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In a recent DRIVETime Video segment CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars detailed a great lead generating strategy called Host Beneficiary. This unique lead generation approach partners your business with a business that has a like customer type. Consider a high-end clothing boutique and a luxury spa. Both share similar clientele and partnering together […]

You have a passion of business and you want to own your own someday. You want to be in control of your own destiny and future. To start a business, you need an idea. You need a business plan. You need funding and you need an infrastructure to ensure your business has a solid foundation. […]

When you start a road trip you have an end point in mind and there is a lot of planning. What to take, how many days will it take to get there? How many stops will you need to make? How much gas will you need? Who sits where in the car? What types of […]

Sometimes it feels like you can’t control anything. Everything is out of whack and totally out of sync. You feel helpless. It’s maddening. Most of us want control and even when we know we can’t affect the weather or traffic we stress and worry. But rarely do we look for the possibilities? Some of the […]

It is important to recognize and reward your teams regularly. Whether through promotion, bonus payments or other perks providing recognition can help you grow a productive work environment. In most businesses,  employees that meet all their key performance indicators and achieve very high performance are likely the ones getting promoted and rewarded. Businesses have very […]

Brad Sugars, the CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH discusses why repeat business means higher profitability for businesses regardless of size. Getting existing customers to buy more and more often not only establishes a loyal base, it provides a steady flow of revenue. In the brief VLOG included below you will get 6 Steps To Get […]

Many major corporations like Google, Amazon and Twitter have stated that remote working will remain at the core of their organizations through at least the end of the year. Some companies have discovered that they can effectively operate outside the traditional trappings of an office. Many employees have seen this work from home period blur […]

Today, Brad Sugars, CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH discusses Leverage as it relates to the type of work business owners need to do to get massive results in their business. Too often Business Owners focus on the 80% of work that gets them 20% of the results. This as defined by Brad is Employee work. […]

Creating a Commercial, Profitable, Enterprise that works without you. Brad Sugars the CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH discusses why most business owners only build a JOB for themselves instead of really building a salable asset. Sugar’s identifies why business owners have to learn how to build a business that works without you. Effectively utilizing information […]

Brad Sugars CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH discusses in his vlog today how business owners can get from WORRY Mode to THRIVE Mode. He reviews 5 steps to take to eliminate or decrease the worry and 5 steps to take to move to a thrive mode. This quick video highlights simple actions any business owner […]

There have been significant epic changes to human existence marked by singular themes which defines the humankind transformation. The Industrial Revolution, The Atomic Age, the Reformation, and the Renaissance are mark major changes in the human story. Are we currently, living one such age? Will this period of time be a new era which will […]

As the COVID Crisis lingers and states and countries struggle to reopen and or have to close again, some would say that this uncertainty is the worst possible condition in which to start a business. WRONG! Many entrepreneurs are looking at this time as the BEST TIME TO START a business! Why because there are […]

Most when asked can rattle off a lot of stats about themselves. What they do well. What skills they have. The languages they speak. The programs we have mastered.  Most of know our personality  and learning styles and a  whole list of other intellectual assets we posse see. But how many of us know where […]

The Cheshire Cat says in Alice in Wonderland, “We are Mad Here”. Sometimes over the last few months we have all felt a bit mad, odd, weird and unsettled as our sense of normalcy vaporized. We can equate ‘being mad’ to being upset, feeling negative and even a bit zany in the face of the […]

A heady question to be sure. The meaning of life is not universal. It is going to be very different for every human being. Why is there no one answer for everyone? Where do we find the answers if they exist? How do we define our Why? You have to look within. Simon Sinek wrote […]

“I view my life as a journey to be enjoyed and appreciated and I create an atmosphere of fun and happiness so all around me enjoy it as well.” The tenth “Point of Culture” at ActionCOACH is fun. As a global organization, fun is part of every event, every meeting and our daily work lives […]

Winston Churchill uttered theses immortal words, “Never give up. Never. Never. Never” in 1941 as Britain faced down the threats of an overwhelming enemy during World War II. He gave his country a rallying cry and instilled them hope in the mist of very dire circumstances. Perseverance is something human kind has always demonstrated and […]

“Mistakes, miscalculations, missteps…each is a learning opportunity. The past is just training. Failure just informs your future” (Haden, 2020) In a recent article on Inc.com by Jeff Haden details a study which illustrates how valuable learning from mistakes or failures is a catalyst for change to those with whom you share your story. Odd as […]

Wouldn’t it be great if we learned something and immediately were good at it? Take one piano lesson and you could play Mozart or Beethoven. Take a drafting class and be able to design an architectural masterpiece. Learn to skate and become an NHL superstar… If it were that easy, everyone would be learning something […]

The frustration of the COVID Pandemic is now evolving. Some states have seen a steady trajectory toward reopening. Some businesses are seeing a bit of normalization in their operations happening. But most of the country is experiencing a bit of roller coaster ride as infection numbers ebb and rise again. The sensation that we are […]

Testing and Measuring for better results

In this four-part series we have explored strategies to maximize People and Education; Delivery and Distribution, Systems and Technology to grow your business results. What could possibly be left? Doesn’t it feel like you have all the areas covered? Not quite. If you have implemented systematic processes and redefined procedure how do you know its […]

4 ways to improve business results

Now you have the team performing and they are delivering at a high level, with a stabilized distribution process, it’s time to systematize the management of the Business and leverage technology to move your business further The third part of this four-part series will focus on systematizing your organization and using tech to make it […]

The second of our four-part series on how to build your business success explores delivery and distribution processes and systems within your organization. This series is design to provide practical and easy to implement solutions for long-term profit building. After focusing on ways to develop your team and create an education strategy for your organization […]

Business gurus taut a lot of “programs” and “new tactics” to improve business results. As the Pandemic Crisis lingers, it is clear that business owners need to focus on fundamentals and build solid foundations for success. It isn’t about experimenting with gimmicks or high-priced programs; it is about leveraging basic business basics with practical solutions. […]

As the holiday weekend approaches and cities and countries continue to welcome customer and visitors back, the key ingredient for success is ATTITUDE. At all levels of your organization if the “attitude” isn’t one of positivism, can do and forward thinking, you might as well keep the doors closed. Attitude is defined in the Merriam […]

In today’s world true, great leaders are hard to find. Some leaders are dominant and aggressive, while others take a more behind the scenes approach. Leadership styles vary, shift, are defined and redefined, yet most of us have only experienced true great leadership a few times. If it was easy, everyone would do it right? […]

More than 31% of all small businesses in the U.S. remained closed or partially closed due to the lingering effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic. (Oberlo.com, 2020)) The disruption in small business commerce has had devastating consequences for owners who might never be able to recover. For those slowly reopening and dealing with new restrictions […]

We hear it all the time. “It’s never been a better time to”; invest, lose weight, travel, move, buy a home etc. Apparently at any given time, it is the best time to do something. But, if you are typical human, we hesitate. We procrastinate. We delay. Worst case, we avoid moments of transformation because […]

Planning is a critical part of doing business. Often, however business owners get so busy doing, they don’t take the time to plan the actions they need to take to be really successful. Planning seems cumbersome and without full organizational consensus, are often not implemented. Many believe that planning isn’t effective and try to run […]

The first two quarters of 2020 have been in a word, exhausting. As a business owner you have been tested like never before. You may have seen your business closed or heavily restricted. You may have had to lay-off or furlough employees and had to transitioned teams to remote working environments. You may have had […]

That’s impossible. You are crazy if you think that is going to work! What are you thinking, that is never going to happen. We have all heard these types of responses at one time or another. Whether you shared a big dream with a family member or expressed an innovative idea at work, there are […]

In the midst of a pandemic, social unrest, and lagging economic news, it might be hard to find the silver lining. The news is depressing, your business is more challenging and your life is harder than it was only a few months ago. The sense of helplessness and hopelessness can be overwhelming. It’s hard to […]

Business owners often look for quick fixes to improve their business.  They struggle to find ways to get more sales, more customer and higher profits. In the short video that follows, Brad Sugars, CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH narrates the 5 Ways to Build Your Business.  ActionCOACH focuses on building businesses worldwide. With nearly 1,000 […]

Small businesses are under increasing pressure. Whether from direct assaults from both the citizenry during the recent national protests or due to the global pandemic in recent months. Challenged by new operating requirements to reduce viral transmissions and in some cases the need to rebuild or repair their businesses after the random protests that became […]

A lot of businesses will tell you that word-of-mouth (W.O.M.) is their primary mode of getting new business. This passive strategy will leave a business just waiting for whatever comes along. In today’s market place W.O.M. isn’t not enough. With the current restrictions facing businesses due to the global pandemic, business owners have to be […]

