The Growth Coach Recognizes Three Outstanding Franchise Owners

The Growth Coach Recognizes Three Outstanding Franchise Owners

Glenn Smith of Houston; Diane Wagner of Fort Mill, SC; and Michael Neuendorff of San Francisco Recognized with Growth Coach Corporate Awards

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 - Being accountable is a huge part of The Growth Coach's business and sales coaching process. Taking responsibility for your business – and your leadership – is a vital step in making lasting improvements. On the other side of that coin, The Growth Coach also knows it's important to recognize a job well done.

That's why The Growth Coach's corporate team presented three company awards at The Growth Coach's annual conference in San Antonio on Feb. 17. Michael Neuendorff, owner of The Growth Coach of the San Francisco Bay Area, was named Coach of the Year; Glenn Smith, owner of The Growth Coach of Houston was recognized with this year's Go-Giver Award; and Diane Wagner, owner of The Growth Coach of Fort Mill, SC, was given the No Parking Founder's Award.

"Michael, Glenn and Diane are examples of the best of our franchise family. They really show that if you have the guts to be an entrepreneur and join a system like ours, you follow the process and you take pride in changing lives, you'll be successful. We give awards like these because we think it's important to recognize those people who are really the epitome of what The Growth Coach is all about," Growth Coach President Nathan Owens said.

The Growth Coach, the #1 business and sales coaching franchise for 2013 according to Entrepreneur Magazine, is dedicated to helping small business owners, business leaders, management teams, sales people and self-employed professionals to be more successful while finding the necessary balance between business and life. While The Growth Coach is the world's largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops, their coaches also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and special project.

Coach of the Year: Michael Neuendorff of San Francisco

Michael Neuendorff is celebrating five years as the owner of The Growth Coach of the San Francisco Bay Area and his growth is outstanding. He performance is continually in the top five percent for the entire company and yet he finds time to work the Sales Help Desk, serve on the President's Forum Advisory Board and mentor new owners.

"When I started working with the Sales Help Desk and the President's Forum last year, it ushered in a year of being much more involved. I'd established my business and those two opportunities gave me a chance to work much more closely with coaches throughout the system. It's been a great experience," he said. "Honestly being more involved has given me a renewed sense of confidence and energy."

"I was completely surprised by the award. Surprised and very touched. I'm not someone who craves recognition, but it is invigorating to hear about the positive impact I've made on the system and my fellow coaches. I've worked hard and I definitely appreciate the award," he added.

Go-Giver Award: Glenn Smith of Houston

Glenn Smith, owner of The Growth Coach of Houston, serves Sugar Land, Katy, Missouri City and the surrounding West Houston communities. Smith's business has grown substantially in the eight year's he's owned his Growth Coach franchise, but he was named this year's Go-Giver because he still always finds time to help the franchise. In the last year, The Growth Coach has counted on Smith to help with training materials, mentoring of new coaches, webinars and more. He also serves on the company's President's Forum advisory board.

"I certainly didn't expect to win any sort of award for the work that I do within the system … When I'm asked to do those sort of things – like work with the new owners – I just don't think any different. Of course I'm willing to help. Helping people is just part of being a Growth Coach, but I am honored to have been recognized," Smith said.

No Parking Founder's Award: Diane Wagner of Fort Mill, SC

The No Parking Award is The Growth Coach's Founder's Award and it's not given out every year. The award, a play on the No Parking sign Founder Dan Murphy gives to new owners to remind them to get moving, was given to Wagner because of her commitment to getting out into her community and building her business. Wagner opened her Growth Coach franchise in November of 2013 after more than 20 years in corporate American and a decade as the owner of an insurance business.

"I was totally blindsided by the award. The 'No Parking' sign from Dan actually means a lot to me. I have it sitting in my office to remind me to get out, meet people, spread the word about The Growth Coach and build my business," she said. "It's easy to spend time just getting ready, but you have to get moving. I take that very personally."

The Growth Coach of Fort Mill serves Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Columbia in South Carolina.

The Growth Coach was recently included in the Bond's Top 100 Franchises and was recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500" as the #1 Business Coaching and Consulting Franchise for 2013 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.

To learn more about these three owners and to find The Growth Coach in your community, visit

About The Growth Coach 

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 to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. The Growth Coach is active in more than 140 markets in the United States and abroad and is always looking to expand domestically and internationally. For more information about the company or the process of opening a business coaching franchise, visit


Angie Shafer
The Growth Coach
+1 (513) 563-0570 Ext: 119



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