Growth Coach Offers Referral Bonus to Encourage Encore Careers

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The Growth Coach, the only pure business and sales coaching franchise focused on helping clients find success in business and balance in life, is looking to help other potential coaches start encore careers as Growth Coach owners by offering a $5000 referral incentive.

After Dona Blackman was laid off twice in six years in corporate America, she decided it was enough and time to create her own destiny.

“I’m a baby boomer and the reality was that it was taking a long time to find a job and the offered pay was half of what I was worth. In all my years in human resources, coaching and training was always my passion, so I started looking into opening my own business coaching company,” she said. “At this stage in my life, I didn’t want to build something from the ground up, so I decided to go with a franchise. The Growth Coach fit perfectly with what I was looking for.”

That was in 2010. Now Blackman is a successful Growth Coach franchise owner in Woodbridge, Virginia.

The Growth Coach is looking to encourage more encore career seekers, like Blackman, to consider opening their own Growth Coach franchises. To get the ball rolling, The Growth Coach is offering a a $5,000 referral incentive to individuals or organizations for each person they refer who is awarded a new franchise territory.

The Growth Coach, the only pure business and sales coaching franchise focused on helping clients find success in business and balance in life.

Many of the franchise owners who join The Growth Coach as their encore career come from a variety of fields including: consulting, sales and marketing, training, education, banking, accounting/finance, human resources, and business ownership. An encore career is the final career choice and move someone makes before retiring, a career or business that will provide them with greater fulfillment, joy, flexibility, control, and purpose.

Dan Murphy, CEO and Founder of The Growth Coach, said opening a Growth Coach franchise is a great option for business professionals looking for a home-based, low-cost encore opportunity with flexibility, major profit potential and a coaching and marketing system that’s been proven successful for over 20 years, the last 10 years as a franchise.

“The Growth Coach allows professionals to leverage their backgrounds, experiences and desires to help and serve others while creating a lasting legacy,” he said. “This is something owners can do full-time or part-time all the way up to and through retirement. People don’t want to golf five days a week – they want to have real purpose and to spend their time making a difference in the lives of others. All of our franchise owners have been successful in prior careers, now they are looking for greater significance and meaning.”

Jack Harsh, owner of The Growth Coach in Richmond, Virginia, also turned to The Growth Coach as an encore career.

“I had a 35 year career in human resources and, when I retired in 2008, I knew I wanted to build a new career. I always enjoyed the leadership development part of my job, so when I started looking at options, The Growth Coach was a natural fit,” Harsh said. “The Growth Coach, being a franchise, is a good option for someone who wants to be a coach, wants to help small businesses or who has a passion for what The Growth Coach does, but doesn’t want to start from scratch.”

Launching a Growth Coach is affordable and franchise owners have access to extensive training, proven marketing and coaching systems, and ongoing support at the corporate and peer levels. Founded in 2002 in Cincinnati, The Growth Coach is in over 140 markets and was just ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 business coaching franchise.

For Blackman, owning her own Growth Coach has allowed her to spend more time with her granddaughter and family.

“If I were someone’s employee, I’d have to ask off time to do the things I want to do, but now I work for myself. Yes you work hard – and the learning curve can be steeper if you’ve been working for someone else all your life – but success in this business means success for yourself and for your clients. I would whole-heartedly recommend The Growth Coach.”

Referring a potential franchise owner is easy – just contact Carol Stefanopoulos at The Growth Coach at 877-398-6350 ext. 124, or email Referrals[at]TheGrowthCoach[dot]com and provide all necessary contact information for the referrer and the candidate referral. If this referral results in The Growth Coach awarding a new territory, the individual or organization that provided the referral will receive a check for $5,000. To quality for this incentive, the referral must be new to The Growth Coach, not in the company's franchise recruitment database and be submitted in 2013.

For additional information or to learn about opening your own Growth Coach, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com or call 855-300-COACH.

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 as well as individual coaching with the goal of helping clients gain greater focus and leverage to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. 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 as your encore career, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com.

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