“I guess we resist changing, because we are afraid of change.”― Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese? Over the past few decades traditional office settings have changed. Offices gave way to cubicles and cubicles further evolved to more non-traditional flex spaces where desks and work areas aren’t designated. These flexible work places ushered in by progressive company’s […]

The lights on Main Street USA were turned off suddenly approximately 12 weeks ago. While some light have been turned back on, Main Street will never be the same. Some doubt that Main Street’s lights will ever shine as bright as they once did.  The COVID 19 Pandemic has crippled and altered many small businesses […]

As all 50 states in the U.S. and communities world-wide progress in various stages of reopening as pandemic restrictions are being lifted, customers will be coming back to retailers, restaurants and all types of businesses in their community. While this is a hopeful time for business owners, it can also be a precarious time. Bringing […]

We remember when our parents or a grandparent said to us “Say the magic words”. Usually that meant “please”. But there are two additional transnational words, thank you. Who would have expected to words to have so much power? Showing appreciation and acknowledging gratitude in others can have cathartic results. Since ancient times, philosophers have […]

The global pandemic has changed lives. It has changed business as we know it in just a matter of a few weeks. It has changed the psyche of hundreds of millions of people and has shocked us into a ‘new and somewhat uncertain normal’. Many of the outcomes of this virus have been negative, but […]

CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH, best-selling author, successful entrepreneur and business educator, Brad Sugars, talks about how to move you mind from “Shock to Awesome”. in his most recent DRIVE TIME (Driveway Time) Facebook video series.  Operating at a high capacity and keeping a positive mindset is critical to ensure you are in a place […]

Choosing a to open a small business is always a scary idea, but the rewards of business ownership can be thrilling. You may have been considering an entrepreneurial leap recently but stopped as the COVID 19 Crisis emerged, grow and swept over the globe. In time of crisis many find comfort in stability, but this […]

Many states and localities are announcing plans to reopen businesses to being to bring our economy back from the brink. While it’s great news that some areas may be ready rebound, the fear, uncertainty and stress will increase as well if re-openings are done haphazardly and without care. It’s important that if your state or […]

As the rooster crows and wakes up the farm, the farmer prepares. Depending the time of year  and what the season is, the farmer and the farm have different activities they have to do to ensure the farm remains viable. When they plant, when they reap, when they sell and when they buy raw materials […]

Clearly no industry has been left untouched during the COVID 19 Crisis and economic projections for 2020 have been thrown out. Companies are facing comprehensive changes to the way they operate and some many not survive this crisis, adds to the uncertainty of the future of traditional corporate jobs. Is it time to consider some […]

As states begin to lift stay-at-home restrictions and businesses who have been limited by the lock downs prepare to face the public again what are the necessary steps and processes to prepare for… Brad Sugars, the CEO & founder of ActionCOACH has five key areas that every business needs to consider as they come out […]

Company culture is at the heart of how organizations handle and deal with crisis. Often, when crisis occurs, an organizations strength, resolve and resiliency is tested. If your corporate culture is solid and built on a tangible foundation of values and vision, there is a likelihood the company can weather the storm. Sometimes however, crisis […]

Primitive cave drawings and hieroglyphics date back 30,000 years and humans have had a need to record their history in various ways. Telling stories in pictures was the earliest form of recording our history. In medieval days oral storytelling delivered by bards, painted pictures with song and verse. It was only 9,000 year ago that […]

As the COVID 19 Crisis lingers, more states and municipalities extend shelter in place restrictions and lock downs spread, many of us working remotely and isolated at home will begin to feel increasingly disconnected. Long-term social distancing and self-quarantines will begin to have negative effects on our mental and physical health. Therefore, it is important […]

Do you find yourself checking the news on your phone…getting your child’s home school lesson started, while listening to a conference call…and making coffee all the same time.? This scenario is likely more common place as we juggle working from home and dealing with the increased demands of shelter in place restrictions. For those fortunate […]

One the kitchen table, on a TV tray, or even on a bed… Many of us have had to shift to working remotely and we have haphazardly created ‘new’ offices to give us the ability to be up and running quickly. But just being logged on and pulled in may not be enough to make […]

How do you keep a team focused when the news coming at them is so alarming? How do you plan when the future is so uncertain? How does your business survive in the face of mounting economic pressures? It all boils down to planning. But long-term formal plans have likely been thrown out due to […]

Business owners are dealing with the changing market conditions and are scrambling to simply keep their business afloat. It can be hard to stay connected with employees as they reallocate, re-purpose and redirect business activities to adjust to this new normal. Even the best business leaders may lose sight of what the added stress of […]

Every time I hear the word pivot I think of the hilarious FRIEND’S episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2u0sN9stbA, with the couch, the stairs and the plan to get what seems like an impossible task done. I hear Ross’ voice yelling PIVOT, PIVOT, PIVOT as they tried to get the couch up the stairs and the ways they approached […]

This webinar is an update to the original webinar held by CEO and Founder Brad Sugars early last week. This week he updated the information and provides business owners more information to help businesses survive and ultimately thrive during the COVID 19 crisis.

As the business world continues to adjust to the new normal brought on by the COVID 19 Global Pandemic it is clear that virtual working, online meetings and an increase on collaborative remote technologies will remain a part of business as usual. Reaching employees, suppliers and customers in new and effective ways, means that all […]

Being resilient is hard in the face of rapid and abrupt change especially when the dramatic changes are unexpected and out of your immediate control. Resisting change expends as tremendous amount of energy and can be debilitating. It can be mentally draining and ultimately have serious physical consequences if we can’t adapt and accept change […]

Becoming a business coach will help you and those your serve for the long-run. The COVID 19 Global Pandemic is quickly changing all our lives. It will require a steep learning curve and we will have to make massive adjustments to adapt to this new normal. Companies are facing the difficult decision to furlough or […]

Evaluating Opportunities in Times of Crisis Economic upheaval, global panic, increased business restrictions and cities on lock down.  These are not headlines from a futuristic disaster movie, they are circumstances facing every business across the globe during the COVID 19 crisis. This unprecedented crisis is affecting the marketplace at record speeds and it is hard […]

Change Your Marketing Message in a Time of Crisis to Survive ‘Einstein said doing something over and over again expecting a different result, is the definition of insanity.’ It is surely insanity to think your old marketing messages and advertising can remain unchanged at this time. If you shake your head when you watch the […]

You are bombarded with bad and negative news and images more than ever before. From TV programs and news broadcasts to the endless updates and notifications pinging your smart phones, it makes it hard to avoid negativity from seeping into your mindset. Negative thinking and a ‘glass half empty’ mindset can make navigating uncertain times […]

The definition of leadership has long been debated but it is something you know when you see it or experience it. Leadership in times of crisis for a business is critical so that organizations experience as little disruption as possible. Whatever the external factors or circumstances are, strong, consistent and reliable leadership is the best […]

As the current pandemic crisis grows businesses of all sizes and industries will look for financial support to keep them operating in the short-term. Staying up-to-date on changing conditions is important, but proactive planning and building a financial strategy are critical.  Brad Sugars’ CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH in his webinar “Crisis Averted” last week […]

In the midst of a global economic upheaval caused by a viral pandemic, business ownership might not be the first thing you think of, but it might well be a turning point for you professionally and personally. It’s the type of business you choose that can be the difference between long-term success or failure. In […]

Plan. Don't Panic

We have all heard and seen brands crumble from a public relations debacle. The flip side is also true, brands arise from the ashes of a crisis to be reinvigorated and renewed. The razor fine line between success and failure is determined by an organization’s ability to be transparent, authentic and emphatic in the handling […]

There’s a reason most businesses go belly-up within the first five years: starting a business is hard. In fact, if the foundation isn’t solid, everything that you do can be negatively impacted. That’s why it’s so important to begin with a business plan. But what does a modern business plan really look like? Well, the […]

Social media has changed the business world.  Franchisors and franchisees alike must adapt to this changing customer and employee base to find opportunities for growth. So how do young adults, millennials and franchising, impact business in our digital age? The “Millennial” generation—those born near the turn of the millennium, are now coming into adulthood. In terms […]

You will commonly hear this refrain from successful business owners: nobody ever got rich working for somebody else. Working for somebody else means that you’re always capped by what they are willing to pay you. Work for yourself, and the limit is only what you’re willing to work for. Businesses possess high value and low […]

