Even in the year that presented the worst economic crisis on record, ActionCOACH franchise partner Natalie Simms recalls how she had faith in the franchise model that would help achieve both her professional and personal goals. National lockdowns sent business owners into panic mode, but it increased Natalie’s desire to help as many of them as possible.
Within six months of launching her business, Natalie had reached her revenue targets and was determined to expand into a neighbouring territory. With five one-to-one clients under her belt, she is now focusing on extending her reach and making a difference to a larger pool of business owners.
“It’s so rewarding to offer something to cater for all client budgets, with group coaching and one-to-one sessions. This versatility is what urged me to take the leap and take the additional Firm Builder licence for Winchester – all of the stepping stones were in place to help me get there and make it a success. It was a no-brainer.”
Although the pandemic has forced many people to reconsider their plans, it’s been a huge motivator for Natalie. If she could create a success in that situation, then under normal circumstances she expects her business to really thrive. By year five, she plans to have a business that works without her, offering her even more freedom and choice.
“ActionCOACH has already made the world of difference to my personal life. I’ve swapped 35 years of international travel and a two-hour commute into central London each day for a seven-minute trip to my office, and I can work as many hours as I wish. I really love travelling the world, but I also want to buy my dream home in Hampshire and lead a simple life enjoying the great outdoors. There will be nothing better than living stress-free, knowing there’s still a business creating my legacy. For me, that’s the end goal.”