ActionCOACH’s GulfAtlantic region recently announced Magnolia, Delaware resident Eric Simmons as its new firm builder for the state of Delaware.
With more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries, ActionCOACH is the number one business coaching firm in the world. In his role as firm builder, Simmons will be seeking the talents of entrepreneurial Delawareans to become business coaches. In addition, he will also be coaching small business owners as an ActionCOACH Certified Business Coach.
“Eric has worked for a veritable who’s who of companies—Proctor & Gamble, Frito Lay, to name a few. Yet his experience at those companies was working with small groups or units within the company,” said Karen Boyd, Master Licensee of ActionCOACH’s GulfAtlantic region. “That will serve him well as a firm builder and enable him to help his small business clients achieve a high level of success.”
Prior to embarking on his career in Corporate America, Simmons attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and received a bachelor of science degree in engineering. While serving in the Navy, he earned an MBA at University of North Florida.
In addition to Proctor & Gamble and Frito Lay, Simmons worked as an executive at James River Corporation and Playtex Products.
So, why does somebody who spent his professional life in the military and with some of the larger corporations in America choose to go into business for himself?
“I have a true passion for helping small businesses because I truly believe that small businesses are the key to economic recovery in this country,” said Simmons. “ActionCOACH truly has tapped into a formula that helps small businesses achieve great things and that was something I wanted to be a part of at this stage of my career.”
Married with four grown children, Simmons and his wife Graceann reside in Magnolia, Delaware.
ActionCOACH is the world’s #1 business coaching firm and executive coaching firm. Operating in 26 countries, the franchise has more than 1,000 offices around the world. That includes locations in the five states (and Washington DC) that make up the GulfAtlantic region: Alabama (Pelham); Delaware; Louisiana (Baton Route, Loranger, Mandeville, New Orleans and Shreveport); Maryland (Baltimore, Freeland, Fallston, Manchester, Rockland, Silver Spring); and Mississippi (Madison).
Founded in 1993, the ActionCOACH has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Franchise, Franchisee Satisfaction, Best Overall Company and has been named the number one business coaching franchise for more than five years running.
For information on ActionCOACH Founder Brad Sugars’ 2010 “Business is Booming” North American tour, please visit, http://businessisboomingtour.com/.
To learn more about working with an ActionCOACH or the ActionCOACH franchise opportunity, contact Karen Boyd, www.karenboyd.actioncoach.comwww.karenboyd.actioncoach.com, (410) 374-3536.