Winners of the 2023 Global Awards were announced on Thursday, 27, 2023 at the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand during the 2023 ActionCOACH Global Conference and Gala. This annual global conference brought together more than 150 business professionals for a three-day business education event and awards ceremony. This year’s featured speakers included Paul Dunn & Masami Sato of Wonderment, Dr. Patrick Wannis and Brad Sugars, CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH.

More than 20 awards were handed out on stage at the conference closing black-tie gala on Thursday evening. This annual conference serves as an educational and personal growth experience for ActionCOACH franchise partners and a celebration marking its 30th Anniversary in the business coaching industry.

“The annual Global conference is about fueling growth for our partners’ businesses,’ say Brad Sugars, CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH. “We celebrate excellence in amongst our community and we are proud to have the most extraordinary franchise partners in the world helping to spread the vision of abundance through business re-education globally. We celebrated our first Global Conference in Phuket, so it was great to revisit that tropical paradise 30 years later.”

Australian Award Winners include Mark Blume – Best Client Results; Andrew Laurie – Executive Coach of the Year 2023; Suzzanne Laidlaw – PlanningCLUB of the Year; and Stephen O’Sullivan for both ProfitCLUB and Membership 2023.


Suzzanne Laidlaw

“I am filled with gratitude at the opportunity of helping business owners clarify a very clear path from where they are now, to where they want to go. So often business owners start with a dream, but get stuck in the daily challenges that appear in front of them. My role is to help align all the different moving parts of their business and consolidate it into a plan that makes sense – with clear goals and actionable strategies. It’s an absolute pleasure to help my clients step up to the next level in their business, and get excited again about the possibilities of what they can achieve. Receiving the global PlanninCLUB award is a privilege and humbling, and is just the icing on the cake – my passion for planning and helping others is what drives me each and every day.” shared Suzzanne Laidlaw from Perth, Western Australia.


Andrew Laurie

“It’s always a thrill for me to win the Global Executive Coaching Award…but it actually reflects the continuing fantastic achievements of my clients and the support of our exceptional ActionCOACH community.  My thanks go to them all for the privilege of this opportunity.” Andrew Laurie shared, from Sydney, New South Wales.

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Mark Blume

“It was an honour to receive the 2023 Global Award for Client Results this year. It’s not just acknowledgement for my coaching efforts, but also on the effort and commitment to personal and business growth from my client so a big congratulations to them.” Mark Blume from Orange, New South Wales shared.


Stephen O’Sullivan

"ActionCOACH is the world leader in business coaching and as a relative newcomer and an Australian I am extremely proud to win two global coaching awards. The product categories of ProfitCLUB and Membership are close to my heart because I want to bring the benefits of coaching to smaller businesses and believe in the value of building a community." Stephen O’Sullivan from Sydney, New South Wales shared.

On behalf of ActionCOACH Asia Pacific, a big congratulations to all our local and global winners.

About ActionCOACH®

ActionCOACH the world’s largest business coaching franchise, established and founded in Brisbane, Australia by Brad Sugars in 1993 when the concept of business coaching was still in its infancy. Since franchising the company in 1997, ActionCOACH has helped business coaching become a recognized industry and the company has nearly 1,100 coaches in more than 82 countries working with approximately 18,000 businesses weekly to improve results.

ActionCOACH specialises in coaching small to medium-sized businesses as well as executives, and their teams. ActionCOACH maintains its growth and strategic alliances by continual development of cutting-edge innovative technology, proven business processes, and systems to add value, satisfaction, and additional income streams for its franchisees. ActionCOACH’s global headquarters is in Las Vegas. Visit for more information.

ActionCOACH Asia Pacific Head Office Contact:

Michelle Adams



Written by ActionCOACH August 6, 2023
ActionCOACH is recognised as the creator and most successful practitioner of business and executive coaching methodology that offers owners and managers a new perspective on their businesses and companies.