Whittington Brings Passion for Mentoring to New Growth Coach Franchise

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Amy Whittington Opens The Growth Coach of Western Maryland

Amy Whittington

Bringing The Growth Coach to this community will give me the chance to do what I’ve always loved while providing a much needed coaching service to the area. - Amy Whittington

For the last 20 years Amy Whittington worked in corporate America, she’s been that person people go to for help and advice. Now she’s using that passion for helping people succeed to launch her own business – The Growth Coach of Western Maryland.

The Growth Coach is the world’s leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed.

“People have always come to me for career advice and guidance. Helping people is something I’ve always been passionate about, but I never got to do enough of it. Honestly, my job just got in the way. Bringing The Growth Coach to this community will give me the chance to do what I’ve always loved while providing a much needed coaching service to the area,” Whittington said.

The Growth Coach of Western Maryland will serve Frederick, Washington and Allegany counties and the surrounding communities, including Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Most of The Growth Coach’s services are delivered through group workshops, but coaches also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects. The Growth Coach also recently started offering alternative financing, business valuation services, e-coaching, sales mapping and more.

Amy Whittington has over 25 years of experience in operations and customer service leadership, spanning retail, banking and corporate environments. She spent 19 years in the financial services industry, supporting major financial institutions and managing client and vendor relationships in the U.S. and throughout Latin America and Asia. Whittington, who has a BA in Communications and International Business from the University of Maryland University College, has also been very active in her local community, volunteering for various non-profit organizations and serving on the boards of The Salvation Army and STAR Community, Inc., as well as various committees for The United Way.

Through her career and volunteer experience, Whittington saw the need for executive and management team coaching. She thought she’d start coaching if she ever needed a career change.

“I found The Growth Coach about a year ago and started keeping an eye on what the franchise was doing. Earlier this year I thought, this shouldn’t be a backup plan. I should do this now on my own terms. I initially thought maybe I would open the business on my own, but The Growth Coach has services others can’t offer. It’s a unique system with proven success, and The Growth Coach’s mission to improve lives and communities through strong businesses made the franchise a great fit for me,” she said.

The Growth Coach was founded in 2003, but the company’s leaders have a 20 year track record of successful business coaching. The franchise, which is in over 140 markets in North America and abroad, was recently included in Bond’s “Top 100 Franchises” and has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the #1 Business Coaching and Consulting Franchise as well as in the magazine’s “Best of the Best” and “Top Home-Based Business” listings.

Whittington was born and raised in Western Maryland and is looking forward to bringing her local expertise and love for small businesses to the services she’ll be offering through The Growth Coach.

“I understand the economy here and the challenges our folks face with sustainability and growth. I think people underestimate the value and importance of our small businesses and how important it is that we all help them succeed,” she said. “I know, with the right guidance, our businesses can be stronger than ever.”

For additional information, contact Whittington at 301-842-2303, a.whittington(at)thegrowthcoach(dot)com or visit http://www.thegrowthcoachwesternmaryland.com.

ABOUT THE GROWTH COACH

The Growth Coach was founded in Cincinnati in 2003 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 small business owners and business leaders gain greater focus and leverage in order to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. The Growth Coach is active in more than 140 markets in North America and abroad and is always looking to expand domestically and internationally. For more information about the company or the process of opening an award-winning franchise, visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com.

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