SA business coach wins international award


Cape Town?s very own business coach, Kathi Clarke owner of Building Best
Business and an internationally-accredited ActionCOACH has made South Africa
proud by being the only African representative to win an award at the
annual Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Business Excellence Awards which
recently took place in Portugal.

The Business Excellence Awards hosted annually by ActionCOACH - the
number one business coaching company - formed part of the three day Business
Excellence Forum where business owners and international coaches from the
region gathered to exchange valuable insights into building great businesses
share best practices.

The awards were categorised in two key focus areas: Entrepreneurial
Awards and Coaching Excellence Awards./>

Clarke won one of nine Coaching awards in the Coaching Excellence
category for
her contribution to growing clients? businesses through group coaching. The
were judged according to business results and constitute one of the highest
accolades in the ActionCOACH business coaching arena.

Clarke comments, "It was a huge surprise as a South African delegate in an
international arena to be singled out for excellence.

I?d gone there feeling blessed to be learning from great coaches to find
unbelievably numbered among them.

It was wonderful validation that coming from Africa we can hold our heads

It is also testimony to the on-going commitment of my entrepreneurial
who have worked incredibly hard with me to achieve their business success and
continue to do both themselves and our economy proud.'

Brad Sugars, the Founder of ActionCOACH, mentioned in a speech at the
that the awards were in recognition of Business Coaches and Entrepreneurs
who are
taking what they do from good to great. The other winners included:

Best ActionCLUB - group coaching - Kathi Clarke - South Africa/>

Best Coach - one-to-one - Peter Boolkah - Britain/>

Best ProfitCLUB - networking - Thierry Mouton - Ile de France/>

Best GrowthCLUB - quarterly planning - Jas Darar - Britain/>

Best MasterCoach - coaching coaches - Kevin Stansfield - Britain/>

Best Executive Coach - John Cottrell - Britain/>

Best Client Retention - Peter Boolkah - Britain/>

Best Client Results - Derek O?Dwyer - Ireland/>

Most Improved Coach - Colin Harding - Britain/>

Kathi Clarke is an Industrial Psychologist, international award winning and
certified ActionCOACH Business Coach and a business growth expert.

With over 25 years? experience in growing businesses, she and her company
Building Best Business since coming to South Africa in 2011, have successfully
more than 50 entrepreneurs to significantly grow their profits; develop
entrepreneurial muscle and enjoy the lifestyle which prompted them to start
own business in the first place. Kathi also finds the time to offer her services
to NPOs.

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