Growth Coach Franchise Names Nathan Owens as President

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Nathan Owens, Chief Operating Officer for The Growth Coach Franchise System, has been promoted to the role of President. On both the domestic and international fronts, he will lead the business and oversee all facets of strategy, operations, brand development, franchise development, finances, and legal matters.

Since Owens started as COO, the franchise system has experienced significant growth, profitability and system improvements under his leadership. Also, under his direction and creativity, significant innovations have been developed which will be rolled out to the franchise community at their national conference in San Antonio in mid-February.

Prior to The Growth Coach, Owens had more than 15 years of executive franchise expertise, both domestically and internationally, for companies such as PepsiCo and RARE International among several other leading global brands known for producing industry-defining culture, products/solutions and results.

"Nathan has proven himself to be a visionary, results-oriented and high-energy leader and the best fit to take our business and sales coaching franchise system to new heights. Our entire franchise community and thousands of clients around the globe will benefit dramatically from his leadership, vision, passion, innovations, and deep commitment to our service mission," said Dan Murphy, CEO and Founder of The Growth Coach. Murphy, for the last year, also served as President while he led a national search for his successor.

"This strategic leadership role at The Growth Coach allows me to take my passion, energy and intense drive and channel them into something special that can make a real difference in the lives of business owners, managers, sales teams and leaders throughout the U.S. and abroad, including our franchise owners. Our proven business model and coaching and marketing systems absolutely and significantly help transform lives, businesses and communities around the world," Owens said.

"My vision is to have franchise owners thriving in 369 territories and in seven countries in the next four years. We continue to experience robust growth and success in North America and we now have Master Franchise Owners located in Quebec, Ecuador, India, and are in the final selection stages with Masters in Mexico and Turkey, to name a few," Owens stated.

For Owens, taking The Growth Coach to the next level is truly about his passion to help millions of people around the world find the all-important, but often elusive, balance between success in business and balance in life. Through his own pain, he had to find that balance for himself.

"In my previous executive position, I was traveling all the time - so much so that I barely saw my own wife and kids. When I met Dan Murphy I knew the coaching process would not only help me, which it has, but the rest of the world. Through The Growth Coach, my purpose, passion, and the right platform to make a significant difference in this world came together," he said.

The Growth Coach is the world's largest provider of group coaching, the #1 ranked Business Coaching Franchise in the United States for 2013, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, and the only coaching franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both greater success at work and balance in life. Clients include small business owners and leaders, management professionals, sales teams, and self-employed professionals among others.

"I am thrilled for Nathan and our franchise community. I know the company is in great hands, both on a strategic and operational level. Nate respects our history and is excited to create an even better and brighter future for all our stakeholders...our clients, franchise owners, vendors, alliance partners, communities in which we operate, and shareholders. Last year we celebrated our 10-year anniversary as a successful franchise system and also recognized our broader legacy of serving clients for well over 20 years with our proven coaching systems. Now is the perfect time to bring in fresh leadership, blood, ideas, and energy to reinvigorate and reinvent our system for the next 10-20 years," Murphy said.

Murphy continued, "As the Founder, I knew it was time to hire a high-powered, high-energy, visionary leader to elevate the innovations, expansion, performance and impact of The Growth Coach. Nate is that dynamic leader, champion and change agent we needed. It was also time for me to step back and allow an outside, objective, proven and driven franchise leader with a fresh vision take our company, service mission, and franchise owners to greater heights."

While most of The Growth Coach's services are delivered through affordable group coaching workshops, coaches also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects. New revenue streams in the areas of strategic retreats, business valuations, and emotional/social intelligence coaching are forthcoming in early 2014.

The Growth Coach Franchise 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 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

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