Georgia Franchise Headed by Patrick Coan Says New Name Better Defines Company’s Role In Helping Business Owners Become More Effective, as we expand our team in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. — The local, independently-owned office of Action International, the world’s #1 business coaching franchise, today announced its corporate name is changing to ActionCOACH, effective immediately. As ActionCOACH, the Georgia team will aggressively expand its mission to help small- to medium-sized businesses and their owners become more efficient, more productive, better focused and more profitable through professional, objective mentoring and education.

Action International, founded in 1993 by internationally renowned business expert and author Brad Sugars, operates in 23 countries around the world through a network of close to 1,000+ business coaching franchises. The company, now known worldwide as ActionCOACH, has been rated by the U.S.-based magazine Entrepreneur as the #1 business consulting franchise in the world for the last four years, one of the Top 100 Franchises overall, one of the Top 20 Home-Based Franchises, and one of the Top 50 America’s Top Global Franchises.

“The name ActionCOACH combines images of forward momentum and business expertise-two traits that are at the center of what we do,” said Patrick Coan, owner and Master Franchisee of ActionCOACH Georgia. “We believe our new name will drive us to even higher levels of awareness within the business community, both locally and around the world.”

ActionCOACH business coaching is a process-oriented, yet personalized approach to business success. Each local office is staffed by one or more highly trained, experienced and certified coaches whose sole objective is to make clients’ businesses better.

ActionCOACH services run a spectrum from one-time seminars and training events to extended, one-on-one business coaching. ActionCOACH clients can enroll in the ProfitCLUB, a semi-weekly business building workshop experience; one- to two-day seminars centered on specific skills such as team-building or phone skills; the ActionCLUB, in which ActionCOACH coaches and clients meet to generate specific action plans for their businesses; as well as one-on-one coaching designed to meet pre-defined and actionable success goals.

“Small-to-medium businesses are the engine room of most world economies. By helping business owners succeed, ActionCOACH implements its vision of ‘World Abundance through Business Re-Education’,” said Jodie Shaw, ActionCOACH’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Patrick Coan has established himself as a highly-qualified contributor to our system, by building the Georgia team to help all kinds of businesses in Georgia achieve their goals.”

“The Georgia team continues to seek professionals who make it their purpose to help other business owners become more efficient, successful and profitable. You must have passion, you must have heart in this business to make a great business coach.”

A free business briefing is held on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at The Georgian Club to learn more about business coaching. Go to: for more information.

About ActionCOACH
ActionCOACH, headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland, is one of the fastest growing franchises and is the largest business coaching company in the world. The company was established in 1993 in Australia by a young visionary named Brad Sugars. Brad recognized early on that most owners of small and medium-sized businesses were unaware of how to effectively grow their businesses and achieve their goals. He developed a comprehensive system and methodology to assist business owners in achieving their goals and realizing their dreams with dramatic results. The company began franchising in 1997, and now has nearly 1,000+ offices in 23 countries around the globe.

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