Florida ActionCOACH Juan Ortega hasn’t always known what he wanted to do with his life, but when he discovered ActionCOACH he knew he’d found his life’s calling. Ortega grew up and went to school in Orlando, Florida. “I want to say that I’ve always been interested in business and even as a young boy I […]

Business Goals: Why Start with Why? One of the first things you learn in business coaching is to find your “why.” It’s the same for any business owner. It’s not so much about what you want to achieve but why you want to achieve it. This leads to setting clear and significant goals which are […]

What is one of the most critical aspects of getting to the finish line and really knowing you have arrived? Money Mastery.   Think about this: If business is a game, what’s the scoreboard? Yes, your financial statements. The question is if you can’t read the scoreboard, how do you know the scores? If you […]

If you want to increase your average dollar sale, it’s a really good idea to create a checklist or a questionnaire. Similar to add on selling, you simply run through a checklist with your client whenever they purchase a particular type of product. This list should, of course, be prepared in advance and used with […]

Business owners depend upon sales to provide cashflow and profit. Whether you do the selling, have others sell for you or any such combination, your revenue, profit, and income will always reflect how well you turn prospects into paying customers. So why do some owners and salespeople struggle while others find easy success? No, the […]

Has anyone ever pronounced your name incorrectly? Did it make you feel like doing business with that person, or did it make you think that if they cannot even pronounce your name correctly, they are probably not reliable in their field? Likely, it’s the latter. Whether you seek to build rapport with a sales prospect […]

If you have read about the Customer Ladder of Loyalty, you know the ladder starts with Suspects and peaks at Raving Fans – one of your business’ most valuable assets. Imagine what your business would be like if you had 500 Raving Fans on the street? Better than salespeople in one respect, they have greater […]

Good leaders are creative rather than reactive.  In other words, they anticipate future demands and trends and make new products or tailor the ones they already have to suit that future. It’s more important than ever to be able to understand how those changes will affect your business and establish ways to take full advantage […]

Retaining existing customers is far easier, and much less costly, than looking for new customers. But so many businesses believe the exact opposite. Too many businesses spend precious resources focusing on finding new customers as the driver of their business growth. Consequently, the business can become obsessed with appealing to potential customers who they have […]

Creating customer loyalty isn’t a trade secret. It’s not magic, it’s not something only a few special people understand. It’s also not something that can be done overnight. There are seven rungs on the ladder of customer loyalty and two aspects to increase the value of your marketing. This, in turn, creates profits in your […]

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Blogging may well be the last thing on the list for a busy entrepreneur, which really isn’t that surprising. Blogging is not a medium in which you can often see an immediate return. But the truth is that blogging does, in fact, make a substantial difference in your business. It can expand the reach of […]

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Entrepreneurship is stressful. If you’re going to survive with your sanity and or family intact, you are going to need to learn a few coping strategies, the most paramount of which may be mindfulness. The following are seven ways you can keep stress at a minimum and prime yourself for success. 1. Don’t skimp on […]

Impossible Concept With Businessman and Wooden Blocks

As an entrepreneur, you have to learn to overcome adversity without falling to pieces. It’s a skill that is learned and not natural for many. Hey, rejection and failure are hard for everyone. The difference between an entrepreneur and someone else is that an entrepreneur will treat failure as a lesson, they will keep going […]

Smartphone media technology and social network concept

As an entrepreneur, it would be nice if life could hand you an “easy” button. Alas, that’s not how things work. However, there are, in this digital age, a number of mobile apps designed to make your life more streamlined and productive. We’ve profiled the top five below. Pocket The Pocket mobile app is basically […]

A newspaper on a wooden desk - Press Release

For most, the art of getting media coverage is a mystery. But it all begins with a press release. What is a press release? What information should it include? How do you know what’s news and what isn’t? We’ve got some tips and suggestions on press release writing for business owners below. Ensure the story […]

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Keeping your social media feeds fresh with content and images that look both polished and new is paramount to creating a substantial following. There are a lot of programs that can assist in creating images for social media, but we recommend Canva. It’s easy to use. Just create a free account and you’re good to […]

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It can be hard to know just how to handle a disengaged employee. They can wreak havoc on a business, not just in lost ROI, but also morale. But there are a few things that leaders can do in an effort to engage someone who was once engaged but is no longer. First, you must […]

