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THE TOP LEADERSHIP COACHES

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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Each leadership coach has a distinctive coaching style that sets them apart from their peers. Continue reading to discover how the featured coaches help their clients achieve resilience as well as what makes their coaching unique and has contributed to their massive success.

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Jaya Bhateja

Jaya Bhateja is a Coach Educator and has been recognised for her contribution multiple times,few esteemed ones are Young Leader Award in 2019 by ICF global in Prague. Here is the glimpse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui72cglvfQU&t=5s,100 Best Global Coaching Leaders Award by world HRD congress,Feb 2017. She is the founder of Abhyudaya, a boutique firm committed to raise the quality of leadership through coaching in the world. 

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

Her passion and commitment is about developing professionals to become effective,impactful coaches through her methodology to create a ripple effect in world leadership. Her key focus is to develop the ‘Being’ of the professional to make the implementation of coaching effortless and authentic. She is known for the transformations she brings to others through her presence. The MERAKI coaching model developed by Abhyudaya is known to create deep insights in a shorter duration of time.She supports coaches and senior corporate leaders to fuel the energy,insight and enthusiasm to take action to bring behavior or perspective change.

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 as a coach is to be your life long client and staying accountable to your coaching journey.Helping people reach their best potential is an outcome of unleashing your own potential. My coaching practice has been a mirror of my coaching journey and that’s the single most important thing that has contributed to me as a professional.I started the journey as a coach and now i have an academy that prepares coaches for world class practice,for me it’s a testimonial of accountability of my coaching journey with my own self. I am very grateful,there is power in believing in yourself and manifestations,what all we need is to have faith in the process.

Dr Patrick Williams

Dr Patrick Williams, psychologist, author, speaker, and leadership coach, is a pioneer in the field of Whole Life Coaching and founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training. As Master Certified Coach with the ICF since 1999, he also was honored as one of the inaugural members of the ICF’s Circle of Distinction. Dr Pat is the author of several books on Coaching Process.

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

I emphasize the whole person approach to coaching (Body, Brain and Being)  MY coaching strives to create transformational experiences for the client from deep listening, a presence of connection and an embodiment of client centered opportunity for reflection, insight, inspiration, and discovery.  I love coaching those who might be” up to big things” and motivated to create what it is they want and who they need to become to realize their intentions.  Coaching conversations are a unique space (whether in person, on video conference, or phone where the client can think what they have not thought before, say what they have not said, and dream out loud with a committed listener.  

This happens through the practice of inquiry, leading to new insight and inspiration, then actions that move to the future the client wants in their live, personally and professionally.

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

My willingness to keep learning, be curious, eschew judgment and interpretation of my clients wants and desired change.  I, through coaching, am a conduit for new learning, leading to new actions, and new changes.  My background in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology has blended into methods and my own way of  being present that allows this all to happen

Lucy Shenouda

Lucy Shenouda is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), an EMCC Practitioner in Team Coaching, a coach supervisor, and a published author. As a corporate professional, Lucy held leadership roles in marketing and strategic planning. With Fortune/Global 500 organizations, she partnered with brand ambassadors across three continents to co-lead stellar brand and people experiences. Lucy’s lived experience adapting across cultures and challenging circumstances sets the foundation for supporting global leaders and teams in reaching their highest potential while navigating their biggest challenges.
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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

I approach coaching conversations with a signature style – Bold with Grace. In doing so, I support a new generation of leaders and teams to challenge the status quo, get out of their own way; to step up, show up and live their highest potential. I foster the conditions for real conversations, dialogues that empower high potential leaders and teams align on their most important goals, outcomes, and values. We work together to cultivate creativity and resilience from within and across multiple facets of life.

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

I am purpose-driven. I believe that, more often than not, life is simpler than we make it out to be. Emergent from this belief is a working philosophy and mission:

“Fostering essential conversations that disrupt workplace complacency. Getting to the heart of what really matters.”

Where there is conflict, I cultivate a brave space for people to be able to speak openly and freely. Where there is misalignment, I listen to share observations that help people think even more deeply about what they are already thinking about. Where there is chaos, I help people to slow down, to connect to what’s most important allowing them to connect the dots in a more impactful way.

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.

Donna Karlin

Donna Karlin, an award-winning author and speaker, is a pioneer in the realm of leadership coaching. For 4 decades with her innovative model of coaching/psychology, her work has been in demand on 6 continents. She’s a Coach to the TED Fellows, at Sundance Institute, and is a founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School. Donna has been featured in the National Post, the New York Times, and Personal Success Magazine.

