I purchased the New Zealand development rights for Burger King and built 60 restaurants in 6 years, doing $100 million in annual revenue while employing 3000 employees and 350 managers. After 7 years, I walked away from the day-to-day operations and enjoyed a business that worked without me.
There's a lot more to that story, including my 3 great partners. But as an ActionCOACH Business Coach, I can show you how to do amazing things with your business and build a business that provides passive income or enables you to sell your business for a premium price.
Let's meet and talk about your story!
I show business owners how to grow their business, make more money, work less hours. Clarity of Vision, Detailed Plans, Accountability for Action. (VPA: Vision, Plan, Action) This is what a coach provides.
I focus on business owners who want Exponential Growth! You don't NEED a coach to increase your results by 10% - I can do that over a coffee consulting session. But if you want your business to move to the top of your industry, then you WANT a coach who will make you do more than you think you can. That's real value!
Schedule a coffee to get Jim's insight on your business.
I am a native of the Omaha metro, having attended Papillion High School, UNO and Bellevue University. I served in the US Air Force, in uniform for over 15 years. After a decade long break in service, I returned to military service as Civil Service, retiring as a Information Technology Manager. I hold several certifications in Cyber Security, Information Technologies and Identity Theft Risk Management.
I started young as an entrepreneur, at 14 years old, I was painting house numbers on curbs. At 18, I owned a lawn mower and motorcycle repair shop. The largest company I owned employed 43 people in Rapid City, South Dakota.
I have owned my latest business as a Sales Professional, Consultant, and Professional Speaker since 2006. In 2016, I and my business partner (my wife) attended ActionClub, a six-month curriculum. Our business was operating in a profit mode, but after applying techniques learned from ActionCOACH, business went up. We had more time, more money, more growth, and more skill. I am an ActionCOACH Raving Fan!
I was presented with an opportunity to become a coach, I jumped at it. I have been an entrepreneur/business owner for over 40 years, I thought I had a pretty good handle on business. The organization and structure I learned from ActionCOACH has set me on a path to much greater reward. I’d like to share my knowledge with others.
As a Coach, I can help good business men and women to realize their dreams, to settle the “Why” they are in business in the first place. I was held accountable for my changes. I, in turn, will hold others accountable to increase their profits, market better, manage time and other resources more effectively and provide more jobs.
My wife and I live in Omaha, all three of our adult children live in Omaha; we have 8 grandchildren. I am an active volunteer in an Optimist Club, I serve on committees to serve the “Youth of Omaha”. I am a constant learner, I read mostly non-fiction, business- oriented books, although a good mystery is always entertaining. I enjoy technology, family time, and good clean humor.
I grew up in small town Nebraska and after college moved to Omaha. I helped companies succeed in many areas. These companies ranged from engineering firms to manufacturing companies. I am married and two great children.
In 2006, my wife and I bought a cleaning company and eventually I moved to working full time in the business. I was on call 24/7 and inevitably, whenever I was on vacation, I would get THAT call and have to come back to address something.
Finally, the business was making money, but every time I would grow the revenue there would be some customers slip off the back side. Two steps forward one step back.
I joined ActionCOACH as a client and 2 years later our customer service was better, revenue and profits were up, and looking to expand into multiple states. All this while working less hours and not being on call.
Now with the free time it gave me, I decided to become a business coach.
Let me help you regain control of your business and set it up to match your lifestyle. Remember, ActionCOACH’s definition of a business is: A commercial, profitable, enterprise that works, without YOU!
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Franklin E. Sams is a Business Development Manager.
Franklin brings to Action Coach Business Coaching, a solid background in commercial and organizational sales. Since joining the company, Franklin has been responsible for developing growth strategies and planning by maintaining and retaining relationships with new clients and existing key accounts. As the Business Development Manager, he aims to develop and diversify the company to promote future success and financial growth. Franklin has high-level communication skills and a proven ability to negotiate and map business strengths and customer needs.
Prior to joining Action Coach, Franklin had a solid career of over 15 years as a New Business Account Manager for multi-million dollar businesses. He was awarded for business sales success and received the highest level of recognition of his company as the Top Brand Sales associate in the country.
Franklin, is also a Head Baseball Coach, for inner city youth and has the ability to motivate a team.
Michael Wells is a Business Development Manager.
Michael “MOW” Wells was raised in an Air Force family who cherished the time returning to the farms of Eastern South Dakota. He graduated Bellevue East HS, studied Sociology, Business and obtained a Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology at UNO.
Michael represented technology companies NebraskaLink & Sprint prior to joining Outlook Nebraska and working to benefit the lives of the Blind & Visually impaired.
When Michael is not attending a networking or chamber event, chatting and consulting with potential clients, he can be found on one of the many area bike trails, watching high-level soccer and preparing/cooking meals for family & friends. He has coached & trained soccer players & coaches for over 40 years from club, High School, and Olympic Development, and still occasionally hears “coach”.
Michael makes it a point to stay active in the community, if you see him out and about, say hello! Chances are he will be able to chat with you about almost anything.
Our Omaha team is on a mission to accomplish the ActionCOACH vision of World Abundance Through Business Re-Education.
The way to accomplish that is a Coach in Every Business helping business owners build a Business That Works Without Them. This is achievable in your business - meet a coach today to learn how...
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