World's Top 30 Coaching Professionals for 2017

Guru #1

Marshall Goldsmith

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Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. Along with Triggers, he has written the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year and one of the BookScan top five bestselling management books in the past ten years. Marshall’s professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review and Best Practices Institute – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Global Gurus, INC and Fast Company magazines – World’s #1 Executive Coach, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Management Association – 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Economist (UK) – most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources – Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR award), World HRD Congress (India) – global leader in HR thinking. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year. Marshall’s other books include: Succession: Are You Ready? – a WSJ bestseller, The Leader of the Future – a BusinessWeek bestseller. Three of his books have been American Library Association – Choice Award winners for best academic business books of the year. Over three hundred of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available online at www.MarshallGoldsmith.com for viewing and sharing. Visitors to this site have come from 197 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared resources over 25 million times. To reach Marshall:

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Guru #2

John Mattone

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John Mattone is the world’s top authority on Intelligent Leadership and the creator of the Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Process and Certification (ICF accredited). John Mattone is globally respected as a uniquely distinguished authority who can ignite and strengthen a leaders inner-self and talents, which enables them to realize four “game-changing” outcomes that they can leverage in their business and life: altruism, affiliation, achievement, and abundance (The 4 A’s). The 4 A’s are the seeds to achieving sustained greatness and creating a lasting legacy.

John Mattone is a powerfully engaging, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and top-ranked executive coach. John is the former executive coach to the late Steve Jobs and the former legendary CEO of PepsiCo, Roger Enrico. John Mattone is now one of the most in-demand C-level coaches in the world.

Whether John is keynoting an event, conducting a retreat, or coaching an executive, he has earned a global reputation for possessing a special ability that unlocks and unleashes greatness in leaders at all levels. Since 2015, the research organization, Globalgurus.org, has ranked John Mattone as one of the world’s top leadership authorities and speakers. In 2015, John Mattone’s Intelligent Leadership was named as one of the three Top Advanced Leadership Development Programs that Change Lives.

Recently, John was honored by his executive coaching peers (The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches), with the prestigious 2015 International Executive Coach Thought Leader of Distinction Award, in recognition of his thought leadership and his work as a global executive coach. John is one of nine executive coaches in the world who have been awarded the coveted Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) certification from the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.

John is the author of eight books, including Talent Leadership, Intelligent Leadership and Cultural Transformations (all Best-Sellers).

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Guru #3

Michael Bungay Stanier

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George Orwell said, “An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.” In that vein, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident”, was sued by one of his Law School lecturers for defamation, and managed to give himself a concussion while digging a hole as a labourer… Luckily, there’s also been some upside. He is the author of a number of books, the latest and greatest is The Coaching Habit. The one he is best known for with 90,000 copies sold is Do More Great Work. However, the one he’s proudest of is End Malaria, a collection of articles about Great Work from thought leaders that’s raised about $400,000 for Malaria No More and reached #2 on Amazon.com. Michael also organized the Great Work MBA, a virtual conference featuring 30 world class speakers and which had more than 10,000 registered participants. All of this is done as founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. Their focus is on helping time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less, and their Fortune 500 clients include TD Bank, Kraft, Gartner and VMWare.

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Guru #4

John Whitmore

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Sir John Whitmore is the chairman and co-founder of the Institute of Human Excellence in Australia and Performance Consultants International in the UK. He is a pre-eminent thinker in leadership and organisational change and works globally with leading multinational corporations to establish coaching management cultures and leadership programmes. He has written five books on sports, leadership and coaching, of which of which Coaching for Performance is the best known having sold 500,000 copies in 17 languages. John was a motor racing champion in his 20’s before retiring to run a large agribusiness, a product design company and a Ford Main Dealership. In 1968, he gave up businesses to study psychology in the USA, before returning to England to set up a tennis school and a ski school in the Alps licensed by Timothy Gallwey of the Inner Game. Together with other high profile achievers, he formed Performance Consultants, which has been highly influential in introducing new approaches to coaching and business training, and he remains a senior partner today. John has personally trained some of the leading organisations in the world, such as Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barclays, Lloyds, Rolls Royce, British Airways, Novo Nordisk and Roche.

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Guru #5

Marcia Reynolds

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Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, is fascinated by the brain, especially what triggers feelings of connection, commitment, and possibility. She draws on her research as she helps leaders have more effective and meaningful conversations through leadership coaching with executives and training programs for all levels of leaders, delivered in 36 countries. She also works with organizations to create coaching cultures that improve both productivity and profits. Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and has returned to the board as a Global Director this year. She is also the immediate past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, is the training director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech, and on faculty for the International Coach Academy in Russia and Create China Coaching in China. Prior to coaching, she ran training departments for two global companies. Her greatest success came after designing the employee development program for a semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Working with the executive staff, the company not only turned around, it was the most successful IPO in the United States in 1993. Interviews and excerpts from Marcia’s books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Fast Company, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on ABC World News. Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology and she has two master’s degrees in education and communications.

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Guru #6

Lance Secretan

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Dr. Lance Secretan is widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative leadership teachers of our time. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist and author of 15 books about inspiration and leadership. His teachings and writings on conscious leadership are courageous, radical and ingenious and have been hailed as among the most original, authentic and effective contributions to leadership thinking currently available. Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach. He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. He is ranked 17th in the world by Leadership Gurus, and Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers. His firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence. Lance is an expert skier, kayaker and mountainbiker, and he and his wife Tricia divide their time between homes in Ontario and Colorado. Specialties: Dr. Secretan has been a Fortune 100 CEO and coached his CEO peers for most of his life – he brings a unique blend of experience: corporate, academic, athletic well-being and advising leaders, to leadership. Much of his firm’s work has been with healthcare and financial services, so this additional industry-specific experience represents a distinct combination.

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Guru #7

Connie Dieken

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for more than 20 years, Connie Dieken dedicated herself to journalism as a television news anchorwoman, reporter, broadcast personality, and talk show host, including co-hosting The Morning Exchange, America’s longest running television talk show. She is a multiple Emmy award-winning and Telly award-winning journalist and her excellence has led to her induction to the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Connie has represented more than 50 companies as their spokesperson, including Intel, Sealy, GE, American Greetings, Ernst and Young and Goodyear. Connie spent her career with the most successful and influential people in business and entertainment and recognized a pattern to their success. After years of research, she learned the common traits each of these people shared, and discovered people could learn how to be influential with the right training. Armed with unique insight into the power that influence has over each of us, she developed a proven methodology to transform any leader or executive into an influencer. In 2000, she founded onPoint Communication to train leaders and emerging leaders in critical influential leadership, communication, media and presentation skills. For nearly 12 years, Connie has been the trusted executive coach and advisor to many leaders who run the world’s most recognizable brands. She has become the most respected and in-demand executive coach, keynote speaker, author and authority on learning the skills needed to become an influential personality in all forms of leadership and communication. Connie is the author and co-author of five books, dedicated to teaching individuals influential leadership, communication and presentation techniques. Her most recent bestselling book, Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen, takes Connie’s knowledge, research and experience coaching high-powered leaders and condenses it into a fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to teach anyone to be an influential communicator with anyone, anywhere.

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Guru #8

Judith E. Glaser

Judith E. Glaser is an Organizational Anthropologist. She is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants and executive coaches, in the consulting and coaching industry and is the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence®, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation, and is a best-selling author of 7 business books including her newest best seller – Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. Through the application of ‘the Neuroscience of WE®, to business challenges, Judith shows CEOs and their teams how to elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact the bottom line.

Judith is the founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute with over thirty five years of business experience working with CEOs and their teams in establishing WE-centric cultures poised to strategically handle business challenges in the face of moving targets. Her transformational approaches using neuroscience and anthropology enable leaders to raise their Conversational Intelligence® and build agile and higher performing individuals and teams poised to impact the bottom line and top line results in their organizations.  In 2017 Marshall Goldsmith’s Top Coaches Project selected Judith as one of the top 15 Coaches in the world. In 2014 Judith was selected by Ben Croft, CEO of WBECS, to launch Conversational Intelligence® for Coaches, a coaching certification program attended by over 1,000 coaches globally. Also, Conversational Intelligence® was selected by INC. as one of the top 5 trends in business 2016. 2004 she was awarded Woman of the Year in New York City. Since 2006 she has been listed in the top 10 consultants globally in the Excellence Top 100 Consultants and is one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders globally on the subject of leadership. In 2011, Judith was awarded the Drexel University Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2006 she was inducted into the Temple University Gallery of Success. She is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate.

