24 Jul 2022

Our last blog talked about the importance of taking time away from your business, but it glossed over something we all struggle with on vacations – putting your phone down. It’s not about playing a round of Wordle or taking photos of your kids at the beach, but when you pick up your phone to do those things, checking your work emails or texts are just a quick click away. You know you do ...

14 Jun 2022

When it comes to business, entrepreneurs are faced with a lot of choices. While many of those are tough, some are incredibly easy. For example, if we told you that you could avoid burnout and boost your creativity by doing one thing… would you do it? If not, what’s holding you back? That one thing, of course, is taking time off. Whether it’s a lunch with your kids, an afternoon off, a...

23 May 2022

Like any company, when we founded The Growth Coach, we were faced with making sure we had the right name. A name is a client’s first impression and it needed to be right. Do you know what word we purposefully left out? Consulting. When companies bring in a consultant, it’s usually to fix a problem. You bring in a marketing consultant to build out a plan. You hire a staffing consultant...

09 May 2022

The first four months of the year can be tough – you’re coming off the holidays, trying to creating new goals, getting your taxes paid… Now that we’re into May and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to shake off the excuses and double down on growing your business. It’s time to heat things up! Explain Your Goals: Whether or not you’re working with a coach, at this point you s...

19 Apr 2022

As companies around the world continue to try to figure out what the “new world of work” looks like, remote work, hybrid schedules and teams in multiple locations are becoming the norm. But whether your employees are 20 feet away or 2,000 miles away, the key to a great relationship with your employees is still great communication. Here are four things you can do to build better lines of ...

23 Mar 2022

As we recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic and businesses are reopening their doors, they aren’t finding a shortage of customers, but they are dealing with a shortage of staff. It’s easy to find a “Now Hiring” sign in almost every window, especially at restaurants and small businesses. But you can’t keep your business on pause while you wait to find a new equilibrium – in many cases, bu...

09 Feb 2022

​​After two solid years of strain, stress, and pain associated with the cataclysmic changes in business, teams within businesses are feeling the strain.  They are tired.  They are exhausted.  And in a lot of cases, team members are quitting.  Not to go somewhere else but just quitting.  Going to go take care of their kids.  Or start a business.  Or move closer to their extended families....

09 Feb 2022

Boards are messy.  Profit or Non-Profit.  Advisory Boards.  Board of Directors.  Sometimes they are just a disaster.  Why?  Well, compared to a fully defined team or organization, boards are made up of people with different agendas, drive, and meaning for being on the board.  Some are there for the mission and vision.   Some are there to check a box that says, “they are on a board.” Some...

08 Feb 2022

Partnerships are tough.  They sound great when you start out and maybe are even necessary to make a viable business.  But they come with tons of baggage.  Because both parties are human.  And they have their own needs, desires and goals.  And at times, these conflict with each other.  Sometimes over the most minor things.  I’ve worked with partners who have NO agreement defining their re...

08 Feb 2022

Oh, the head games.  I work with many clients one-on-one that have what I call head-trash.  A term that I learned long ago from my friend and business owner Anson Ross Thompson of The Thompson Group.  It’s all that stuff in your head you’re listening to that is total garbage.  You’re not good enough.  You can’t do that.  That’s a really stupid idea.  You’ll never be able to do that.  I’l...

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