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

I developed the Shadow Coaching® methodology based on Jung’s Shadow Archetype. My Shadow Coaching® methodology is a unique blend of coaching psychology that combines 3 pillars of human / organizational interaction; human systems, their personal operating system, organizational systems, the systems by which an organization supports its people and mandate, and organizational behavior such as culture and values. This integrated approach creates systems-based change that is incredibly powerful. To that I bring an extensive background of Crisis Intervention Stress Management, Design Thinking, Awareness-Based Systems Change and Conflict Resolution to deal with any roadblocks to individual and organizational growth and success.

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

Getting results: Quickly, powerfully and sustainably. The power of presence — working with clients in real time through volatility and turbulence — change is immediate and sustainable. I help clients become reflective practitioners — to be able to dance in real time with whatever unfolds. Teaching them how I do what I do, to take a deep dive into their behavior and reactions, increases their self-awareness so they feel coached 24 / 7. They become more of who they are. Because of that, word of mouth referrals and recommendations are the best indicator of the success of my practice.

Denice Hinden

Denice’s mission is to make the experience of nonprofit organization and association leaders more rewarding and joy-filled by leading consciously, creating trusting conversations, and cultivating thriving organizational cultures. Since 2008, Denice has logged more than 3000 coaching hours with 400+ leaders, earning the credentials of Master Certified Coach, and certifications in Positive Intelligence, Conversational Intelligence, Achieving Coaching Excellence, and Energy Leadership. She is also an author and masterful meeting facilitator.

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

Our Leveling Up approach guides leaders to build their mental muscles and opportunity mindset to co-create equitable and belonging organizational climates and cultures where they and their teams thrive. In my neuroscience-based, multi-disciplinary approach, I weave together four interdependent frameworks that guide leaders to strengthen their inclusive leadership identity, mental fitness, we-oriented conversations and behaviors, and inclusive leadership practices. Over the annual organizational life-cycle, my clients learn to stretch beyond their comfort zones to achieve more growth than they imagine possible.

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

The most important thing is my dedication to continue practicing and deepening my coaching skills. Since graduating from coaching school in 2008, I have challenged myself to study with some of the most notable thought leaders in coach education, including Shirzad Chamine, Dr. David Peterson, David Goldsmith, Judith Glaser, Bruce Schneider, Marcia Reynolds, and many others. In addition, I regularly participate in coaching communities of practice around coaching competencies and my nonprofit and association specialties to benefit from peer learning with diverse coaches globally. I also mentor and support other coaches in their professional development, dramatically expanding my learning.  

Martina Doleshal

Martina Doleshal is an Achievement & Leadership coach and Innovation Consultant with clients ranging from start-up CEOs to multinational companies. Martina helps high achievers design and create personal and professional success on their own terms while remaining authentic and loving toward themselves. Martina has 18+ years of experience addressing audiences from classrooms and corporate boardrooms to international conferences and television, sharing her unique and effective approach to success.

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

I incorporate highly cognitive approaches with somatic grounding and meditation, which allows me to facilitate the creation of an integrated life vision. I help leaders incorporate all the foundational facets (e.g., health, work, family, friends, fun, beliefs, achievement, etc.) into a holistic life instead of seeing each aspect as a separate part that must be balanced and juggled. From my Innovation work with organizations, I adapt and optimize proven business innovation concepts and frameworks to make personal achievement, self-mastery, and business success accessible for everyone looking to change their reality and create their optimal life.

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

The most important thing is seeing each person as unique with their own reality that they want to expand or modify – whether it is achieving a goal, doubling their salary, finding a life partner, or breaking an unwanted habit. There is no one-size-fits-all. Deep listening and understanding the underlying thoughts allow me to select the most effective modality for that person to create their desired transformation. My innovation and strategy work with businesses in many fields has empowered me to create original content for personal development and achievement.

Yengyee Lor

Yengyee is the President and Founder of Faithful Consulting and is on a mission to create social change in the workplace. Yengyee has been featured on several podcasts (e.g., SocialXChangeProject, The Entrepreneur Way, Women Om Wisdom, Circle of Mothers, The Law of Business), keynote for the Girls Scouts of America, Money Conference, University of Oshkosh, and Phi Theta Kappa, and have won many awards for her coaching, leadership, and business such as the Margaret Ashida Leadership and the International Association of Women Influential Coach of the Year. 

