Las Vegas, NV, --(PR.com)-- Steve Watkins was looking for a coach in his own business, when he came across ActionCOACH – the world's leader in business and executive coaching, spearheaded by Brad Sugars.
Master Licensee Lee Huffman welcomes Watkins as the first ActionCOACH firm owner in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Watkins will be serving the Jonesboro Metropolitan Statistical area and about 15 counties beyond.
"Passion, excellence, and dedication are the three major attributes we are looking for in ActionCOACH firm owners and Steve has all three plus more," Huffman said. "Steve's passion for helping businesses succeed, his commitment to excellence in business and his dedication to the people of Arkansas, Southern Missouri, Western Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky are major reasons I awarded him the first ActionCOACH firm license in Arkansas."
The opportunity to have a worldwide network of friends was Watkins' primary motivation to build an ActionCOACH business coaching firm.
Communications Director for a member of Congress as well as a professional fundraiser, Watkins owned a successful, independent publishing company in the past – which he started from scratch. He also helped bring the ASU Foundation assets to nearly $30 million.
Watkins has an in-depth understanding of his local region.
"I am working in an area that has been my home of 43 years," he said. "I have strong communication skills, and my personality profile helps me bring out the best in people."
Watkins found ActionCOACH to be a strong franchise with a lot to offer him and the community at large.
"ActionCOACH will allow me to continue to work for myself and to have the freedom to work independently with a strong network behind me," he said. I am excited about sharing my business acumen with others, helping them realize their dreams and contributing to the greater good of my community."
A member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Trinity Church, the Foundation of Arts and the ASU Foundation, Watkins is thankful for the ActionCOACH opportunity.
"At 43 years of age, I am more excited now – than ever – and believe this is where I was destined to be at this moment in time," he said.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries.