BOSTON, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ace-up, a Harvard Innovation Lab startup that provides technology solutions to support personal and professional development, today announced the launch of its new coaching platform. Through Ace-up, individuals and businesses can connect with a vetted network of professional coaches in a transparent, accessible and affordable manner.
In contrast with other solutions to connect with professional coaches, Ace-up stands out through its enhanced vetting process and commitment to customer satisfaction. Ace-up selects its coaches by reviewing their coaching certifications, professional experiences, academic credentials, and satisfaction ratings from previous clients. To further this trust-based relationship with their customers, Ace-up offers a free 30-minute consultation with each coach, and a money-back guarantee. At the end of their coaching session, customers become part of the vetting process by grading their coach through a five-star review system.
"As a coach, you want to focus on what you do best - coaching. You want to spend the least amount of time finding qualified clients and building your business," said James Lopata, PCC Business Coach and Mass Challenge Mentor. "Ace-up is the only place I've found that effectively vets both sides of the marketplace. They do it better than anyone I've found so far - and I've looked around a lot."
"The Ace-up platform provides a transparent shopping experience for clients, where they can see exactly the cost of each service a coach offers and schedule their first session on the spot, unlike most other platforms," said Layla Lynn, product manager at Ace-up. "We also built a robust search engine, where users can find a coach based on anything from specialties to price points to ratings. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to find the right coach for a client's needs."
Through Ace-up Business Extension, executives, mid-level managers, and HR departments can easily find the coaches they need. Based on a 2016 International Coaching Federation study, companies receive a 7x to 8x return on investment when they invest in coaching for their employees. Ace-up can help companies in the Greater Boston area effectively invest in professional development to improve productivity and retention among their workforce.
"As a millennial entering the workplace, I realized that I needed more training and support from my company in order to succeed at my job. Coaching was a very effective way for me to develop the right set of skills, but it was difficult to find the right coach for my needs," said Will Guillaume Foussier, CEO and founder of Ace-up. "I created Ace-up Business Extension as a way for companies to provide their employees with the training they need through high-quality, vetted coaching. Forward-thinking companies who work with Ace-up will attract, develop and retain talent, and boost organic growth."
Founded by Harvard and MIT alumni, Ace-up's mission is to support everyone in their personal and professional development. The company's technology solutions connect individuals and businesses to a vetted network of career, business, communication, leadership and life coaches through its online platform in a transparent, accessible, and affordable manner. Using a free account, users can set up complimentary consultations with coaches and purchase sessions when ready. With 55 professional coaches already on the platform and an additional 20 waiting to join, Ace-up has become the largest vetted network of career and life coaches in the Greater Boston area. Ace-up will be seeking another round of funding in summer 2017.
For more information, visit: https://www.ace-up.com
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