October 18, 2010 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Mike Thwaits has always had a calling to help people and his professional career reflects that desire. His success in a number of different fields, working with varied people and businesses, has given him the experience and knowledge to take his desire to help take businesses to a new level, starting with his partnership with ActionCOACH.
ActionCOACH is the world's leader in business and executive coaching. When Brad Sugars, Chairman and Founder, started the company in 1993, it was still in its nascent stages. By franchising the company in 1997, Sugars helped business coaching become more mainstream turning it into the second fastest growing category behind Information Technology. ActionCOACH specializes in coaching small to medium size business as well as executive teams and group coaching.
"I decided to come to ActionCOACH because I identified it as a well recognized business model that will meet my requirements for fulfilling my personal and professional needs, while making a difference in people's lives," Thwaits said recently.
Thwaits has long been a student of human nature, which he has used in careers in hypnotherapy and as a Master NLP Practitioner as well as a personal coach, trainer and mentor. The skills he used in these fields have given him the attitude to gain rapport with business owners, making change a far easier process to undertake.
Thwaits is excited to return to the area where he grew up with such a powerful tool for economic growth. "This is a new chapter in my life and I'm excited to work beside a professional team that shares my interest in helping business owners throughout the community. Being a member of the world's number one business coaching franchise will allow me to utilize what I've learned in a way I've never experienced before."
In addition to his professional career, Thwaits works with a number of local organizations. He is active in his local Christian congregation as well as the leader of a Fellowship group. He and his wife also take an active interest in the less fortunate, supporting orphans in Burma and Zimbabwe.
Thwaits will be an ActionCOACH firm owner, located in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. Thwaits began his journey as an ActionCOACH firm owner in Las Vegas, Nevada where the ActionCOACH Global Office is located. Here he spent 10 days training with other new business coaches and firm owners from around the world. They learned the ins and outs of ActionCOACH, how to run a business the ActionCOACH way, branding, systems and techniques, as well as how to apply their knowledge to any business and much more.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 32 countries. To learn more, go to actioncoach.com.