From Starting His Own Consultancy to Joining the ActionCOACH Franchise, Derek Mair Shifted Gear
Derek Mair will fulfill his entrepreneurial dreams as an ActionCOACH, while helping fellow business owners achieve theirs.
Las Vegas, NV, --(PR.com)-- With a clear preference of profit over wages, Mair decided to leave corporate life behind to start his own consultancy company. Soon after, ActionCOACH - the award winning franchise founded by Brad Sugars approached him.
With the global recession, the timing could not have been better for Mair.
"Now - more than ever - businesses need help. While most people seem to see only doom and gloom at present, I see opportunity - the opportunity to position your business to come out of the recession on top - and know how to prepare it for the next recession. After all it's a cyclical process," he said.
As part of his investigation to determine the viability of the franchise, Mair spoke with over 30 Business Coaches and was particularly impressed by the people and systems at ActionCOACH.
"I am excited about the potential for self actualization and the thrill of being able to help other business owners achieve their dreams," he said.
Mair lists "value" as the foremost reason that drove him to join ActionCOACH.
"By value, I mean the value to me as business owner allowing me to leverage the company's systems and the combined knowledge of over 1000 coaches worldwide in 26 countries," he said. "The value for my clients is in utilizing those proven systems and strategies tailored to suit their needs. This represents the true worth of coaching - which unlike consultancy - is the continual personal development of the business owner."
He further likens business coaching to sports coaching.
"Just like in sports, imagine having a coach on the sidelines in your team, who challenges and motivates you to be the best you can be -someone who will listen to your needs and be a sounding board for decisions, provide game strategies and insight that will stretch your thinking, your learning, and hold you accountable for your own goals," he said. "Someone who can provide guidance on how to improve performance, increase profits and gain a better work-life balance in the process".
Mair's extensive global business experience spans three continents in which he has lived and started multi-million dollar operations. His varied career also encompasses engineering and quality systems management, corporate trouble shooting and new business development roles -supporting sales and marketing teams throughout Europe. He has worked directly with many Fortune500 Blue-Chip companies.
"In my career, I have worked for three corporate entities, each being the world's number one in its field. As a result of this deliberate strategy, I got to work with and learn from some of the most intelligent and successful people with access to the best business systems in the world," he said. "It is for the very same reason that I joined ActionCOACH."
Being primarily motivated by bringing out the best in people, Mair has honed his coaching and mentoring skills through many years of successfully building, developing, motivating, and steering multi-skilled high-performance teams throughout the globe, crossing language barriers and cultural challenges along the way.
"People's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me; when you empower them, they can achieve greatness. In my career I look back and see many individuals I have personally helped develop who are now highly successful in their own right. What a fantastic and humbling feeling to know I have contributed in some small way; this is my true motivation for becoming an ActionCOACH Business Coach".
Neil Sinclair welcomed Mair to his ActionCOACH team in the U.K. He will be practicing in Ayrshire, Scotland.
A Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Mair guarantees great results for all his future clients.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries.