Garth McDonald, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Awarded 2015 Rookie Coach of the Year

April 24, 2015 // // Las Vegas – Garth McDonald, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, won the 2015 Rookie Coach of the Year Award at the ActionCOACH Americas Conference at the Westin Lake Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV on March 7, 2015.

Garth McDonald earned this award thanks to the powerful work he has done with his clients throughout Northern and Southern Alberta over the course of the past year, including coaching his clients to the increased profitability for some who were losing money in their business, to a 20% increase in their first 4 months, as well as building an organization that gives the business owner the ability to work on their business and not just in it!

Garth McDonaldActionCOACH Global Chief Community Officer, Angie Fairbanks along with assistants from Vic Ciuffetelli, ActionCOACH CEO presented the award to Garth McDonald.

“I was shocked and yet honored to hear my name being announced for the very unexpected 2015 Rookie Coach of the Year Award, I will say “note to self, write some kind of acceptance speech so you don’t look like a blundering idiot when they call your name.”

I came to this conference to take in some of the learning’s from the greatest business minds in the world,” McDonald said. “It was terrific to be surrounded by some of the best coaches in North America and being able to pick their brains on their successes was very exciting and gratifying!”

As an ActionCOACH, Garth McDonald takes the most pride in the success of his clients and the fact they now have a company with great people that have created a vision, mission, and a culture that promotes an excitement for all to come to work each day!

ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, was established and founded in Brisbane, Australia by Brad Sugars in 1993 when the concept of business coaching was still in its infancy. Since franchising the company in 1997, Sugars has helped business coaching become more main-stream and has grown the company to more than 1000 business coaching franchises operating in 54 countries. ActionCOACH specializes in coaching small to medium sized businesses as well as executive teams and group coaching. ActionCOACH maintains its growth and strategic alliances by continual development of cutting-edge innovative technology, proven business processes and systems to add value, satisfaction and additional income streams for its franchisees.

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