Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
There comes a time for every business when it’s necessary to take time out, reflect, and look at the future. But what do business owners do if that future is foggy? No clear direction ahead? There is a solution: Business owners in North Western Oregon can find new direction and guidance with a unique “business lighthouse” – business and sales coach, Gary Furr, owner of The Growth Coach.
The Growth Coach is the only franchise system dedicated to helping business owners, managers, sales professionals and the self-employed to find greater success in business while balancing work and life. The company was founded in 2002 in Cincinnati and is now 140 markets strong.
Furr brings more than 30 years of business, 12 years of Chief Operating Officer experience for a $40 million company, and a Masters of Business Administration in Organizational Development to his new, encore career. He’s looking to focus on helping small business owners, managers and leaders.
“We have a lot of wonderful, technically confident people in this community, but many are really struggling with business operations. They know how to make a fantastic product, but don’t quite know how to run a successful business,” Furr said. “My desire, and expertise, is to work with those who need to bridge the gap between doing what they know and love, and running a successful, sustainable business.”
In his previous career, Furr oversaw finance, sales, marketing, human resources and production. He knows what it takes to create and follow-through with a strategic business plan, hire and train solid leaders, and maximize profits. These skills, combined with The Growth Coach’s proven, proprietary process arm Furr with focused solutions that make a difference in the lives of business owners throughout his community.
“I have done coaching and consulting work for a number of years and have been successful in new business development, new product research and design, creating and implementing new business strategies, streamlining operations, developing and implementing corporate business plans and more,” he said. “I really have a passion for helping people and, in this case, they just happen to be small business owners. When I decided to start a new career in coaching, I did my due diligence and found that The Growth Coach fit what I was looking for – they have extensive materials and strategies combined with a system that’s supportive and continuously improving.”
Professional associate Elizabeth Peters has worked with and been able to observe Furr for more than five years. She’s excited to see the positive impact he’ll make on the business leaders in his community in this new career.
“Gary is probably one of the premiere leaders in his industry in Oregon and beyond. He’s thoughtful and strategic and he knows how to take a big vision and make it real,” she said. “Possibly most importantly, he’s a great communicator and he has a way of bringing people alongside him and helping everyone to learn together. It’s inspiring.”
Gary Furr’s Growth Coach coverage area includes Portland and the surrounding areas of Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin, Milwaukie, Sunnyside and Clackamas. For more information or to reach Furr, call (503)312-3145 or visit http://www.thegrowthcoach.com/gfurr.
ABOUT THE GROWTH COACH
The Growth Coach was founded in Cincinnati in 2002 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 to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives by implementing strategies to overcome obstacles. The Growth Coach is active in more than 140 markets in the United States and abroad and is always looking to expand. For more information about the company or the process of opening a business coaching franchise, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com.