August 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – When you see the ActionCOACH system work first-hand, it's easy to want to become a part of the world's largest business coaching company. Vicki Laird saw what an ActionCOACH did for her partner's business and once she realized how the methodology of ActionCOACH fit with her experience, skills and passion to help others, becoming an ActionCOACH Business Coach was the logical next step.
"When my partner, Nick, decided to work with an ActionCOACH I watched the effect it had on him and the business," Laird said. "It gave him control and structure in his business, providing him with new skills, accountability and freedom of choice and I saw this as a natural fit for my experience."
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.
Laird's passion for helping others achieve their full potential enables her to deliver results for her Action Coach clients. She has 21 years sales experience, culminating in senior roles within Media and the Hospitality Industry, where she successfully led and developed numerous individuals and teams. She holds a Business Finance and Marketing degree and is an experienced Manager, Trainer and Sales Performance Coach.
Laird is a member of BNI, 4N Networking, Women in Business and First Friday Networking Portsmouth. Aside from coaching businesses, Laird's passions are travel, history and cooking.
She will be a business coach working with Gary Mullins out of ActionCOACH Portsmouth, where she will help businesses located throughout the area. Her Master Licensee is Mike Maguire.
Laird began her journey as an ActionCOACH in Las Vegas, Nevada where the ActionCOACH Global Office is located. Here she 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 has more than 1,000 offices in 39 countries, coaching more than 15,000 businesses every week.