What Our Clients Say
WHY ACTION COACH?
Our business was going through a tough time; we had investors that we were wanting to pay off, turnover was low barely covering expenses, we had no systems or procedures in place, problems finding the right staff, half of our staff members didn’t have KPI’s and job descriptions. We felt that because neither of us had any tertiary education we were on the back foot all the time, not knowing if we were doing the right things or making the right decisions with regards to the business.
One day a friend of ours mentioned that the best thing he did for his business was to join Action Coach. We attended a free seminar, walking away from it we both felt very inspired and motivated to get started working on making our business work for us. The cost to be a monthly member is almost another salary, so this did take some consideration, however, we can both say it is the best salary we have ever paid for what we get in return.
We have paid our investors off in less than a year, we have systems in place, budgets to follow, staff who know their KPI’s. We even went on an overseas trip and left the business in the hands of our competent staff without having to worry about a thing.
Our coach, Deborah Coskey, is a great fit for us, we have had many laughs along this journey. So much work to do but the rewards are what you achieve. It has made such a difference to just have someone, a coach, to bounce ideas off, talk through issues, confirm your instincts and have as a mentor.
Joining Action Coach is the best business decision we have ever made, not only has our business grown but so have we as individuals. here is only one thing to say about our coach;
Thank you Deborah, you are awesome!
Starting your own business is daunting. Starting your own business on your own – worse than daunting. Where do you start? Who do you look to for direction and guidance? Yes, yes google, friends, family, ex colleagues but they all have their own jobs and approaches and whilst I got a lot of support and ideas from these sources I generally would sit in my home office doing the stuff I knew how to do and added to that, well, I don’t like asking for help.
Then 6 months into my business owner career my mom (yes, my mom) suggested I get in touch with ActionCoach. After a couple of weeks of deliberation, I plucked up the courage to call them and spoke to Darryn who invited me to a free seminar and a complimentary coaching session – who could say no. I didn’t, and I have not looked back. Deborah Coskey took me on as a client in July 2017 and my business took off. She is a no nonsense (make sure you do your homework – #justsaying), compassionate, supportive, knowledgeable and dedicated coach, whom I highly respect and thoroughly enjoy as a person. She has pushed my comfort zones way beyond what I would have done on my own, held me accountable for actions and results and guided and pushed me to believe in the impossible. The result – a business that made a profit in the first year and the second year first quarter were record months. Is she done yet – hell no! I am I done yet – hell no! Would I want anyone else to take me through this – hell no!
Deborah has been an incredible Coach and I highly recommend her!!”
S&A Generators(PTY)Ltd have been working & collaborating with Deborah from Action Coach for just over a year now.
In that time, we have observed that it is rare to meet someone who listens, guides, encourages, motivates, supports and helps you see the bigger picture so that you can reach your goals.
Deborah & Action Coach genuinely want to see you & your company succeed!
Since joining Action Coach with Deborah, we have expanded our networking with small businesses in the same boat but at different stages of their journey, which has helped motivate us to learn & adapt.
Deborah has helped pick us up after setbacks & celebrated our wins with us. She doesn’t just provide business coaching, but therapy sessions wrapped up all in one.
She has a unique skill of engaging in regular conversation asking the right questions which leads you and your team to those “AHA” moments that facilitate learning & development.
We don’t have a formal business background and Deborah has helped us by giving guidance with the behind the scenes technical tools to help us monitor & track our finances, cash flow and put in place correct costings. She has steered us in the right direction with HR issues, sales & marketing and putting systems in place to help run the business. She takes a holistic approach and knows us and our business.
She isn’t afraid to push you and gives honest feedback & opinions.
She has helped us focus & prioritise working on the business not just in the business to ensure we have a stable foundation to grow.
The proof is in how our businesses performance has improved & all the positive millstones we have reached in the last year under Deborah’s coaching! We have had 40% growth in turnover, positive cash flow, achieved finance to purchase a new vehicle as well as our crane truck. Our Staff are working more efficiently with new uniforms, tools & PPE. We have a marketing strategy in place, branding our vehicles & a website in progress. Over all our Staff are more positive & excited about our business and its potential.
We happily & highly recommend Deborah as a Business coach if you are looking for an extremely competent person & Action Coach Team to challenge & hold you & your team accountable to support & grow your business.
