Ladera Ranch CA— When Joe Brenneman graduated from journalism school and took a job in advertising sales at a local newspaper, he found that he had a passion for more than the news – he also had a knack for helping small business owners be more successful in meeting their goals. Now Brenneman is looking forward to getting back to his roots by becoming a professional business and sales coach with his new business, The Growth Coach of South Orange County.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer group and one-on-one coaching for sales professionals, managers, management teams, self-employed professionals and more. Other services include remote coaching delivered via phone and web, coaching for special projects, business valuation services, sales mapping and more. The Growth Coach of South Orange County serves Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point, Newport Beach and the surrounding communities.
Brenneman, who is married with four sons, lives in Ladera Ranch and spent his career in print and digital media – he started in newspaper advertising sales and climbed the ladder all the way to the corporate suite as chief revenue officer. His leadership roles included Advertising Director at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky, Vice President of Advertising at the Orange County Register, General Manager of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Los Angeles News Group, Senior Vice President of Advertising at the Baltimore Sun and Chief Revenue Officer at the San Diego Union-Tribune. When he accepted his last position, he knew it would be his last in media. Brenneman was ready for a change.
“I did a great job of climbing the corporate ladder throughout my career, but I was starting to wonder if my ladder had been on the wrong wall. However, my experience in news media gave me an opportunity to learn a great deal about budgeting, business planning, people management, training, coaching, operations, marketing, strategic selling, succession planning and more,” Brenneman said.
“When I was working in advertising sales, I had the opportunity to work with some amazing small business owners and, in many cases, I became an informal mentor and sounding board. I’ve always enjoyed helping people reach their dreams. When I left the news media world, I decided my next step would be to do something that enabled me to coach and teach while helping people learn more about themselves and surpass their goals. That’s how I found The Growth Coach,” he added.
In addition to his professional experience in advertising, marketing, social media, sales and business, Brenneman has a degree in journalism and an MBA. He’s looking forward to combining his experience, his passion and The Growth Coach’s resources to help business leaders in South Orange County.
“The Growth Coach has a tried and true system for helping people not only improve their businesses, but also find balance in their lives and meet their personal and professional goals. I have a passion for small businesses and for helping businesses be successful, but it’s about more than the numbers. I grew up in a family business and it consumed every family dinner, vacation and holiday. You have to find a way to build your business and still have time for yourself and your family. I’m looking forward to helping people achieve that,” Brenneman said.
As a Growth Coach, Brenneman is certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process, which adheres to the standards, practices and policies that the International Coaching Federation has set forth in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics.
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. The company’s Strategic Mindset Process is so effective that it comes with a money-back guarantee.