Success

Our #1 focus is to bring together the necessary elements of success for our clients . . .

Success Ahead
. . . adding value in the areas where they need the most help.

See what our clients have to say.

Organizational Improvement

The main reasons for joining the coaching programme were that I was disorganised, stressed and I was trying to do everything in the business myself. Since the program started, I have appointed a manager, we have new team members, we are holding regular team meetings, we are implementing systems into the business and more day to day tasks are being done by team members. I have gained the importance of setting goals, both business and personal. I have gained direction in my business and where I want to go. I have realised how important systems are and that I don’t have to do everything myself. Every now and then, my coach tells me I did something good. I admit that I need pushing as a lot of things the program encourages me to do takes me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes, I can’t find the time to do all that my coach expects of me as I still have to keep a balance with my personal life. Although I have improved a lot, I still have a long way to go. Thanks to my business coach for getting me this far.

Carol Goldsworthy, United Video Papamoa March 30, 2015

Chris Baker has been coaching me since April 2007. He is an awesome coach and mentor and I hold him in the very highest regard. Before Chris I was depressed, confused, stressed, unhappy and unmotivated. I am now focussed, clear-minded, relaxed, happy, motivated and invigorated. In the time we have been working together I have improved in many areas in my personal life and business. Improvement in my self management skills have made the biggest impact by increasing my effectiveness in everything I do. I was surprised to find that I was the biggest challenge in my life and business. Every week we worked one step at a time, to uncover a better way for me to operate. It has been a challenging experience but also a big relief to realise that success comes from the inside out, and I did not need to change people around me to get results. We just changed me and my approach instead, which is far easier than changing everyone else. We have now set the ground work for continued success and I am really looking forward to working on more specific areas of business improvement with Chris.

Clinton Barnes March 30, 2015

Team Building

I would like to thank Kevin Heppleston, Business Coach, for the quality of coaching he has given me over the last 3 years. I was appointed General Manager for Parker Bridge in Wellington in April 2006 with full profit and loss responsibility and have been using the services of business coach Kevin Heppleston on a weekly basis since then. Kevin has assisted me tremendously in establishing management practices and coaching me on leadership techniques with my team of 10 staff whilst at the same time giving a focus to my personal goals and ensuring synergy with the business. Through weekly meetings Kevin has been instrumental in working towards the following key achievements: Winning the ActionCOACH 2008 Business Award for Best Financial Performance. At the Awards, the judges noted the focus on profitability as well as revenue, which is always a driving force from Kevin. Consistently moving the bar higher and setting new goals and targets. In the last year we have moved from being the smaller sister branch compared to our Auckland Head Office to become the top branch in terms of billings, profitability and individual consultant performance.  Thirdly to manage the business effectively to allow for 2 periods of maternity leave. For the first leave we worked hard to achieve a self managed team and for the second period we promoted an Acting Manager internally. Both strategies were successful and suited the needs of the business at the time. Two key achievements of these leave periods were maintaining profitability and ensuring a good transition for me both out and back into the business. • Through working with Kevin I am now in a position to take an 8 month sabbatical through Europe with my family and leave the business in the hands of an acting General Manager. I believe this would not have been possible without Kevin's coaching. Kevin's approach is consultative; he looks to understand the business, the people within it and most importantly the goals of the business leaders. He ensures that weekly coaching sessions deal with both immediate issues and achievement of medium and long-term successes. I have enjoyed working with Kevin and much appreciate the assistance he has given me, I have no hesitation in recommending his services to other business owners and managers who are looking to move their businesses to the next level.

Lucy McDonald, General Manager March 30, 2015

Increasing Profit

During the last two years with Wayne we have achieved our highest annual profit whilst reducing our personal daily requirement to be working in the business dramatically. The systems we have developed ensure that we achieve the outcomes we desire whilst our measures keep us informed as to how well things are being done. Our reporting structure ensures that any issues are dealt with where they should be and that our empowered teams make the right decisions when resolving those issues.

Brett & Scott McHardie, Directors | Regal Haulage NZ Ltd March 30, 2015

Increasing Sales

If you're looking for a coach to improve your business DO NOT choose Chris Baker of ActionCOACH. He will not improve your business - he will blow it out of the water. Ever since retaining Chris to help me expand Automation Associates in late 2003, it has been hard to keep up with the increased level of sales activity and company performance we have seen. Chris has helped me understand my business better and given me the tools to keep improving it. Years on, hardly a day would go by when I don't catch myself using one of Chris's techniques somewhere in one of my companies or personal life and it is then that I am reminded just how much I owe him and the Action coaching system for the huge improvement in sales, profitability and general enjoyment of being in business. Thanks Chris and keep up the amazing work!

Brendon Reid, Director Automation Associates Ltd March 30, 2015

Success Planning

Thanks Andreas for such an amazing experience. The masses of information, advice, thoughtful mentoring and inspiration have been invaluable. You know the sale of one of my businesses meant a total return of 600% on purchase price. Your help in growing this business was key, but the real support came in helping me see it was all about me; my growth and understanding had to come for my business to grow. To anyone wanting answers and a clear direction forward, seek the help of ActionCOACH...see Andreas.

A. Walker, Village Health, South Island March 30, 2015

We have been working with David Allan since Christmas 2007. We had been offered a free coaching session with David through Westpac Bank and after that decided to start a weekly coaching program. Positive changes started happening almost straight away, especially with our own focus and enthusiasm. The bottom line started improving pretty fast too, within 2 or 3 months. The biggest benefit of coaching has probably been the way were now focused on the business and moving towards our goals. It's great being helped by someone who really knows what he's doing, its something we could never have done by ourselves. Now were much more focused on our numbers and the financials have really improved. David’s quarterly planning workshops are also really cool. It's great to meet and share experiences with other motivated business owners going along the same journey. Overall we feel way more positive about the business now. It's a joy to be in business again and our whole mindset has changed. We see ourselves as 'being in the business of money making' not 'being in the business of pie making'. To anyone considering working with ActionCOACH I really recommend it. It's the best thing you can do for your business and yourself. If you want to get better results, do it!

Coen & Esther de Wolf- Keripies March 30, 2015

Business Performance

Clif has been our business coach for 18 months now. When my partner first suggested we invest in a business coach, I had many reservations like "I don't have time with my workload", "what can he know about our business that we don't?" etc. However, being a good partner (!) I thought I owed it to Vicki to give it a go. Without wanting to sound like a corny ad, we really haven't looked back. At the time Clif came on board our business needed some help. Clif was able to bring objectivity and a fresh mind to our strategy and long term business goals. He has kept us motivated, focused and unfortunately accountable! We now use Clif not only for our business coaching but also to coach the managers in our company. We involve him in all major business decisions, not because we have to, but because we trust his judgment as well as the fact that our business is now in a much healthier position than it was 18 months ago. Take it from the converted, every business who wants a successful business and a life needs an ActionCOACH like Clif!

Jo Schultz, Director | The WORD of Mouth Company Pty Ltd. March 30, 2015

Seminars

THANK YOU so much for all your support and encouragement. The smartest thing I ever did was attend your seminar and make the decision to enlist you as my business coach. You're great and I really appreciate the effort you go to get me back on track." Sept 99 The business is going ahead & a lot of it thanks to your guidance. I may not convey it right now but I am rapt about what I've learnt & how far I`ve gone in changing things here. I know we are only on the tip of what you can teach us & am excited about where we can go.

Joan Hayman, Budget Travel March 30, 2015

Improving Marketing

I engaged Kevin Heppleston as my "ActionCoach Business Coach" in the year 2000. My purpose was to have help, support and accountability for me to move my education business forward. Kevin was very efficient and thorough in his analysis of my business and was able to ascertain my needs & goals, the businesses needs & goals and identity both the strengths and weaknesses. He then offered me a step by step process to meet these goals and weaknesses. We had weekly contact by phone for coaching and problem solving and met as often as needed face to face. In the first 6 months of working with my Action Coach, Spectrum Education's turnover increased six times. Kevin coached me through expanding my market and product range. He assisted with marketing ideas, team development, testing & measuring, writing advising and proofing advertising and a variety of other business development issues. Kevin was also coaching me when I won the award of New Zealand Business Woman Of the Year 2001 and I attribute much of this success to the coaching, support and wisdom gained from Kevin. Kevin has been a member of my Board of Advisors, has mentored me through the purchase and sale of a retail business and his advice was invaluable during re-structuring Spectrum in order to grow bigger. I continue to discuss ideas and challenges with Kevin, as his knowledge is vast and expertise in marketing and coaching invaluable. Currently Spectrum's turnover continues to grow on average 27 percent annually and profit is higher than ever. Much of this I attribute to the expert coaching and advice from Kevin and the Action system. I highly recommend Kevin as a business coach.

Karen Tui Boyes, CEO Spectrum Education March 30, 2015

Team Building

I would like to thank Kevin Heppleston, Business Coach, for the quality of coaching he has given me over the last 3 years. I was appointed General Manager for Parker Bridge in Wellington in April 2006 with full profit and loss responsibility and have been using the services of business coach Kevin Heppleston on a weekly basis since then. Kevin has assisted me tremendously in establishing management practices and coaching me on leadership techniques with my team of 10 staff whilst at the same time giving a focus to my personal goals and ensuring synergy with the business. Through weekly meetings Kevin has been instrumental in working towards the following key achievements: Winning the ActionCOACH 2008 Business Award for Best Financial Performance. At the Awards, the judges noted the focus on profitability as well as revenue, which is always a driving force from Kevin. Consistently moving the bar higher and setting new goals and targets. In the last year we have moved from being the smaller sister branch compared to our Auckland Head Office to become the top branch in terms of billings, profitability and individual consultant performance.  Thirdly to manage the business effectively to allow for 2 periods of maternity leave. For the first leave we worked hard to achieve a self managed team and for the second period we promoted an Acting Manager internally. Both strategies were successful and suited the needs of the business at the time. Two key achievements of these leave periods were maintaining profitability and ensuring a good transition for me both out and back into the business. • Through working with Kevin I am now in a position to take an 8 month sabbatical through Europe with my family and leave the business in the hands of an acting General Manager. I believe this would not have been possible without Kevin's coaching. Kevin's approach is consultative; he looks to understand the business, the people within it and most importantly the goals of the business leaders. He ensures that weekly coaching sessions deal with both immediate issues and achievement of medium and long-term successes. I have enjoyed working with Kevin and much appreciate the assistance he has given me, I have no hesitation in recommending his services to other business owners and managers who are looking to move their businesses to the next level.

Lucy McDonald, General Manager March 30, 2015

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