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Guru #9

Bonnie Marcus

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Bonnie Marcus is a Certified Executive Coach author and professional speaker. She is the founder and principal of Womens Success Coaching. Bonnie specially assists professional women to position and promote themselves in their careers. With more than 20 years of sales and management experience, Bonnie has an extensive business background including being the VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies. She has held many executive positions in start up companies and Fortune 500 companies. Forbes.com honored her Womens Success Coaching in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as one of the top 100 websites for professional women. Her articles have also been published in Forbes.com, Forbes Woman, Women Entrepreneur and Central Valley Business Times. She has been featured several times in the Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine. Bonnie is a cool and rhetoric kind of speaker. As a coach she always draws respect and attention from her audience. Bonnie is the author of The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead (Wiley March 2015).

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Guru #10

Jack Canfield

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A coaching guru known as Americas #1 Success Coach, Jack Canfield has been coaching entrepreneurs educators corporate leaders and people from all walks of life and of all ages cultures and backgrounds. A Harvard graduate with a Masters Degree in psychological education, Jack is a one of the earliest champions of peak performance who developed some specific methodologies. He has developed millions of people with his unique and modernized formulas for success and personal fulfillment and is a widely recognized leader in performance improvement strategies. Over the last 30 years, his compelling message empowering energy and personable coaching style has helped remarkably large number of individuals achieve their dreams. His bestselling book The Success Principles How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be has been hailed as the new self-improvement guide containing 64 of the most powerful principles of success. He is an insightful speaker with wit and experiences that enriched his delivery.

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Guru #11

Henry Kimsey-House

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Henry Kimsey-House, One of the first professional coaches in the 1980s, Kimsey-House is the Co-founder and lead designer of the thought-provoking, experiential learning programs of CTI and the co-author of Co-Active Coaching, the best-selling industry bible, which is in its third edition. An actor since age nine, Kimsey-House honed his insights into human emotion and the narrative process through classical theatrical training and years of stage, television and film experience. With deep conviction that education should be driven by immersive, contextually based learning and not dry information dumps, Kimsey-House is committed to creating richly engaging and transformative learning environments where retention approaches 80% rather than the traditional 20%. He continues to develop new, innovative curriculum, collaborate with other dynamic thought leaders and is completing a book about transformative leadership. He lives with his wife, Karen Kimsey-House, on the coast of northern California.

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Guru #12

Kevin Cashman

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Kevin Cashman is a best-selling author, top-ten thought leader, keynote speaker, global CEO coach and pioneer of the grow the whole person to grow the whole leader approach to transformative leadership. He is the founder of LeaderSource Ltd and the Chief Executive Institute, recognized as one of the top three leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource joined Korn Ferry, where Kevin is now Senior Partner, CEO & Executive Development. Kevin has advised thousands of senior executives and senior teams in more than 60 countries worldwide. He is an accomplished thought leader on topics of personal, team and organizational transformation. He has written six books including Awakening the Leader Within and Leadership from the Inside Out, named the #1 best-selling business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and is now used at over 100 universities globally. His latest book, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, has been recognized as a Business Book of the Year finalist by both ForeWord Reviews and CEO-READ. The 20th Anniversary Edition of Leadership from the Inside Out will be published in 2017. Kevin has written scores of articles on leadership and talent management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Human Resource Executive, Fast Company, Strategy & Leadership, Investors Business Daily, Directors & Boards Magazine, CNN, National Public Radio, and other national media. He is a leadership columnist for Forbes.com and has been named as one of the Top 10 Thought Leaders globally by Leadership Excellence and one of the Top Ten Executive Coaches by GlobalGurus.org. Mr. Cashman holds a degree in psychology from St. John’s University and is an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota Executive Education program. He is a former Advisory Board Member for HR.com; a Senior Fellow in the Caux Round Table, a global consortium of CEOs dedicated to enhancing principle-based leadership internationally; and a Board Member for the University of St. Thomas Center for Ethical Business Cultures fostering ethical leadership worldwide. He is also the founder and thought leader for the highly popular Transformational Leadership Group on LinkedIn.

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Guru #13

David Rock

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Dr. David Rock coined the term “NeuroLeadership” and is the director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global initiative bringing neuroscientists and leadership experts together to build a new science for leadership development. He co-edits the NeuroLeadership Journal and heads up an annual global summit. He has written many of the central academic and discussion papers defining the NeuroLeadership Field. David is the author of the business best-seller ‘Your Brain at Work’ (HarperBusiness, 2009), as well as ‘Quiet Leadership’ (Harper Collins, 2006) and the textbook ‘Coaching with the Brain in Mind’ (Wiley & Sons, 2009). He blogs for the Harvard Business Review, Fortune Magazine, PsychologyToday and the Huffington Post, and is quoted widely in the media about leadership, organizational effectiveness and the brain. David is also the founder and CEO of NeuroLeadership Group, a global consulting firm with operations in 24 countries, helping large organizations operationalize brain research to develop better leaders and managers.

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Guru #14

David Allen

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David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, founder and chairman of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States. He was also named one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership Magazine.Fast Company hailed David Allen “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance. Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” David Allen is the author of three books: The international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready For Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it’s publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages.

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Guru #15

Michael Neill

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The best selling author of The Inside Out Revolution You Can Have What You Want Feel Happy Now Michael Neill is a coaching guru and an internationally recognized success coach for businesses and individuals. His latest book The Inside Out Revolution was released in May 2013 by Hay House. He has worked 23 years as a coach adviser and mentor to celebrities, CEOs, royalty and people from all walks of life from around the world. He established the Supercoach Academy, an international school that teaches the coaches on how to coach from the inside out. His inspirational books have been translated into 13 languages and his public talks have touched and transformed lives at the UN and in five continents around the globe. His direct and practical ways of presentation makes people take on challenges as fun.Geoff Hinsley, the Executive Coach says, If Superman needed a coach he would hire Michael Neill which best describes Michael.

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Guru #16

Kristi Hedges

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Kristi Hedges is a serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought after leadership coach. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she’s encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams of all sizes in companies spanning the Fortune 500, government, non-profit and privately held small to mid-market businesses. She runs her own coaching practice, The Hedges Company, and is a founding partner in the leadership development firm, Element North. Prior to becoming a leadership coach, Kristi co-founded and ran one of the first technology communications firms in the Washington, D.C. area for a decade before successfully selling her interest. Her career highlights also include working for a national news outlet, and as a political consultant for dozens of electoral campaigns from U.S. President to statewide offices. Kristi holds a Phi Beta Kappa B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. from Purdue University, both in communications. She is an ICF-credentialed leadership coach through Georgetown University, and is certified in emotional intelligence.

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Guru #17

Dr. Peter Chee

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Dr. Peter Chee is the President and CEO of ITD World, a global leadership development expert with over 30 years of experience in developing leaders from over 80 countries. He is a chief mentor coach and developer of the Certified Coaching and Mentoring Professional (CCMP) program which is accredited and recognized by ICF (International Coach Federation) He is the inventor Coaching for Breakthrough Success (CBS) Metta Model, The Coaching Principles (TCP), Situational Coaching Model (SCM) and Achievers Coaching Techniques (ACT). He works in close partnership with best-selling and award-win¬ning author Dr.William J. Rothwell, who has written more than 100 books and with Dr.Jack Canfield, the world’s leading success coach and authority on peak performance who holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most books on New York Times bestseller list with 210 books and 500 million copies in print. Dr. Peter Chee and Dr. Jack Canfield are co-authors of Coaching for Breakthrough Success whereas Dr. Peter Chee and Dr. William Rothwell are co-authors of the book entitled Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader and The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management: Maximizing Results, Engagement and Retention. He is also the author of The 12 Dis¬ciplines of Leadership Excellence with Brian Tracy. Dr.Peter Chee is a Baden Powell Fellow of the World Scout Foundation, an honour bestowed by the king of Sweden. He was the president of ARTDO International, a non-profit professional umbrella body that brings together renowned national HRD bodies, governments, and multinational companies globally. He received the ARTDO Internal Management and HRD Excellence Award from the President of ARTDO International and President of Australian Institute of Training and Development. His life purpose is to transform leaders and change the world with love for God and people.

