May 05, 2010 // Franchising.com // Las Vegas - It comes to no surprise to know that a majority of people are affected by the economic crisis. Gavin Skilton was one of these people and now wants to be the person who helps change it back around. Skilton has joined the ActionCOACH team in London to do just that.
Skilton is the newest addition to the ActionCOACH team. He first heard of ActionCOACH when he began to tentatively look at purchasing a franchise. The start of his process was very overwhelming until he found a company that offered a service that matches you with franchises that fit your skills, past careers, and wants in a business. Through the service, Skilton found ActionCOACH.
Right away Skilton knew that ActionCOACH was a perfect fit for him. It gave him the freedom of decisions, actions, time, and finance which his past careers held him back from. Skilton was also highly impressed with the systems and culture of the company.
"ActionCOACH was certainly the best franchise for me amongst those that I considered. It was the only one that allowed me to work with the entire business rather that a specific part and will give me a complete change of career but still use and embrace my existing skill set and knowledge," said Skilton.
Skilton comes to ActionCOACH with a background in the IT industry. In his former career, Skilton was a senior IT manager in the project, program, PMO and portfolio arena. He managed companies IT portfolios, and teams of project and program managers and support staff, and was responsible for the overall delivery of all IT. Skilton has gained great team building, organization, teaching and training, problem solving, and of course IT skills that he will bring to the table for his clients.
"I plan to offer my clients a first class system full of techniques and tools to get their business to a much better place. I am skilled in managing business changes and am able to approach issues and problems with a logical approach that involves defining and setting goals with a step by step plan," says Skilton.
Skilton will be practicing in the Twickenham area of London but will cover other areas such as Feltham, Hampton, Teddington, Hounslow, and Whitton. These are all on the western side of London. Skilton will be under the direction of Master Licensee Ian Christelow and Julie Wagstaff.
Skilton will begin his training in Las Vegas, NV where the ActionCOACH Global Office is located. Here he will spend 10 full days of learning the ActionCOACH systems and how to apply it to his already existing skills. He will also learn the ins and outs of the business, the 14 points of culture, values, and much more.
Skilton is really excited to start his new career journey.
"I am thrilled by the opportunity to embark on a new career with my own decisions and hard work having direct benefit for me. I am eager to learn and relish the opportunities to continue to learn. I can't wait to get involved in other businesses to watch them grow and change as a direct result of my assistance. I am excited about the whole world of growth that I have opened up for myself with ActionCOACH; growth in skills, experience, freedom, and of course money," exclaims Skilton.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries.