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Meet Carl

Founder Carl F. Hicks, Jr., Ph.D., serves as President and CEO of The Growth Group, LLC, and principal management consultant. His results-oriented approach combines his management education and his approachable, conversational style with more than 30 years of Executive Coaching and Management Consulting experience.

The Success Whisperer

With wit and a unique ability to align individual performance with organizational objectives, Carl enables clients to free themselves from non-value added details to focus on mission-critical, strategic initiatives.


Concentrating on the human side of management, Carl helps clients identify, think through, and effectively address interpersonal and performance issues that act as a drag on their success.


Working with firms ranging in size from emerging entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies, Carl has helped them identify and develop their top managerial talent, strengthen their work teams and optimize their organization’s performance.

Carl received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and MBA from the University of Arkansas and his BS in Management with distinction from Mississippi State University.


Carl and his wife, Carolyn, are the proud parents of daughter, Natalya, founder and CEO of Natalya Bah Consulting and The Growth Group Academy in Washington D.C., and the happy grandparents of three grandchildren. He and his wife divide their time between their homes in Chevy Chase, MD, and Hilton Head Island, SC.


5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 604

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Tel: (240) 351-4897

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