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“As a trained speech evaluator and a business owner, I have a critical eye for different advice that is presented as well as how it is presented. David presents things in a clear, direct and structured way and yet still finds ways to make the learning experience enjoyable and memorable. He is an excellent trainer and I imagine an even better coach. He is a valuable asset to have as a presenter at your future events as well as someone you need to speak with about how to grow your business.”

Edward Jones

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“There are uber-networkers and then there is Barbara Larrabee. Barbara is an uber-connector. She takes the time to listen and learn about your business… who you are interested in meeting with… and more importantly, who you should be meeting with. I strongly recommend Barbara Larrabee and the Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore.”

–Jason Plotkin

President at The Parkville-Carney Bussienss Association, Inc.

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“David doubled my business and made me more productive with my time and a better manager.”

– Howard Bank Mortgage

Dr. Marc Gulitz, the CEO of Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic has grown from a solo entrepreneur that was not profitable to become one of the top 2% of chiropractic practices in the US. Working with Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore) Dr. Gulitz has been able to double his business last year, open new locations, grow to 15 employees, increase results, increase his motivation and decrease his working hours.

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“Barbara is professional, knowledgeable and one stop shop when it comes to Marketing. Her decades of experience and knowledge and her professionalism is unmatched within the industry. A truly Marketing guru!”

–Gabe OMaru

Business Consultant at Maryland Small Business & Technology Development Center

Jason Lusby

Jason Lusby, the Operating Principal of the Lusby Group, a commercial and residential real estate agent with three to four team members plus some support staff has increased their transaction and revenue by over 400% last year. Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore) has helped Jason implement procedures and systems to improve efficiency. This improvement in efficiency has allowed for more time to focus on the business and to provide better services for his clients..

Hannah Callahan

Hannah Callahan, Insurance Agent of North Central Insurance Agency hired Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore) to help her achieve growth for her family business. Using the networking strategies David Kelly taught, her networking has become more specifically directed and her planning has become more in-depth to reach her goals more accordingly. With David’s help, her business is ready for now and for the future.

Nelson Colman Jewelers

“David can provide your business a laser focus on what are the most important things to do first, second, third etc. in order to succeed. He has an uncanny ability to help you keep the main thing, the main thing. I encourage you to meet David and learn more about how he can help you business improve and grow and how to improve your leadership, no matter the size of your business. You’ll be glad you did.”

Nelson Coleman Jewelers

After trying many other executive coaching programs, Dr. Rochelin Herold, the CEO and Clinical Director of Maryland Spine Institute found success with Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore). Dr. Herold has seen growth of 30% each year for the past two years since starting with Growth Solutions Team. With greater profits, the investment in executive coaching has proved to be cost effective and rewarding.

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“David and his team presented at the GAF Contractor Expo yesterday 3/21. He and his team were very insightful and his topics of discussion were spot on. We differently had some “ahah” moments. I would highly recommend David “The Growth Coach” Kelly and his team. We will have them present at another GAF Contractor Expo in the near future.”

–Tom Horan

Regional Sales Manager – Mid Atlantic , GAF

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“David Kelly was very helpful getting me to think like a business owner and not like an employee. The Growth Coach program makes you really work on running your business better. David was very responsive and available whenever I had questions, needed guidance or even a nudge. His team is also great at helping you make business connections. If you are a business owner, I highly recommend David and his team.”

–Meg Cotton

Owner/Designer at Niche Marketing Company, Inc.

Man speaking testimonial

When Kevin Beal of Cummings & Co Realtors hired Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore) he saw an increase in sales and profits within one year of business coaching. After 14 years with his business, he just had his most profitable year ever. Kevin has found executive coaching to be a rewarding process not only in terms of profit but in also in self-improvement

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“Incredibly generous with time, talent and sage advice — as well as enthusiastic and highly supportive, David helps companies challenges assumptions and rethink work efficiency.”

–Karl Adler

Director of Student Life & Humanities Coordinator

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Mary Ann Hammel, an attorney at Mid-Atlantic Title and a partner in a real estate law firm with over 20 employees worked with Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore) to improve her executive coaching skills. The Growth Solutions Team gave her the freedom to spend more valuable time with her family while increasing her revenues by thirty percent.

De Novo Services of Process

“Great sales trainer and motivator. Wants more for you than you want sometimes. Always willing to sit with you and talk it out until it finally clicks. Would recommend David to anyone looking to step up their sales game!”

–Samantha Mason

Sr. Client Representative, De Novo Attorney Services, Inc.