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

The approach I take is an ACE approach:
ADVENTUROUS – Pushing my clients safely outside their comfort zones while staying right next to them.
Heart-CENTERED – Keeping my clients well-being, heart, and best interest at the core. 
Excellence – Being reliable, committed, caring, honest, and safe for my clients.

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 is providing a safe space and listening. My ability to read and use energy to get my clients to feel at ease and safe. My ability to silence and self-manage my own biases, perspectives, emotions, and thoughts to hear and understand my clients’ stories for what it is for them.

Desiree Musselman

Desiree Musselman is a certified coach and professional trainer. She specializes in coaching new to mid-level managers to grow their leadership skills. Desiree trains corporately, with over 3000 hours of presenting on leadership. She has led seven multi-million dollar businesses over the years, doubling their profits within months of coming on board, and won many leadership and sales awards. Desiree also holds certifications in coaching and adult learning.

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

I help people learn how to rewire the default tendencies holding them back from success and fulfillment. By providing leaders with a safe space to explore their skills and fine-tune their leadership styles, I help them navigate the pitfalls of work/life integration and effective leadership in authentic and relatable ways. 

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

When attending The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), I learned how to stay separate from a client’s story allowing me to help them be more strategic in navigating their impact as a leader while also celebrating the wins they often overlook themselves. This detached involvement permits me to be empathetic while helping the client view situations from multiple perceptions to find what best supports them.

Sarah Devereaux

Sarah is proud to be amongst a handful of coaches in New Zealand to hold their Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential through the International Coaching Federation. Having spent the last decade at the forefront of New Zealand’s coaching education sector, training hundreds of leaders, managers and professional coaches in Transformative Coaching, Sarah is passionate about creating a ripple effect of positive change.

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Sarah enjoys working alongside C-Suite and executive leaders, developing their leadership and coaching capabilities, as well as enhancing their self-awareness and sense of purpose.

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

I support leaders to transform their mindset and enhance their ability to lead using Transformative Coaching. This is an empirical approach with a strong base in Positive Psychology, EQ, Narrative Psychology and advanced Adult Learning theories. Through a reflective process of inquiry, my clients gain a sense of heightened self and situational awareness, leading to positive change that is sustainable in nature.

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 has been my ability to continuously push myself outside of my comfort zone and break through my own perceived limitations. As a wife, mother of three daughters and a longtime business owner, I knows the realities of what it takes to co-create business, life and motherhood. It takes regular self-reflection and re-alignment to ensure all aspects of life are moving forward in a positive and purposeful direction. I love supporting other women in leadership, holding retreats and shining a light on what it takes to create success in all areas of life.

Lisa Pachence

Lisa Pachence is a Mentor Coach for Coaches, Owner of LP Coaching – an Executive Life Coaching company – Author in “Success in any Season”, and amongst the youngest Master Certified Coaches in the industry. Lisa primarily works with underfulfilled high-achievers – High Performing Entrepreneurs and Executives who are at a crossroads in their career. In addition to boutique 1v1 coaching, Lisa offers group coaching programs including Down to Business Bootcamp for trained coaches, and The Elite Entrepreneur for services based business owners. She’s been featured on “This is It TV” and “The College Success Professor”, and has contributed to internationally acclaimed podcasts and websites such as Acquisition International, The Dreammason Podcast, The HumanCare Podcast, Opulent Events, Noomii, and more. 

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

As an Elite Coach for coaches, entrepreneurs, and executives, Lisa brings deep insights, practical tactics, and masterful partnership to enact transformative life and business changes. Over the course of 10 years, she’s built an Executive Life Coaching practice with a waiting list, models a 3-day work-week, causes deep and meaningful transformation, and is training other Coaches, Passionpreneurs, and Executives to do the same. In an industry where the average income is $34k/year and trained coaches close their doors permanently after 2 years, Lisa supports Coaches and Change-Makers to navigate modern day business, grow their craft, and make both an income AND an impact that fuels them. Using her World-Class Coaching education and decades of relationship development, Lisa provides purpose and direction to unfulfilled professionals and female founders to have the life and career that they wildly love. 

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

I am a firm believer that the reason only 5% of coaches make a full time living from coaching is that they are severely undersupported in both business operations and emotional resilience. The single most important factor to my success was continuously seeking and creating a robust, curated community of mentors, advisors, accountability-buddies, champions, and cheerleaders around me. Who we choose to to surround ourselves with, and what we mentally/emotionally/energetically receive, matters infinitely to our success and happiness.

