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The Growth Coach Franchise Announces 10 Award Winners

The Growth Coach is pleased to announce the winners of 10 International Growth Coach Awards. These awards were presented at the company’s International Conference in Las Vegas on February 28, 2019.

“The caliber of the coaches who were recognized this year is outstanding. Having tenured coaches, many of who met five and 10 year milestones this year, who are willing to give back to the brand and work with other coaches while making a difference in their own communities says a lot about The Growth Coach. I think I speak for everyone in The Growth Coach network when I say how proud we all are of all the award recipients,” The Growth Coach President Lisa Hudson said.

Here’s who was recognized:

Domestic Coach of the Year 
Steve Larsen – The Growth Coach of Sioux Falls 
Coach of the Year is determined by a system of weighted criteria such as revenue, engagement, innovation, peer support, compliance, brand growth and network activity. Coach of the Year is instrumental in making a significant impact on clients they serve and their coaching peers in the network. The leadership efforts of a Coach of the Year epitomizes The Growth Coach’s mission of significantly transforming lives and businesses around the world, one community at a time.

International Coach of the Year 
Santiago Garcia – The Growth Coach and Master Franchisor of Spain 
Pablo Payro – The Growth Coach and Master Franchisor of Mexico 
Coach of the Year award is a culmination of all things Growth Coach. The designation is bestowed on those coaches showing continued success at not just the scaling of their business, but also the growth in their passion for coaching and helping small and medium businesses to thrive. The International Coach of the Year has displayed these accomplishments and persevered through government and market conditions that may be ever changing and impact how entrepreneurs implement strategies for their businesses.

Marketing Vanguard Award 
Rick Franzo – The Growth Coach of the Poconos 
The Marketing Vanguard Award is for a coach who advocates for The Growth Coach brand through media; raising brand awareness through marketing materials and incorporating testimonials. They share their innovations and new creations across the network.

Newcomer of the Year Award 
Steve Beers – The Growth Coach Texas Gulf 
The Newcomer of the Year Award is presented to a coach who just launched their Growth Coach business in the previous calendar year, yields high monthly revenue average, and demonstrates elevated activity within the coaching network.

The Summit Award 
Lisa Hudson – The Growth Coach of Carmel 
The Summit Award is endowed upon a coach who is most engaged in our network through consistently reading the Coaching Tip of the Week, listening to the Marketing Tip of the Week, attending and participating on calls – such Coaching Calls and both the Mentor and Coaches Corner Calls – and regularly attends conferences and trainings.

Breakthrough Coach of the Year 
Brad Schneider – The Growth Coach of Central Ohio-North 
A Breakthrough Coach has been operational over 2 years and displays year over year revenue increases from 2017 to 2018. They are involved with the coaching network, consistently overcome objections, and embraces change.

Top Three Revenue Producers 
Tim Shepelak – The Growth Coach of Cincinnati 
Gamaliel Malave – The Growth Coach and Master Franchisor of Puerto Rico 
Steve Larsen – The Growth Coach of Sioux Falls 
The label of top producer has become an increasingly prevalent tool for distinguishing the cream from the crop. The Growth Coach’s Top Three Revenue Producers continuously conquer all growing pains associated with scaling businesses and they find other top coaching talent to share in their vision of coaching success.

The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation. 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 by way of three industry-leading series – their Foundational Series, Fundamental Series and Fast Forward Series. The Growth Coach also offers GC Insights, a program that uses behavioral analysis to unlock human potential to build high-performance teams and stronger leaders.

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.

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