As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses" series, this week we sat down with Coach Kevin Mills, owner and firm partner of ActionCOACH - Lake Houston.
Tell us a bit about your business: What does your business offer, and how long have you been around?
ActionCOACH Lake Houston is a business and executive coaching company that works with businesses and individuals, from start-ups to well established employer-based businesses. We focus on fundamental business principles using our proven strategies, tools, and business development systems.
The ActionCOACH business was started in 1993 by Brad Sugars, and is now
the largest and number one business coaching company in the world. There are
over 1,000 offices located across 77 countries, with recent expansion
into the Lake Houston region.
How did you decide to get involved in this line of work?
spent over 20+ years in the corporate world, mostly Supply Chain,
Operations, and Continuous Improvement roles. Last year, I had the
opportunity to make the switch into business ownership, and ActionCOACH
provided me the opportunity to do what I love, using their world class
system to help people achieve their goals – both personally and with
their business. The ActionCOACH methodology is to follow our proven
model: Dreams > Goals > Learn > Plan > Act, resulting in a
strong, robust business that works. And this is what I
aspire to accomplish with each of my coaching clients.
Tell us a couple things that you are proud of your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
Our mission at ActionCOACH Lake Houston is to build great businesses and become a catalyst for the Lake Houston business community. We are known for getting results for our clients by changing the way business owners think and act, so they can grow their business and gain greater certainty of success. And, we promise results with a written guarantee. We guarantee a 100% return on your investment in coaching in the first 17-weeks, or we keep coaching you for Free. Our ultimate goal is to realize a 5x to 7x return on our client’s investment throughout our coaching programs.
What is your favorite part of running this business?
I love the opportunity I’ve been given to provide practical business education and coaching strategies to local business leaders and to help them implement these in their business. I also love having a business like ActionCOACH in this vibrant community, allowing me to interact with friends and neighbors. My ultimate purpose and “why” is to eliminate business failure from the Lake Houston region!
A little background about me and my family: We relocated from Dallas to Kingwood seven years ago. I’ve been married 27 years to my high school sweetheart, Keely, and we have two awesome children, Ethan (16), and Emily (20), and 2 very spoiled dogs – Jade and Stella. We love taking advantage of the Kingwood greenbelts every chance we get!
I'm also a fitness and running coach for the local Kingwood Fit running club and always enjoy weekend time with my “run buddies” on the trails.
Who is your ideal customer/client? Who do you serve best?
Our ideal customer is privately-owned, employee-based business owners located in the Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, and greater Lake Houston region who want to grow their business, make their teams more effective, and gain greater certainty of success in their business.
The business strategies and tools that ActionCOACH provides apply to any industry and any size business, from 0 to 300+ employees. Ideally, our best clients are those businesses with a couple of years in business and with five (5) or more employees, enabling us to utilize the entire scope of tools and strategies to help them grow their business and achieve their long-range personal and business goals.
Is there any other information you'd like your potential customers/clients to know about your business?
During the current containment situation, ActionCOACH is offering several limited offer opportunities for business owners. First, I’m setting aside 5 hours per week to provide pro bono (free) coaching to local businesses needing help navigating these tough economic conditions. We are also offering a complimentary, individual 2-hour Pivot Strategy Session, to help business owners develop a robust 90-Day plan for their business, and to identify opportunities to adjust and pivot their business model to meet the current needs of their target market.
Once we come out of this “season” of uncertainty, ActionCOACH will resume our monthly no cost Lunch-and-Learn Seminars where we provide insight on how to build a better business.
We will also re-launch our monthly BookCLUB, “Business, Books, and Breakfast!” where a group of business owners meet once a month to discuss a featured business-related book and identify opportunities to implement their learning in their business.
As a business owner, I love giving back to this community. I’m an active volunteer with Mission Northeast (http://www.missionne.org
) and also with our church at Second Baptist. For Christmas, I especially enjoy assembling bicycles to give to underprivileged children in our area.
If interested in learning about ActionCOACH Lake Houston, I recommend a visit to our website
, where you can apply for a complimentary one-on-one 30-minute strategic coaching consultation, get helpful business tips on our blog page, and read our client testimonials. Also, visit our page to book an introductory meeting, message a business coach, and get frequent updates about our business services.
How do you see your business growing and improving over the next couple of years?
We will continue to expand our presence in the Lake Houston community through networking and marketing, and also through client word-of-mouth referrals and testimonials.
To learn more about ActionCOACH - Business Coaching, visit our profile at Kingwood.com