You may be wondering what it’s like to run a CHAMPS Academy Franchise and there’s nothing better than hearing it from someone already doing it.

Marie runs a CHAMPS Academy Franchise in the Bridgend area of Wales and her success has been amazing so far. Within just 2 weeks of launching her Franchise she’d received over 70 enquiries! And word quickly spread with 2 Schools demanding her services for our expertly developed Schools program ‘Confidence in the Classroom and Beyond©’ specialising in helping pupils having challenges with confidence, communication and performance.

We managed to catch up with Marie in between her coaching sessions and busy day for a quick Skype chat to give you a better insight into what it’s really like as a CHAMPS Academy: Kids/Teens Confidence and Life Skills Coach.

Q: What attracted you to the CHAMPS Franchise?

Marie: I was looking for an opportunity to help more children. I’ve worked in a School for a long time and just felt something was missing. I worked with children on the austistic spectrum and those with special needs, who get the support. But there was a big gap, so for children who needed that extra support and help either because they were shy or had difficulty with every day challenges. That seemed to be missing and noticed it more and more over the last few years. I was looking for something that filled that gap and came across CHAMPS Academy.

Q: How did you find the initial training?

Marie: Found it brilliant, really enthused and the activities children can use throughout their life and in different situations. Personally I had some Wow moments! Where there were certain activities that as adults we can do as well. I’ve since tested those Wow moments on family and in sessions with great results. The training, support and enthusiasm for it was brilliant. Really enjoyed it thank you.

Q: Are you pleased with the support you receive from CHAMPS Academy?

Marie: Very pleased with the support and the ongoing element with the online site (CHAMPS Coach Success Club). It’s brilliant and all my questions have been answered to help me.

Q: What do you like most about the franchise and your business?

Marie: Flexibility, being able to work around my children. Things have started and gone really well for me. I love the way it works around my work life balance. And the other side of it is seeing the impact it has on children and their parents who’ve gone ‘that’s a fantastic idea, there’s nothing else like it’. Proactive, is the key word. Everything I came across in the past and support in School was reactive. I love that feeling of knowing you can make a difference. That’s one of the most amazing parts.

Q: What would you say to someone considering joining CHAMPS Academy as a Franchisee?

Marie: In a sentence “Go For It!” If you’ve go that enthusiasm to help children and support them through difficulties and struggles. If you’ve got that within you then CHAMPS is the one because it is proactive, and you’re then going to empower children for the rest of their lives. They will take snippets of what they learn and use them every day. I think that in itself is a reason to do it.

What a fantastic insight and you can watch the full chat with Marie here>>