The 28 Most Asked Questions About Becoming an ActionCOACH:
Since then, more than 380,000 people have attended ActionCOACH's popular seminars, and more than 15,000 business owners across the globe every week have discovered that appointing an ActionCOACH Business Coach was the best decision they ever made.
ActionCOACH has been internationally franchised since 1997 and currently has more than 1,000 offices operating in 26 countries. It is also an active member of the International Franchise Association, and is currently rated by the U.S.-based Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Business Coaching Franchise in the world, as well as one of the Top 100 Franchises overall, one of the Top 20 Home Based Franchises and one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Franchises.
ActionCOACH team members across the globe are dedicated to pursuing our Vision of “World Abundance through Business Re-education” and abide by our 14 Points of Culture, which underpins everything we do.
Since ActionCOACH pioneered Business Coaching since the early 1990’s, the term has become synonymous with performance and growth, and it is as focused on the business, its team, its processes and its sales and marketing as it is on the business owner.
You see, owners of small-to-medium sized businesses find it hard enough keeping pace with all the changes and innovations going on in today's modern world to find the time to devote to sales, marketing, systems, planning and team management ... and then to run their business after that.
You'll take your business experience, add it to our proprietary and copyrighted systems, and together through weekly conversations, you'll coach business owners to financial and personal success.
As part of your arsenal of products and services, you'll deliver everything from Business Coaching programs to seminars, and from books and CDs to video programs.
So as a Business Coach, what might your average week look like?
You would probably spend it meeting with prospective clients, coaching clients over the phone, preparing and delivering seminars, conducting in-house training programs, critiquing your clients' marketing pieces, performing Alignment Consultations or selling the ActionCOACH planning program.
Only people with passion should become a Business Coach. That's because Business Coaching is a very passionate business.
So if you're passionate about business, life and love, then ask yourself this: Does the very thought of finding better and more efficient ways of improving a company's bottom line set your pulse racing? Are you the kind of person who is constantly striving to succeed? Do you always find yourself helping others? If this sounds like you, then read on...
You'll want an opportunity that provides you with a solid system and platform for entrepreneurial freedom … one that's based on years of experience, proven systems and ongoing training. You'll want to own a profitable and fulfilling business, yet you won't want to “recreate the wheel.” Only a proven franchise will provide all this.
If you're going to invest in your own business, you'd better make sure it has every chance of success ... right? Why else would you want to go it alone, taking all the risks and facing an uncertain future?
Smart people choose to go with the winners. Even smarter people choose franchises that not only give them every chance of surviving the first few years in business, but ones that maximize their chances of succeeding through having proven systems to support them every step along the way.
By choosing to buy an ActionCOACH franchise, you'll be joining the World's # 1 Business Coaching Team. Not only that, you'll become an integral member of the company that started the industry! You'll also have more than enough resources at your disposal to ensure your business buzzes from the word “go.”
That's right … you'll become one of hundreds of Business Coaches operating in 26 countries around the world. And they'll all be there to help and encourage you every step along the way.
It also includes a comprehensive 10-day live-in training program, which will teach you how to use the ActionCOACH system and how to sell your services to clients.
Like all businesses however, you will also need to have additional funds in reserve (which you're prepared to use - if the need arises) as working capital for marketing, networking and other general office set-up expenses.
In short … you'll be getting proven turn-key systems that have been developed and tested over the past 20 years.
By the time you start coaching, you'll be a master of most powerful business secrets available. And you'll know the keys to multiplying business profits and generating wealth. You'll be fully equipped to achieve sensational results that will amaze your clients.
Unlike a lot of other franchisee training programs, your initial 10-day training program is only the beginning of your journey. You see, you'll be stepping onto a continual learning curve, with reading, seminars, workshops, conferences and internet-based chat groups and forums all part of the process. It's stimulating … and it works.
ActionCOACH has a two-tiered administration and support system which provides franchisees with the best of both worlds.
Your ActionCOACH Regional Office is responsible for the overall administration, direction, development and marketing of the network, while your Master Licensee will provide initial and ongoing support and guidance. This ensures that help is never far away.
