10 Sep 2015

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As a business owner or CEO, you are busier than ever. You’re implementing growth strategies, managing employees and controlling the system you’ve built while maintaining a life outside of work. But, just like any business, yours can’t be successful without selling. Bringing on new customers by leveraging your skills to improve your prospects can make a dramatic difference to your bottom ...

27 Aug 2015

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We’ve all been there – you walk onto a car lot and a sales person comes up and asks if he or she can help. You know what car you want, and you know you need a sales person, but chances are that your answer will be that you’re “just looking.” But why? It’s probably because you want to avoid what feels like a high pressure sale from someone who is paid on commission, even though you know e...

06 Aug 2015

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History is full of great people leaders – in business, art, humanities and more. Sometimes, when you’re in need of some serious inspiration, their words can make a big difference. Here are 22 powerful quotes for the next time you need a little motivation.“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your ...

30 Apr 2015

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At The Growth Coach, we’re frequently telling our coaches – and their clients – that building a successful business and a balanced life often starts with creating and prioritizing relationships. Not all of your clients or the people in your life should be ranked equally and it’s important to spend more time with the most important people, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can ignore th...

16 Apr 2015

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There’s an old adage that says: “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” It’s easy to say that you have integrity and are trustworthy, but actually having integrity – and just doing the right thing for the right reasons – is something we don’t always actively think about in business. Of course you WANT to do the right thing, but it’s not always the easy choice...

16 Apr 2015

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At the beginning of 2015, we challenged you to grow your business this year by writing a better future. By evaluating your progress in 2014 and being honest about your challenges, we handed you the pen to create your story for the New Year. So how is that going? The first quarter of 2015 is already over! Time is flying by and, as they say, there’s no time like the present. Don’t let yo...

19 Mar 2015

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When you launched your business, you had a grand dream. You wanted to sell a particular product or service, make enough to live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted and have the freedom to do whatever you wanted with your life. So… how is that going? Launching a small business is extremely tough work and it takes time to get your company on solid ground, but after a few years, many small ...

09 Mar 2015

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For this week’s blog, The Growth Coach is proud to welcome a guest post from Michael Neuendorff, our franchise owner in San Mateo, California. Michael recently shared an article on his own blog about the value of setting goals we thought our readers would find especially helpful. Here’s the post: Now you know I’m not a fan of resolutions. However, I am a fan of goals. The concrete decis...

20 Feb 2015

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At The Growth Coach, our process is all about helping people find their WHY, which, for me, is a mission that’s close to my heart. I’m Judi Cogen and before I started with The Growth Coach’s corporate team, I lived the struggles that many of you face every day. Let me start at the beginning… When I graduated from Columbia Business School in the 80s, I joined a big consulting firm. I tra...

05 Feb 2015

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With the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, it’s the perfect time to look at the relationships in your life and be thankful for the positive influences in your life. If you’re a business owner, that should include examining the relationship between you and your business. As President of The Growth Coach, I want to ask you some tough, but potentially revealing, questions: As a business ...

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