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Meet The Growth Coach Franchisee Kurt Treu

Thirty years in corporate banking confirmed the value of coaching

When Kurt Treu retired from US Bank after 22 years, Kurt knew he wanted to take all of that experience and put it to work helping business leaders in Cleveland become better. After decades in the banking world, he’d spent a lot of time with business coaches and knew the value of the services they provided.

“I was looking for coaching programs, as a student of coaching, and I looked around for opportunities,” says Kurt, who has owned a The Growth Coach franchise in the Cleveland area since 2015. “It was either go with something like a franchise or work for some of the big companies that do coaching. I decided I wanted to have as large an impact on greater Cleveland as possible.”

That’s why Kurt chose The Growth Coach franchise. Through our unique group coaching model, Kurt knew he could reach more people in more industries than a one-on-one coaching system might allow. He estimates he splits his time about 50/50 between group coaching sessions and individual coaching. In both cases, the proof is in the outcome for the business and sales leaders he coaches.

“I see the results in them personally,” Kurt says. “They start to change their behavior, the changes trickle into their teams, and then you see companies grow.”

The Growth Coach is an industry-leading business coaching franchise, established in more than 150 markets in the United States and abroad. Our business coaching system eliminates the barriers that prevent smaller operations from gaining the benefits of coaching — our proprietary coaching system is delivered in a group setting where owners, managers and salespeople meet quarterly to work through our effective management, sales and interpersonal coaching programs. Since our founding in 1992, our coaches have helped thousands of small business owners achieve their personal and professional goals. For Growth Coaches like Kurt, the value isn’t about providing answers. It’s about providing motivation, as Kurt explains.

“You don’t have to give these business owners and executives the answers,” Kurt says. “They know what the answers are. You need to get them to realize what those answers are and then commit to them.”

In too many cases, Kurt says the owners and managers are spending too much time focused on working the business instead of growing the business. That’s partly because they need guidance in how to encourage a sense of growth.

“Once you get into management and leadership, you tend not to be selling anything or making anything,” Kurt says. “Instead, results are a combination of what the team does. I understood early on that coaching was going to be my go-to management and leadership tool. I spent much of my time developing my people — and I saw the most extraordinary things in people.”

When it came time for him to retire from banking and transition into coaching, though, Kurt knew that he didn’t want to build the programs he’d need. That’s where The Growth Coach came in.

“I did not have the time nor the patience, or maybe even the ability, to create all the programs The Growth Coach has been working on for 20 years,” Kurt says. “The Growth Coach has all of the materials — the workbooks, the presentations, and everything else — and that means you have a program you know works for your clients.”

With the materials your clients need and our proven track record of helping business and sales managers become the best leaders they can be, The Growth Coach is a powerful franchise opportunity at the right time.

Ready to bring The Growth Coach business coaching franchise to your community?

With the total investment to launch a franchise beginning at just $55,125, our business coaching franchise is a low-cost investment opportunity with potential for high returns. The business coaching industry is booming, and The Growth Coach offers a quick ramp-up to allow for a potentially faster return on investment. Apply to become the next Growth Coach today, or download our free Franchise Information Report.