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Strategic Planning

Maximizing Your Business Planning Process

I have been exploring real estate properties in preparation of making a move and was surprised at the amount of obvious do-it-yourself, “DIY-work” I saw in a home I recently toured.  I am all for the idea of doing things yourself up to a point, but one homeowner’s attempt to...

GC Insights Add Behavioral Analysis to Growth Coach’s Already Powerful Coaching Programs

The Growth Coach has launched a new behavior analysis program called GC Insights to help business owners, company leaders and human resource professionals hire, retain and develop top talent. GC Insights goes well beyond DISC analysis – the program also gives franchisees access to multi-faced assessments, reports, tools and support...

Effective Leadership Means Trusting Yourself

I am currently enrolled in one of the most dynamic leadership programs of my career. It is powerful because we are a group of leaders within the business and/or civic community, and we are discussing leadership from a few different perspectives. It is also fun to be a participant, rather...

Back to School Time – What does it mean for your business?

Back to school can bring a mix of emotions. Were you that kid who dreaded the end of summer, the loss of fun and freedom, getting up at the same time (early!) every morning? Maybe you were the kid who couldn’t wait to start the new year, the new teachers,...

Finding Balance as a Small Business Owner or a Company President

  Small business owners and company presidents have a lot in common – starting with how busy they can be. Being in charge of everything has benefits, but it also has major drawbacks, especially when it comes to work life balance. You should be able to work to live, not...

Could You or Your Team Benefit from Social Learning

  In late 2017, when Forbes outlined the Top 10 growing business trends that will drive success in 2018, there was one we weren’t surprised to see – Social Learning. In a way, The Growth Coach has been doing that for more than 20 years. With our Strategic Business Owner...

Do Your Numbers Add Up to Business Growth?

It’s a no-brainer that running a business is a balancing act – balancing management, sales, operations, human resources and a life outside the office too. So how do you know if you are on the right track and that your business is actually growing? It’s in the numbers. Here are...

READ – your Strategic Selling Process

I work with many business owners who have streamlined systems and processes for operations and customer service but have not put a sales process in place. A simple sales process that garners results is READ. R – Relate. Since we typically do business with people we know, like, and trust,...

Improve Business Relationships Through Intrinsic Validation

Growing a successful business boils down to relationships.  Without relationships, there would be no business. What would it be like with a team that communicates clearly and is engaged? What if you had referral partners who really “get” your business and make valuable introductions, or clients who are raving fans...

Create a Networking Plan to Build Relationships That Matter

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.” This Chinese proverb holds true for networking too. Whether you have been in business for a while or are a newcomer, it’s important to maintain and nurture your business relationships with intention and...

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My background in sales; marketing, public relations, and advocacy, spans small business, start-up, non-profit and franchises. I've led teams and coached individual business owners to maximize their productivity and regain their enthusiasm for their work and their lives.


“I’ve been working with Kim Ellet in the Strategic Business Owner group coaching program for just a few quarters now and have already seen a 28% increase in my business over prior year. I’ve signed on new clients with larger projects and am achieving my goal of putting together an effective team to support my business growth. Gaining clarity about my business, where I want to go and how to get there has made a really big impact for me so far. It’s exciting to see things happening that I set my sights on early in the process.” ~ Beth Davis Pitt, CPA

Atlanta, GA


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