June 10, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Attendees at the annual conference of ActionCOACH's North American organization held in Las Vegas applauded the company's highest performers during an awards dinner that wrapped up the week-long event. Among the honorees was Linda Bigler, an ActionCOACH from Sacramento, California.
Bigler received the ActionMAN Ownership award for exemplifying the integrity and business management skills required to build a successful ActionCOACH practice. Company founder and CEO Brad Sugars presented the award and described Bigler's passion for coaching: "In her 25-year sales career prior to joining ActionCOACH, Linda learned how to motivate herself and overcome adversity to achieve aggressive objectives. She has brought that high-energy personality to her ActionCOACH practice and to her clients," he said.
In reaction to her selection, Bigler credits her energy and enthusiasm to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to healthy food choices, gym workouts and Yoga, Linda balances her work, play and sleep schedules. Earlier in her life, she was a competitive gymnast, skater, water skier, professional snow ski instructor and had her student pilots license which set the tone for her lifestyle. She is also involved in many community activities, including Mentoring children in Foster Care, E Women Network, the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce. For Bigler, business coaching requires many of the same skills she learned in her sales career and life.
"At one time, I managed a software distribution channel of more than 140 small businesses that stretched across 22 states. I understand the many issues and obstacles business owners face, but most importantly, I help my clients increase sales. Additional revenue is a tremendous short-term solution for most companies, and one that buys time to implement the longer term solutions that can liberate business owners from the day-to-day operations of their businesses," she said.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries. To learn more, go to actioncoach.com