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THE TOP LEADERSHIP COACHES

The Top Leadership Coaches / 26th November 2021

Leadership skills are getting higher rank in the workplace setting these days, all leaders can profit from obtaining coaching and also become coaches themselves. 

This article is completely devoted to an exclusive leadership style sequel, which puts the attention on a recent but increasingly prominent leadership style or coaching leadership. Leadership coaching is characterized by alliance, assistance, and advice. 

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We talked with top 10 leadership coaches, each with their own custom-made style seeking to help their clients develop leadership styles and foster subjective growth, and asked them what’s extraordinary about their coaching and what has contributed towards their immense success.

Read on to discover what they have to say for more information on what a leadership coach does and when you might want one.

Do you think you or a coach that you know deserves to be featured as a top leadership coach? If yes, then fill out this form and we will consider your application and get in touch with you for the next steps.

Ashu Khanna

Ashu Khanna is the Founder & CEO of Arka Leadership Institute that is focused on developing authentic leaders across the world. An authentic leadership expert and master coach, she has authored 4 books and is featured regularly in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global etc. She is a senior leadership coach and sought after motivational speaker who has helped many senior leaders to reimagine possibilities to unlock their potential.

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She is also the Founder President of the Mumbai Chapter of International Coach Federation. She is also on the Board of YPO Gold Mumbai Chapter and a member of the Della Leaders Club Happiness Committee. Ashu shares her insights and experiences regularly on social media platforms and volunteers at NGO’s.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

I support leaders to grow into authentic leaders. My anchored presence facilitates them to listen to their inner voice and move forward courageously and creatively. I blend the philosophy of Vedic scriptures and leadership competencies to guide leaders to expand their awareness and grow into effective leaders.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most thing that has contributed to my success is my commitment to anchoring with my inner voice and expanding my awareness. My authenticity acts as a catalyst for another to be authentic.  

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Damian Goldvarg

Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach, the Past President of the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2013 and 2014.  He is a recipient of the 2018 Circle of Distinction from the ICF for his global contribution to the coaching profession and the 2019 Supervision Award from EMCC for his contribution to developing Supervision worldwide.

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He has thirty-year of coaching experience, wrote five books on coaching, and has trained hundreds of professional coaches, mentor coaches, and coach supervisors worldwide in English and Spanish.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

I support leaders to maximize their potential with a focus on systemic thinking, diversity awareness,  and strategic thinking and foresight.  I have worked globally in more than fifty countries and bring a global perspective to my work. As a Foresight Certified Practitioner also support clients to prepare for future challenges.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that contributed to my success as a coach is my ability to build trusting relationships that allow me to challenge my clients to go beyond their own limiting beliefs of what is possible for their personal and professional lives.

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Jay Hidalgo

Jay Hidalgo is a business and leadership coach, helping executives improve their leadership, develop their teams, and grow their companies. Prior to launching his coaching practice, he was the Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Annuitas, a marketing consultancy. Prior to Annuitas, Hidalgo was managing partner at Hidalgo & DeVries, a marketing research & strategy firm.

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Throughout his career, he’s had the privilege to coach and consult companies such as Herman Miller, Michelin, General Motors, Medtronic, NCR, Toshiba, Rubbermaid, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Haworth, and Pitney Bowes.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Jay Hidalgo was once told, “You have a mind for business and a heart for seeing people succeed.” His approach is straightforward: Using the GROW model, he helps the company or individual become aware of their current state; identify where they are able to go; then create and implement the right strategic process and framework to get there. Serving as a guide, his coaching and facilitation yields practical (not just theoretical) tools that lead to growth, transformation, measurable results.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing is to believe and live out this truth: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment. In the “get all you can while the getting’s good” culture we live in, this approach to business development seems backwards. But experience has proven that it’s effective. It leads to long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships. It leads to success.

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Mark goulston

Mark Goulston, M.D. is an international, multiple times bestselling author with his book, “Just Listen,” becoming the top book on listening in the world. His HBR Ideacast episode, “Become a Better Listener,” has been their #1 ranked episode for five years. He is the co-founder of Michelangelo Mindset and creator of Michelangelo Leadership, which helps leaders to grow into someone their people feel trust, confidence, respect, admiration, inspiration and safety with.

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He hosts the highly-rated podcast, My Wakeup Call. He has contributed to HBR, Fast Company, Business Insider, Business Journals, Psychology Today and is frequently sought out by the media for his expertise on leadership and human psychology and is the co-creator and moderation of the multicoloured documentary, Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation about Suicide Prevention.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I help leaders become the best version of themselves and grow into the leader that the world needs and wants most. I do that by having them imagine themselves in their future as someone everyone trusts, has confidence in, has respect for and feel honoured to know and work for. What helps is that according to my clients, it is impossible to hide from me and that is an enormous source of relief that frees their minds, because they are always hiding from someone, including themselves.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

While going through medical school I hit a wall because of untreated depression and dropped out twice but still graduated. The second time I dropped out, the school wanted to kick me out because of losing matching funds. The Dean of Students, who cared more about students than funds saw in me someone that the world needed and that I could not imagine or see. His belief in me and standing up for me against the medical school saved my life and after I came back to medical school and finished I then trained as a psychiatrist and went on to specialize in suicide prevention and none of my patients died by suicide. I was merely paying forward to what that Dean of Students did for and saw in me. I was the statue of David to his being Michelangelo. I only work with leaders in who I see they’re becoming the kind of leader the world needs… desperately.

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Meera Remani

Meera Remani is a leading Executive & Leadership coach, working with executive and leadership teams across the world. She is a trusted name as a coach across organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, CapGemini, JP Morgan Chase, etc. She ventured into coaching after 16 years as a corporate leader across geographies with such companies as P&G and Amazon, following her MBA and Engineering studies.  

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I support leaders in transforming their leadership style, results and personal goals through my signature 7-step Leaders RISE pathway. The pathway distils curated, highly specific methodologies and best practices from the worlds of coaching, performance science, psychology and neuroscience. I customize the pathway for each individual, such that it is highly relevant, practical and holistic. 

That’s what makes it powerful and provides measurable ROI. 

People see positive transformations in their mental fitness, stakeholder relationships, communication styles, team motivation, and impact, apart from harmony, well being and calm in all spheres of life.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I combine the best of the west and the east – the practical tools and science-based principles through programs such as the Stanford developed Positive Intelligence program, and the spiritual and holistic principles of the East (through mindfulness and deep reflection practices) into my signature 7-step Leaders RISE pathway. This gives my clients a holistic approach to solving their problems and enriching all aspects of their life.

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Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She’s ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus and named the world’s top coach for women leaders by 100 Coaches. Her most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, is used by coaches around the world.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

As a coach, Sally helps women to recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths and identify habits and behaviors that could hold them back as they seek to become more influential and effective leaders. Her practice draws heavily on her original work, with an emphasis on defining a vision, engaging allies and honing a distinctive leadership presence. She also works with male executives seeking to become more effective leaders for women and create more inclusive cultures.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I draw from my original work, which has been instrumental in defining both women’s strengths and the habits that can hold them back from achieving their full potential, and the practices of inclusive leadership. Because I’m trained in Stakeholder Centered Coaching, I focus on helping leaders build the relationships that help them achieve their goals rather than trying to get there on their own.

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Didier Sylvain

Didier is a certified life alignment coach and consultant in leadership and personal development. He coaches individuals and groups into becoming fuller and more integrated versions of themselves—so they can deliver powerfully on their missions. By applying grounded wisdom and adaptive frameworks to life’s challenges and opportunities, he helps leaders transform their organizations, their teams, and themselves.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I’m not about personal and leadership development that perpetuates systems of oppression, that disregards the body, or that centers individual success without collective accountability. I AM about bringing an anti-oppression lens that activates leadership voice, that integrates your full truth, and unleashes your gifts to the world without fear of failure. I share simple frameworks for self-leadership, guiding you to sharpen your skills of being in choice rather than defaulting to outdated patterns and trauma responses. In my group coaching program, Coherence, I cultivate a collective learning environment that opens discovery no individual can ever experience alone.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Compassionately challenging you to examine your paradigms, upgrading those paradigms as needed, and drawing out the gifts I see inside you. That’s leadership activation, and it’s how my own leadership journey has unfolded. I learned, and continue to learn, among the leaders in my own life. This is a gift I carry into my coaching style. Instead of being individualistic—as many personal development programs can be—my coaching highlights shared human struggles and I coach my clients to focus on the collective good. Simply put, our leadership is most effective when we use it to activate leadership in others.

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 Louis Carter

Louis Carter is CEO and founder of Best Practice Institute,  Most Loved Workplace, and Results-Based Culture.  He is also an author, organizational psychologist, and expert in organizational culture. He has written eleven books in leadership and management including his best practice book series with John Wiley and Sons and his most recent book In Great Company: how to spark peak performance by building an emotionally connected workplace with McGraw Hill. 

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Carter was voted by peers and executives as the Top 10 Organization Culture experts worldwide and a Top 100 Coach by Marshall Goldsmith. His America’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplace List is published by Newsweek each October. 

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

BPI is a world-renown Human Resources association that provides research, insights, and data to executives and companies to make more informed business decisions. Most Loved Workplace is a benchmarking and developmental company that focuses on building leaders and companies that places love and respect at the core of business models. Results-Based Culture provides consulting and coaching to achieve positive change inside of companies for any desired business outcome.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I use methods from my books and research around the science of affective commitment and emotional connection on motivation, retention, and performance.  I use tools and models to build Most Loved Workplaces and high performing cultures, such as The Emotional Connectedness Index™  Most Loved Workplace Model™,  Results Based Culture Model™, Leadership Philosophy Builder™, and the Most Loved Leader Assessment™.  My America’s Top Most Loved Workplaces is published by Newsweek. 

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Payal Rajaratnam

Payal is an Executive Coach, with over twenty years of global corporate work experience in people management roles. As a coach, she is passionate about helping leaders become the best version of themselves through amplifying their strengths and uncovering mindsets that help create positive shifts in behaviours. Founder of her coaching consultancy ‘The Empowered Leadership’, Payal is experienced in working with senior management and C Suite level leaders across diverse industries.

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Payal holds certifications in key areas that contribute to her clients understanding themselves better and enables her to serve her clients with crucial insights. She is certified in Emotional Intelligence, Hogan Personality Assessments, Positive Resilience Profiler and Deep Transformational Coaching.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I support leaders to lead themselves with executive presence and confidence and power their interpersonal effectiveness skills to create people-centric leadership. I do this by using the principles of emotional intelligence to help clients develop the right capabilities to manage themselves and others with empathy, balance and consistency. I use my own model of SOUL leadership – Self Awareness, Ownership, Understanding with empathy and Leading by role modelling to help leaders grow in their leadership. Using tools from neuroscience I help clients to clarify their vision and develop new behaviours to achieve goals.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success as a coach is the concepts and tools from the neuroscience of change. As a coach, I support clients to create positive change. NOC has helped me understand the motivation behind the change and how best I can support a client through their journey and what matters most to them.

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 Varada Murthy

Varada is an internationally Certified Leadership and Success Coach (CEC and CLC, certified by ICF) He loves to work with youth, budding entrepreneurs, Owners of Institutions, School Leaders and Teacher educators to guide them to become high performing contributors. He is passionate about helping people unleash their true potential through life-transforming Coaching, Certification and Personal Excellence Programs where the main focus will be on Skill Development for results. 

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He is the Founder of People First Leadership Academy whose mission is to Empower People.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I believe in working for RESULTS and therefore, I emphasise the golden word “WHY” to have clarity before beginning to work.  I strongly believe that when we know our “Why” (Purpose), how (PoA) becomes easier. It is a powerful question to make people think and become serious about what they intend to do.

I work with this concept of “WHY” (the Purpose) followed by the Action, and help people unlock their true potential to achieve their desired result; be it creating an impact and significance, achieving personal success or transforming the lives of others.  A strong sense of Purpose will drive them to ACT and ACTION creates RESULT.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing is the “transformation” that I would love to see in people when I work with them. In order to achieve this, I follow Coaching principles – building a good rapport with my clients.  Also, I have developed an Integrated approach for certain coaching programs.  My programs are intensive and purpose-driven to help individuals to seek self-actualisation.

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Indroneil

 “The worst limit that man embraces is believing that which is not understood is not possible and that which is not seen does not exist.” ~ Neilism Acclaimed as a Guru of Change and a Top Ten Thinker, Indroneil is gifted to make the ‘invisible’ visible and the seemingly ‘impossible’ possible. With human and humanistic processes. For you. As a Human Alchemist. With 16 years of rich and fulfilling experience in the IT industry in customer-facing roles and two decades of meaningful journey as an international transformational enabler, Indroneil

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– accompanies CXOs as a sounding board, confidante and co-traveler

– coaches for leadership transformation and excellence – in groups and one-on-one

– consults for talent transformation and development of hi-potentials

– builds capacity for learning organizations by enabling their learning resources to transform into impactful learning enablers

– enables the transformation of Managers as Talent Enablers (MATE) and

– mentors start-ups, SMEs, and small businesses, to be more self-driven and self-sustained.

As a leadership coach and enabler he has worked with more close to 60 clients of the likes of ACS-XEROX, Amber-TAG, CGI, Digital Globalsoft (now HP), First American Corporation (now CTS), HP, Lenovo, Mahindra and Mahindra, Mphasis (now HP), Novell, Samsung, SAP, Symphony, Tech Mahindra, and UST Global among others, touching/transforming more than 10,000 lives across functions and responsibility bands.

Indroneil is a natural. His methods are humanistic and organic – inside-out, explorative, and existential. It may often seem magical due to his uncanny ability to trace the metrics down to the depths of the mystics and resolve issues at the source.

Indroneil is passionate about enabling the re-discovery of organizations to be transformed into value-driven conscious enterprise.

Prior to starting on his own in 1999, Indroneil has been a sales and BD professional in the IT industry for 16 years, with the likes of CMC, Thermax and F-ICIM. In his last corporate stint (1998 – 99) he headed marketing with SAP India for India and the sub-continent.

Indroneil is published writer. His books

– Been there done that. Now What?: Being an Enabler and

– Mystics to Metrics : LEARNING, LEADING AND LIVING IN THE NEW AGE ECONOMY – THE MYSTERY UNRAVELED

offer valuable insights for corporate citizens to move out of the rut and make a difference.

For more info visit www.indroneil.com.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Indroneil’s coaching practice is born out of the principals of Human Alchemy© – a discipline derived from ancient Indian wisdom that magically moves man from his ‘baser’ existence, by dissolving his fears and fear-led beliefs, to reclaim the awesome ‘nobility’ that he is innately blessed with by virtue of being human, to live an inspired life of limitlessness. It bridges the ‘vicious’ world to the ‘virtuous’ world – that co-exists in a figure of eight – affording smooth passage from the former to the latter.

Indroneil, in course of his two decades of journey as a transformational enabler, has innovated several frameworks and models for enabling human transformation, for example the Hourglass Model, which assures predictability of outcome and repeatability of the process.

Indroneil’s coaching is different from that  of others not because of the ‘what’ (the content), the ‘how’ (the process) but because of the ‘who’ (the charismatic presence of the coach) and ‘why (the context) that he brings in.

E.g: “I support leaders to develop a powerful Executive Presence in 180 days. My Coaching is based on neuroscience principles and I extensively use the Positive Intelligence approach to help leaders build a strong emotional intelligence and mental fitness. This helps them enhance their overall ability to build strong relationships and influence others leading to a powerful Executive Presence.”

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to Indroneil’s success as a coach is his objectivity, the fierce focus on enabling the desired outcome, and causing business / contextual impact.

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Madhu

Madhu is an executive and leadership coach. He partners with senior leaders in elevating themselves for the position they are currently holding and also prepare themselves for their next big role. He is a PCC from ICF and a certified TAM ( Transformative Alignment Mapper) Practitioner. Prior to coaching, he has held senior leadership positions with organisations, who are in the space of food and beverage alcohol.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Pillar 1 – Re-defining YOU    Identifying and deeply understanding who you are, what your natural inclinations and alignments are,  how your stakeholders perceive you.

Pillar 2- Overcoming roadblocks : Understand the limiting beliefs, fears, inhibitions and mental blocks. How to overcome them in an empowering manner.

Pillar 3 – Building visibility :Actioning behaviour change @ work , fighting resistance,  gaining visibility and acknowledgement for behaviour change 

Pillar 4 – Elevating yourself : Learning new competencies and implementing them at work, pushing boundaries and leaving competition behind

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Always seeing my client at their full potential. This enables me to be non-judgemental and have a positive regard for my client. Seeing my clients at full potential helps move navigate coaching conversation in a positive and empowering manner. Empowering for both the client and me. The energy levels are totally different when you operate from this space.

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Sarah Rose

Rated top leadership coach in 2020, Sarah is blazing a trail for ambitious spiritual entrepreneurs worldwide looking to catapult their mission-driven spiritual business to new heights – on their own terms! Her mission is to help conscious leaders and conscious visionaries around the globe build, grow, and scale prosperous and Soul-aligned businesses online so they can make a global impact and be fully supported in sharing their message and gift with the world.

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 What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I support conscious leaders and visionaries magnetizing their presence and messaging online by showing up as their most fully expressed and magnetic Divine self so they can attract ideal soulmate clients on repeat and impact millions with their message. I also help them grow their business with soul-aligned success strategies to attract, nurture and convert clients for a premium and scalable program.

E.g: “I support leaders to develop a powerful Executive Presence in 180 days. My Coaching is based on neuroscience principles and I extensively use the Positive Intelligence approach to help leaders build a strong emotional intelligence and mental fitness. This helps them enhance their overall ability to build strong relationships and influence others leading to a powerful Executive Presence.”

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Hands down my ability to follow my intuition and inner guidance to pivot quick when something is not aligned mixed with sustainable and aligned business practices to align, grow, nurture, and convert has enabled me to make quantum leaps in my success. This includes the Soul Aligned Success Business Method and the ABC Framework.

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Megumi Miki

Megumi Miki is an award-winning author of the book Quietly Powerful: How your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength. She is also a coach, speaker and consultant in the fields of leadership, culture and diversity and inclusion. She is the Founder of Quietly Powerful, which challenges the traditional assumptions about what good leadership looks like and develops hidden quieter talent into Quietly Powerful leaders.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Megumi has coached many introvert, quiet-natured professionals to become the best version of themselves without feeling fake – that is, to become Quietly Powerful. Her coaching clients never feel like they are being fixed. She helps them to reframe the story they tell themselves about themselves such that they appreciate their style and build on it. Some of her coaching clients have been promoted, got new jobs they wanted, started new ventures they never thought they could do, become more visible, felt like their contributions are more valued, and many are feeling more confident in their natural styles.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Megumi’s coaching approach draws on her own personal challenges and successes as well as the experiences of successful Quietly Powerful leaders who lead effectively because of their quieter nature, in addition to extensive training in coaching, leadership, organisational culture and aspects of psychology and neuroscience. This practical knowledge and empathy for those who are challenged, built on a solid theoretical foundation enables Megumi to work with coaching clients to grow their mastery of their inner world as well as apply practical techniques to thrive in their own unique way.

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Conclusion

And there you have it, the top 10 leadership coaches.

What has been your biggest takeaway from this?

Let me know in the comment section below.

It’s massively inspiring to see these coaches achieving so much; living a life of abundance and freedom while making a positive contribution in the lives of countless people. 

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