Female ActionCOACH announced as bfa award finalist

ActionCOACH Shweta Jhajharia

Shweta Jhajharia

The 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards shortlist has been revealed. And, Shweta Jhajharia, franchise partner of Coconut Creatives’ client ActionCOACH, is amongst the finalists for the Female Franchisee of the Year Award.

The 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards recognise franchisees that have demonstrated exceptional business practice in their franchise over the last year. The Female Franchisee of the Year category, supported by Express Newspapers, particularly recognises the accomplishments of female franchisees whose drive and commitment to achieving fantastic results has furthered best business practice across their network.

“The bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards provide us with an opportunity to hear about franchisees advocating excellence across their industry. We have been impressed by the high calibre of the applicants and the results delivered. It has been truly inspirational to hear from this year’s finalists showcasing their successes, having taken the step into franchising,” explains Sean Hammond, Head of Franchising at Express Newspapers.

Shweta Jhajharia joined ActionCOACH in 2008 and has since risen to be the most successful female ActionCOACH worldwide. Since 2008 Shweta has helped more than 300 business owners in achieving their business goals and dreams. She is also the first female business coach in Europe ever to be awarded the ActionCOACH Emerald Level Certification for consistently achieving a turnover in excess of £40,000 per month. This and her support of the local community and charity work inspire all female and male coaches across the country.

“I am delighted to be the finalist for this award, which provides another platform to recognise the participation, development and achievements of women in the business world. I think it is also important to recognise that in the business of coaching, helping other businesses is at the core of my own business model and therefore my success is inextricably linked to the success of my clients. My greatest happiness from my business success has been to see my clients grow phenomenally,” says Shweta.

Shweta is one of four finalists in the Female Franchisee of the Year Award category. The winner of each category will be announced at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 3rd October. The overall HSBC Franchisee of the Year will be chosen from the five category winners.

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ActionCOACH business tool earns UK seal of approval

CPD qualification

ActionCOACH team

Coconut Creatives’ client ActionCOACH strives on continuous development. Their 6 Steps to a Better Business is now an officially certified tool for Continuing Personal or Professional Development (CPD) in the UK; yet another great addition to the raft of tools available to ActionCOACH franchise partners.

The CPD Certification Service was established as an independent UK organisation operating across all market sectors to support further learning initiatives being undertaken by Government, professional institutions, trade associations, individual organisations, training providers, and suppliers.

“We are very excited to be recognised by the CPD. The 6 Steps to a Better Business provides businesses with a structured approach to long-term profit growth, allowing business owners to take their business from a state of chaos to a state of control … the fact that the Workshop now counts for CPD points means that more professionals like Accountants will want to invest a half day of their time attending and when they see for themselves how powerful this model is they will want to invite their business owner clients along,” says Ian Christelow, ActionCOACH’s UK Co-founder.

Business growth and success are key issues not only for the UK economy but also for business owners. The 2012 Inside Startup census revealed that 1 in 3 UK businesses fail within the first 3 years. This compelling statistic highlights the devastating results of a problem that many business owners face in the UK and worldwide. Most business people are excelling at their trade or profession but that doesn’t mean they’re also great at the ‘business of business’.

As a result many business owners fail due to financial trouble or burnout, their hopes and dreams have been lost even though they were trying their hardest to succeed. That’s where Action Business Coaches come in, helping business owners develop great teams, strong finances, powerful systems, unique marketing and selling to give them the business and life they dream of.

The 6 Steps to a Better Business are just one of over 3,500 strategies and tactics that ActionCOACH has developed over the years to assist business owners worldwide in making their business a success.

ActionCOACH’s tools are used on over 10,000 businesses every month with huge success worldwide and also offer Action Business Coaches the opportunity to create a healthy business model for their own business.

ActionCOACH was joint runner up with McDonald’s for the UK’s Best Large Franchisor 2012 Award and has already built a team of more than 100 business coaches in Great Britain & Ireland. They also regularly provide advice on franchising and have recently been asked to participate in the executive television programme ‘Educating Business: A Franchise Model’, which you can watch on the 28th May at 7pm on SKY digital channel 212 and on BBC/ITV freesat 401.

