Mark Sanborn to Appear at 2012 Business Excellence Forum

Acclaimed author will be a featured speaker at premiere small business event of 2012

October 11, 2011 // // LAS VEGAS – ActionCOACH has announced its 2012 Americas Business Excellence Forum will be held at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee on January 13 and 14, 2012 and the featured speaker for this event will be renowned leadership speaker, Mark Sanborn.

Sanborn is the author of seven books, including The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Make the Ordinary Extraordinary, which is an international bestseller. His most recent release, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader, has also had a tremendously positive impact on businesses all over the globe.

In addition to his being an author, Sanborn holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was also recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession and is a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

“There are so many challenges facing small business owners these days that anytime you have the opportunity to hear someone who is as knowledgeable and talented as Mark Sanborn, you have to take advantage of that opportunity,” ActionCOACH USA and Canada CEO Jodie Shaw said. “Mark’s books have made a huge impact, on leadership and business and I can’t wait to see the impact he makes as a speaker.”

Besides Sanborn, the 2012 Business Excellence Forum in Memphis will feature a number of outstanding speakers with expertise in the world of small business. There will also be networking events, workshops seminars and breakout sessions that will help anyone more fully understand the nature of small businesses and how to make them successful. The Forum will conclude with the 2012 Business Excellence Awards, on January 14, which honors the “best of the best” in the world of small business in 16 categories.

This event is the first of three 2012 Business Excellence Forums. The Europe/Middle East/Africa Business Excellence Forum will take place at the De Vere Wokefield Park, Reading, Berkshire, England on January 20-21, 2012 and the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Forum will happen at the Sofitel Hotel located on the Gold Coast, in Australia on February 17-18, 2012.

For more information about attending the Business Excellence Forum or for entry information for the 2012 Business Excellence Awards, visit

ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 39 countries coaching more than 15,000 businesses every week. To learn more, go to



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