Seminars are just one of the lead generators you'll use to source clients, and considering you'll be consistently aiming for at least two coaching clients from each seminar (plus those you'll convert from many of our other proven prospecting techniques) you'll find your earning potential will only be limited by your enthusiasm. One thing's for sure: you'll be pleasantly surprised at the end of each month.
It's hard to think of a business that would not benefit in some way from ActionCOACH 's products and services. Most of these business owners are Owner/Operators who are looking to introduce systems that can generate more growth or profit, provide them with more time, or produce better productivity from their team members.
We have found that most start-up businesses are either not financial enough to afford our coaching services or are still in the development and establishment phase of their business cycle. They do not normally fit our ideal business profile.
Similarly, many big businesses will have their own in-house marketing departments working in conjunction with outside advertising and public relations houses, and therefore may not see a need for our services.
Well, times have changed. More and more business owners realize that in today's fast-paced business environment, there's no way they can stay abreast of developments, let alone keep ahead of them. The case for a Business Coach has become unassailable. Well, to those owners serious about success, it has.
Furthermore, business owners find it all but impossible to receive objective answers from themselves. A Business Coach can see the forest for the trees. The Business Coach will make them focus harder on the job at hand, and will make them run more laps than they otherwise would. You see, a Business Coach will tell you what is going on in your business without getting emotional about it. A Business Coach will, in effect, be the business owner's marketing manager, sales director, training co-coordinator, partner and friend … all rolled into one.
You see, more and more business owners are discovering that, while they might survive without a Business Coach, it's all but impossible to thrive without one. So who then is our competition? We don't have any really … except all the other Business Coaching firms that have recognized the potential of what we are doing and copying us. None, however, have anything like the tradition, reputation and resources available that we do.
A successful ActionCOACH is results driven, motivated and willing to follow the system. Business Coaches who lead the field around the world not only run a highly profitable business and have exceptional client relationships; they also contribute to the growth and development of the franchise worldwide.
Surveys show franchisees succeed because of an eagerness to learn and a desire to help others; a willingness to work long hours to get the momentum going; good people and relationship building skills; sales ability or a willingness to learn and apply sales systems; solid self-discipline and family support; an ability to take direction when needed and to read when necessary; having money in reserve and being willing to invest it; a willingness to take risks and to ask for help; being well organized and being a good planner.
Common reasons for failure include not following the system; not working hard enough or not doing enough marketing; going ahead despite family opposition; spending money on the good things in life earning it; not enjoying selling to other business people; not having the self-discipline to cope with the responsibility of owning a small business; being under-funded and misleading the franchisor on the amount of funds available.
The learning curve that our franchisees go through is steep … and we can guarantee that you will learn more as an ActionCOACH in the first 12-18 months than you will learn anywhere else. As a trainee, you'll become a sponge soaking up information from every source, whether it is other Business Coaches, books, seminars or personal experience. Plus, you'll want to know more about everything … which means you will be VERY busy.
Being new at the business coaching game, you'll be trying out all our different sales and marketing strategies, trying to find the strategies that will work for you in your business ...
So even though initially you will be spending at least 25 hours per week marketing, selling and gaining knowledge, you will find that as the business grows, you can divide your time more evenly between Marketing and Delivery. This should see you working between 40 to 60 hours a week in the first year of your apprenticeship.
We do recommend however, that when you have between 8 and 12 clients, you hire a Personal Assistant so you can leverage your time more effectively. At this point you will start to choose the hours of work that suit you, your clients and your prospects.
As you settle into your new business, you should be working around 2 hours per week per client with one hour spent coaching and the other doing behind the scenes preparation work.
The first option, a Practice, gives you both a solid business and a great work-from-home lifestyle that offers a lower overhead and stress level.
The second option, a Firm, gives you a team of 8+ coaches and a professional office-based firm, generally delivering the full spectrum of programs and services.
Only YOU can ever be truly accountable for your own success and at ActionCOACH we know this to be a fact. We guarantee to give you the best service we can, and to answer your questions promptly and with the best available information. We also promise to keep you up-to-date with new improvements while constantly keep striving to make your ActionCOACH system better, more powerful and more valuable than ever. And, we're committed to making you successful, whether you like it or not ...
Congratulations, you have taken the first step ... now on to the second ... Apply now!