Meet the Folks Crazy Enough to Join the Angela Coté Inc Team

Angela Coté | Franchise Growth Catalyst & Boss Lady

Angela Coté is an international Franchise Growth Catalyst, Podcast Host, the creator of the F3 Framework, and the founder of the Play Bigger Performance Groups. Angela started in franchising at just 18 at her father’s company, the iconic Canadian brand M&M Meat Shops. Since then, Angela has been a franchisor, a franchisee, and now a coach set on changing the landscape of franchising. Her focus is on actionable steps and measurable results to create transformational growth for franchise companies at all stages.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… probably be a professional puzzle-doer. I am really good at puzzles.

Favourite Chip Flavour? Chocolate LOL.

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Steven Inglefield | COO & Leadership Specialist

Steven Inglefield is an expert in helping businesses grow. In the last 16 years he has managed, started and owned multiple small businesses. His portfolio includes companies in professional services, fitness and beauty, food and beverage, product sales, and  many more. This wealth of knowledge and experience means he is well-equipped to provide effective, easy-to-implement, best-practice strategies, offering confidence and peace of mind to companies looking to grow.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… be learning how to be.

What Pasta Shape Would You Be? Cavatappi – Because I wanted to make you have to google a pasta shape

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Robert Bruski | Chief Hype Officer

Robert Bruski is the founder of Ctrl V, North America’s first virtual reality arcade franchise. As well as the co-founder the music production company Good Company Productions (GCP). Robert is the inspiration behind the Play Bigger Performance Groups, the hype-man of the AC team, and you can find him and Angela hosting a weekly franchise coaching video called Ang & Rob Rants every Wednesday.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… be damn good at another job. 

Dream Superpower?: Perfect Hindsight – Oh Wait. I guess I already have that.

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Lucas Russell | Small Business Growth Specialist

Lucas Russell believes that the best way to educate and learn is through conversations and understanding, not textbooks and theory.  Lucas is a pro at supporting entrepreneurs and helping them reach new levels of success by both learning from (his) mistakes and sharing the systems and practices that have given him success over the past years. Success like creating an investment consulting business, starting-up and selling a cannabis edibles company in less than one year, and extensive work in the financial and alternative medicine industries.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… Be blasting across the alkali flats in a jet-powered, monkey-navigated…..

Favourite Book & Why: A Confederacy of Dunces. Reminds you not to get too full of yourself.

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Keith Levenson| Emerging Franchise Systems Specialist
Using his experience as a former COO of an emerging franchise brand, Keith Levenson works with businesses at all levels to achieve exponential growth. Keith coaches businesses through the difficult transition from operator to franchisor using his own experience as a guide. Combining Keith’s expertise with that of the entire AC team has created a unique environment for clients wishing to navigate the path towards franchising that will ensure they have the greatest opportunity to achieve the success they are willing to work towards. Plus, Keith is pretty damn funny.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… Probably be Divorced. Or a football coach. Maybe both.

Movie Character You’re Most Like? Thor. Not just because we have the same build and machismo but I have been known to cause a storm or two in my day.

Jennifer Brannon | Franchisee Growth Specialist

Jennifer Brannon has been involved with franchising for over 20 years in the supplemental education industry, spending the last 9 years as a top performing franchisee with Tutor Doctor. She grew her franchise from a single owner/operator unit to a multi-unit system that encompassed 7 individual territories in Central Ontario. Jennifer also acted as a business coach and mentor to new franchisees focusing on helping them with specific key areas such as staffing, systems, sales, marketing and leadership. Angela Cote Inc is thrilled to have Jennifer’s unique skill set and extensive experience in franchisee and small business advising.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… be living on a beach in Bali!

What Movie Character are You? Bridget Jones because I’m goofy but relatable and I like to drink wine while singing cheesy love songs as loud as possible

 

Alexie Glover
Alexie Glover | Admin Assistant & Master Organizer

Alexie Glover is a Master’s educated researcher and writer who is using her powers for good at AC Inc. She completed her MA in History in 2018, and has since worked to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in her community with her project management, administration, research, editing, and writing skills. She joined Angela in November 2019 to help steer the AC Inc. ship. Alexie keeps a constant to-do list that includes everything from client care to business development.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… be living a life of leisure.

Dream Superpower? Time travel – I am a history nerd!

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Belle White | Marketing Gal & Content Strategist

Belle White is a master storyteller, content creator, and digital marketing strategist. Her background includes experience in copywriting, photography, finance, and non profit industries – Including starting her own photography business at just 19. Belle handles the graphic design, social media, newsletters, and photography for the AC Inc team and is always looking for new ways to share value with the AC Inc audience.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d… be a food blogger. I love cooking.

What TV Show Character Do You Identify As? I’ve been told I am exactly like Amy from Brooklyn 99.