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Guru #18

Christy Whitman

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Christy Whitman is a New York Times bestselling author, transformational leader, and author of the forthcoming book The Art of Having It All. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Morning Show, and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, Womani’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, among others. Christy is the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 12-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program. Christy has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products. Christyi’s life-changing message reaches over 125,000 people a month, and her work has been promoted by and featured with esteemed authors and luminaries such as Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marci Shimoff, Brian Tracy, Neale Donald Walsch, Abraham-Hicks, and Louise Hay. She currently lives in Montreal with her husband, Frederic, and their two boys, Alexander and Maxim. Meet her at www.ChristyWhitman.com and www.TheArtofHavingItAll.com.

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Guru #19

Jane Hyun

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Jane Hyun is an internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non-profit organizations. In addition to coaching professionals to maximize their potential and advance their careers, she advises senior management teams and diversity councils on building effective dispersed, multicultural teams and the critical role of the global talent pipeline. The firm’s Cultural Fluency Roundtables and Bamboo Ceiling Series leadership coaching programs for Asians has garnered praise from global Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and in key global markets. Previously, Jane was Vice President of Human Resources/Talent Development at JP Morgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Global. A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics and International Studies, she is active with the Cornell Women’s Alumnae Council. She is also an Advisor to the Toigo Foundation and the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force/Center for Talent Innovation, researchers of recent Harvard Business Review studies “Leadership in Your Midst” “The Sponsor Effect” “The Athena Factor”, and “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps.” Most recently, she led a research working group with a group of companies for the Conference Board Cultural Fluency in Asia Study.

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Guru #20

Joel Garfinkle

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Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., having worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Oracle, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, The Ritz-Carlton, Gap and Starbucks. He has two decades of first-hand experience as an executive coach working closely with thousands of executives, senior managers, directors and employees. He is the author of 300 articles on leadership and eight books, including Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. He has contributed to the book The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (John Wiley and Sons) and Leader to Leader – the award-winning quarterly journal launched by the Peter F. Drucker Foundation. He is regularly featured in the national media, including ABC News, NPR, the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.

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Guru #21

Rhiannon Rees

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The achievements carved into the belt of Rhiannon Rees, are stand alone Sensational. She is renowned as one of the world’s best self development experts, referred to as Australia’s answer to US self help Guru Dr.Wayne W Dyer. The best selling success of her first book “How to climb Mount Everest in Sandals,” has lead her latest release “Life is a Choice and the Choice is Yours.” The Spice Girls as well as X-files, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice Cast Members, the NRL Grand Finalists and Winners of Farmer of the Year 2014 – “The Conscious Farmer” have all had the inspiration and clarity of Rhiannon in their face and by their side. She has featured in countless TV, Radio and print publications and won too many awards to list. Her inspiring journey of how she triumphed over seemingly insurmountable Obstacles has inspired her to help others realise their truest and greatest Potential. She has run over 26 self development retreats, speaks all over The world and is sought after to create champions and develop the greatest of human potential. She completed a Bachelor of Business at UTS, then a 4 year Diploma of homeopathy in Vancouver and rounded out her education with a Masters in Human behaviour and observation through the HMC programme. During her formative years working for multi-nationals she worked for some of the largest Global Brands including Colgate-Palmolive, Thomson’s publishing and Pacific Dunlop. Through the wisdom of experience Rhiannon has developed a highly calibrated radar to negative conditioning. This heightened awareness to detect obstacles to success, combined with a ferocious intention to pull people out of their pain patterns, has enabled Rhiannon to fearlessly and compassionately tear down self constructed blockades standing in the way of a much greater, more liberated way of living and being. In sharing her own story, Rhiannon is able to uplift and empower anyone. She is able to encourage and assist them to deconstruct and rebuild: creating possibilities to turn villages into empires.

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Guru #22

Brenda Bence

MBA, CSPGlobal*, and ICF-Certified Executive Leadership Coach

Brenda Bence is a renowned international branding and leadership expert who shows both individuals and companies how to achieve greater success through corporate and personal branding. As the creator of a proprietary leadership personal branding system that is based on how the world’s most successful companies build their name brands, no one knows more than Brenda about the powerful combination of corporate branding and personal branding.

  • Brenda has 20 years of experience working in big corporations like Procter & Gamble and Bristol-Myers Squibb, managing some of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar brands for Fortune 100 companies – across almost 50 countries and four continents.
  • She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • As an ICF-Certified Executive Leadership Coach, she has coached more than 700 senior executives from 60 nationalities across 70 industries.
  • 97 percent of Brenda’s clients have engaged her repeatedly, often for multiple engagements across multiple locations.
  • *She holds the CSPGlobal professional speaker designation – a title that only a handful of speakers worldwide have attained, indicating her ability to engage and address highly multi-cultural audiences across the world.
  • As a keynote motivational speaker who inspires and “entertrains” audiences with her interactive presentations, Brenda has spoken to thousands around the globe for clients located on six continents.
  • Brenda has authored several books that have won more than 30 national and international book awards.
  • She maintains offices in both the U.S. and Asia, and her vast international experience allows her to speak to diverse audiences, helping them learn how to successfully navigate the global marketplace and strengthen their individual and corporate branding and leadership capabilities.

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Guru #23

Patricia Fripp

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, author, sales presentation skills trainer, and in-demand speech coach. Her speech-coaching clients include corporate leaders, celebrity speakers, well known sports personalities, and sales teams. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.” She delivers high-energy, high-content, and dramatically memorable presentations. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named her speaking school the sixth best way to invest in your career. She has won or been awarded most honors NSA bestows. These include the CSP Certified Speaking Professional, CPAE Hall of Fame and their highest award the Cavett. Many consider the “Oscar” of the speaking world. Given once a year to a person who consistently makes great contributions to the National Speakers Association, its members and the speaking industry. Patricia founded and was President of the largest National Speakers Association chapter, NSA Northern California. Patricia is also a member of NSA Las Vegas and has donated her time to speak at more NSA chapters than any other leader in the history of NSA. Patricia is the author of two books, Get What You Want! and Make It, So You Don’t Have to Fake It! and coauthor of three books Speakers Edge: Secrets and Strategies for Connecting with Any Audience, Speaking Secrets of the Masters, and Insights into Excellence. She is featured in the Bullet Proof Manager training series, which is sold in over fifty countries. Fripp starred in the popular training film Travel the Road to Success: An Adventure in Customer Service.

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Paul Martinelli

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Paul Martinelli For internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer and coach Paul Martinelli, it’s all about belief — and hard work. The former president of LifeSuccess Consultants has since launched his own speaking, training and coaching firm. Through candid keynote speeches, workshops, seminars and more, he zealously encourages others to boost their potential and harness the power of their mind. Having worked his way up from mop bucket to millionaire, Paul has practiced — and proven — what he preaches. “What would it be like to change your entire life so you could live the life of your dreams?” he asks. “It has nothing to do with hope and everything to do with belief. Now is the time to master your life.” Paul’s services range from one-on-one customized coaching to educating and inspiring sold-out auditoriums around the world.

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Neen James

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Neen James, is an attention expert and leadership expert who delivers high-energy opening keynotes that show leaders how to profit by paying attention. She’s an Australian obsessed with helping leaders profit by paying attention so they can create more significant moments in life that matter. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply at work and home. Neen’s fun, Aussie-ness makes her a sought after keynote speaker that meeting planners love – they often describe her as the energizer bunny for their events. With a strong background in learning and development and managing large teams at various corporations, Neen is the perfect fit for organizations wanting a presenter to provide implementable strategies to save time, increase focus and help their people get more done. Clients including Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, FBI and BMW describe Neen as authentic, energetic and passionate. Neen regularly provides one-on-one consulting and mentoring on topics productivity, thought leadership and women in leadership. Neen often appears in the media sharing leadership expertise and is a published author of eight books, including Folding Time, Secrets of Super-Productivity, Strategic Networking and Network or Perish. She earned her MBA from Southern Cross University, Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association, received numerous awards in her industry, is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global, and in her spare time serves on several Boards.

