Senior Executive In Hospital Administration Owns The First ActionCOACH Franchise In Salem, Oregon

Top Quote Norman Harris acquired the ActionCOACH Franchise in Oregon with the aim of evolving it into a firm. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 01, 2008 - Rafael Maymi, ActionCOACH Master Licensee, has named Norman Harris as the first ActionCOACH franchisee in Salem, Oregon.

    Harris was exploring career growth opportunities when he stumbled upon a personality profile assessment through the Brigham Young University.

    “I took the test and several weeks later, an ActionCOACH representative informed me that my profile was a very close match to the profiles of the 27 most successful ActionCOACH Business Coaches in North America. That is when I started researching if ActionCOACH would be a good career move for me,” he said.

    Harris has always harbored the dream of building his own business.

    “ActionCOACH has allowed me to realize my own dreamof entrepreneurship while providing worthwhile service that will create jobs and ultimately strengthen families, communities, and the nation,” he said.

    For 18 years Harris has held a senior executive position in hospital administration. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Professional and Support Services for a 417-bed Salem Hospital.

    “Prior to that I held various executive roles with Catholic Healthcare West, a system of 42 hospitals serving communities in California, Arizona and Nevada,” he said.

    In addition to healthcare leadership, his professional background includes staff and management roles with the J. C. Penney Company and Thriftway grocery stores, as well as with Denny's, the international restaurant chain.

    Besides supervising up to 700 employees, Harris has led hospital construction projects in excess of $100 million, developed new health-care programs and services such as the Mercy Cancer Center in the Sacramento area. He has also launched new Weight Loss Surgery programs in both Oregon and California.

    “I also developed a hospital/physician joint venture company and oversaw the growth of Salem Hospital's Cardiac Surgery Program, which has been recognized for the last two years by, a national quality review organization, as the number one Cardiac Surgery Program in Oregon,” he said.

    Harris was impressed by the extensive network of coaches ActionCOACH has across the world and the open and willing nature of the coaches he contacted to share ideas and information.

    “I have benefitted from the services of an executive or corporate coach in the past, so I know the value a coach can bring to a business leader,” he said.

    Harris is very active in his church and was appointed by the Mayor of Salem to serve on the Downtown Advisory Board overseeing urban redevelopment. He has also served as a volunteer on the Marion and Polk Schools Credit Union Supervisory Committee.

    ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries. To learn more, go to

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information