A.W.E. Spotlight – Business Accelerator

In an effort to always bring you the latest and greatest information, I am happy to present another installment of our Advisory of Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight on Success interview series.

We designed this series to, not only showcase our community of amazing women entrepreneurs, but to also share their best tips, strategies and insights for wanna-be and established women entrepreneurs. Our mission for this community is to bring an incredible group of women together to inspire, motivate, and support women in business by networking, collaborating, and, in the case of this spotlight series, showing you why they shine so brightly!

This week I am excited to share my interview with Angie Segal, Owner of an ActionCOACH Business Coaching Franchise and Co-founder of ORIGINAL Tuesdays.

In our interview Angie shares…

  • How she successfully transitioned from Corporate America to business coaching,
  • The benefits and challenges of franchise ownership,
  • The importance of creating a business around her core values, and
  • Why it’s so important to listen to your gut when making decisions.

Be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video so you can discover what ORIGINAL Tuesdays are all about and how you can join the global movement Angie and her partner, Ron, have started. Enjoy!

Thank you for watching. If you are interested in joining the Advisory of Women Entrepreneurs (A.W.E.), and being considered for a featured expert spot on an episode of my new Spotlight on Success Show in 2012 CLICK HERE for more information.


At a young age, Angie Segal recognized the value of education and knowledge as a way to transform yourself into the person of your dreams. She worked a full-time job, while carrying a full class load, and became the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college. Earning her business degree from the Robert H. Smith School of  Business at the University of Maryland, she went on to a successful 20-year career in the fashion industry. She held positions as a buyer for a prestigious department store, a territory sales manager for a major jewelry manufacturer, and became the sales manager for the jewelry division at Liz Claiborne before venturing out on her own.

In 2007 Angie purchased an ActionCOACH Business Coaching franchise, went through their training and certification process and has been helping business owners thrive ever since. In 2009 she and her partner, Ron Dobransky, started the ORIGINAL Tuesdays, an extremely successful networking organization that currently hosts monthly events in 5 cities around the world with more on the horizon. Angie’s vision is to improve the community, the country, and the world by accelerating the growth of local businesses. You can receive her Business Tip of the Week by signing up on her blog.

ORIGINAL Tuesday events are free, monthly networking events that occur in Rockville, MD., Washington, DC., Winchester, VA., Hauppauge, NY., and Durban, South Africa. Angie would love to have you attend an event and is looking for partners to license and start an ORIGINAL Tuesday in your city.

Take the Business Health Check on her website and receive 1 Explosive Growth Strategy Session from Angie absolutely free! You may connect with Angie on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


  1. The confidence guru
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    I loved reading your bio, such a vision is a great motivator to get up every morning and do what’s right.
    I too am going through the same thing, I don’t know what my life is all about and I’m realy looking for my purpose.

    • Posted November 15, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink | Reply

      Jordan, Thanks for sharing your comment. I hope that you continue to find inspiration here. 🙂

  2. Posted September 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Really engaging interview here! Refreshing, honest information about being a franchisee, with the pros & cons distinguished for us contemplate. I can see the ‘use straight out of the box’ model of the ActionCoach franchise being ideal for motivated self-starters or people with a wealth of business experience, and surely not for the timid. However, Angie gives us valuable insights into her world with an obvious passion & drive which is inspiring, & I can see a number of people being amped up by this enough to take that ‘leap of faith’ to raise their business game to the next level. Great job Angie & thanks to Shannon for more quality content.

    • Posted September 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for your comments, Grant! So glad you enjoyed the interview. Such a great perspective on franchises from Angie. 🙂 Shannon

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