April 01, 2011 // Franchising.com // When a person decides to become an ActionCOACH, they are looking for a role that brings satisfaction and fulfillment by helping small and medium sized business achieve their potential. That is exactly what Paul Whitfield was looking for and with his experience in building top-performing teams, there is no doubt he will have a major impact on businesses in and around Blackburn.
ActionCOACH is the world's leader in business and executive coaching. When Brad Sugars, Chairman and Founder, started the company in 1993, the field of business coaching was in its early 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.
Before deciding to embark on his career with ActionCOACH, Whitfield had worked with many businesses that needed to develop significantly to meet their potential, but found that working strictly within one organization all the time was limiting.
"I was looking for a career change and I was frustrated by the corporate world," Whitfield said. "My wife told me I should take this opportunity to do something I was passionate about and I knew a number of small businesses owners that needed help, so I decided coaching was for me."
With the proven methodology of the ActionCOACH system in addition to his passion for helping businesses reach their potential, Whitfield is ready to write an exciting chapter for local businesses.
"I am excited about the opportunities open to me, to establish and grow my own successful business whilst gaining satisfaction and fulfillment. Working with many businesses, engaging employees to succeed and getting business owners they profits they desire and the lifestyle they deserve."
When he's not coaching businesses, Whitfield is a member of the North West Chamber of Commerce as well as a number of other networking groups based in the area. He is also a member of the North Lancs Cycling Club and takes part in triathlons throughout the U.K.
Whitfield is a franchise owner in the North West region of the U.K., based out of Blackburn and he will coach business throughout that area. His Master Licensee is Neil Sinclair.
Whitfield began his journey as an ActionCOACH in Las Vegas, Nevada where the ActionCOACH Global Office is located. Here he spent 10 days training with other new business coaches and franchise 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.