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“Networking with Barbara is like being connected to an unlimited Rolodex of contacts. She is a fantastic connector of people and resources and is always looking for ways to assist businesses. Her connections have helped me meet the right people to grow my business. I have also attended a Growth Coach seminar. I am generally leery of attending seminars because they fail to offer actionable advise. Well, this seminar was the opposite, it was full of actionable suggestions that I am currently using.”

“Barbara is a dream to with work with and I recommend her & the Growth Coach. They simply know how to get businesses growing.”

–Philip Romm

Phil Romm Consulting

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“As the Chief Marketing Officer of the Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore, Barbara Larrabee has been key in helping me network and become connected to potential clients and partners. Her professionalism, warm personality and genuine desire to help her clients has made my experience with her team overwhelmingly positive. I highly recommend Barbara and the Growth Coach team to anyone who wants to grow their business and see results.”

–Aline Lin

President at UserHappy and Link Studio

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“I have been fortunate to get know and work with Barbara Larrabee. Barbara is the consummate professional and go to resource for individuals and businesses that want to go to the next level. Barbara and the Growth Coach will help you define your goals, develop a strategy that is custom tailored to fit your unique needs and then most importantly…execute! Drawing on her diverse experience in sales, marketing, management and more, Barbara and the Growth Coach will guide you on the path to success while holding you accountable so you don’t veer off course. Barbara also brings tremendous value to her clients by connecting them with other key contacts in her vast network to create successful partnerships. I can’t tell you how many people have told me they connected with their best client or business referral through Barbara and I have experienced it firsthand myself.”

“If you feel like you are stuck in a rut, your business has hit a plateau or you want to accelerate your growth – I highly recommend contacting Barbara Larrabee. She will help you remove or overcome and real or perceived barriers to success.”

–Kevin Spargo

Vice President of Sales at Computer Services Unlimited, Inc.

Aline Lin, the founder and President of Link Studio, a visual communications studio looked to Growth Solutions Team (formally The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore) for guidance in growing her business of 15 years and to launch her new business UserHappy, a company that provides insight into your target audience through usability testing. Working with the Growth Solutions Team has given her a solid foundation for growth: the right mindset, business development skills and the right strategic partners to collaborate with.

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“I am a current client of David. His no nonsense style and practical advice have been a great benefit to me. He has enabled me to see the big picture and is helping me develop the strategies to get there. I highly recommend him.”

–Alan Billian

Attorney At Law at Alan L. Billian, P.A.

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“When I first met David, I immediately knew this was a person who could assist me in bringing our business to a new level. His expertise in business management and professional contacts allowed us to expand our services, thus generating new revenue resources. He created an open forum for all his students to access others within his network, which cultivated an environment of exploration, goals, and accomplishments. He individualized each persons needs and identified strengths to build upon. I would highly recommend David and his services for any business owner who would like an opportunity to expand their business model, profit margin, and marketing ideas.”

– Donna Phillips

Co-Owner of Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery

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“David has a sterling reputation in Baltimore. The events he puts on are well attended and packed with networking opportunities. The connections he makes are powerful. Highly recommended!”

– Burke Bowers

Relationship Manager at Howard Bank

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“As the owner of my own company, I’m always on the lookout for talented professionals. When David was asked to help, it was obvious that the combination of his expertise, leadership, and energy was one of the driving forces behind the project. I like David because he is a big thinker who wants to help others make a positive impact in their business and/or in their community.”

Pinnacle Advisory

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“David is a smart guy and a charismatic leader who typically reads situations and understands the dynamics quickly. He is able to give you the right advice in a matter of seconds that you realize in that moment or days later that he was right on mark. He is very growth focused and is brilliant at getting you to think bigger. If you want to be aggressive about growth and hitting your goals, David would be an awesome coach for you.”

–Ben Offit

Partner/Financial Planner at Clear Path Advisory, Inc.

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“David has made sure that my business is constantly moving towards our goals and vision. His experience and success as a business owner have been invaluable to me as I grow my own law firm. He’s a ‘coach’ in the truest sense of the word. David and his team don’t always tell me what I want to hear, but what will help me grow consistent with my vision and goals.”

–Jason Shultz

Owner at Shultz Legal, LLC

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“If you are thinking about engaging David’s services and you are serious about growing your business, you need to do it. David is a proven professional that will lead you down the path to success. All you need to do is follow the plan. I would recommend David to any business person that is willing to put the work in.”

