When I left the corporate world I knew that I was going to become a coach but wasn't sure which coaching model or process I should look at. When I saw the system Brad Sugars created, I was in. Literally in a 10 minute conversation I knew this was what I was going to do.
Now I get to see Brad on a regular basis at conferences and events and every time I see him speak I end up with 20-30 pages of notes. Totally bizarre to me because it's the same stuff, he just takes us deeper and deeper into it.
I am proud to be a part of ActionCOACH, not only because it is a good system and has all the tools, but because it is also a system of education for the business owner. It teaches them to think of themselves and the business differently. You need to be who you need to be and do what you need to do to get what you want to have. That's a life transforming process and that's why I'm proud to be an ActionCOACH.
What made me choose ActionCOACH was the opportunity to work with smaller and medium business owners and to share a lot of the learnings and lessons that I have had over the last 20 years as a small business owner myself.
I really enjoy being an ActionCOACH, I've been doing for a long time now. The sense of satisfaction that you gain from working with your clients is immense. And being part of the ACtionCOACH community really has exceeded my expectations when I bought the franchise all those years ago.
One of the reasons that I am so proud to be part of this organisation, ActionCOACH business coaching, is because we get to do amazing things with our clients. When you get a client who comes in so frustrated with his business and just wants to get out of it, and then he comes in a short time later and he's excited to be there and electrified about his business there is nothing that is more rewarding than that. I love this company.
ActionCOACH has been doing this for over 25 years and they've developed a system. This system has worked across various industries across the world. And so you have this system that has been worked on, that has been established. You have the resource you have through coaches all across the world, the fact that it is a global company. We are in over 75 countries and currently helping over 15,000 businesses a week, there really isn't much else to look at. I can pull upon all that industry knowledge, pull upon the knowledge of all our coaches to help my clients better.
My life has changed in so many ways. ActionCOACH has caused me to build some great networks, some great contacts and great relationships, not only business-wise but personal-wise. It also has caused my wife and kids to think about things differently. My wife has attended a lot of ActionCOACH conferences with me and so she has had that similar mindset of personal growth and business growth. We have had come along this journey together as a family and our relationship has been stronger because of that.
I had been looking for a business that gives me a transition out of my corporate background. What appealed to me about ActionCOACH was the coaching model, the focus on growing businesses and also the accumulation of knowledge and tools that they bring having worked with thousands of business. It's a compelling combination.
Matt Ewer is only 36 and is already on his second successful franchise business. When he was looking for a new challenge, he chose ActionCOACH to help him exit his Premier Sport franchise and, at the same time, ensure the ActionCOACH franchise was exactly what he was looking for.
“I chose ActionCOACH because they are a credible business well-established in the business coaching industry. They’ve been highly professional from the start and the quality of the other coaches is extremely good. I looked at other types of franchises but I selected ActionCOACH as it was a natural blend of my business and people development skills.”
Laurence Duncan has gone from renewable energy to energising business owners.
"The franchise gives you several things - community, training, innovation and encouragement. Community is probably the most important factor"
Shweta Jhajharia joined ActionCOACH in 2008 and has since advanced to be one of the most inspiring young women in business.
Shweta is a MBA graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), India’s top management institute, and was with Unilever for over 8 years in various management roles across Asia and Europe.
“I never thought I would be wealthy or successful but my mindset has changed and now I’m driven to achieve both. I’m aiming for £24,000 a month in client income by September 2016 and if I hit that target then I have promised myself a Maserati. Lucy is now looking for our dream home and our children are able to attend one of the best schools in the UK. We couldn’t have dreamed of this before ActionCOACH."
Working as business manager for a local charity in 2005, Mandy Hildred had called in ActionCOACH to inject some dynamism into an organisation which was stagnating. She found the experience so enjoyable that when her contract was up with the - newly successful - charity she joined the team. Eight years on as an ActionCOACH in her own right, Mandy has never looked back.
The concept of business coaching, as it is widely known today, was pioneered in 1993 by founder of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars. More than two decades later, the company that started it all is still on top. In fact, no franchise in the “business coaching” category is 10% of our size in total revenues.