Many Thanks & Best Regards,
Where do I start explaining the awesome journey I’ve been on for the last 18 months….
There I was, stressed, under pressure and alone with no-one to turn to. My wife read an article about a business coach Darryn Le Grange and said to me “you need to go and see this guy”. “I have enough on my plate to worry about, now you want me to waste time seeing some guy who is going to stand there and wax on lyrically about the theory of business” was my abrupt reply.
Thank God, I took her advice and booked to go to one of his free seminars. I clicked with my coach the moment I walked through the door. He was down to earth, logical and confident he could help.
During the seminar they explained their simple framework they take you through and how they will one day guide you to owning a “profitable enterprise that runs without you”. I do remember sniggering at the bit about running without me but I was just happy to sign up for a profitable enterprise.
Well now we sit 18 months later and my business has turned around so dramatically I could not have imagined the success. We have doubled the initial stretch goals I had set with my coach during our first consult and I know we are just warming up. As far as the business running without me well although there is a long way to go I can see that reality firmly in the distance, in fact I’m planning on it! In the meantime I’ve worked a few recreational hours into my busy week and still get through my tasks comfortably.
Finally bigger than any of the business success are the changes that have occurred in my personal life. Firstly is the fact that through the coaching process I have quit smoking after having the habit for over 20 years. It’s early days as I only quit 6 weeks ago but I can tell you that after initially thinking it was totally impossible (as I’m sure many smokers can relate to) I’m cured and have no desire to smoke ever again. I have become an avid reader after spending the first 40 years of my life a total non-reader. The last change has been my wife’s favorite and that is that I spend more quality time with my family.
Stress….a thing of the past. The secret….get a coach that holds you accountable to working on your business and get out of focusing on the day to day operations.
Thanks Action Coach!
Dean Horn (Managing Director)
What I feel like expressing is…
How grateful I am to you Darryn, for pushing us to be bold and to be brave! To make decisions that help us to grow, not just as businesses but as individuals. Decisions of which that without your support, we otherwise may never have made.
You have pushed us to take steps that have resulted in us winning as a business and synonymously as people in life! So confident am I to say that with 100% certainty we would not be operating our business at the level we are, had we not had your support in getting here.
Where is here? Here is a place of success, measured and backed up by a whole stream of numbers confirming the growth we have experienced since partnering with you.
If we can take it this far so soon, where can we take it from here?
We are without a doubt going somewhere great and we have your strong support to take us there!
GM Heart Eco
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Darryn Le Grange from Action Coach for assisting us in the growth of our business, but also encouraging us to have confidence and belief within ourselves.
He has taught us some vital lessons in the short time we have been coached by him which has motivated us to grow our business and to know what we need to focus on to be successful.
Darryn has been a huge ‘investment’ to us inexperienced business woman. We wanted someone we could bounce our ‘fantastic’ ideas off, to know that we were heading in the right direction with our thoughts and plans, not wanting to make big financial mistakes.
In a couple months we have learnt the obvious such as planning your day, which is a lot harder than it seems!. To understand the financial side of the business in basic accounting language. He has driven us to do things that are not with our comfort zones, such as cold calling….but this is increasing our sales!
There are no excuses! It is great to have set lessons, tasks which assist in improving the business and it forces you to make the time to do the necessary.
There is no excuse like ‘no time’.
We have also met a new group of business people which are enjoying the benefits of Action Coach who all enthusiastic about helping each other.
So just a big thank you for the short months we have been with Action coach and we look forward to the months to come.
Jolene Schefermann & Leanne Knott
Dear Darryn, thank you so much for the awesome brainstorm yesterday. You really do inspire me and make everything so clear. Thank you so much for your support, I really do appreciate it.
Liana van Dyk
Bloom Florist – Owner
Hi Darryn, you have set the bar SO high in terms of the supplier “Wow” factor, thank you.
SAE Logistics – Director
You are polished, professional and skilled. You obviously know your product extremely well and you deliver the content of your seminar with enthusiasm and flair. You brought humour into the session which is not always easy to do and you held everyone’s interest.
Anchors Rest Guest House
On behalf of Hirsch’s Hillcrest, we would just like to thank you for being the guest speaker at our Business Networking Breakfast. Everyone who attended had great feedback to share with me. Your talk was most informative and you truly opened up the eye’s of business owners. We look forward to you sharing your knowledge with all the other Hirsch Store’s.