Sharon Lechter’s partnership with ActionCOACH weaves yet another strength into this forward thinking organisation
Many people start their own business to find fulfilment, growing it so they can provide a good income and create a great lifestyle.
ActionCOACH Franchise Partners are no exception and they coach their business owner clients to achieve the same goals.
One factor setting the ActionCOACH franchise apart from other opportunities is the immense support structure of global thought leaders. How do they foster such contacts? Many come from the close relationships ActionCOACH’s Founder, Brad Sugars, naturally forges in his dayto- day business life.
One of his inspirational business colleagues is Sharon Lechter, the author of ‘Think and Grow Rich for Women’, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, international speaker, former advisor to President Obama on finance, children and money and, most importantly, a mother and grandmother.
Sharon also co-authored the international bestseller ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. It was this link that brought her and Brad together in the late 1990s. They kept in contact over the years and Sharon was asked to speak at ActionCOACH’s global conference in Vancouver this year.
Reworking a best-seller
In 2008, she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energise the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering. Sharon has released three best-selling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including ‘Think and Grow Rich for Women’ in 2014.
She explains: “I’m not a feminist, but the original ‘Think and Grow Rich’ book was released by Napoleon Hill in 1937 when there were no women in business!
“I had been frustrated by all the complaining women were doing about men holding them back and wanted to change the dialogue to one of celebration of women and the success they have already achieved…as well as debunking this work-life balance that everyone talked about, so the timing for the book was perfect.”
Bringing experts to the entire network
The popularity of Sharon’s ‘Think and Grow Rich for Women’ 12-week online programme prompted Brad and ActionCOACH’s UK master licensees, Julie Wagstaff and Ian Christelow, to add her mentoring programme to the support and development resources already available to their network.
Julie says: “Sharon’s view that women generally measure success in a different way to men resonates with us at ActionCOACH. What we value and how we create this one big life can vary substantially, but this means women make great business coaches too!”
Collaboration for success
Collaboration with luminaries like Sharon Lechter is a regular occurrence at ActionCOACH. Recent conference speakers include Professor Steve Peters, author of The Chimp Paradox, Dr Marshall Goldsmith and Baroness Michelle Mone. This latest partnership with Sharon weaves yet another strength into this forward thinking organisation.
Sharon says: “Entrepreneurship is the only way to create long-term generational wealth and ActionCOACH supports people to do this.
“Many people leave successful careers, where they’ve had the support of their peers, to become business owners. Suddenly, you start a business and you’re alone. Having a great business coach and mentor gives you that peer support back, plus you have the added bonus of the many tools and resources they bring with them.
“20 years ago, business was a dog-eat-dog competition. Like ActionCOACH, I believe the future of our global economy is based on successful businesses engaging in strategic alliances, collaboration, cooperation and joint ventures.
“Women have a natural flair for collaboration and it’s their time to shine.”