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We have moved!

August 14th, 2018

We are delighted to report that we are now based in a new, larger coaching and training centre in Southampton, to support the next stage of our business development strategy.   From our new base, we will be able to help even more local businesses to grow and flourish!

Why not stop by for a cup of coffee (we have a shiny new coffee machine!) and a tour of the new offices if you’re passing?  The offices are easily accessible from Junction 5 of the M27 via the Stoneham Way.  You can’t miss us!

Our new address is:
7 – 9 Market Buildings
High Road
Southampton SO16 2HW

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Brad Sugars’ Finish It Tour Comes to Southampton!

September 29th, 2017

If you are having to work harder to keep your business going, the reality is you have succeeded in buying or creating a JOB for yourself … the real definition of a BUSINESS is:

“A commercial, profitable enterprise, that works, without you!” – Brad Sugars

We are delighted to announce that serial entrepreneur, business guru and best-selling author Brad Sugars is flying in from Las Vegas to share his practical business success tips and advice with UK business owners on his Finish It Tour. And he’s coming to The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Monday October 16th 2017! Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Dipper – How to Survive the Rollercoaster Ride of Business Ownership

June 8th, 2017

After years or research and many months of blood, sweat and tears, Kevin Stansfield of ActionCOACH Solent is pleased to announce that his new book “The Big Dipper – How to Survive the Rollercoaster Ride of Business Ownership” is being released on June 19th 2017.

The Big Dipper focuses on the 15 lessons that every successful business needs to learn, and the actions you have to take to master these lessons. It’s a must read for all business owners, and features a foreword by ActionCOACH founder, best selling author and serial entrepreneur Brad Sugars. Brad says, “The Big Dipper not only entertains as it educates, it inspires anyone who might be struggling in their entrepreneurial endeavours to take the right and necessary steps. ”

The book is available to pre-order now for just £14.99, and the first 100 people to to reserve a copy will be invited to to join us FREE OF CHARGE for the exclusive book launch event on 19th June at a venue near Southampton, Hampshire, where Kevin will host a Q&A session for attendees. There will also be a drinks reception and a buffet meal to enjoy, as well as networking opportunities.

To pre-order your copy of The Big Dipper, just use the link below:

Order my copy

Don’t miss out – pre-order your copy today for a chance to be at The Big Dipper book launch event on the 19th June!

ActionCOACH celebrates European Business Excellence

April 25th, 2017

Over 1000 business owners and coaches from all over Europe gathered in Harrogate in April  for the 2017 Business Excellence Forum and Awards.  Attendees enjoyed 2 days of world class speakers and a prestigious awards ceremony, where top level business performance was recognised and celebrated.

This year’s conference speakers were:

Professor Steve Peters, author of the best-selling personal development book, ‘The Chimp Paradox,’ a simple yet innovative method for understanding how the brain functions.  He has worked with Liverpool Football Club, England Football, Team GB Cycling, England Rugby and snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan.  Visit Steve’s website

Baroness Michelle Mone, entrepreneur, mentor and adviser to the UK Government on start up businesses. In her 20 year career, she has gone from designing lingerie to becoming a global entrepreneur and public speaker.  Visit Michelle’s website

Richard Maloney, the pioneer behind the Engage & Grow programme, designed to activate employees and business teams to become fully engaged and more profitable.  He leads a team of employee engagement experts across 52 countries and is also personally associated with 8 elite sports teams throughout Australia.  Visit Richard’s website

Brad Sugars, founder and Chairman of ActionCOACH.  Recognised as the world’s number 1 business coach, he has a string of best selling business books to his name, and it is his mission to deliver education and training to as many people as possible, with the ultimate goal of a coach in every business.  Visit Brad’s Profitmasters website

Dr Marshall Goldsmith, a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better.  He was recently recognised as the world’s number 1 leadership thinker and the number 7 business thinker and is the million selling author/editor of 31 books and a the leading expert in his field.  Visit Marshall’s website

Matthew Syed, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance, having advised the likes of Google, Goldman Sachs, Arsenal FC and the Harvard School of Government. In addition, Matthew is a columnist for the Times, the author of two acclaimed books and won Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games for table tennis.  Visit Matthew’s website

Philip Hesketh, extremely entertaining professional speaker on The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence. He sold his own advertising agency after 16 years of consecutive growth, with the agency billing £48 million and employing 150 people.  Visit Philip’s website

To join us for the 2018 Business Excellence Forum in Liverpool, you can secure your tickets here: BOOK NOW


Local Business Coaches Become Published Authors!

March 14th, 2017

Business coaches Kevin Stansfield and Colin Harding from ActionCOACH Solent have both just published their first business books!  Kevin and Colin have spent the last 5 years working with business owners in Hampshire to grow and improve their businesses, and with the publication of their new books, will be able to help even more business owners to take their businesses to the next level.

Kevin’s book “Profit Builders” is available to buy now from the ActionCOACH Solent offices for just £10.  Contact us to secure your copy!

Colin is currently looking for local business owners to provide case studies for the second edition of his book, “Up Your Business Profits.”  If you’d like to help Colin by having a 45 minute meeting with him to review areas of your business where profitability can be improved and allowing him to use the results in his book, please contact Colin at the ActionCOACH Solent offices on 02380 560833.

Any questions?
Call us on 02380 560833

Kevin’s second book “The Big Dipper” will be published later this year and is available for pre-order now!

ActionCOACH voted UK’s Best Franchise!

January 3rd, 2017


ActionCOACH was awarded as Best Franchise in its category at the recent 2016 Best Franchise Awards, which followed the UK Best Franchise Conference sponsored by RBS.  This is the third year that ActionCOACH have been successful in these awards.

The Best Franchise Awards are unique, because they based on the satisfaction of current franchisees. Franchisees are asked to rate their franchisor on everything from training and support, to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee has compared with their expectations.

Steven Frost, CEO of Smith and Henderson who are the founders of the awards, said:

“We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, recognised in the 2016 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by RBS. What makes these awards unique is they are based on feedback from the real experts, thousands of actual franchisees. 2016 had a record number of entries into the awards with the winners recording record levels of franchisee satisfaction.”

Congratulations to the ActionCOACH UK team for their achievement!


ActionCOACH Solent Clients Celebrate a Successful Year!

December 22nd, 2016

ActionCOACH Solent hosted its annual BIG Festive Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Keats Restaurant, near Romsey on December 12th.  More than 30 clients joined the coaching team to celebrate the successes of the past year, and look forward to the year to come.

Clients were awarded for their performance in 6 areas, and an overall BIG Business of the Year accolade was awarded to the business that had made the best progress across all areas.  The award winners and runners up were as follows:

Most Improved Team and Culture:



The winner was A H Freemantle Funeral Directors.

James Keen from A H Freemantle accepted the award from Kevin Stansfield .

The runner up was Double H Nurseries.




Most Improved Entrepreneur



The winner was Simon Garber from 2020 Financial.

The runner up was Dr Tom Stringer from Bodyworx Health Clinic.





Best Business Improvement & Growth



The award winner was Climbers Way Tree Care.  Tom Bunday from Climbers Way accepted his award from Kevin Stansfield.

HJS Accountants were highly commended in this category.


Most Effective Marketing Campaign



The award went to Commercial and Specialised Diving. Phil Richards accepted the award from Kevin Stansfield.

The runner up was Hamptworth Golf Club.


Most improved Systems & Efficiency

ae_044 The award winner was Renewable Advice. Benn Faulkener from the company accepted the award from Kevin Stansfield.

Runner up in this category were superyacht recruitment business, Yotspot, 


Best Customer Experience

ae_048 The winner in this category was Minuteman Press Southampton.  Lorraine Orridge from Minuteman accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Highly commended were Debtcol, debt collection specialists.



BIG Business of the Year




The overall winner was Kitchen Living.  Aimee Logan from Kitchen Living accepted the award from Business Coach Colin Harding.






Congratulations to all the worthy winners and runners up, and indeed all of our clients, for the hard work and dedication they have shown in 2016 to improve their businesses and themselves.  We look forward to working with you all in 2017!

Did You Catch Brad Sugars Live in Southampton on The Billionaire Tour?

November 9th, 2016
Kevin Stansfield from ActionCOACH Solent (left) introduces Brad Sugars

Kevin Stansfield from ActionCOACH Solent (left) introduces Brad Sugars to the audience

Serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, investor and the world’s greatest business coach Brad Sugars came to the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Monday 7th November on the first date of the UK leg of his new Billionaire Tour.
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Happy 5th Birthday to ActionCOACH Solent in Eastleigh!

October 27th, 2016


On 27th October 2011, the ActionCOACH Solent offices in Eastleigh were officially opened for business by the Mayor of Eastleigh.  Many of our clients attended the opening ceremony, and happily, we are still working with a number of them today!

Our mission was, and still is, “To ensure that every owner of a SME in the South of England has the skills, knowledge, values and beliefs to be the most successful that they can, not only for themselves but for their family, friends and all who come into contact with them, so that they may all benefit from the abundance that success brings.”

Since 2011, we have coached and trained individuals and teams from approximately 240 businesses, ranging from charities and educational establishments to franchisees and large corporates.  Over the years, we have developed a range of programmes to suit all business types and budgets.

Why not give us a call to discuss how business coaching could help you take your business to the next level?

Any questions?
Call us on 02380 560833

Professionals Serve Up Tennis Excellence

October 19th, 2016

They might not have been up to the world-beating standard of our British champion Andy Murray, but their tennis prowess still served to impress!

Nearly 30 competitors took part in the annual Solent Property Professionals Tennis Tournament, held at Lee-on-the-Solent Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club.  The event brought together property professionals from an array of regional firms, including lawyers, accountants,commercial property agents, developers and investors.


Organised by independent commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard, the doubles event saw competitors vying for league table points over four hours in sunshine and a biting wind.

Kevin Stansfield, the Managing Director of ActionCOACH Solent, and Tim Clark, the retail space director at Hughes Ellard, beat Russell Mogridge, a director at Highes Ellard, and Helen Thorpe from the Winchester office of accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy, in the final.


Russell said: “It was an excellent event, combining fitness, networking and good-natured rivalry, and a presentation raffle raised £165 for Smiles4Wessex, which supports the superb work at the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton.”

Congratulations on your win, Kevin and Tim!