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

Angela Coté
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.

Steven Inglefield
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

Robert Bruski
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.

Keith Levenson
Keith Levenson| 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
Jennifer Brannon | Franchisee & Small Business 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


Mele Smallwood | Admin Assistant & Master Organizer

Mele Smallwood joined the AC team from a background in psychology, customer service, and the health industry. Her strong passion for supporting others and connecting them with customized resources drew her to AC Inc. and her keen eye for detail and excellent interpersonal skills made her a fantastic addition to the team. Mele was born and raised on Maui, and moved to Victoria at 19 to pursue a degree in psychology and she’s recently started her masters in counselling psychology.

If I weren’t so damn good at my job I’d probably be… as far away from Steven as possible.

Favourite chip flavour? Popcorn > Chips. Every. Dang. Day.

Belle White
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.