WE BELIEVE IN BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD - companies have a responsibility to be conscious of their impact on the world, and ultimately make the world a better place.

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT GROWTH – rooted in our core belief that we are all here to expand, learn, flourish, strengthen, and reach our greatest potential.

WE DELIVER RESULTS – we don’t just provide ideas and advice, we partner with you to make things happen.


When a business has a strong sense of purpose and commitment to the betterment of the world, you can feel the energy permeate the organization. They stand out from the crowd and draw people in - be they employees, partners or consumers.

GRO was founded by Charlie Dawson to support these socially-conscious companies in their growth. After 20 years of helping businesses achieve greater sales and profits, Charlie still longed for deeper meaning in his work. At GRO, Charlie now partners with purpose-driven companies to design and implement actionable strategies that bring their visions to life and deliver results. He also continues working with them to help them accelerate growth throughout their journey.

Charlie has worked with businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies across a number industries, including life sciences, retail, beauty, hospitality and technology. He also has a passion for all things related to travel, health and wellness. 

He received an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS degree from The Hotel School at Cornell University.