Being in the military isn’t like being a member of the civilian workforce. An entire country depends on you each and every day and the work you do literally changes and protects lives. So, for some, leaving military service to take a typical corporate job isn’t a thrilling move.
And The Growth Coach, a leading Business and Sales Coaching franchise, is thrilled to have those former members of the military join their ownership team. In fact, the company has seen a recent increase in owners with military experience – like Tahera Lloyd.
“When I left the military, I didn’t want to turn around and get a job working for someone else. In the military, we play hard, but we work even harder and we know business comes first. As a Growth Coach owner with my husband Phil, I know my work will make a difference and we’ll be the ones to reap the benefits,” she said.
The Growth Coach, founded in Cincinnati, sold its first franchise in 2003. However, their proven and guaranteed coaching process has a 20-year track record of helping clients. Today, the business and sales coaching franchise, in over 140 markets in North America and abroad, continues to serve small business owners, management teams, sales teams, and self-employed professionals. While most of the coaching is delivered through affordable group workshops, they also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and special projects.
The Growth Coach was recently included in the 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.
The Lloyds opened their business, The Growth Coach of Pearland, Texas, earlier this year. Tahera Lloyd said choosing The Growth Coach was easy because the franchise was in line with Phil Lloyd’s previous civilian work and the flexibility of the system fit them as business owners.
“There is a strong system in place with The Growth Coach and there are certain guidelines, but we can still be ourselves and use our personalities and strengths to help our clients,” Tahera Lloyd said.
Another new Growth Coach owner, Dan Gilbert, recently helped expand the company to his territory of Gastonia, North Carolina. Gilbert, also a veteran, has found that being a Growth Coach is a great option for those with military experience.
“The accountability mindset of The Growth Coach is very familiar with what you learn in the military. It’s about stepping up and doing something – getting out of something what you put into it – and that’s perfectly suited for someone who has been in the military,” he said. “The Growth Coach is different because the coaching strategy is based in reality. There are no quick fixes. We meet the customers where they are and the success of both of us is driven by mutual hard work.”
Gilbert said veterans, especially those who recently left the service, also will find that the structure of the company includes a welcome support system reminiscent of a military base.
“At The Growth Coach, you have a strong network of people and systems intended to help you succeed. It’s certainly not the same as working or living on a base, but you can always pick up the phone and ask someone for help or for advice. The company is there for you. It’s not dog eat dog because it’s all about mutual success. My success as The Growth Coach of Gastonia doesn’t negatively affect another owner in another territory and that creates a great community among owners,” he said.
Dan Murphy, CEO and Founder of The Growth Coach, is excited to welcome veterans like Tahera Lloyd and Dan Gilbert into the company’s network of owners.
“We’re delighted to have veterans like Dan and Tahera join our Growth Coach franchise community. Military veterans do well in our franchise system because of their proven leadership skills, discipline, mental fortitude, and great dedication. Through military service, they have been well trained, know how to follow systems, focus on serving others, and work well with teams,” Murphy said.
“I’d also just like to personally thank them for their personal sacrifices and military service to our country and for helping to protect our many rights and freedoms. I am honored and humbled that they chose The Growth Coach as the next step in their careers of service, making a difference, and helping others,” Murphy added.
For more information or to learn about opening your own Growth Coach, visit 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 and individual coaching with the goal of helping clients 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 www.TheGrowthCoach.com.