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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Vince's Testimonial
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What is a Business Coach?
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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Sam's Testimonial
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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Carmine's Testimonial
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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Brian's Testimonial
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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Greg's Testimonial
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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Joe's Testimonial
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The Growth Coach of the Poconos: Shantelle's Testimonial
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Recent Testimonials

Tim Gasiewski
Event Producer & Business Admin Specialist
I’ve known Rick for over ten years. From my days in college to both of us now being productive members of our communities, Rick Franzo has set aside time for me whether it be for casual conversation or advice on academic and professional growth. Rick has participated in festivals I have run in our community and is an asset for any business professional: aspiring or otherwise.
Elizabeth Heffley-Blose
Event Planning & Logistics Regional Coordinator - Greater Lehigh Valley CoC
Rick Franzo is an essential leader in our Monroe County business community. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Rick who is a valuable partner of the Pocono Chamber of Commerce. I have seen firsthand how he transforms members of our community into successful business leaders through his one-on-one coaching program. He provides his clients with the tools necessary to live a more balanced lifestyle while thriving as a business owner, manager, or leader. If you are struggling to determine your next professional move Rick can provide you the tools necessary to strategize your true success plan.
Lavar Peterson
CEO - Keystone Tech Solutions
I’ve known Rick for about 10 years now. He’s one of, if not the nicest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with. It could be about anything, business, advice or just the weather. Always spoke the truth, and always had an ear available if I needed someone to talk too. Rick is the kind of guy that will do his best and then some to ensure your needs are taken care.
Michael Moreno
Owner - The Great Facilitator!
Rick Franzo, The Growth Coach of the Poconos is unlike any other Business Coach I have met within my Career! He is exceptionally personable and really gets to the root of your goals and business needs! I would highly recommend The Growth Coach to help lead you to business success! Thank you, Rick!
Brian Davis
Owner - Full Circle Removal
I’ve known Rick about 3 years, and we have been working with him as a coach for my business for about a year now! My only complaint is why I didn’t start working with him sooner! He has made a tremendous impact on areas of our business that needed improvements. Which is translating into huge gains in revenues, processes, and overall company moral! Would highly recommend speaking with Rick and the Growth Coach to see how he can help you become more effective in your business or profession!
David Yassa, MBA
Seasoned Leader - Medical Device Industry
Rick is more than willing to walk the extra mile just to make sure he gives you the help you need. He’s an amazing person and he helped me take one of the most important decisions in my life, and I don’t regret it!
Shantelle Johnson
Owner - SJ Media Consulting LLC
I highly recommend Rick! His professionalism and insight into a business owners’ strengths, weaknesses, and goals, is a plus for any industry! He helps me by holding me accountable for the professional goals I’ve set, and my business would not be as much of a success without him. It has been a pleasure working with him and growing my business with his guidance and knowledge.
Shaneequah Zigler, LSW
Social Worker - Senior LIFE
When I think of Rick, I think of the word ‘Fighter’. Rick is kind, supportive, compassionate, and a fighter. He has worked very hard to get where he is today, while also uplifting everyone around him. He provided unconditional support to me as a young college student, and he played a great role in my success as ESU and my overall academic career.
Chuck Molinari
Owner - Complete Fitness Equipment/The Treadmill Store
Rick and I go back a long time, all the way to the early Seventies when we began a twelve-year journey of parochial education in Cresco, Pa. He’s exactly the person you been told he is – honest, kind, and charitable. He is also one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever known. I am blessed to call him a friend and to have access to that incredible mind.
Jodi Naselli
Human Resources Professional
“Driven toward results” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Rick Franzo. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rick for the past year during which he has served as a business coach to my organization. Above all, I am impressed with Rick’s ability to engage our employees and assist them in developing successful leadership skills. His understanding and adaptation to our company’s culture have made his onboarding into our team seamless. Rick would be a true asset for any business and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
Jesse Messenger
Owner - Attractive.Media
I can see true progress in my personal life and my business since I’ve started working with Rick. I highly recommend his platform to anyone who feels like they are buried under their business, feeling alone throughout the process, or who simply need to fix, problems fast.
Carmine Corridore
Owner - Underdog Computer
As a brand new business, my needs are different than a business that has been running for a while. Rick has helped me make my message clearer, focus, and stay the course. Contracting with a Business Coach was the smartest thing I could have done!
Shawn Stewart
Owner - Lightmaster Studios
True Inspiration!!! When I first met Rick, I was drawn by his authenticity and genuine concern for the person “right” in front of him. Later, I got to know his story and the reason why he does what he does. Based on that, I knew I wanted Rick on MY POWER TEAM!
Nicholas Ricci
Owner -
If you are a new business owner and this is your first business, you really need to take this program. It will help you tremendously and put you on the right track from day one before you start making the same mistakes which so many have when starting up a business.
Joanne Leasure
Owner - Day One Accounting
Rick has been so helpful. His tips on speaking in front of an audience have been invaluable to me as I grow my business with speaking engagements. I attended a seminar he hosted and his coaching techniques are first rate. Our group learned a great deal from him.
Carrie Stewart
Owner - Lightmaster Studios
When I first met Rick, I immediately knew that he was someone who had my best interest at heart for our family business. What he shares and teaches is so valuable not only for a business, but truly helps you to analyze and prioritize what is important in all aspects of your life. He is honest, understanding, will keep you accountable, and will walk with you every step of the journey to watching your business grow and succeed. I can’t recommend Rick and his program enough! Call him today!!!
Sarah Munio
Senior Professional Content Writer
Rick is an amazing coach who has turned his real-life struggles into energy that transforms the lives of others. His messages of strength, perseverance, and persistence come from a personal experience of the power of a positive mindset. Rick is an inspiration to those who know him. He is a professional whose talents and skills have helped countless others change their lives.
Gerard A Cantalopo
Ed.M. Client Acquisition Advisor - Anchor Payroll & Benefit Solutions
Rick has a vast depth of business knowledge that places him in the upper echelon of Business Coaching. Rick has an incredible amount of empathy that guides him to understand the whole picture and not just work from a checklist of ideas or pre-selected criteria. His maturity also deepens his experience which translates into providing his business clients with exceptional resources all designed to bring comprehensive growth to all areas of their business practices and processes.
Lisa Hudson
President - The Growth Coach
Rick Franzo is such an inspirational Coach that can lead you to develop skills in perseverance, consistency, and self-awareness. Rick has a great sense of humor and keeps you accountable to your plan and mission all with a genuine hand. I would highly recommend working with Rick and sign up for one of his Group Coaching programs to start the journey to improving your business and balancing your life.
Mark A. Ford
Hartford County - CBC Growth Coach
Rick Franzo, a man of character and integrity. He will serve as a great resource for any business looking for the help or direction, they need to achieve their goals.
Paul Gibson
Re/Max Commercial Partners
Rick is a great coach to work with. He will really help find a way to help you out.
Matthew Christoff
Computer Science/Mathematics Major - Rensselaer Polytechnic
Rick Franzo helped organize a Junior Toastmaster’s group, of which I was a part of. While there, he helped me learn how to speak my mind and convey my thoughts to the people around me. I couldn’t have become as well-adjusted as I am today if it wasn’t for Rick’s help. Rick Franzo is both an excellent teacher and an excellent speaker. I would recommend him for any opportunity requiring a strong leader.
Peter Gragano MBA
Business Coach/Advisor
Rick is an excellent coach whose experience and expertise make him a valuable asset to his clients. I highly recommend him.
Jeffery Myers
Lancaster. PA - CBC Growth Coach
Making a positive impact with clients is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Rick Franzo. I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick for 2 years, during which we have both been members of the Growth Coach and we have worked on several projects together. Above all, I was impressed with Rick’s development of marketing concepts and ability at idea generation. And, of course, his self-deprecating sense of humor. Rick would be a true asset for any company or individual wanting to achieve their goals. Rick’s communication skills enable him to understand his clients and help them get the most out of themselves and their business. With Rick it is easy to give my heartfelt recommendation.
Steven Beers
CBC Author/Coach/Speaker
When it comes to passion for helping others, Rick is at the front of the line. His commitment to helping people achieve their best is second to none. He is willing to share his knowledge and experiences with anyone who is seeking to improve. Some may say he is a survivor, I think he is more than a survivor he is doggedly persistent and will always overcome and will inspire others to do the same. It’s a blessing knowing and working with Rick!
Michael Cuff
Park Guide - U.S. Department of the Interior
I think that Rick Franzo is a superhero, masked as a professional. Don’t let the smooth exterior fool you. He is someone that I recommend in the highest terms possible. Watching Rick be a force for good for the last few years has shown me that he is kind, insightful, and a consummate professional. An overall amazing man that I’m lucky to have crossed paths with. His way is one of hope, encouragement, and patience despite incredibly challenging obstacles along the way. A true Warrior.
Lisha Proudfoot
MSL CBC - Franchise Business Coach
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rick in his capacity as a Growth Coach in the Poconos area. As Rick is building his own business as a business coach, I see his incredible level of tenacity and perseverance as required by any business owner. Rick’s strict adherence to exceptional quality in his own service to his business owner clients and his resolute methods for business promotions set the bar high for all business owners, regardless of industry. Rick’s clients are incredibly fortunate to have Rick as their Business Coach. As the lines between personal and business become blurred for all business owners, Rick provides his clients straightforward and extremely genuine efforts to push through life events and stay focused on end goals which become difficult over time for all business owners. Clients who have Rick as their business coach can not fail, as Rick does not know the meaning of failure, nor excuses it. The Poconos business community should be proud and thankful to have Rick as a resident business coach, for Rick’s coaching efforts will only result in positive economic impact for all businesses, large and small, in that area of Pennsylvania.
