Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 - Steve Larsen has always valued giving back, both in business and in life. When he launched his Growth Coach franchise about five years ago, it was with the purpose of helping business leaders in his community achieve greater success and personal balance…to ensure they had enough flexibility and time to enjoy with family, friends, and to give back to the community.
It’s that relentless focus on giving back and helping his community – and the positive response he’s received as a business owner – that has earned Larsen The Growth Coach’s recognition as the Breakthrough Performer of the Year.
“It’s truly a huge honor to have The Growth Coach recognize me as someone who continues to have the drive, passion and will to significantly touch many lives and businesses in a positive way. To have achieved this honor really takes my breath away and energizes me,” Larsen said. “I think a big part of my success as a business owner – and the impact my go-giver attitude has made – is because of the Sioux Falls community. This is a fantastic place full of people who make positive leadership, continuous improvement and giving back top priorities.”
Dan Murphy, President and Founder of The Growth Coach, said, “Larsen is a huge part of The Growth Coach franchise system and has set himself apart with his community-minded spirit, go-giver attitude and his intense desire to serve his many clients and his larger community as well. I am very proud of Steve as a successful and proven business and sales coach, a wonderful franchise owner, and a concerned and caring citizen. And besides, he is such a likable, fun-loving and kind person. You can’t help but root for Steve and his coaching business.”
Murphy went on to add, “Steve has rightly been singled out among franchise owners in over 140 markets around the world as having achieved exceptional business success, delivered outstanding client service, and contributed significantly to the Sioux Falls community at large over the past 12 months to earn this prestigious award. He’s been on a tremendous roll!”
Larsen, who also was the Sioux Falls Business Journal’s readers choice Business Consultant of the Year in late 2012, is continuing his efforts to positively impact lives and businesses in his community by hosting a “Go-Giver” seminar with best-selling author and international speaker Bob Burg.
“I met Bob Burg through a conference call with The Growth Coach last spring and I heard he was coming to a few nearby cities. His philosophy fits perfectly with what we at The Growth Coach are all about and what we do to help our business clients have greater success, personal balance and fulfillment. Both of our organizations are all about serving others, giving, providing abundant value, putting other people’s interests first, and being authentic in all we do,” Larsen said. “Even though it’s a big commitment for me as a small business owner, I felt bringing Bob here through my role as a Growth Coach made perfect sense and would help further my service mission here in Sioux Falls.”
The Bob Burg event will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7:30am to 12:30pm at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Centre. To register, visit http://www.burg.com/events/sioux-falls.
“I’ve probably given hundreds of Bob’s books to my clients and friends. Even our CEO, Dan Murphy, passed out the Go-Giver book to all of our franchise owners at a recent national conference. Bob’s message is simple, but powerful. It’s going to be a great event and I’m excited to be part of it,” Larsen said.
The Growth Coach, founded in Cincinnati, sold its first franchise in 2003. However, their proven and guaranteed coaching process has a 20-year track record of helping clients. Today, the business and sales coaching franchise, in over 140 markets in North America and abroad, continues to serve small business owners, management teams, sales teams, and self-employed professionals. While most of the coaching is delivered through affordable group workshops, they also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and special project coaching.
The Growth Coach was recently included in the Bond’s Top 100 Franchises and has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the #1 Business Coaching and Consulting Franchise as well as in the magazine’s “Best of the Best” and “Top Home-Based Business” listings. The company’s Strategic Mindset Process is so effective that it comes with a money-back guarantee.
While The Growth Coach’s systems are powerful, Murphy said it’s dependent on passionate and committed owners like Larsen to take the proven coaching process to individual communities to make a positive impact. “Serving others and making a real difference in the communities in which we operate Growth Coach franchises is what we are all about. Our mission is to transform lives and businesses around the world one community at a time… and Steve Larsen is successfully and passionately doing that in Sioux Falls. Furthermore, Steve and Growth Coach collaborating with Bob Burg, whom I greatly admire, on this large community and educational event makes great sense.”
For more about The Growth Coach, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com. To contact Steve Larsen, please email s.larsen(at)TheGrowthCoach(dot)com or call him at 605-321-7881.
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 workshops and individual coaching with the goal of helping clients gain greater focus and leverage in order to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. The Growth Coach is active in more than 140 markets in North America and abroad and is always looking to expand domestically and internationally. For more information about the company or the process of opening an award-winning franchise, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com.
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