ActionCOACH is the #1 Business Coaching Franchise in the world. It’s also the largest business coaching franchise in the world. The ActionCOACH brand has been internationally franchised since 1997 and currently has around 1,000 offices in 70+ countries around the world. ActionCOACH is an active member of the International Franchise Association, a member of the Franchise Council of Australia and also of New Zealand. As well one of the Top 100 Franchises overall, one of the Top 20 Home Based Franchises and one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Franchises.
So how did ActionCOACH become the powerhouse it is today? ActionCOACH essentially emerged as an overnight success in 1993 when founder Brad Sugars started running seminars and workshops for small to medium sized business owners throughout Australia and New Zealand. Thanks to Brad’s training, for the first time ever, business owners had access to incredibly powerful – yet relatively simple and affordable – sales, marketing and team building strategies that ultimately transformed their businesses and their lives.
To this day, over 500,000 aspiring entrepreneurs have attended ActionCOACH’s seminars, and over 15,000 business owners across the globe each week discover that hiring an ActionCOACH Business Coach is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Our vision is “World Abundance Through Business Re-education” – it’s what we live and breathe and it underpins everything we do.
So now that you know a little about the story of ActionCOACH, let’s go a bit further and look at everything else you need to know and how to get in on the action.
The Benefits of Owning an ActionCOACH Franchise
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of owning an ActionCOACH franchise is that ActionCOACH supports you 100% of the way. We provide you with all the tools and knowledge you’ll need to improve your clients’ businesses and their lives. You will also receive plenty of comprehensive training and support throughout the lifetime of your franchise with our various programs.
When you buy an ActionCOACH franchise, you also receive your own Master Licensee who will work closely with you to get your business up and running in no time. You will have the support to help you master every aspect of your business coaching business, and a personal mentor to work through any problems you’re facing on a 1-2-1 basis every week. You’ll be invited to forums, conferences, training days and more – we are always helping our business coaches up-skill and constantly improve themselves. The best part is all of our team (even our global office) are always available to answer any questions you have (no question is a silly question) as you go about building your business.
Here are just some of the amazing benefits you'll receive as an ActionCOACH franchise owner:
- 1-2-1 coaching
- Weekly group coaching
- Fortnightly team meetings in your territory
- Invitations to the Asia Pacific and global conferences
- Day-to-day support and guidance
- Marketing and sales assistance
- 1-2-1 initial orientation to help you put your best foot forward
ActionCOACH is proud of the community it’s built, which is one of the greatest benefits of joining the ActionCOACH family. Every one of our coaches around the world also doubles as your very own personal support system.
What is it Like Owning an ActionCOACH Franchise?
As an ActionCOACH franchisee, your role is to help the owners of small-to-medium sized businesses with all their sales, marketing, management, team-building, direction and goal-setting needs. Basically, you’re their sounding board, confidant, mentor and coach … all in one! So what exactly is it like owning an ActionCOACH franchise? The great thing about business coaching is every day and week is different.
One day you could be meeting a prospective client another coaching a client over the phone, another day preparing and delivering a powerful seminar to a group of business owners. You have the freedom and flexibility to choose how you spend your time, which is one of the biggest appeals for many ActionCOACH franchise owners.
However, like all new entrepreneurial journeys, the first 12 months of owning an ActionCOACH franchise are the hardest. It’s not because of the amount of work you’ll be doing, but mostly because the work will be different to anything you’ve ever experienced.
The learning curve ActionCOACH franchisees go through is steep, but we can guarantee that you will learn more as an ActionCOACH in the first 12-18 months than you’d learn anywhere else. Being new to the business coaching industry, you’ll be trying out a variety of different sales and marketing strategies as you discover the ones that will work the best for you and your business.
Initially, you’ll be spending at least 25 hours a week working on marketing, sales and education. And, as your business grows, you’ll inevitably start working more hours. As a first year apprentice, you will likely be working anywhere from 40 to 60 hours per week.
However, as you settle in to your business, we’d suggest you spend around 2 hours per week per client, with one hour spent on coaching and the other hour doing preparation work. We do recommend that when you have between 8 to 12 clients, you hire a personal assistant so you can control your time more efficiently. It’s at this point you can start to choose the hours of work that suit you, your clients and prospects.