Alyson Patascher
MPH Professor of Health Studies
Rick has been a guest speaker in several of my Junior-Senior level Undergraduate classes over the years. He always gives engaging and dynamic presentations that the students find stimulating, motivational and informative in which they connect to on both professional and personal levels. Rick has an uncanny ability to gain trust and respect with those he works with immediately by virtue of the depth of his knowledge on vary topics. Rick is an honest and passionate leader and is an asset to anyone whom he works.
Sabine Schwab
I have known Rick Franzo for close to four years and have interacted with him in his capacity as my support group facilitator, mentor and fellow advocate for the brain tumor community. During my treatment for Anaplastic Astrocytoma, I have come to know Mr. Franzo very well, and therefore can comment on the aspects of his ability to coach, lead, mentor, speak and facilitate. Mr. Franzo is a caring, highly organized and remarkably professional leader and it has been a honor to be his mentee. Over the years, Mr. Franzo has not only introduced me to Brain Tumor Talk, the largest world-wide brain tumor support group on social media, but empowered me to become a fellow advocate and speaker for the brain tumor cause. An important aspect of Mr. Franzo’s interactions with his peers, clients and friends is his ability to not only listen well to their needs and concerns, but also to give professional and constructive feedback to improve the status quo, all whilst remaining professional and compassionate. I personally have benefited from working with Mr. Franzo.
Kyle Berwick
Regional Manager - Techtronic Industries
Rick is one of the best professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. Rick, was able to grow and sculpt me into a great asset for any business. I worked with Rick for close to 3 years and he constantly challenged and molded me to always strive for the moon. Without Rick I wouldn’t have been pushed to attainable heights in my career that I have been able to achieve today!
Nicholas Bourne
Inside Sales Representative - Vigon International, Inc.
Always a great time working with Rick! I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet with him back at ESU in the Entrepreneur Club. I’ve has the pleasure most recently to listen to him speak during a Pocono Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Ricks a great public speaker, motivator, and just a great friend overall! He has much knowledge and wisdom to pass on and I encourage anyone to get in contact with Rick.
Matt Ross
Director of Implementation - Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply
I’ve known Rick for over 15 years. He’s always been the first to step up or offer advice. He goes above and beyond to offer mentorship and advice.
Michelle Canepa, M.S.
Event Sales Manager
I always thought it was rare to come across a great co-worker, friend and mentor figure all in one person – and then I met Rick. I had the pleasure of working with Rick for almost 2 years at ESU. He is reliable, personable & never hesitates to lend a hand. I was always impressed by Rick’s motivation and positive attitude no matter what situation he was facing. He was very well respected by colleagues, professors, and hundreds of students on campus. I truly miss working with him & I am confident he will bring his enthusiasm, positive energy & hard work down his next path!
Sarah Wallace
Branch Manager II
Rick is top-notch! His approach and enthusiasm for growing business is like none other. If you are looking to level up your biz game, search no further!
Lisa Homa
Founding Director of Nursing - RN to BSN Program at Elizabethtown College
It has been a distinct honor to be mentored by Rick Franzo. I have collaborated with Rick for over 10 years. When I say that he is the “real deal” I mean it wholeheartedly.
Rick is a forward, big picture thinker who employs a servant leadership style. I am not sure how he does it, but he has had a significant impact on my personal and professional growth and has guided me to create an ambitious, achievable strategic plan.
Rick is a mentor that is there for you 24/7, is genuinely concerned for your growth, and can honestly have a significant impact upon the way you think, the way you look at your business and provide you with a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals!
With today’s turbulent business landscape, Rick is the secret weapon you need to achieve the goals and success! Thank you Rick for the countless, selfless hours you have given so freely to make me a success!
Mariella Silva
Integrative Health - The Valerie Fund Children's Center-Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Rick is an excellent public speaker and motivator with a passion for teaching. He is a great inspiration for everyone around him including his friends, colleagues, and clients. I met Rick at Toastmasters and have come to appreciate his leadership abilities and positive demeanor. Rick is a living example of what it means to work through challenges and come out triumph on the other side.
Alice Mae Wanamaker
Associate of Science - Lehigh Carbon Community College
Rick is a top-notch professional. At the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corp., we have partnered with Rick for several programs that have provided our members with valuable leadership and development skills as well as personal advice on overcoming challenges. Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and support to our organization and members and I would recommend him as a great presenter and partner.
Laurie Monteforte
Public Relations Expert | Media Relations Specialist
The great thing about Rick is that he isn’t just focused on helping you grow your business. He helps you grow as a person. Rick carefully listens to your business goals and your life goals and works closely with you so you can reach your success in both.

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