Marlene Powell - Do You Need To Take Action
Marlene Powell - Do You Need To Take Action

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Marlene Powell - Do You Need To Take Action


Eleven years ago, Marlene Powell left her role in the financial sector of the corporate world to become ActionCOACH's first woman business coach in South Africa.

Having come to a cross road in her life Marlene realised that her career wasn't as important as she thought it was after 27 years, and realised that family needed to come first, and felt the need to be back with them. After constant weeks of traveling she realised that she was missing out on a lot and that the people she was traveling to Johannesburg for were the people that wouldn't even make time to come to her funeral, leading to her deciding that she needed to make a change and make time for the important people in her life.

Marlene explains, "I loved entrepreneur and author, Brad Sugars, the founder of ActionCOACH's vision." After business owners were approaching him for business consultations, Sugars' realised that the missing component between knowledge and implementation was coaching. Consequently, Sugars company Action International (now known as ActionCOACH) was born in 1993. ActionCOACH has grown to be one of the fastest growing franchises in the world and is the number one business coaching firm in the world. There are currently more than 1200 ActionCOACH offices in over 80 countries with 50 coaches in South Africa. With hundreds of proven systems and strategies that have been developed are guaranteed to get results for entrepreneurs and business owners around the world.

Marlene believes she is now living her dream, with strong support from her husband Geoff, and son Dylan who encouraged her to turn her dream into a reality. Says Marlene, "Either you can take ownership, accountability or responsibility to achieve your dreams or you can find blame, excuses or be in denial... The choice is up to you."

"As a business owner myself, I value quality of life - just like everyone else should. By implementing simple and practical tools into my clients' businesses, I help them to create more money and time to allow them to enjoy the finer things in life. It inspires me to help people spend more quality time doing what they love doing.

"As your business coach and advisor, I will help you deliver the results you desire using proven tools, methodologies and systems, tested and perfected over tens of thousands of businesses worldwide for over more than two decades. I will hold you accountable for your results and just like a sports coach, push you to perform at optimal levels."

ActionCOACH clients come from a variety of business backgrounds. "They value my input as they have seen business growth from the inception of their coaching programme," says Marlene. "My down to earth, no nonsense approach has been commented on - and the fact that I am passionate to help my clients spend more time on their businesses and not slogging day in and day out in their business."

Marlene's personal brand is defined by precision in all that she does so it is not surprising that the Westville based franchise has consistently been placed in the Top 100 in the world.

If you as a business owner experience one or more of the below you need to take ACTION!
  • I find myself putting out fires within my business
  • I find myself sacrificing the important things in my life (time with family and friends, hobbies)
  • I am the business even with a team
  • I would have a better life if I was employed than currently being a business owner
  • I have one or more staff that do not bring value to my business
For all serious business owners looking to take back control of their business, spend more quality time with those who are important in their lives then engage with Marlene and take up a Complimentary Business Strategy Session. 

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Marlene Powell - Do You Need To Take Action

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