02 Oct 2018

I am currently enrolled in one of the most dynamic leadership programs of my career. It is powerful because we are a group of leaders within the business and/or civic community, and we are discussing leadership from a few different perspectives. It is also fun to be a participant, rather than the leader, for a change! One of my favorite concepts it that Leadership begins with Self-Trus...

19 Aug 2018

Back to school can bring a mix of emotions. Were you that kid who dreaded the end of summer, the loss of fun and freedom, getting up at the same time (early!) every morning? Maybe you were the kid who couldn’t wait to start the new year, the new teachers, new grade, and a familiar routine?How can you incorporate a mix of both mindsets into your “new year” as a business leader and perh...

18 Aug 2018

work-life-balance
Small business owners and company presidents have a lot in common – starting with how busy they can be. Being in charge of everything has benefits, but it also has major drawbacks, especially when it comes to work life balance. You should be able to work to live, not live to work, no matter how much you love your business or your career. If you’ve spent your whole summer at the office, i...

24 Jul 2018

social learning
In late 2017, when Forbes outlined the Top 10 growing business trends that will drive success in 2018, there was one we weren’t surprised to see – Social Learning. In a way, The Growth Coach has been doing that for more than 20 years. With our Strategic Business Owner group workshops and Strategic Manager Coaching specifically, we’ve put a lot of energy into making sure our clients acros...

11 Jul 2018

It’s a no-brainer that running a business is a balancing act – balancing management, sales, operations, human resources and a life outside the office too. So how do you know if you are on the right track and that your business is actually growing? It’s in the numbers. Here are three key elements for measuring success for every business owner:1. Start with Profit - In his book, Profit ...

15 Jun 2018

Freedom
As a small business owner or company leader, it’s easy to let work consume your life. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to check emails after dinner or take a call between the gym and your office, but, before you know it, you’re working 70 hours a week and you can’t “clock out” for a family vacation. As work starts to carve more and more time out of your life, it starts to impact your pers...

11 Jun 2018

I work with many business owners who have streamlined systems and processes for operations and customer service but have not put a sales process in place. A simple sales process that garners results is READ.R – Relate. Since we typically do business with people we know, like, and trust, it’s important to take the time to get to know your prospect. Find some common ground. Do you sh...

14 May 2018

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At a time when people are opening their windows, taking a deep breath and getting their homes ready for spring and summer, it is business as usual for many business owners. At The Growth Coach, we often talk to our clients about getting out of the day-to-day operations of the business so they get out of the weeds and focus on business and revenue growth rather than the specifics. So, if ...

09 May 2018

Growing a successful business boils down to relationships.  Without relationships, there would be no business. What would it be like with a team that communicates clearly and is engaged? What if you had referral partners who really “get” your business and make valuable introductions, or clients who are raving fans and continue to do business with you?Great leaders and relationship buil...

11 Apr 2018

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.” This Chinese proverb holds true for networking too.Whether you have been in business for a while or are a newcomer, it’s important to maintain and nurture your business relationships with intention and a plan.Begin with a Networking Mindset and then develop a strategy to avoid relying on random chance tha...

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