Paulo Pereira was tired of the corporate world and wanted to experience new challenges. The former Human Resources Manager at Kirchhoff Automotive wanted to have a business of his own.

“I was looking for a new challenge. When I visited the Franchising Expo in Lisbon, I made my first contact with ActionCOACH,” Pereira said. “My first impression was that it was the biggest business coaching company operating internationally that provided a large amount of training and systems to its coaches and their clients. It also looked like an excellent network for coaches to exchange experiences.”

“I had decided to start my own business and ActionCOACH focused on supporting small and medium-sized business owners,” he added. “More than 90 percent of Portuguese companies are small businesses, and their owners often have good technical skills, but don’t have the management skills.”