Featured Franchisee: FocalPoint Coaching
Jeff Nielsen, FocalPoint Coaching franchisee
How long have you been a franchisee?
Since September 2011.
Why did you decide to buy a franchise?
There were a few reasons: I wanted to be associated with great people—this was the number one consideration for me; I wanted a proven system with a proven track record; and I wanted access to world-class support.
Why did you choose your franchise?
• The people. After speaking with the franchise leadership (Steve, Marc, and Dom) as well as my area developer (Dan Creed) and franchisees, I was sold on the people.
• The brand of the franchise. Brian Tracy is a top brand. This allows me to tap into and leverage a known brand giving me instant credibility.
• The team in Arizona. I had an instant connection with the area developer I would be interfacing with on a weekly basis. This was a big key to me.
What is the best part of being your own boss?
If it’s to be, it’s up to me! The buck stops with me. I have the option to create and enjoy my success. There is nowhere else to look but back to myself. That said, that is where the responsibility lies.
What is the worst part of being your own boss?
There is no one else to blame. If I don’t like it, I have to change. It is no one’s fault but my own.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Businesswise, I will be coaching several clients. A few of these clients will be businesses I have a significant interest in—my way of keeping tabs on my investments while still staying in the coaching world. I will always be active in some form of teaching and contribution to helping others. I also see a component helping students/foundations/others along those lines, to see how business works and what they can get out of life if they put in a little work.
I can’t say I have a particular size of coaching practice dollarwise, because I only see that as a part of what I will be doing—not the end all, be all.