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Have you ever asked yourself "what is a my business supposed to look like?" Or wondered, can anyone guide me towards greater success with my business? So many business owners, like yourself, are run by their business... Does this sound like you?

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You might be asking yourself, what is business coaching? A business coach is someone, like a sports coach, that can show you what you are missing, what you might not see, or be aware of that is preventing your success. Your business coach gives you the business tools you need to take your business to the next level!

Uncover the secrets that have had others achieve greater than a 500-1000% return on their investment in bottom line profits, have more time to invest in focusing on what is important to them and have teams that are as committed to the success of the business as they are. You can have this in your business as well, and it’s guaranteed! See our 17 week, 7 point guarantee and see how you can’t afford to wait.

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A Business Coach is better than a consultant for many reasons. With years of successful experience that can provide valuable insight, your Business Coach will help you develop long-term and short term goals and strategies, as well as improve your business in areas that you might have overlooked. You may be able to survive in business without the help of a Coach, but it's almost impossible to thrive...

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Wake up excited again to work on your business vs. in your business! "The other day I woke up excited because I knew what to do and what areas to work on in the business. I am starting to love this game of business and I find myself asking 'What can I do today?' [Kevin] told me when we started that his job is to 'Change Lives One Business at a Time.' I am now, not only seeing it in my business, but experiencing it in my life. Kevin, what you do is a great service for the economy of the country!"


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After my recent visits to the dentist, I started thinking of how critical collaboration is within that industry. The ‘ballet’ performed by the hygienist and the doctor is a product practice and precision. If their collaboration fails, the patient pays the price, either by losing time or experiencing pain. Ultimately the practice loses patients and […]

Every great athlete, high-profile business leaders and celebrities use coaches to improve everything from their health and fitness to their communication skills. They often use coaches to help them change habits, instill new techniques, and learn new options. Whether you choose a coach or consultant the intent is the same. Finding solutions and improving results. […]

Teamwork is an essential part of the workplace. From small to large businesses, it is the backbone of successful operation and productive environments. Most would say that mankind is more evolved because human cognitive abilities are much higher than that present in the animal kingdom. However, animals that work together have amazing organizational structures, behaviors, […]

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through LinkedIn or Facebook, marveling at someone else’s success, wondering why your time hasn’t come yet? Maybe you’ve procrastinated on that passion project last quarter. Perhaps you lost interest in the new business you wanted to launch. Or, maybe the universe kept giving you secret signs to just cut […]

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through LinkedIn or Facebook, marveling at someone else’s success, wondering why your time hasn’t come yet? Maybe you’ve procrastinated on that passion project last quarter. Perhaps you lost interest in the new business you wanted to launch. Or, maybe the universe kept giving you secret signs to just cut […]

Technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives, and education is no exception. Living in a post pandemic world, learning is no longer restricted to the physical classroom, nor is it solely teacher-driven. Students of all walks of life have more choices and more flexibility now more than ever. Let’s look at some of these […]

Striving for excellence in any discipline requires focus and dedication. An athlete working towards the pinnacle of their sport has a commitment to excellence. A business which delivers excellence places its customers needs and experience first and strive from consistent improvement. To dominate an industry or segment of business an organization must deliver a consistent […]

In a marketplace where getting great employees is harder than ever, building a culture of integrity is a great way to attract and retain personnel. It is often said that ‘honesty is the best policy’ and in today’s work environment where employees have more choices of where to take their talents to organizations  which demonstrate […]

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.”    ― Pat Summitt “I own that”. You have heard the saying. You have heard of people taking ownership but what does it really mean? What does it mean to operate with an ownership mentality […]

It is not simple to start a business. Along with numerous key decisions, one must build strong company foundations and make targeted investments. But the expansion of a firm is considerably more difficult. It’s unsurprising that a large number of businesses start out each year, but only a small percentage of them succeed. Growing a […]

Brad Sugars: Hi and welcome to My Coaching Story, I’m Brad sugars, the Chairman and Founder of ActionCOACH, and every week we get to the interview another coach and find out what got them into coaching and what they love about it, and why coaching works. Today we’re joined by Kevin Weir, howdy Kevin! Kevin […]

Brad Sugars CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH interviews Master COACH Bruce Wilson who has his practice in New Zealand in this edition of  ‘My Coaching Story’ . Bruce is a +20year veteran of ActionCOACH and is considered one of the most successful coaches of all time. Bruce Wilson: Yeah thanks Brad, I’m great! Brad: You […]

What is the difference between short-term clients and clients for life? What is the key to building retention? Why is building relationships so imperative in today’s business environments? In today’s fast changing world, clients have so many options it is even more important to strengthen bonds and keep them coming back for more. Building strong, […]

“A great team is one of the best assets a business owner or operator can invest in” (Sugars, 2006). In his book, Instant Teambuilding, Brad Sugars the CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH details some keys to finding and keeping great team members. In today’s business climate, finding talent is not only imperative to ongoing success, […]

Global expansion is exciting for most companies, but it can be a daunting task deciding on the where to invest time, energy, and resources to the highest rewards. In the coming months, ActionCOACH will be venturing into several overseas markets to bring its unique and highly successful business model to new peoples and places across […]

Starting a business is the dream of many. “Among the most common motivations, 55 percent of respondents said that they were opening their own business because they wanted to be their own boss (Guidantfinancial, 2019).” The next most popular reason is the ‘pursuit of a passion’. But desire and passion doesn’t always make for success. […]

My Coaching Story – David Olchowski Brad Sugars: Well hi and welcome to this week’s episode of ‘My Coaching Story’ – David Olchowski joins me from northern Connecticut, he’s just south of Massachusetts, welcome David. David Olchowski: Thank you, Brad great to be here today. Brad: Hey great to have you. I drove up that […]

Usually after some types of economic upheaval consumer trends, buying habits and business practices are altered. After a cycle of economic downturn, come periods of prosperity and stability. Conversely, evitability after periods of economic growth, market downturns are not uncommon. These predictable cycles are often manageable. It is the unexpected economic ‘disasters’ that cause fundamental […]

“It’s what you say to yourself, about yourself, when you are by yourself that is the most important.” This quote from Brad Sugars, Founder and CEO of ActionCOACH and the world’s #1 Business Coach in the world most recent DriveTime video session on Facebook reminded my about how we can turn that ‘voice’ in our […]

We are all familiar with IQ Testing designed to scientifically measure so-called intelligence in adults and children. While there is a great debate over the accuracy and relevance of IQ testing in today’s business world, there is no doubt that fostering and measuring innovation is critical to business success. Innovation is a direct result of […]

Organizations can spend a lot of time and money establishing a unique culture that makes them a more effective business. Creating a culture is a complex and dynamic process. When establishing the cultural environment requires more than just words, it requires rewarding behaviors that demonstrate the culture points you want to promote and build. Working […]

Michael E. Gerber, an author and business expert once said, “If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business – you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic!” So many business owners get burnt out fast when opening a new enterprise, because they […]

Most of us spend more time at work than we do with our close friends or family. We get to know our colleagues in deeply personal ways and when tragedy strikes, it can be hard to know how to react. Some people simply withdraw, some people try to get overly involved, but most of just […]

Recently the CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH, best-selling author and entrepreneur, Brad Sugars, embarked on a series of interviews with some of his organizations most successful Business Coaches and Franchise Partners. Here is one of the interviews with Brad Sugars and Bill Gilliland from North Carolina. Brad Sugars: Well g’day and welcome to My Coaching […]

While watching the U.S. Olympic trials, it struck me how much time and energy each athlete must put into their discipline to reach that level of success necessary to reach the Olympic level of performance. Whether a single sport or a team endeavor, the skills, knowledge, and experience feel daunting. In a work environment, there […]

We can all recognize the ‘dark side’ of leadership. Yelling, ranting, autocratic, micro manager who is never satisfied and never provides feedback unless it is negative. These volatile, destructive “Leaders” don’t do any leading except to serve as examples of what not to do, and team members focus on staying out of the way, as […]

Sometimes hiring can seem like an exercise in “Where’s Waldo”. Searching through mounds of resumes. Completing phone screenings. Scheduling interviews for the top choices, all to find out they have already taken another job or simply don’t show up for the interview. You think you found the right fit, only to have them slip away […]

Before you can build an effective and productive team, you need to build trust within your organization from top to bottom. There is no room in today’s business climate for hidden agendas or a secretive environment. Trust is fragile and it’s hard to build a foundation within an organization unless leadership is consistent. “Managers often […]

Businesses are beginning to understand that they need to have a corporate mission and a philanthropy to compete in today’s world. In addition to solving an immediate problem, younger generations insist that the companies they choose play a role in helping better the world in some way. And having a giving philosophy helps motivate employees […]

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Corporate philanthropy has never been more important. Since the pandemic started, nonprofit organizations have seen their monthly donations drop and the loss of volunteers has crippled the delivery of services. Because nonprofits do the […]

Will Talking About the Problems Help Change the World? We currently live in a world that has been upended by the fear of Covid and a host of other problems. Every time we turn on the TV or listen to the radio, we learn about another problem that we may or may not have known […]

In their March/April 2021 issues, Inc. Magazine covered a profile of one of the most dynamic entrepreneurs of the 21st century. The CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has grown his current empire to over $1.7 million. Bezos has emerged as not only an innovator but a disrupter. His “relentless” has propelled him to the heights […]

We throw the words justice, ethics, fairness, and equity around in business all the time. Many believe these words have similar meanings and that they can be applied with the same scale of measurement in both business life and public life. It is important to define each word and clearly align them with business practices. […]

As businesses reopen and ramp up operations in a Post-Covid environment, they will be anxious to move quickly and it could leave employees feeling a bit shell-shocked. An organization that isn’t focused on employee-centric policies could find their comeback facing major obstacles. In a Harvard Business Review article, some very startling statistics were published that […]

How does a small business expand and grow in today’s environment? What does a small business need to do to position themselves for expansion? Answers can vary based on the type of business, but one common factor is the use or application of  leverage. A business that applies leverage to grow, means they want to […]

We have all heard the term “Spring Cleaning”. It conjures a visual of purging and physically cleaning spaces in your home or office. For businesses, spring cleaning is really a time to reset and reorganize to help your organization be more productive. While no business should wait for a particular season to revisit processes, systems […]

Have you had this happen to you? You are on the phone with a ‘customer service’ representative and you are trying to fix an issue of some kind. The conversation starts out ok, but soon you realize that the rep on the line isn’t really listening to you. They are trying to force in key […]

Creating change in your life requires several elements and actions. When you consider success, it is not by accident that people achieve great things, use a systemized approach. In a recent DriveTime video VIDEO, Brad Sugars, founder, and CEO of ActionCOACH discusses his formula for success. Success does not happen spontaneously. It requires input and […]

As most celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today, and the word luck gets thrown around, it is interesting to ask yourself a question. Is success a product of luck, chance and out of your control? Or, is it the product of hard work? Surprisingly, many successful people do consider themselves lucky, but that luck is driven […]

Throughout history, there are stories of inspirational women who demonstrated reliance, strength, and courage. Today on International Women’s Day, lets celebrate some women in business that have paved the way for so many. Entrepreneurship can be a difficult road but for women it is even more challenging. The list which follows is by no means […]

We all know someone who works long hours, is committed to their work, and finds great joy in what they do. The people we label passionate. We also know people that work late, are fully committed to what they do, but find no joy in what they do. These people we label stressed. It is […]

All the world’s a stage, but your office is a place of business. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances…” (William Shakespeare) At work however, sometimes the DRAMA can stop your production in its tracks. Over the last year, business work environments […]

Most people are familiar with the phrase “Going on a Target Run!” Whether pre-pandemic and through the COVID shopping restrictions, the one constant for my family has been the ‘Target Run’. This repetitive journey to the same retail outlet is a great example of how a business has successfully gotten my family into a LOYALTY […]

In the early part of the 2000s Nextel launched cellphones that also served as Walkie-Talkies. The technology was new and demonstrated how communication was changing before our very eyes. I recently landed on one of their old TV commercials that made me think about how remote teams face similar challenges today. The Nextel TV spot […]

As the pandemic lingers and continues to alter lives on a global scale, and the economic conditions facing business owners continues uncertain, it is important to revisit the power of resiliency. This valuable human attribute has helped people worldwide overcome bleak conditions and has helped many literally change the world. While you may think that […]

In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell uttered these famous words into a device of his invention, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” While not the most compelling conversation, it will go down in history as the first every telephone call ever made. This ground-breaking invention would change human communication and connectivity forever. Over the course […]

As a businessperson, manager, executive, or entrepreneur you have likely heard of the word ownership. This word has various definitions, and many throw the word around. The actual concept and behavior never really permeate an organization. Let me share a personal experience that I believe demonstrates ownership. I went to the dentist recently. I am […]

In the age of digital communication, automation and AI, the human touch is lost. The customer experience is being left to standardized email responses, scripted virtual assistance, and programmed chat bots. Talking to a ‘real person’ has become a novelty and the personal touch is fliting. Businesses think systemizing every part of the customer experience […]

You start your day with a clear plan. You have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish for the day. You have established a set of action plans and have ensured you have personnel to execute the plan. Your day starts out completely normal and you are feeling a sense of purpose and […]

You can feel the stress building in the office. When your team convenes on Zoom calls, you can sense their anxiety. The smallest of discussions become huge drama-filled ordeals. Some unknown stress is spreading like a virus. It’s creeping into the psyche of your entire organization. Instead of ignoring it and hoping it goes away […]

As a part of our focus on Mastery, in the month of January, today we take a deeper look at Destination Mastery. Destination Mastery means a business owner needs to have a clear mission and vision for the organization. These key doctrines serve as a foundation for everything the business does and serve as aspirational […]

Mastery is defined formally as a “comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment” (, 2021). Rembrandt is known as a great Master of art and is one of a few notable artists who have ever achieved that status based on the quality and quantity of his art. Rembrandt is also considered a Master […]

As small businesses reset in the new year, it is the perfect time to make real change.  Organizations assessing their net profit position regularly is critical. As part of a Business Health Check, adjusting a few key areas can make a massive difference in the profit position of any company. Working with a certified, professional […]

As 2021 dawns business owners face challenges and obstacles that they have never faced before. To start the year with a new prospective it might be time to get a Business Health Check. This check up ensures your business is focusing on the most important opportunities. Just like personal resolutions, you may have some for […]

This time of year, you will see many retrospectives about the year that was. 2020 will have many memorable moments, but not many we actual want to reflect on or remember. The Global Coronavirus Pandemic, the devastating forest fires, the murder hornets, the election madness, the social unrest and protests, and the unexpected passing of […]

“You never fail until you stop trying” – Albert Einstein As this “dumpster fire” of the year grinds to an end, many business owners are searching for inspiration for the new year. If your business wants to make real change and change its trajectory, consider actually sticking to some New Year’s Resolutions. A new year […]

How do you make a connection in a world where face-to-face networking is nearly impossible? Cold calling has always been a tactic to get clients and prospects but in a business climate where making personal connection has been made even more difficult, cold calling, cold-emailing and prospect marketing has once again become a necessity. The […]

The holidays bring a time of reflection and it’s a time to show gratitude at home and at work. We all spend a lot of time in our workplaces, and they too should reflect the sounds and scents of the season to keep employees engaged, boost morale and serve as a little motivation to get […]

Storytelling goes back to the earliest records of mankind and never have stories been more important. Marketers are finding customers want to and are demanding to connect with a brand that they relate too. It’s through stories, that today’s consumers are finding those critical connections. In a virtual, electronic world, a relatable and heartfelt story […]

Preparing for a holiday that will be far from normal is challenging enough for your family, not to mention the new considerations you will need to make for your business. As we enter what is traditionally the start of the holiday season, there are some decisions every business owner needs to make to ensure continuity […]

Facts and data aren’t sexy and truth doesn’t always get headlines. It’s easier to get attention through miss information or exaggeration. But what does that due to credibility and reputation over time? And more importantly, how do you make decisions without facts and data that are accurate. In business accurate date is critical to growth […]

Business is complex. It is a not for the weak at heart. It requires dedication, passion and investment. In today’s marketplace, business has become even harder, even more complicated. How do you sort out the noise and really focus on the most critical factors for success? Sometimes, business ownership can be isolating and a lonely […]

Look at any successful person and you will find some common denominators. When you break down the characteristics of successful people there are several commonalities. You define success for yourself and you shouldn’t focus on someone else’s definition of success to define you. But what you can adopt habits and characteristics to get you want […]

You’ve tried planning ahead only to be upended due to unexpected circumstances. If you can’t rely on a plan to help you chart a course, why should you do it? Why waste the time? If you follow the definition of planning as you guide you will see why the process is so critical to any […]

Success means different things to different people. It might be something different to the same person at a different stage of their life. No one should define success for you. You are the only one that can define and refine what success means to you at any given time. Take a pro-athlete in any sport. […]

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 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. (, 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, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Brad Audience

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 […]

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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 […]

Who is Kevin Alft

As a leader within ActionCOACH, Kevin has achieved a ranking of #1 in the Americas Region and at the Global Level multiple times. Kevin's proven track record of building successful businesses includes owning 9 businesses in a variety of industries and building business units ranging from start-up to $300 million in size in the U.S. and Asia. One particular business unit was grown in size from $185 million to nearly $300 million in one year while tripling profit dollars. Kevin has served on the Boards of businesses in seven countries over the past 14 years and currently serves on the Boards of seven businesses in three countries.


Kevin's entrepreneurial roots go back to his childhood where he worked in his family's business since age 5 and was also surrounded by grandparents and uncles who were entrepreneurs. Kevin's passion for coaching business owners stems from his intrigue for business and his mission of transforming the lives of the business families through guiding them to transform their businesses to create a legacy and provide more options.

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