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Clive Woodward

Clive Woodward

Being your own boss has never been more popular – the number of people running their own business has risen by 367,000 since the start of the economic downturn in 2008.[i] For those people looking to be their own boss, yet enjoy the support of a well-known brand and support network, buying a franchise in a fast-expanding industry like business coaching is a tempting proposition.

ActionCOACH is the world’s leading business coaching firm and their coaches use their training, experience and skills to motivate other business owners and help them achieve success.

But who motivates the coaches? Who can they turn to for guidance and inspiration?

ActionCOACH see this issue as extremely important and so their franchise partners benefit from having access to a wide range of inspirational speakers. ActionCOACH regularly invites its franchise partners to events where they can hear success stories from high-powered entrepreneurs or take part in workshops with experts in everything from improving information retention to change management.

Already, in February, the ActionCOACH conference held in Portugal welcomed not only ActionCOACH Founder and Chairman Brad Sugars but also Sir Clive Woodward. Sir Clive is one of the most successful British sports coaches of recent times leading the England Rugby team to World Cup Victory in 2003 and playing a key role in delivering the most successful British performance in an Olympic Games as the Director of Elite Performance for the British Olympic Association for the 2012 Games. His talk on “Creating Champions” transfers his experience in the sporting arena to the world of business to help business owners reach their potential.

ActionCOACH has an exciting programme of speakers lined up for Spring and Summer 2013. Action Coaches are also encouraged to invite their coaching clients to take advantage of learning from inspiring speakers including:

  •   The UK’s leading speed reading trainer Alex Garcez, who explains how to quickly absorb and retain information
  •   Michelle Clarke, the UK’s leading expert on Talent Dynamics Pathway,
  •  Andy Hemming, of ActionCOACH, sharing his insights on keeping an ActionCOACH franchise simple and profitable and how to build a team of coaches in the West Midlands
  •  The fascinating story of William Kendal, founder of The New Covent Garden Soup Company, speaking about the trials and successes of growing his business before selling up to buy Green & Black’s, which he and his colleagues then sold to Cadbury’s in 2005
  • Damian Hughes lecturing on change management, he has written books including: “How to Change Absolutely Anything”, “Liquid Leadership”, “Liquid Thinking”, “Change Inspiration” and “The Survival Guide to Change”
  • Adrian Webster will offer his expertise during a workshop on team building and customer service. He is also well-published, having written “Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Reach Fat City” and “Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage Sleep Walkers”.
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Action Coaches finish 2012 with record sales

Shweta Jhajharia

Shweta Jhajharia

Coconut Creatives’ client ActionCOACH is proud to announce that not one but three of their Action Coaches reported record monthly sales of

over £50k each in the month of December 2012. Shweta Jhajharia, Peter Boolkah and Neale Lewis have worked hard and are excited to have achieved such a great result in the run up to 2013.

ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching franchise, with more than 1,000 offices in 40 countries and thrives by helping business owners achieve their goals. Most businesses excel at their trade or profession, but that unfortunately doesn’t mean that they’re great at the ‘business of business’. In reality less than 10% of businesses survive the first 10 years of operation.

Shweta joined ActionCOACH as a franchise partner in December 2008. Today, only four years later, she is not only London’s Number 1 Business Coach, but has also risen to be one of the top business women in the UK. Shweta secured her first client within her first month of business and has since coached over 200 businesses owners.

“Shweta has been a fantastic asset to my business. I’m so pleased I took the plunge and hired her because it actually turned out to be the best thing I have ever done! We have grown by 83% in under 2 years, with improved margins and systems and we now have bigger plans for the future,” states one of Shweta’s clients.

“My purpose is to create more choices and freedom for businesses by helping them develop a commercial, profitable enterprise that can work without them. Personally, I think that you owe it to yourself and to everyone who depends on your business to get the highest and best results,” adds Shweta.

Neale is an Action Coach in Derbyshire and Peter has been an Action Coach in East Anglia for over seven years. Peter chose ActionCOACH, because he was looking for a new challenge. He is now an award-winning Action Business Coach and is recognised as Europe’s Number 1 Business Coach, a result achieved through his fantastic client retention.

“For me the real value of being an ActionCOACH franchise partner is in the tools I was given. I received great support from my colleagues from day one and I work within a fantastic team of coaches who support each other. However, most importantly, I work really hard which has allowed me more than anything to generate high sales,” explains Peter.

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