Janet M. Harvey

Janet M. Harvey is a bestselling author, speaker, leader, and ICF master certified coach and accredited educator who has engaged leaders, teams, and global enterprises for nearly 30 years to invite change that sustains well-being and excellence. Visionary CEO of inviteCHANGE, a coaching and human development organization, Janet Harvey uses her executive and entrepreneurial experience to cultivate leaders in sustainable excellence through Generative Wholeness™, a signature coaching and learning process.

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

Learning and leading through with Generative Wholeness,Ô a state of being with different capacities, adopted dynamically – originate, create, learn, and produce results – to be sovereign, the freedom to express and choose, personally and professionally, from our authentic self. This state of being empowers leaders, teams, and everyone in the workplace climate to experience a new relationship with change, actively generating it. Leaders chose to invite enlivening curiosity and wonder in place of doubt, choice in place of inertia, and courage in place of fear that calcifies the status quo, blocking essential ingenuity to meet uncertainty with confidence.

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

Design and production of 1,200+ hours of experiential learning and signature coaching processes empowering individuals, teams, and enterprises to continuously be fit for the future, and delivering those solutions on six continents, touching over three million people since 2020.

Dr. Jacqueline Ashley

Dr. Jacqueline Ashley is an award-winning social worker and executive-leadership coach who collaborates with inclusive leaders to help them level up, lead with courage, and achieve sustainable success as catalysts of social change by looking first at how they lead their own lives. She is a Forbes contributor who writes about leadership; resilience; organizational culture; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She is also the co-founder of WorkLifeHealth.design.

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

I approach my collaborations using a design-thinking, strengths-based, and whole-person approach to challenge leaders and emerging leaders to rethink how they see themselves, their organizations, and the world. My coaching is based on evidence-based practices in the social and behavioral sciences that help clients to transform themselves, not merely to identify and implement tactical strategies. I help leaders to stop leading by default and start leading by design. Leadership is personal, so if you’re unwilling to take a hard look at yourself first, you’ll limit your ability to reach your potential and to lead effectively.

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

Being a professional social worker has most significantly contributed to my success as a coach. It’s helped me to be transilient and has differentiated me from most coaches. I first discovered coaching in my Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California, and earning my Doctor of Social Work degree in Social Change and Innovation (also at USC) provided me with expertise in executive leadership. As a professional social worker, I am well qualified to advocate for, support, and develop members of marginalized groups as leaders, and to develop better allies to support these communities.

Suzie Whitfield

Suzie Whitfield (PCC)  is a global Leadership Coach with a limitless passion for human potential and LOVES what she does. She Supercharges performances through a growth in clarity and confidence by dives in deep and fast and pulling out clients ‘TRUTHs’ and ‘DAREs’. She has run her own coaching and training practice for the last 10 years, solving clarity, people, culture, efficiency & accountability problems.

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

Having spent the last 10 years coaching extraordinary humans, Suzie has spotted patterns in human behaviour and missing foundations that impact performance.  Research also backs up what she has found.  Hence, when working with her, she will work with you around securing your foundations and bringing a steadfast belief in human potential.  Her previous clients have said if you’re going to work with suzie, be ready for an incredible journey that will grow your self-awareness and make what you might have thought impossible become a reality. ‘I never thought I would be walking from one side of Australia to another until I met’ said an executive!

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

I am a brilliant and serious dyslexic and having family around me that believed I could do anything when experts told me I could not, this had me falling in love with human potential which I take into my coaching space.  Due to struggling with reading and writing I know what heard really feels like, I am a brilliant failure and I know how to work really heard.  I also learnt to be a really good listener and questionnaire as this was the only way I could really access learning and information gaining.  Pair this with love of learning and humans and I know I’m in the place I was put on this earth to be. 

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.

Kelly Meerbott

Kelly Meerbott is a thought leader, author, TEDx speaker, and leadership coach. For 14 years, her company YOU – Loud & Clear, Inc. have worked with senior leaders, military officers, and the C-suite, guiding clients through a personalized change management process. Her customized and trauma-informed approach have measurable results and clients see an upswing in morale and productivity, streamlining of communications processes, and elimination of politics — while focusing on boosting profits.

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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?

My mission is to help humans meet and exceed their highest potential, so I bring everything to my work. I combine my professional and life experience with my coaching experience plus extensive and outside-the-box training. I’ve studied improv, leadership, emotional intelligence, had unconscious bias training, and am certified in PTSD and Trauma (because unresolved trauma is everywhere). I use emotions as a guidance system, and my unique cross-industry activation techniques to work across backgrounds. This is why I can help clients from diverse backgrounds — including military leaders, junior executives, and women in the C-Suite.

