Vaughn Bethell

Company: Performance QSA, LLC
Founder and CEO
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Vaughn Bethell is the Founder & CEO of Performance QSA, LLC in Greenville, SC. Bethell started his business right out of college in the summer of 2003 with 23 clients. Performance QSA has become the largest and most successful personal training only business in the Upstate of South Carolina and now serves over 500 clients and customers.

Over the last ten years, Vaughn has worked with many elite level athletes ranging from high school to the professional ranks. Many of his athletes have gone on to play at numerous colleges and many professional organizations including: NFL, MLS, A-League, MISL, NBA, etc. Also he currently or has formerly held the following titles and has worked with the following clubs or organizations: Speed Coach for the Furman University Men’s Soccer team Speed Expert for the Doug Allison Soccer Academy Speed/Strength Coach for the Presbyterian College Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams Speed/Strength Coach for the Presbyterian Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams Speed/Strength Consultant for the Bahamas Men’s National Soccer Team Speed/Strength Consultant for Furman United Soccer Club Performance Enhancement Specialist Weight Management Certified Consultant IYCA – Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certified Under Armour Combine 360 Trainer Certified/Authorized Nike SPARQ Trainer And many, many more Vaughn has also worked with well over 1,000 personal training clients over the last 10 years to help them achieve their health, fitness, and performance goals.

He is backed by a highly certified, educated, and experienced team of trainers with a wealth of knowledge and eagerness to help athletes reach their athletic goals.

Vaughn is known as "Mr. Community" amongst his peers and colleagues in the fitness industry. He has grown his business to nearly a million dollars while spending very little on traditional external marketing. His specialty is building community within his business and driving referrals. This is what he teaches as "Growth From the Inside-Out".

Bethell is a best-selling author and highly sought after speaker on topics relating to business growth, staff growth, and leadership. You can learn more about Vaughn Bethell at

He attended Furman University where he earned a degree in Health and Exercise Science as well as being a four year starter with the soccer team which was ranked top 20 nationally all four years of his career, including an Elite Eight appearance and a number 5 national ranking in 1999. He was a member of the Bahamas National Team who took part in the Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 World Cup qualifying competitions. Vaughn was born in Nassau, Bahamas and raised in Lakeland, FL where he played soccer, basketball, baseball, and football. After entering high school, he decided to dedicate his time to soccer which led to a scholarship to Furman University and eventually a successful career in the fitness industry.