Coaches Todd Ruedt & Dave Steffen with ActionCOACH of Brookfield & Fox Cities are finalists in the BizX America’s 2021 Best Community Impact Category. 

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive negative impact on small businesses across the country. Clients of ActionCOACH of Brookfield & Fox Cities are no exception. Coaches Todd Ruedt and Dave Steffen saw a great need to help these entrepreneurs continue to grow and feel a sense of normality and hope. From this, the Business Owners Roundtable (BOR) was born. 

BOR, now known as CORE Network, is a unique facilitated group of like-minded individuals who believe in abundant collaboration. When the group first launched, it was run on a virtual platform for three months. During that time it brought together over 225 businesses. Starting in July of 2020, an in-person component was introduced. Because of this transition, members could to continue to maintain safe social distancing practices while engaging with fellow members. 

The success of BOR surpassed even our expectations. During 2020 alone, the group created over 4 million dollars in new revenue. ActionCOACH of Brookfield & Fox Cities is very proud to say that all participating businesses flourished. Not a single one had to close their doors. Many members even stated that they had their best financial year yet!

Coaches Todd Ruedt & Dave Steffen Nominated for Best Community Impact
Coach Todd Ruedt (left) and client Sarah Feldemann, CEO of Rogue Wave Marketing, pose with their awards at BizX 2020.

“I have always had a passion for helping others succeed. And the pandemic pushed me to take it one step further. Instead of working IN and supporting my own business, I came up with innovative solutions to work ON my businesses while helping so many other businesses succeed” said coach Todd Ruedt.

The BOR has and continues to positively impact our community thanks to the coaches of ActionCOACH. Todd and Dave continue to put their client’s needs first through innovative ideas and unique opportunities that foster community and growth.


BizX brings together, entrepreneurs, experts, and executives in one exhilarating event. This expansive expo, conference and networking extravaganza lets attendees explore new ideas, strategies and best practices to expand their opportunities. Created by visionary founder and CEO of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars, the event is designed to bring the latest business information to business-minded professionals from across the nation, The 2021 gala awards will be held virtually which has allowed us to join together with business leaders and world-class speakers from around the globe.

Learn more about Brad Sugars and his business growth strategies by attending GrowthCLUB on June 17th & 18th in Neenah, WI.