Las Vegas, NV --(PR.com)-- Tired of corporate politics, wanting to travel less, and needing a change of lifestyle, all motivated Darren Somo to become an ActionCOACH. He will operate an ActionCOACH franchise out of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and will cater to businesses in the surrounding Southern California cities.
"I was a Director of Marketing and Sales in the Semiconductor Industry for 16 years," Somo said. "I worked at companies such as Advanced Micro Devices, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, and Conexant Systems, in roles ranging from Marketing, to Product Line Management, to Business Development, to Sales."
"I thought it would be a perfect fit for me. My business experience and acumen combined with my desire and affinity to mentor, teach, and help people succeed, made ActionCOACH a perfect match," he said.
While investigating business and franchise opportunities, Somo stumbled upon ActionCOACH. He was greatly impressed with the organization, which was founded by Brad Sugars in 1993.
"I thought it was a great idea, which moved beyond the "quick-fix" approach of consulting and really focused on long-term support, guidance, and results," Somo said.
Somo is very excited to get started with ActionCOACH, in order to help other small businesses get the results they want, and in turn, get results he wants from being able to work on his own.
"I will have the opportunity to have a tremendous impact on people's lives, by helping them succeed in their businesses," he said. "In addition, their success will directly benefit my local community, which is an aspect of business coaching that I find very rewarding. I'm very excited for the ability to be able control my own destiny and to really help people."
Somo is qualified to help people; he has successfully driven the growth of a product line to exceed $250 million in sales per year, directed a worldwide strategic sales team that doubled the market shares of his company's competitors' and garnered 100 percent share at several accounts, including Apple, HP, Dell, IBM, Sony and Acer.
"My broad range of experience allows me to quickly analyze the various facets of a business and to guide the owner in identifying and implementing strategies and solutions that will improve each area," he said. "In addition, my experience in team-building and directly managing global groups, as well as navigating the land-mines associated with driving cross-functional teams and projects in a large corporate organization, will prove very helpful to small business owners as they grow their businesses and organizations."
In addition to his experience and involvement in business, Somo is heavily involved with the local youth sports organizations in Santa Margarita; he is a Board Member for the local Pop Warner Football Chapter (Santa Margarita Pop Warner), as well as a Head Coach of his son's Pop Warner team. He is also involved with National Junior Basketball, the local youth basketball organization. With that organization, he has been a Head Coach for his daughter's basketball teams and is currently an Assistant Coach for both his son's and daughter's basketball teams.
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