Be Prepared

Emergency situations are unpredictable and quickly evolving. That’s why it’s important for every business to be prepared for managing the situation before the police can arrive. The following are the steps you should follow to create a basic plan: Step One: Establish a method for reporting the incident. People need accurate information and clear instructions. […]

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Asking customers for business reviews can be uncomfortable.  But when done correctly, it can not just bolster your business but create a lifetime fan. The best way to ask, of course, is in person. A personal request can be incredibly effective, particularly if you know the client you’re asking well. In fact, studies have shown […]

Elbow injury, the cause of great pain

In business, we identify the client’s pain point. Then we offer a solution. It’s a pretty basic exchange. But, sometimes, identifying a pain point can cause befuddlement. Remember, unless the potential customer is experiencing some sort of pain point, they are not going to buy your product.   So, how do you go about doing […]

Calm female managing stress at workplace not involved in fights

Everyone is juggling so much these days that on occasion, it can be hard to reach deep and find the motivation to do anything other than lay in bed for an extra hour on a Saturday morning. But there are a few tried and proved methods for pulling yourself through such a stint. First, create […]

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Whether you’re a business coach looking to specialize in a specific niche or prospective entrepreneur looking to make a name for yourself, finding the right specialty for you is important for success. But, like anything else, it’s a process. Here’s where to start: 1. Start with YOUR interests. It’s almost cliché at this point, but […]

Female startup business team

Maybe you’re thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship, but you’re just not sure if you’re cut out to be a business owner. Maybe you’re not sure the reality of business ownership would add up to the image in your mind. But, trust, if you have the following qualities and you DON’T take the leap, […]

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YouTube has become a part of the lives of almost every single person on the planet. It’s a tool that should definitely be in your digital marketing toolkit. Being branded “YouTube” famous is one of the quickest ways to be considered a thought leader in your field, and often leads to collaborations and partnerships. Did […]

Success and idea concept

In the age of social media, everybody wants to be a thought leader. Few actually are. Remember, thought leaders offer new perspectives and ideas to existing areas of thought.  But, if you’re genuinely interested in taking steps in that direction, the following tips will help you get there. 1.      Add Value Here’s the old adage […]

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Business coaching is an industry that is no longer in its infancy or adolescence. It has fully arrived in adulthood, and it’s clear that in the future every successful professional will have a business coach. There is a tidal wave of understanding currently swallowing the business community at large.  Like a marketing plan, you need […]

Change your mindset

Having a scarcity mindset means that you fear losing everything and that there is only a certain amount of success available in the world. It can make you shy away from taking risks and make you generally miserable. But, it’s a habit. And like most habits, it can be changed.   1. Make the Decision […]

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Time to celebrate! ActionCOACH® is so thrilled to announce our roster of winners from the recent 2019 ActionCOACH® Global Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The list of distinguished winners features coaches and master licensees from around the world including: Karie Kaufmann-Global MasterCOACH of the Year Award Monte Wyatt-Global Executive Coach Award Ashley Thomson, Arjen van den […]

Franchise concept.

Marketing for franchises isn’t as complicated as you might think.   The marketing plan really has two objectives: build a strong brand so that you can recruit more customers. But building a strong brand is dependent upon the franchisor and franchisees sending a consistent and “on brand” message.   This is why franchisors in well-designed […]


Air Force veteran Walter Carey has seen it all. At just 23 years old, he went to war, leading a group of young soldiers who had just watched the horrors of 9/11 change the world forever. Today, Carey is using all he learned during that era of his life by giving back to the community […]

The newspaper CRISIS AVERTED

Crisis management. Two words that business owners near and far seem to cringe at. And really, who can blame them? The way that a company handles a crisis can mean dishonor and death or survival and rebirth. Here are some basic tips for handling a crisis situation: 1.     Don’t wait. Create a detailed crisis plan […]

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Ah, Imposter Syndrome. It affects everyone at some point in their life. But unless you learn coping mechanisms to overcome this self-limiting belief you cannot be successful in business at all, let alone be an entrepreneur.   Never heard of Imposter Syndrome? Well, “imposters” suffer from chronic self-doubt and feelings of being a fraud even […]

Success concept

Becoming a household name is a complicated process. But there are great strategies for elevating your brand.  We’ve created a few below. You may not become as well-known as Apple, but, hey, you might. 1. Freebies There is nothing like free stuff, and everybody loves it. Ideally, you can offer branded merch on social media […]

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Finding the right team-building exercise for your business can feel a bit daunting. How do you find ideas? Google? Maybe, but the sheer volume of ideas can set you into overwhelm mode. Well, we’re going to give you a few ideas to get you started because, as every business owner knows, team building creates an […]

Your Culture is Your Brand

Creating a thriving company culture is a very subjective process. We could offer hacks and tips that may drive you in the right direction, but, at the end of the day, it has to be you, the business owner who creates that. It has to come from your heart and your mind. No hacks or […]

Tired businessman working at home

It sounds like something out of a horror movie-dark social. But the term “dark social” really just points to when people share content through private channels like email and messaging apps. It’s estimated that 84 percent of outbound sharing is done through dark social, which makes content shared on public platforms like Facebook or Twitter […]

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Marketers, employers and franchise executives alike often find themselves confounded by Millennials. How does one create franchise opportunities that appeal to this new generation of franchise owners? Especially over the last five year, many franchise industry decision-makers have been questioning the best process to focus upon the needs and concerns of the Millennial candidate in […]

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Content marketing and social media are the kings of digital marketing these days. Used correctly, this pair can elevate your brand like nothing else. How? We’re so glad you asked. 1. Create a blog. This will honestly be one of your central hubs of operations. Many business owners tend to neglect their blogs, either foregoing […]

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Setting goals is really a simple thing. It’s a wonder so many people seem to struggle with it. Still, there’s no doubt that maintaining motivation can often prove a bit tricky. We’ve created a guide to help you stay on the straight and narrow, one that will keep you motivated even when you face obstacles […]

Mission, Vision and Values Statements

Mission statements are a necessary part of running a corporation or even a small business. Because, if you don’t know what you stand for, how will anyone else?  A mission statement tells people what your business is about, your values, the products or services that it offers and the potential audience demographic. A mission statement […]

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Creating client profiles can save you both time and money when it comes to creating a sales strategy that actually works.  Ideally, this process should begin with research and client interviews from current and former clients. The final step of the process results in creating a fictional character that represents your ideal client, however, all […]

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Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right.” Your thoughts have incredible power to build your reality. Think about it. Have you ever been excited to start something, writing a book, for example, and suddenly there’s a critic in your head that begins lobbing nasty things at you? “Who […]

New Mindset New Results

Influential people in a plethora of industries have lauded the virtues of Law of Attraction and visualization for years. The Hollywood breed, especially, with stars like Oprah Winfrey proclaiming the Universal law as instrumental in their success. Even ActionCOACH CEO and founder Brad Sugars is a huge proponent of the LOA. The fact is that […]

Inbound Marketing, Converting Leads Into Sales or Customers

If you’re not using a social media strategy in your business you’re missing out on revenue and leads. That’s a fact. And, to be honest, not understanding how to drive leads and ROI with social media is causing a lot of once robust companies to wither on the vine. They’re dying. As in, soon to […]

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ActionCOACH was founded on the principles of learning and living in abundance. It was with those ideals in mind that we chose to rebrand the nearly 10-year-old Business Excellence Forum and Awards to BizX America. The previous event was designed to recognize and benefit ActionCOACH clients and coaches, but the new event has a broader […]


This has been a year of incredible growth and success for ActionCOACH. We are expanding into more and more countries. We are winning awards on an almost weekly basis for our work, and ActionCOACH is being recognized by international media. So in the interest of keeping with the theme of success and renewal, we are […]

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So many business owners consider social media to be the bane of their existence. It’s pretty common. But don’t worry, in this Getting Social blog series, we’re determined to clear those muddied waters. We’ve already discussed how to audit, tips for daily activity and how to create a long-term social media strategy. Now, we’re going to […]

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Discounting is a mistake. Period. The Wrong Pricing Model comes in third in our Top 20 Marketing Mistakes series. We previously discussed the top two blunders: having no marketing team and using we vs. you verbiage in marketing materials. But pricing actually IS marketing. Think about it. Stores often categorize items by high, middle, and […]

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Staying on top of your social media analytics is paramount to creating a long-term winning strategy on any platform. We’ve already talked about an overall auditing strategy and daily social media activity. Now we’re going to delve into weekly, monthly, and quarterly strategies. Weekly Run your social media analytics: This is essential. Stay on top […]

