April 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – After 25 years of providing professional business services, consultancy and corporate management to his corporate employers and clients, Lee Dickinson felt it was time to fulfill his professional dreams and own his own business, while also helping his local community grow economically. That’s when he decided to become an ActionCOACH Business Coach.
ActionCOACH is the world’s leader in business and executive coaching. Brad Sugars started the company in 1993, when 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.
“When I first came across ActionCOACH I was intrigued,” Dickinson said. “ActionCOACH met in full each of my main requirements. As an ActionCOACH Business Coach I have the opportunity to drive my own business, I have a substantial system to work in and the know-how and staff support from the franchisor to take full advantage of this opportunity.”
Dickinson’s insistence on facing reality, his listening skills and probing questions have helped many business owners diagnose their business’s root cause failings. Most important, his practical understanding of marketing and of how to systemize a business, have enabled hundreds of companies to capture incremental sales, anchor cash in-flows and revitalize their staff.
When he’s not coaching businesses, Dickinson is a member of his local Chamber of Commerce and BNI networking group and also takes a strong interest in various sporting clubs.
Dickinson is a franchise owner who helps businesses in the south east region of England, covering towns such as Epsom, Esher, Leatherhead, Woking, Reigate, Dorking, Redhill and Caterham.
He 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 39 countries. To learn more, go to actioncoach.com.