Growth Coach Franchise Brings Experienced Business Leader and Growth Coach Franchisee On Board as New Company President
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Growth Coach Franchise Brings Experienced Business Leader and Growth Coach Franchisee On Board as New Company President

Lisa Hudson, formerly The Growth Coach franchisee in Carmel and Noblesville, Indiana, has been hired as the company's new president.

March 19, 2019 // // CINCINNATI - When Lisa Hudson became a Growth Coach franchisee in 2015, she was driven by a desire to make a difference in the community by helping local business leaders build strong businesses and more balanced lives. Now she’s excited to take passion to the next level in her new role as the President of The Growth Coach franchise.

The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation. Coaches also offer group and one-on-one coaching for sales professionals, managers, management teams, self-employed professionals and more through a wide variety of programs by way of three industry-leading series - their Foundational Series, Fundamental Series and Fast Forward Series. The Growth Coach also offers GC Insights, a program that uses behavioral analysis to unlock human potential to build high-performance teams and stronger leaders.

Hudson has a background in corporate leadership and launched her own Growth Coach franchise in Carmel, Indiana, in late 2015. Before that she was with Macy’s for 26 years in roles including Vice President Store Manager for 19 years. She worked with teams ranging from 60 employees to 450 employees and was charged with using strategic leadership and development skills to drive business results. In that role, she often found herself coaching, which inspired her to become a Growth Coach. As a Growth Coach, Hudson is certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process, which adheres to the standards, practices and policies that the International Coaching Federation has set forth in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my work as a Growth Coach and I see my new role as the President of the company as an extension of the work I was doing for my clients as a coach. This opportunity gives me a larger platform to impact people all over the world by providing the support and leadership our franchisees need to be effective, forward-thinking and supportive coaches. I’m excited to use my experience to help our coaches and their clients leverage their strengths to build better, more balanced businesses and lives,” Hudson said.

Hudson, who is the first woman president of The Growth Coach, is excited about the diverse growth the brand has seen since she joined in 2015 and she’s looking forward to the future of the company. She’s also excited that her background as a Growth Coach franchisee will allow her to understand what Growth Coach clients need and how The Growth Coach’s corporate team can help make sure the franchisees have the programs and tools to meet those ever-changing needs and to be successful.

“Everything we do at The Growth Coach’s corporate office is in support of our franchisees and, through them, their clients. Our market is always changing, especially as technology and the workforce changes, and I am looking forward to making sure we are staying ahead of the curve so we can provide the kinds of programs and services our coaches and their clients are looking for - including the four new programs we have coming out this year. I’m excited to support The Growth Coach’s diverse and international growth,” Hudson said.

The Growth Coach is part of the Strategic Franchising Systems family of brands and Chris Seman, Chief Operations Officer for Strategic Franchising Systems, is excited to have Lisa on board to lead The Growth Coach.

“Lisa’s extensive management and location performance improvement background as well as her experience as a Growth Coach franchisee gives her a significant advantage in assuming the leadership role for The Growth Coach. She has participated in our training and mentoring programs, she has an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the franchisee/franchisor relationship and she understands how a successful model can drive success throughout the network,” Seman said. “Lisa is an intelligent, motivated, organized, and strategic thinker that we believe has the vision and the skills to drive Growth Coach results for both the franchisees and The Growth Coach internationally. She operates with leadership and with a philosophy of collaboration which is critical to franchising success.”

The Growth Coach, founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, sold its first franchise in 2003, but its leaders have a successful 20-year track record of helping business leaders find success and balance. Today the business and sales coaching franchise is in more than 100 markets worldwide. The Growth Coach was included in Bond’s “Top 100 Franchises” and recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” and “Best of the Best,” in USA Today and has been featured on FOX, CBS and NBC.

For more information about The Growth Coach or to find a Growth Coach near you, visit

About The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach 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 to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. The Growth Coach is active in more than 100 markets in the United States and abroad and is -always looking to expand domestically and internationally. For more information visit

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