Scott Eisgrau
VP/Branch Manager at Southern Trust Mortgage NMLS# 139186

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“I met David through my boss, Marc. About a year into my career, my boss offered to enroll me into David’s program. Today, I’m more motivated, more successful, more accountable, and making my referral partners stronger! I understand the processes and sales techniques David and his team teach. Not only do they all have a solid track-record of success, they still use what they teach. The Team at The Growth Coach will teach you skills that are immeasurable. I’m more confident and successful then ever before. I’m also HAPPY and have financial stability! My family and I are searching for a new home and I am certain that my dreams are reachable, because of my training!”

–Vanessa Morris

Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic

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After interviewing more than five potential coaches, we decided to go with The Growth Coach. It is easily one of the best decisions we have made for our business.  We’ve been able to significantly grow our bottom line thanks to the expert guidance of David Kelly and all the strategies he advised and helped us to implement.

 We thank Mr. Kelly and The Growth Coach for contributing to the success of our business.

Scott Sheldon,
President, Sheldon & Sons Painting

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“Barbara is really great at what she does. In just two months I nearly doubled my sales for the year. If you’re willing to listen to her she can help you grow and sustain your business. I highly recommend a conversation with Barbara if you need direction with your business.”

–David Addi

Screen Printing and Embroidery Specialist as Well as Promotional Products

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“I’ve been working with The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore for almost four years. It has been one of the best decisions I have made as a business owner.  I’m a technician who is passionate about what he does and who started a business around it so I could keep doing it and support myself.  I never had a formal business training so these programs helped teach me about sales, running a business, and creating goals to guide my business each quarter.  In addition to valuable skills gained, I have benefited from the feedback I get from a diverse group of business owners in each seminar, as well as the business connections that have been made.  Where else can you spend time working out common issues with other small business owners?

I have experienced steady revenue growth throughout the years I have worked with The Growth Coach, but more importantly, I have put into place systems and teamed up with the right people to reduce the amount of time I need to spend working in the business.  With this free time I can be with my family more, volunteer more, travel and pursue hobbies.  Thank you, and I look forward to continuing to work together and grow my business.

George Brown
President, GreenLeaf Construction

Joseph Tychostup

“David has been very hands on with our business and is directly responsible for helping fuel our growth. I would highly recommend David to any small businesses looking to take their company to the next level.”

–Joseph Tychostup

 Managing Partner at Decker & Tychostup, LLC

Health Quest Chiropractic Physical Therapy

After only one year, even as an established practice, David has been instrumental in helping our company grow by 40%. He is committed to our success and generous with his time and availability. He has a grass roots approach to connecting people in the community and experience and knowledge of a broad spectrum of businesses. I would highly recommend David for established business owners as well as start-ups looking to achieve their objectives. I only wish I had found him earlier.”

Paul Ettlinger
Clinical Director Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy and Managing Member of Better Day Property Solutions

De Novo Services of Process

“Few people have the opportunity to work with a mentor and coach like Barbara — luckily I do. She has helped me understand the selling process (and what a process it is!!), spent countless time going over pitches, helping me tweak my approach, etc. Barbara cares about my success just as much, if not more, than I do. Stick with her, have some patience and work hard — you are sure to be successful.”

–Samantha Mason

Sr. Client Representative, De Novo Attorney Services, Inc.


As someone who led sales training for Cadbury in the U.S. and Canada, I know “good” when I see it. You more than fit the bill. Great reminders, and a couple of new ideas that will help me as I build BBSI in Northern Virginia”


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“Barbara and David are really great at what they do. Ever since I became a client my total sales have only increased. Barbara and David are very attuned to my strengths and weaknesses and know exactly how to coach me. If you’re not interested in growing in your business and sales don’t call them. But if you’re stuck in a rut and want to see results in your sales call them today.”

OK Uniform

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“David was tremendously helpful in building our sales and business processes. He has a unique way of thinking that help you obvious yet hard to see solutions to what appear on the surface to be complicated. I would highly recommend David and his services to anyone.”

Specialty Consulting Services

Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab and Chiropractic Logo

Working with David Kelly and the Growth Coach has changed my life and the life of my business. I went from losing money (as most small businesses do in the beginning) to earning a professional wage in a matter of a few short years. Like most small business owners I didn’t think I needed David’s help. But its near impossible to be a CEO and to direct your team without some strategic vision and planning and that’s where David comes in. I like to say that he gives you the shovel, but you have to do the digging.

I have an opportunity to join the rarified air of the top 2% of earners in my profession in only my fourth year of business, and third year with David. My sales calls convert at a high rate, we see tons of patients, and we collect money for services rendered. All, mind you, while working fewer hours, hiring more employees and building a business and not a job…

My only regret in dealing with David and the Growth Coach is that I did not begin sooner.

–Dr. Marc Gulitz D.C., President
Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic

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