Light Bulbs Concept

Creating a winning marketing strategy is one of the most stressful and overwhelming components of being a business owner. Many don’t even know where to start and survive blunder after blunder before embracing a strategy that actually works. In this series, The Top 20 Marketing Mistakes, we will discuss how to avoid such mistakes, and […]

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In Chapter One we discussed the schools of thought surrounding employee engagement. In Chapter Two, we are digging into the reasons why employees become disengaged in the workplace. There are a few key elements that have to be at work within a business for employees to feel engaged: leadership, equality, respect, and development. These things […]

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What, exactly, does the term “employee engagement” mean? There are a lot of schools of thought, and everyone seems to have an opinion. The simplest definition of employee engagement, however, is a group of people who are committed to their job and want to be working for your business. These employees are highly engaged in […]

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Traversing the tumultuous waters of social media can seem daunting for many. Many business owners aren’t certain how to even engage on a basic level, let alone create a thorough checklist of daily responsibilities to keep the company’s social media presence viable. That’s where we come in. This is the second blog in the “Getting […]

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Developing and implementing a winning social media strategy is key for, not just branding purposes, but overall business success. We live in a digital age, and a social media presence is a must for every business, no matter the industry. This will be the first in a series of blogs designed to give you, the […]

reaching goals

Any success-oriented entrepreneur understands that success doesn’t just happen. It requires a willingness to take risks, financial sacrifice, an incredible amount of hard work, and perhaps most importantly of all, the creation and execution of a well-devised plan to make their dreams a reality. A plan is a road map to where you want to […]

Analytics for Your Business

For those of you who have met with some degree of success as a business owner, congratulations! There are few professions that demand as many skills and talents as being an entrepreneur; you not only have to run your business, but you have to be able to work every single position successfully. Being able to […]


When you enter a new workplace for the very first time, you quickly get a sense of what life will be like for you there. As you meet your new coworkers, you’ll quickly develop a feel for what the general tone or atmosphere of your work environment is like. Having annoying co-workers, tedious assignments, and/or […]

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Unhappy at Work? Find Your Reasons According to a Gallup poll taken in 2015, only 32% of the American workforce describes themselves as “actively engaged” in the workplace. This refers to people that are not only satisfied with their jobs, but are motivated to seek out new challenges and go beyond the original scope of […]


Goal Setting is SMART Business Goal setting is as important in personal life as it is in business. The most common denominator in all the self-help literature and books is the importance of goal setting. We’re told to set long-term goals, short-term goals, lifetime goals and personal goals. The benefits of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results […]

Doing The Impossible

Doing The Impossible What impossible thing are you going to do today? Maybe it’s making that 5 or 6 figure sale. Perhaps it’s developing a new marketing campaign. Could it be that one extra cold call for the day. Perhaps its having a challenging conversation with an errant team member. Maybe it’s doing 30 minutes […]

How Does Your Doctor Do It? Tom had a 10:00am appointment with his doctor. He arrived a few minutes early, and started looking at the stack of People, Time, and Newsweek magazines that were on the coffee table. Shortly thereafter he was escorted into Dr. James W. Smith’s office for his examination. Dr. Smith proceeded […]

Who is David Drewelow

S. David Drewelow, ActionCOACH Heartland Head Coach

I am a coach.  I help people in two ways.

First...  I help people learn what it takes to become a business coach on the ActionCOACH Heartland team. If you are passionate about helping others with a desire to impact your business community, then CLICK HERE to learn more about the great business opportunities ActionCOACH can offer you if you have an interest in starting your own business coaching practice.

Second...  I am a speaker, trainer and coach with clients I have around the country. I grew up in a family business and I have a passion for helping businesses to be more profitable.  As a business owner, you should also be able to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. I can help you do that more using the proven ActionCOACH systems and programs. 

So where do you start?  I recommend you start by "working harder on yourself" and joining our CLUB Mindset group, which helps you with your personal growth.  My wife, Lonna and I founded CLUB Mindset to help people become better, like a "health club for your mind." CLICK HERE to learn more about our CLUBMindset program.

Would you like to become a coach? Or maybe you are looking for a coach? 

Either way, I can help. I will share the benefits of being an ActionCOACH franchise partner or business coach, or I can show the rewards you will gain by working WITH an ActionCOACH.  

I believe everyone needs a coach. Let's connect today. 

S. David Drewelow, Head Coach

ActionCOACH Heartland

(319) 389-9999

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