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Growth Coach Franchise Hires Proven Leader as New COO

Nathan Owens, the newly appointed COO for The Growth Coach, has initiated sweeping improvements to position The Growth Coach Franchise to become the world leader in business and sales coaching.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 - When Nathan Owens joined The Growth Coach Franchise it was his passion and purpose merging with the right opportunity and platform to do big things. The Growth Coach Franchise needed a visionary and high-energy leader to take the national coaching company in a bigger, bolder direction and Owens was searching for a high-impact leadership role where he could improve a company, industry, and make a major difference on both a national and global scale. For both parties, as well as the franchise community and its thousands of clients, the fit was perfect.

Owens was recently announced as The Growth Coach’s new Chief Operating Officer. Owens, who is fluent in a number of languages, brings a vast background to his new role with The Growth Coach, including more than 15 years of executive franchise expertise for companies such as PepsiCo and RARE International among many other leading global brands known for producing industry- defining culture, products/solutions and results.

"This strategic leadership role at The Growth Coach allows me to take my passion, energy and intense drive and channel them into something special that can make a real difference in the lives of business owners, managers and leaders all over the world, including our franchise owners. If you look at the thousands of testimonials from our Growth Coach clients, you see the stories of real people who were absolutely consumed by their business but with our coaching were able to find not only greater success, but more freedom, fulfillment and balance. Our proven coaching process absolutely transforms lives, businesses and communities around the world," Owens said.

"The Growth Coach recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary as a successful franchise system and also recognized our broader legacy of serving clients for over 20 years in total. As such, it was the perfect time to bring in fresh eyes, blood, ideas, and energy to reinvigorate and reinvent our system for the next 10-20 years," said Dan Murphy, CEO & Founder of The Growth Coach.

Murphy continued, "As the Founder, I knew it was time to hire a high-powered, high-energy, visionary leader to elevate the innovations, expansion, performance, and impact of The Growth Coach. Nate is that dynamic leader, champion and change agent we needed. It was also time for me to step back and allow an outside, proven and driven franchise leader with a fresh vision take our company, service mission, and franchise owners to greater heights."

The Growth Coach is the world’s leader in group coaching, the#1 Business Coaching Franchise in the United States according to Entrepreneur Magazine, and the only coaching franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both greater success at work and balance in life. Clients include small business owners and leaders, management professionals, sales teams and self-employed professionals among others. The company’s vision aims to have franchise owners in 369 territories in seven countries in the next four years – a mission Owens is passionate about fulfilling.

In his first five months with the company, Owens has been extremely busy driving change.

He has already initiated strategic projects to refresh the visual brand; identify new revenue streams for the franchise community; automate and streamline the operations and reporting processes of franchise owners; upgrade the corporate website and infrastructure; tighten up compliance and performance standards for the franchise community; elevate the company’s vision for rapid domestic and international expansion to meet growing demands; secured several national strategic alliances (funding sources for clients, business valuations, virtual tools, IT innovations, etc.) as well several significant national accounts, to name a few initiatives.

"We’re looking to roll out most of these improvements at our national conference in February. For most brands, changes like these take years, but we’re in fast forward because we know The Growth Coach can be a worldwide leader for powerful, effective and affordable business and sales coaching. I’m driven to make that happen much sooner than later," Owens said.

Murphy added: "I love Nate’s vision, passion, energy, his long-term planning coupled with a get-it-done-now attitude, and his results. As Founder, I’m very pleased and know the company is in great hands, both on a strategic and operational level. Nate respects our great history and is excited to create an even better future for all our stakeholders…clients, franchise owners, vendors, alliance partners, communities in which we operate, and shareholders."

For Owens, taking The Growth Coach to the next level is truly about his passion to help millions of people around the world find the all-important, but often elusive, balance between success in business and balance in life. Through his own pain, he had to find that balance for himself.

"In my previous position, I was traveling all the time – so much so that I barely saw my own wife and kids. When I met Dan Murphy I knew the coaching process would not only help me, which it has, but the rest of the world. Through The Growth Coach, my purpose, passion, and the right platform to make a significant difference in this world came together," he said.

While most of The Growth Coach’s services are delivered through affordable group coaching workshops, coaches also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects. New revenue streams in the areas of strategic retreats and emotional/social intelligence are forthcoming in early 2014.

About The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach Franchise was founded in Cincinnati in 2003 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


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