Updated: Oct 5, 2020
Local business coach, Marlene Powell, has been given the great honour of being announced as ActionCOACH’s global ActionMAN (woman) of the year for 2020. Twelve years ago, Marlene was the first woman to own an ActionCOACH franchise in South Africa. Marlene is based in KwaZulu-Natal and runs her coaching business from Westville.
ActionCOACH is a business coaching organisation with over 1000 coaches representing 82 countries globally. The ActionMAN winner is a special award given by ActionCOACH’s Founder and CEO Brad Sugars to coaches and partners who have achieved great results and go ‘above and beyond the call of duty’. Only one coach is given this award at the annual global conference.
Announcing the win, the master licensee for ActionCOACH South Africa, Harry Welby-Cooke explained that winning the ActionMAN award is an amazing achievement. “This is the most sought after award in the ActionCOACH circle globally and we are extremely proud of Marlene for bringing this award home to South Africa. It is rightly and justly deserved.”
Marlene, along with Margaret Hirsch, executive director of the Hirsch’s group, has been hosting entrepreneurs’ workshops for fledgling entrepreneurs around the country on a weekly basis during lockdown. She also recently started a successful online business networking forum BizCAFE – B2B networking forum for business owners in South Africa. Both of these events are free of charge.