Research consultancy, Smith & Henderson, has recently completed a survey of 250 clients being coached by ActionCOACH franchise owners. Taking a cross section of clients from across industry sectors in the UK, the results show a staggering 94 per cent of business owners say their Action Coach makes a positive difference to their business.
Data collected in a recent survey by Investec Private Banking found that a quarter of UK professionals are dissatisfied with their work-life balance. According to another recent study by insurance provider Simply Business, almost half of the 2,000 small business owners surveyed cancel social plans at least once a week, a quarter take less than 10 days’ annual leave and 25 per cent have fallen ill due to stress and overwork. So, it’s amazing to see that 7 in 10 ActionCOACH clients agreed they had achieved a better work-life balance within less than 12 months of working with their Action Coach.
Jeff Shrimpton joined ActionCOACH less than a year ago but he already understands what motivates all of the 150 UK franchise owners, “One of my clients left school at 14 years old and now has a £2 million turnover business. We set him some goals in January and he met them in 45 days. We are now on track to grow his business to £10 million in the next five years. That feels great – not for me – for my client and that is what it’s all about as a business coach. Once you are making enough to pay the family bills, it stops becoming about me and instead it’s all about the clients.
“When I first met one of my clients he was working 80-90 hours a week and had lost his marriage. In his latest session he told me that he’d taken time out of his business to see friends and was happy to report that his business hadn’t fallen apart without him – real progress. The thing that I enjoy the most is removing the box of limiting beliefs that my clients can often put around themselves. Remove the box and see the endless possibilities – that is fantastic.”
ActionCOACH’s UK Co-founder, Ian Christelow, is delighted with the results of the survey and the power the results give to the network’s franchise owners, “When we can say that 92% of clients consider their Action Coach worth the investment then we know we are doing something right. Independent surveys like this can help us to highlight areas for improvement too. At our recent Global Conference in South Africa, the UK ActionCOACH Team was named the most successful out of over 60 ActionCOACH countries across the world and that is due to the caliber of people we award the franchise to and ongoing development opportunities we offer our franchise owners and, in turn, their clients.”