Paul Lavoie Joins ActionCOACH of Connecticut, the Largest ActionCOACH Firm in the Northeast

Westport, CT, June 01, 2008 --( Paul Lavoie of Trumbull has joined ActionCOACH of Connecticut, part of the world’s largest business coaching organization, as a principal and Certified Action Business Coach. With a coaching staff of five, Westport-based ActionCOACH of Connecticut is the largest ActionCOACH firm in the Northeast.

For three years prior to joining ActionCOACH of Connecticut, Lavoie ( headed his own ActionCOACH practice, ranked as one of the top five in the country. Before that, he had a successful executive career of more than 25 years, gaining experience in a variety of businesses and in high-level executive positions, including SVP at a $375 million corporation. His experience encompasses a large number of functional areas: HR, marketing, advertising public relations, operations, sales, customer service, IT and general management.

ActionCOACH of Connecticut was founded by Jim Malski ( in 2003 and has grown to five Certified Action Business Coaches within the past year and a half. Commenting on Lavoie, Malski said: “We are so fortunate to add this exceptional executive to our firm. He has an exceptional record of accomplishment in every position he has held, including coaching, where he is recognized as one of the leading business coaches in the world. Plus he has the ability to motivate others to achieve—a great benefit to our business-owner clients. I am looking forward to working with Paul as we continue to build the most successful Action COACH firm in the world.”

Lavoie commented, “Joining Jim Malski and his firm will make ActionCOACH a real force in Connecticut and help business owners and executives enjoy unparalleled business success. I am looking forward to working with Jim and his team of coaches to build the most successful business coaching firm in the ActionCOACH system.”

Lavoie lives in Trumbull with his wife Cindy and their four children. He is the past president and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Bridgeport Junior Hockey Association and the board of directors of the Charitable Hands Foundation.

ActionCOACH has more than 1200 offices in 24 countries. Its coaches work with owners of small to medium sized businesses and executives using ActionCOACH proprietary business development methods to systematically and consistently grow their profits, free up their time and build winning teams.

ActionCOACH of Connecticut has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top three ActionCOACH offices in North America and among the top 20 worldwide. Founder James J. Malski began his career as a CPA with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Since then he has bought and sold 16 businesses and held a number of senior management positions, including president, COO, CFO, controller, and coached entrepreneurs on how to profitably grow their organizations through sound financial and business-development practices. He is the host of Fairfield County’s only business advice radio program, Talking Business, Taking Action, every Saturday from 12:30 to 1 on WSTC-AM (1400) and WNLK-AM (1350).

For more information about ActionCOACH programs and business leadership materials, call 203 210.7003 or visit

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