Brad Sugars, founder of ActionCOACH, has recently announced that Calgary’s Business Edge Coaching is the first and only Canadian ActionCOACH franchise to become a certified ActionCOACH training partner. This development opens the doors for aspiring business coaches to receive world-class training and certification right here at home.
“We are honoured and humbled by the fact that Brad Sugars has the confidence in the Business Edge team to deliver ActionCOACH training to the same standard as the training offered by head office,” comments Nagui Bihelek, President of Business Edge Coaching. “We are excited about the challenge before us and by the opportunity to influence the success of thousands of business owners.”
Recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the world’s #1 business coaching firm since 2006, ActionCOACH has a rigorous certification process that, until now, has only been offered through a 10-day intensive course in Las Vegas, Nevada. Business Edge’s training model will allow candidates to experience the training through a series of workshops and trainings offered locally, and supported through a mentorship program. The ActionCOACH system demands that candidates must achieve a number of deliverables before they receive certification. This approach ensures ActionCOACH standards are upheld, and that the business coach is skilled in using the myriad tools and processes at their disposal to help business owners accelerate their success.
Business Edge Coaching has been a stand out in the ability to support a multi-coach firm model and continue to achieve client results. Fuelled by his desire to share their model of success, Bihelek approached ActionCOACH with the idea of expanding the certification program to Calgary.
“Calgary is a city full of entrepreneurs and business owners with a wealth of experience. Many of these individuals have successfully built businesses that work without them, yet are not ready to retire,” Bihelek commented. “When combined with ActionCOACH’s proven approach to coaching and 20-year track record, those individuals have an opportunity to help other business owners achieve the same or even greater - success.”
While many business coaches want to start independent consulting practices, Bihelek can envision expanding his team of coaches from four to forty over the next several years, such that every business in Calgary can benefit from the counsel of an ActionCOACH-certified business coach.
Business Edge (businessedgecoaching.com) is offering information sessions for anyone interested in the certification process through the spring and summer. Contact 403-455-1577 for details on the next session or for more information.