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Become an ActionCOACH Franchisee
If you have a knack for business, or even just a passion for it, we’d love to have you on our team. ActionCOACH provides any coach or consultant the ultimate business building solution to not only build a successful business for themselves but for their clients too. ActionCOACH is right for you whether you are starting your own practice or want to grow your business.
What do you get when buying a franchise?
You will be joining the pioneers and leaders of the business coaching industry, with over 25 years of knowledge and experience internationally and 11 years in Southern Africa.
Everything you will do is about adding value, building people and helping companies grow. You’ll build an amazing community and truly give back, while being well-rewarded in the process.
Extensive upfront and continuous training along with 10 days international training in Las Vegas, plus 3 months post-training. You also get a CD each month, various webinars each week, conference every 6 months, planning every 90 days, and a Kindle with our books.
You get a complete business building system. The SYSTEM for getting clients, keeping clients, getting results with clients, and building your business has been proven by more than 1,000 people before you.
Completely flexible, allows you to work 9 to 5, 5 days a week or, any hours you choose … Local clients, local operation, a local team and even the ability to work from your home.
You will receive continuous support from ActionCOACH not only from our local head office but from the international head office as well. Locally you have the opportunity to join weekly webinars, monthly MentorCLUB calls and much more and not to forget our 24 hours online forum.
You will join a team of more than 1,000 high performing coaches in over 75 countries, Global Office and a Local Master Franchise. Doesn’t matter what you do, TEAM is vital for success today.
You will join an award-winning business which is regularly recognised for its success and the positive role it plays in the lives of its franchise partners and coaching clients. Take a look at some of our success.
Earn from Day One
With all your systems and tools in place, you can start earning from Day 1. By delivering a professional service you can demand a professional fee. Which means your high hourly rate with a low overhead, no inventory, repeat clients, massive demand, VERY low competition all add to your ROI.
Why choose a franchise investment?
- Exclusive guarantee provides you with a massive competitive advantage over your competition
- Over 3500 business tools & solutions to improve & optimize all areas of your clients’ businesses
- Directly drive the top line, bottom line and balance sheet of your clients’ businesses
- Proven 13 step, 7 touch sales process
- Fast & effective impact
- Industry exclusive 17 week client guarantee
- Coaching typically becomes self-funding in 4-8 weeks
- Demand in all market conditions-business owners need ActionCOACH in a weak economy and they want ActionCOACH in a strong economy
- Transactional & transformational
- Be the leader in your business community
- Get paid for coaching services before the services are provided-minimal receivables!
- Greater than 40% conversion rate at the business diagnostic due to a clear emerging industry = low competition
- Long-term client relationship
- Established for over 25 years and currently in more than 75 countries world-wide
- Constant, reliable cash flow
- Create multiple streams of income
- High net worth affords lifestyle choices
- Turn-key business for quick ramp-up
- Begin with the end in mind; build, hold & cash-flow vs. build, sell & cash-out
- Create jobs and impact the socio-economic growth of your community!
The following areas are currently available in South Africa. If you would like to join our team and think you have what it takes complete our coach test and we will be in contact
1. Who is 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 over 75 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.
2. What is Business Coaching?
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.
3. What do I do and what do I sell as an ActionCOACH?
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.
4. Who should become an ActionCOACH?
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…
5. Why should I buy a franchise to become a Business Coach?
6. Why should I buy an ActionCOACH Franchise?
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 over 75 countries around the world. And they’ll all be there to help and encourage you every step along the way.
7. How much do I need to invest up front?
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.
8. What do I get for my money?
In short … you’ll be getting proven turn-key systems that have been developed and tested over the past 25 years.
9. How much cash will I need?
10. What kind of training do I receive?
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.
11. What level of on-going training do I get?
12. What level of support do I get?
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.
13. So … how do I make money as an ActionCOACH?
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.
14. Do I need a Consulting or Coaching background?
15. Who will be my target clients?
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.
16. How will I get leads and sales?
17. Why will business owners hire me as a Business Coach … and is there any real competition?
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.
18. Can I really get results with all types of clients?
19. What are the keys to my success as a Business Coach?
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.
20. Will this business work in my area?
21. How many hours will I work ... and should I employ anyone?
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.
22. Can I work at home?
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.
23. What is my territory?
24. What are the on-going fees and royalties?
25. What contracts do I have to sign?
26. What is the term of the contract?
27. Are there guarantees?
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 …