Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 - Many small business owners set up shop as a second career. They spent the first part of their working lives in the corporate world, working for someone else and wondering if they could open their own bakery, clothing store, daycare, wine bar, auction house...
Mike Williams understands that - after 30 years of corporate work, Williams is launching his own Growth Coach business to work with small business owners on turning struggle into success.
“For most of my 30 years in business, I have been coaching and leading teams. Generally I have met with business managers and owners who may have a startup location, or perhaps a smaller business unit trying to turn around current performance. After working with these businesses for many years, I see problems and challenges form a pattern of repeating issues,” he said.
Those issues can be anything from balancing resources with revenue, hitting the sales slump after a few years of business, dealing with critical hiring decisions, managing margins while being competitive, understanding “operational cost creep” and keeping the daily detail from replacing strategy.
“My job as a coach is to help business management identify gaps in the business and then work through improvements with proven processes and measurements for results. It’s also my job to help clients through the sticking points in the whole process,” Williams said.
Before making the move to be a business adviser, Williams served in the military and then spent 30 years as a corporate executive, corporate officer and senior vice president in the engineered machinery manufacturing industry. His main focus was business development with a specialization in organizational leadership, strategic planning and an expertise included driving growth, revenues, profitability and service values.
Williams knew he wanted to open a coaching franchise in Dayton for a while, but chose The Growth Coach because of the value placed on balance and collaboration. The Growth Coach, which was ranked 2013’s #1 business coaching franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, is the only coaching franchise with the goal of balancing business and life to achieve success. Based out of Cincinnati, the company provides individual and group coaching for business owners, managers, sales teams, leadership groups and more.
“The Growth Coach is different in that we dive deeply into performance matters that are personal to the business owner. In addition Growth Coaches encourage and facilitate a collaboration of all clients who may participate in workshops. These collaborations of business owners often create shared learning and best practice discussions that are invaluable to successful client outcomes,” he said.
20 year colleague and friend Richard May wasn’t surprised with Williams’ Growth Coach decision and is looking forward to what he’ll be able to do for the Dayton business community.
“Mike has a way of understanding people and putting them at ease – and he’s a fixer. He can talk to the CEO and the guy in the warehouse to really find out what’s going on and find ways to make improvements,” May said. “He’s definitely going to be a good coach to have around.”
Williams’ Growth Coach will serve The Miami Valley including Dayton, Beavercreek, Fairborn, Riverside, Huber Heights, New Carlisle, Medway and Tipp City. To reach him directly, call (937)765-6724 or email m.williams@TheGrowthCoach.com.
The Growth Coach was founded in Cincinnati in 2002 and is the only pure business and sales coaching franchise aimed at driving success while balancing the lives of business owners, managers, sales people, self-employed professionals and executives across a wide spectrum of businesses and industries. The Growth Coach specializes in group and individual coaching with the goal of helping clients gain greater focus to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives by implementing strategies to overcome obstacles. The Growth Coach is active in more than 140 markets in the United States and abroad and is always looking to expand. For more information about the company, our money-back guarantee, or the process of opening your own #1 business coaching franchise, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com.
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