Power Training & Development ~ Paula Powers

Here’s more information about what we do and who we are.


Power Training & Development

Simply put, we make franchises stronger. Whether you’re thinking of franchising your business, looking to improve your franchise, or want to ramp up your operations, we can provide the assistance to get you to the next level. We’ve helped franchisors across all industries document their processes, develop operations manuals, and implement training systems for franchisees. We have ready-made templates that can be customized to any franchise operation and customized coaching packages that can help ensure success. We’ve seen it over and over in the franchise industry: The stronger your documentation and training, the more likely you and your franchisees will be to succeed. We’re located in Denver, Colorado, but we can meet you wherever you are!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide cost-effective, performance improvement tools and services that help franchisors support their franchisees. We build partnerships with our clients that are based on genuine concern, integrity, and mutual respect. We believe in doing exceptional work, while enjoying the process.

Paula Powers, Founder / President

Paula Powers had a successful career at Boeing Corporation and Xerox Corporation before she turned her attention to the franchise industry. In the corporate world, her specialty was employee performance improvement and development.

Shortly after founding Power Training & Development in 1995, she began to work with Taco Bell, one of the leading franchises in the world. Paula was hired to design curriculum for the restaurants’ general managers, a comprehensive program that incorporated self-study components and e-learning.

Paula has since worked with a variety of franchisor clients, including home-based franchises, service franchises, restaurant franchises, and retail franchises.  Her franchisor services include: coaching, consulting, training, and developing training modules (blended learning and e-learning) for franchisees to incorporate into their businesses. Some of the best known franchises in the country have worked with Paula to improve their processes and procedures, operations manuals, and documentation.

Paula’s commitment to giving back to the community includes:

  • International Franchise Association – Supplier Forum Member / Membership Committee
  • Orange County Chapter of ASTD’s Training and Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) – Chairperson
  • International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) – Board Member
  • Organization Development Network (ODN) – Board Member
  • Southern Illinois University – Adjunct Faculty
  • University of California Irvine Extension – Adjunct Faculty
  • Chapman University – Adjunct Faculty

Paula Powers received her M.A. from Pepperdine University and her B.S. (Education) from the University of Illinois.

To contact Paula Powers, please call (303) 284-2515, or e-mail info@franchisepowertools.com.

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