Rick Franzo Opens The Growth Coach of the Poconos

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The Growth Coach of the Poconos brings business and sales coaching services to Scranton, Mount Pocono, Stroudsburg, Bangor, Moscow, Delaware Water Gap, Belvidere (New Jersey) and the surrounding areas.

Rick Franzo

Everyone is on their own type of journey and none of us want to do that alone. That’s part of what makes The Growth Coach unique. With our workshop, we build a community of like-minded individuals who can share successes and challenges to help everyone grow together. - Rick Franzo

After a long career in business management and a unique journey with multiple brain tumors, entrepreneur Rick Franzo is pleased to announce the launch of his new business and sales coach company, The Growth Coach of the Poconos.

The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer group and one-on-one coaching for sales professionals, managers, management teams, self-employed professionals and more through a wide variety of programs through three industry-leading series – their Foundational Series, Fundamental Series and Fast Forward Series. The Growth Coach’s mission is to help business leaders build more successful business and more balanced lives. The Growth Coach of the Poconos serves Scranton, Mount Pocono, Stroudsburg, Bangor, Moscow, Delaware Water Gap, Belvidere (New Jersey) and the surrounding areas.

Franzo has a long background in retail management, but his leadership roles have blossomed as part of his brain tumor recovery process. He speaks publicly about brain tumors and cancer issues and is an inspirational and motivational speaker. Franzo is an active member of the community, including having been involved with Toastmasters International, where he served as Vice President of Public Relations, the Relay for Life on behalf of the American Cancer Society, and is a mentor and peer volunteer for physical and occupational therapy support at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Facility, Monroe Campus, Poconos PA. Franzo also works with the youth of the community as a mentor and guest speaker for Upward Bound.

“I had been doing some light consulting work over the last few years and I was looking for a program or format to help me expand that work, which I truly enjoy. When I came across The Growth Coach, it clicked. The components of The Growth Coach program absolutely match exactly what I was looking for and the mission of helping people find balance and success – not just make more money – spoke to me,” Franzo said. “As a Growth Coach, I don’t tell people what to do. I guide them. I help direct traffic.”

As a Growth Coach, Franzo is certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process, which adheres to the standards, practices and policies that the International Coaching Federation has set forth in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics. The company’s landmark Strategic Mindset Process is so effective that it comes with a money-back guarantee.

Franzo’s path to The Growth Coach is closely linked to his own journey with multiple non-malignant brain tumors. His first Meningioma diagnosis came in 2009 and that brain tumor left him paralyzed from the waist down, which Franzo was able to overcome through physical therapy. In February of 2011, he was diagnosed with yet another Meningioma and a subsequent MRI in February 2017 discovered an Acoustic Neuroma, a rare, non-malignant brain tumor.    In May of 2017, he had Gamma Knife radiosurgery and was the first patient to use the Frameless platform at LVHN in Allentown. As of the latest MRI, the procedure was a complete success!

“Those kinds of challenges cause you to think about what you’re doing with your life and what makes you happy. In business, it’s easy to feel alone, like you are the only one dealing with whatever challenges you are facing, but I’m here to tell you that you are not and to it’s always good to have someone hold your hand as you work through those challenges,” Franzo said. “My first questions to a business owner are ‘Are you happy? And is your business what you expected?’ If either answer is no, then I believe The Growth Coach can help.”

Franzo is also the founder of Brain Tumor Talk, the largest general brain tumor/cancer support group on social media, and the founder and facilitator of the first local support group in the Poconos and Northern New Jersey. He was the creator, producer, engineer and host of Brain Tumor Talk: Worldwide Radio Show, one of the only radio shows on the planet dedicated to brain tumors and brain cancers, which was streamed Live throughout the world from 2014 to 2017. Franzo is a self-published author of the book How Horseshoes Saved My Life… A Tale of 2 Brain Tumors. The book has been featured in both the high school and University curriculums in Health, English and Psychology classes.

“Everyone is on their own type of journey and none of us want to do that alone. That’s part of what makes The Growth Coach unique. With our workshop, we build a community of like-minded individuals who can share successes and challenges to help everyone grow together,” Franzo said.

The Growth Coach, founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, sold its first franchise in 2003, but its leaders have a successful 20-year track record of helping business leaders find success and balance. Today the business and sales coaching franchise is in more than 100 markets worldwide. The Growth Coach was included in Bond’s “Top 100 Franchises” and recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” and “Best of the Best,” in USA Today and has been featured on FOX, CBS and NBC.

For more information about how The Growth Coach of the Poconos can help you and your business, call (570)517-4672, email rfranzo@TheGrowthCoach.com or visit http://www.TheGrowthCoachPoconos.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 clients gain greater focus and leverage to work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. The Growth Coach is active in more than 100 markets in the United States and abroad and is always looking to expand domestically and internationally. For more information visit http://www.TheGrowthCoach.com.

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