ActionCOACH Portsmouth’s team
Meet The Team..
ActionCOACH Portsmouth is a team of committed, positive and successful people who are always striving to be balanced, fair and honest. We work within ActionCOACH’s 14 Points of Culture to make sure that everyone who touches, or is touched by us, will benefit greatly and in some way move closer to becoming the person they want to be.
Steve has spent his career to date working in small and medium sized businesses. For the last 6 years he has been part of ActionCOACH Portsmouth, as a result, he has learned and practised all the elements of managing a successful small business with particular emphasis on sales and marketing.
As part of ActionCoach, Steve has seen first-hand the hugely positive impact that coaching makes to small and medium sizes businesses. This has developed his passion for sharing his knowledge with more local businesses. With Steve’s greatest area of expertise being in sales and marketing in both B2B and B2C markets, his first objective is to help get growth in your business, in sales and in profit.
Gary has worked for the past 8 years as a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise. He brings a wealth of experience having worked as Chief Executive and Managing Director within a variety of organisations. His experience covers both the corporate world and running SME’s.
In addition to this, Gary grew the sales of a FTSE 250 company by 400% where it was then able to take on a small developing business listed on the Alternative Investment Market. His experience and success led him into looking for a more satisfying and enjoyable career where he could help other business owners succeed in owning their own business. Gary joined Action Coach in 2007 to realise this goal and now enjoys success in coaching small to medium sized business.
Before becoming a Coach Sarah’s most recent experience was with an International market leading company with a turnover exceeding £1bn. Working with small, medium and Global businesses she grew sales in her designated areas by 220%. In her career Sarah has also launched Brands, and was responsible for business deliverance within the UK and Internationally.
The success and knowledge she gained led her to look for a more fulfilling career where she could share and reapply her experience. With the goal of helping business owners create a vision for their own business. She joined ActionCOACH Portsmouth in 2017 and now enjoys her days coaching small to medium sized businesses to success. Outside of her work life, Sarah has been married to Tom since September 2000 and has a son Jamie and daughter Holly. Living in the South of England with her family, Sarah is a continuous learner always looking for new skills and passions to pursue. Sarah enjoys outdoor life, photography and collects Urban and Street Art.
Katarina (Kat) Karaskova – Business Administrator
Kat joined ActionCOACH in July 2016. She has previously worked as a reception manager at a privately owned hotel on the Isle of Wight. Kat now looks after all administration for the ActionCOACH Portsmouth office, including organising all seminars and social events. She is the first port of call for all of our clients. Kat loves to travel and visit new countries around the world.
Emily Nice – Marketing Assistant
Emily joined ActionCOACH in July 2017. Emily has previously worked as a Marketing Assistant for a corporate events agency and as an Account Manager at a marketing services company. Emily now looks after day-to-day marketing activities as well as executing new marketing strategies and ensuring clients and customers are kept up to date with the latest events and products. Emily loves gardening, travelling and playing American Football for the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts Womens Team.
Hannah Hodgson – Marketing Support
Hannah joined ActionCOACH in May 2017. Hannah has previously worked for the Royal Navy in Communications. Hannah took time out to raise her daughter Willow before coming to ActionCOACH to help with all marketing activities. Hannah loves spending time with Willow and her family, baking and shopping.
Gina Carson – Telemarketer
Gina joined ActionCOACH in May 2018. Gina used to work in membership sales in a gym in Kingston before joining our telemarketing team. She moved to Waterlooville and was commuting to Kingston every day. Now Gina is at ActionCOACH, she’s enjoying the much shorter commute. Gina loves anything to do with health and beauty, cooking and music (and Shania Twain, her idol)
Scott Banting – Telemarketer
Scott joined ActionCOACH in May 2018. Scott previously worked in corporate sales and recruitment before joining our telemarketing team. In a past life, Scott was a trained mechanic and has since done a course in plastering with a plan to add bricklaying and tiling to his portfolio so he is self-sufficient and able to tackle any DIY challenge himself. Scott loves learning new things, long walks with his pug, Frank, and playing golf with his dad.
Gigi Gardner – Administration Assistant
Gigi joined ActionCOACH in August 2018. Gigi has recently graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Criminology. Following her degree, Gigi spent 7 months travelling around Australasia and South East Asia before coming to ActionCOACH to help with all administration activities. Gigi loves playing netball, spending time with her family and friends and enjoys reading a good book.
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