June 09, 2009 // Franchising.com // Cincinnati, OH – The Growth Coach, the only pure business coaching franchise system with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of small business owners, has proven to be an ideal match for spiritually-minded professionals.
The Growth Coach is seeing a trend of pastors and others with faith-based, spiritual values becoming business owners within their franchise system. These franchise buyers are seeking greater fulfillment in their professional lives through serving and helping others. The business of coaching aligns well with their faith, ideals and desire to make a difference in the lives of others. These owners have excelled in the business coaching industry because their passion and motivation to help others has fueled their determination and dedication as business coaches.
Ross Paterson, owner of The Growth Coach in Ft. Worth, TX, lives for bettering the world. Guided by a faith just as powerful as his military background, Ross started a nonprofit organization which develops networking opportunities to engage and serve the most vulnerable populations in the world. Recently, Ross took his knowledge of business coaching to Afghanistan and, by sharing his faith and passion, became a shining light for hope. He held a four-night "Leadership Development Coaching Seminar" where he led classes to educate the local businesses and prepare them for the future. According to Ross, at some point, there will not be a need for an American military presence in Afghanistan and the responsibility of rebuilding will be left in the hands of the Afghan people.
Mark Harris is another example of a spiritually-driven person finding a new calling as owner of The Growth Coach in Tucson, AZ. A full-time pastor at The Oasis Church, which he founded 15 years ago, Mark is truly dedicated to helping others improve their lives. Through his two nonprofit organizations, Mark also helps to provide housing options for the homeless and provide scholarships for students in need. As a The Growth Coach owner, Mark has been able to utilize his natural ability and desire to help others by providing guidance and hope to small business owners throughout the Tucson market.
"Most of our franchise owners are seeking more than just financial success," stated Daniel Murphy, President and Co-Founder of The Growth Coach. "They are searching for greater purpose and significance in their lives and have a strong desire for their professional lives to be an extension of their spiritual lives. They want to engage their heart, mind and soul in their professional life and stop settling for less. The Growth Coach provides that unique opportunity."
The Growth Coach utilizes its signature group coaching process, as well as one-on-one coaching, tele-coaching, and other related services, to enable business owners to "fall back in love" with their businesses. The Growth Coach is on a mission to help small business owners, self-employed professionals, sales teams, managers, franchisees and others examine their current situation within their business and life, develop a road map to get where they want to go, and receive ongoing accountability to stay on track and achieve their goals.
Founded in 2002, The Growth Coach is the only pure business coaching franchise system with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of business owners. Their goal is to help clients gain greater focus so they can work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. Clients include small business owners, franchisees, self-employed professionals, high-end sales and financial services professionals and managers from businesses of all size. Through an expanding national accounts program, The Growth Coach serves franchise systems, dealer networks and associations. With a presence in more than 170 markets across North America, The Growth Coach encourages diversity within its franchise system, as well as the development of small business and franchising worldwide. Currently, The Growth Coach is a member and/or affiliated with the following professional organizations: International Franchise Association, SBA Franchise Registry, VetFran, Minority Fran and is listed in Bond's Minority Franchise Guide.