Gold Coast, Australia, --(PR.com)-- For ActionCOACH Craig Brewster, seminars are a way to spread practical business building information to more people faster; something that has now become even more crucial – given the uncertain economic climate.
It is this effective and efficient dissemination of practical business knowledge from the huge resource of intellectual property at ActionCOACH (the leading business and executive coaching franchise in the world) that won Brewster accolades at the recent 2009 Asia Pacific Conference held at the Gold Coast International Hotel in Queensland, Australia.
At the Awards Dinner, ActionCOACH founder and CEO Brad Sugars presented Brewster with the Coaches Choice "SeminarCOACH" award.
"This victory takes me back to my days when I first started coaching businesses in 1993 – the company started as a result of the seminars and workshops I designed from my tiny room," Sugars said. "It gives me immense pride when I look at our coaches using these seminars to help fellow business owners build their businesses. Craig has outshined the rest in the way he has used seminars to help business owners – especially during these trying times."
Brewster believes seminars are one of the easiest ways one can get some powerful knowledge into the hands of business owners worldwide.
"Even listening to how other people are beating the same challenges they themselves are facing can make solutions more tangible for business owners," he said. "Another important element for attendees to note is that every workshop or seminar we present has them walking away with anywhere from three to 300 strategies to apply to their business immediately – and when you're doing that with five, 50 or 500 people at a time, you can start to see how powerful the impact is, both to their business and to us as a resource."
Brewster finds the Northern Beaches in New South Wales to be a great place to do business.
"We want every business located here to have the information they need so they can have a more successful business. Seminars and workshops are a great way for us to reach those business owners that are ready to grow," he said.
With the economy on the downswing, Brewster (along with his team) will be holding a variety of seminars in 2009. These seminars will range from free seminars held in the after-hours all over Sydney, to regular Quarterly Planning sessions where the firm can host up to 500 business owners for a full day. They will also be holding monthly information workshops on various subjects.
"This year we're also holding our BusinessRICH workshops every six-eight weeks," he said. "BusinessRICH contains everything we have to offer in the ActionCOACH system crammed into two full days - it's a valuable learning experience and we're excited to be presenting it."
From the many seminars the company offers, Brewster's personal favourites include the "accountability" seminars, like Quarterly Planning Days and BusinessRICH.
"For such a small investment, people walk away with clarity, focus and a one-page plan for their next steps in the business," he said.
Brewster has been focusing on this area of the business for some time now because of the value it adds.
"It is very satisfying to be recognized by the community for these efforts."
Having grown up in the small business environment with his parents involved in everything from fishing trawlers and farms to restaurants and earthmoving, Brewster loved the idea of the freedom his family enjoyed. The only challenges he saw about following his parents' entrepreneurial footsteps were the lack of support and respect for small business owners at large.
"When I had the chance as a coach to add support to the small business community using the most successful system on the planet, I knew I had found my place," Brewster said.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries.