About Us

"Carl's insight, perspective and advice have been beneficial for the nearly twenty-five years we have known each other. In today's challenging environment, quick fixes don't work. We recommend a 'Hicks Fix' for lasting value."
Dennis Manning
Chairman and CEO (Retired)
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

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.

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 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. 


"Carl Hicks is a master executive coach who focuses on getting every leader to reach their maximum potential.  Our entire leadership team is much better because of Carl's growth ideas and methods to maximize our company's potential and the potential of the people we lead"
Nash Subotic
Wealth Strategy Partners, WestPac Wealth Partners

"Carl has an uncanny ability to help me get out of my own way."

Zachary L. Allen


The Allen Financial Group, LLC


Carl's books, High Impact Ideas for Your Life and Unlock the Growth Potential of Your Organization, are now available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.



Strategic Advisors

Natalya H. Bah

Heather Curtis