executives & organization leaders from around the globe — we know exactly what it takes to not only successfully answer these questions, but how to execute in a way that produces rapid results.

Meet The Founders

Jake Nicolle, Co-Founder & CEO​

Jake has built and sold businesses in multiple industries — He launched one of the first agencies in North America for Amazon advertising which was acquired. He has built online education platforms that collectively had reached millions of individuals around the globe.

Jake has worked alongside some of the largest brands in professional development and helped hundreds of businesses join technology, automation, and leadership skills together. He has been a frequent host for Success Resources, a global leader in business education events.

Jake is focused on creating a world in which leadership and fundamental business skills are the norm, not the exceptions in early stage business owners and established organizations.

Through Oval, Jake is working to help business leaders reach the next level by having a systemized and personalized path to follow.

Paul Carleton, Co-Founder & Growth

Paul has worked with Fortune 100 business leaders at Facebook, Microsoft, HP and others. He has built and grown businesses in multiple industries from book publishing to advertising to executive coaching.

Being so passionate about fostering the spirit of entrepreneurs and leaders, Paul loves supporting them to accomplish their dreams, transform themselves, and successfully make the change they want to see in the world.

Today he is a highly sought after LinkedIn thought-leader, and a Top Quora Writer, sharing his experiences and hard-won insights that have led to over 3 million views.

Through Oval, Paul is committed to building a world-class educational organization that leads clients and students into the modern era.