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Gary Ranker

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Gary Ranker Global leadership expert Dr. Gary Ranker of New York City uses targeted executive coaching to help many top CEOs and other senior management stretch their productivity to keep pace with the increasing demands of delivering ever greater profit, often from reduced resources. Dr. Ranker has worked and lived on four continents. He was first appointed a CEO when he was just 30 — the German subsidiary of an American consumer products company. He managed that firm wholly in the language of his employees, rather than his native English. After managing three separate companies as a CEO in the UK, Germany and Australia, he returned to Los Angeles, California where he taught comparative management at the famed University of Southern California (USC), and during that time did his doctoral research. Spending over a third of his total coaching time working with Chinese executives in Beijing and Shanghai, his knowledge is summarized in his new book “Global Mindset Leadership: Navigating China and U.S. Business Cultures Dr. Ranker is one of the fathers of the growing worldwide profession of executive coaching. He was asked to become one of GE CEO Jack Welch’s first executive coaches in 1989, before the term was widely known. GE remains his longest and closest client — he has helped hundreds of their senior executives to become even more successful managers. His typical clients benefit from his help to grow their “Global Mindset” — the ability to manage across borders, being respectful of and also valuing cultural differences. Today he travels almost 500,000 miles per year focusing on helping very senior executives in many countries “to become the very best they can be”. His clients see their executive coaching as a very personal form of executive education which gives them a competitive advantage in a fast changing, increasingly competitive world. They know that in order to stay on top they have to keep improving how effectively they manage.

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Phil Harkins

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Phil Harkins is CEO of Linkage, a leadership development company that has worked with hundreds of organizations worldwide. In his own consulting and executive coaching work, Phil focuses on senior leaders and leadership teams at the top. His clients include many Fortune 1000 companies, as well as government agencies and health care organizations. He has written several books, including Powerful Conversations: How High Impact Leaders Communicate, Click! and The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching. He has also authored articles for journals and magazines. Mr. Harkins is a frequent speaker on important leadership topics at conferences, seminars, and programs around the globe.

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Doug Campbell

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Doug Campbell is a Coaching Guru and an Executive Coach with over 100 resource professionals to call upon. He is the Founder, President and Co owner with his wife Gwynne of Sylvan Learning Center of Darien CT. He is active in the International Coaching Federation, National Speakers Association, American Marketing Association, The Connecticut Venture Group, The American Society of Training Development Toastmasters, The Dutch Treat Club and numerous chambers and business organizations. In 25 years, Doug has built 5 successful businesses. He also spent 5 years with a Fortune 100 company as Director of Marketing for a Division Product Manager and Strategic Planner. In addition to all these, he is a college professor and has taught Management Entrepreneurship and Marketing to MBAs and undergraduates. His unique combination of solid business judgment common sense insight into human nature and market perspective is a perfect fit for executives of today who are facing the terrifying business challenges.

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Bill Walsh

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Bill Walsh is the CEO/Founder of Business Coaching/Venture Capital firm Powerteam International. Bill hosts and speaks at events all over the world! His passion is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to create massive success. He loves to help people to understand specifically what it takes to build successful companies. He is an accomplished author, speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity, He has a very successful background in finance and marketing. He has spent two decades working with start-ups to major global brands increasing sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and dictate success strategy to Bill has an extensive background in foreign currency trading, real estate development and building companies around the world. Over the past two decades, he has specialized in helping companies launch, grow and create exponential valuation in the market. The Rainmaker Summit and WIN University® programs offered through Powerteam are designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating the focus, plans and partnerships required to build multi-million dollar companies!

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Steve Pavlina

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Steve Pavlina is a computer gaming engineer turned life coach with a stunning popularity in the USA as a motivational speaker. Now he is a coaching guru and the founder of StevePavlina.com, the most popular personal development website in the USA. His book Personal Development for Smart People hit the Amazon.com top 100 list 3 months before it was released. He wrote more than 1000 articles on personal development and inspiration.Though he was obsessed with computer gaming and software development during his early age he gradually became interested in spiritual development being moved by Hay Houses I Can Do It Conference in Las Vegas presented by Dr. Wayne Dyer. He started writing on motivational topics and people began to like his writing. Then he received requests for speaking in conferences repeatedly. This is how he was drawn towards coaching activities. He speaks with confidence that ultimately spreads among his listeners.

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