Franchisee, Doug Winnie, named recipient of the Franchisee of the Year Award
September 30, 2016
LAS VEGAS—ActionCOACH announced today its franchisee, Doug Winnie, was named the recipient of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) prestigious Franchisee of the Year Award, an annual recognition for select franchisees who have demonstrated excellence within the franchising community.
“IFA is proud to recognize Doug’s exemplary efforts with the Franchisee of the Year Award, and as an outstanding ambassador for the ActionCOACH brand and industry,” shared IFA President and CEO, Robert Cresanti. “The franchising community is a critical component of the U.S. economy due to the dedication of individuals like Doug who have helped bolster the growth of the industry. As Washington works to strengthen our economy, policymakers should keep in mind, franchising is making a difference in local communities across the country.”
Winnie was recognized at IFA’s Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The annual meeting brings more than 300 franchise business leaders together, raising awareness with policy makers and D.C. influencers about the industry’s continued success and economic contributions.
“Doug is an outstanding coach,” commented ActionCOACH sales director, Robert Addie. “He’s committed to the goals of his clients, and more importantly, their overall business and personal wellbeing.”
ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 1993 by entrepreneur, speaker and author, Bradley J. Sugars. Since franchising the company in 1997, ActionCOACH now boasts 1,000 franchises in 64 countries. ActionCOACH is one of 54,364 franchise businesses in Texas, which has provided 635,500 jobs accounting for 8.1 percent of the private sector, non-agricultural jobs.
"I'm so excited to be selected as Franchisee of the Year! It has been an amazing journey growing our business to help others grow their businesses...I'm grateful to ActionCOACH for creating such a great business opportunity,” Winnie said, “We recently calculated that we help over 1,000 families by supporting and growing the businesses they work with and know we are adding more and more job opportunities every day.”