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

My greatest gifts are resilience and empathy. Becoming resilient taught me that getting knocked down is part of the process, and it doesn’t matter as long as you keep standing back up. I know this in my bones and speak it from lived experience. I’ve also learned it’s not enough to have empathy for others. You need self-empathy, too. You need a belief in yourself so unshakeable that nothing can knock you off your game. Because in the long run, it doesn’t matter how big your title, degree, or bank account is — what matters is how your experiences shape you.

Chris Diller

Chris Diller is an ICF-credentialed Leadership Coach and Agilist with experience ranging from entrepreneurship to Fortune 500 companies. He has a passion for helping emerging leaders discover their authentic leadership style and lead with intention.  As a Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach, Chris also does extensive work with teams and groups of all types – helping them to “unleash their awesome” and achieve exceptional results.

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

My superpower is helping people better understand.  Better understand their work.  Better understand each other. And better understand themselves.  I help leaders get clear about their values and core beliefs related to leadership and then support them in putting those values and beliefs into action.  This, coupled with an emphasis on Mental Fitness, sets my clients up to deliver amazing impact at all levels of the organization.

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

Critical to my success is a belief that all my clients are already awesome – I simply facilitate their discovery of that awesomeness and how they want to use it in their professional lives.  The tools and experience I’ve picked up along my own journey come into play, but ultimately, change and growth is incumbent on the client using their innate talents and gifts to achieve their full potential. 

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.

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.

Elena Kienle 

Elena Kienle is an accredited, certified leadership coach and facilitator with a background in Business Psychology and Human Resources. She works with leaders from around the globe who want to amplify their impact and lead authentically and in alignment with their values. Elena is passionate about unlocking human potential and enabling people to thrive. Her latest project  Here She Comes! supports female emerging leaders to step into their power and play a bigger game.

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

As Jo Miller put it, developing as a leader is not about  changing yourself, it’s about  becoming yourself. I believe successful leadership starts with leading oneself through increased self-awareness. I guide people in leveraging the abundant potential that already exists within them and support them in connecting to their purpose, their values and their unique strengths. I help them dissolve limiting beliefs that are getting in the way so they can lead with greater vision, increase their impact and leave the world better than they found it.  

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

Coaching is the sweet spot where my passion, my values, my natural gifts and talents, my education and my experience align. I have an innate hunger for learning and a deep curiosity about how our minds work and I simply love what I do and do it with great passion. I can’t think of a better, more meaningful way to be in service than enabling people to thrive. None of it would be possible without the fantastic trainers, guides and mentors I’ve had along the way and my wonderful clients who trust me to walk alongside them.

 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. 

 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.

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.

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.

Shannon Polly

Shannon is one of the first 100 people in the world to get her degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  As part of the US Army Resiliency training team she trained over 1,500 soldiers.  She has done keynotes for Google and GE and coached globally in countries such as Kenya and Bangladesh.

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

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.”

I support leaders to improve their performance, presence and their well-being simultaneously.  My coaching is based on somatic tools from the theater based on my decade as a professional actor and Broadway producer, as well as empirically-based approaches from the field of positive psychology.  This helps them to leverage their strengths to improve communication skills and shift their mindset to improve resilience.

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 using science backed positive interventions from fields such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), play-based psychology and adult development. 

E.g: “The single most important thing is the original coaching creations which have added to the body of coaching knowledge and practice. These include The Meta Model, The Coaching Principles, the Situational Coaching Model (SCM), the field of Disruptive Team Coaching, and the flagship Certified Chief Master Coach (CCMC) program.”

Liz Price

Liz Price is the founder of Full Frame Coach, an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and an MBTI certified facilitator. Liz provides individual and group coaching, mentoring and facilitation. At different times in her life, Liz has felt marginalised because of her gender, mental health, working class background and other characteristics.

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With almost 20 years of working in the public and voluntary sectors, Liz has seen many other women feel isolated and be marginalised too.

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

I help women who feel isolated and marginalised to meet their leadership potential so that they feel authentic and energised in all parts of their lives. I am committed to supporting women, at any stage of their career, to help them understand themselves more, get more for themselves and their families. These women may doubt themselves and may not know how to progress. Often, these are women who have had to work much harder than their peers.

I use a blend of coaching and facilitation skills to generate action and develop strong, trusting partnerships with my clients. I frequently uses a strengths based approach, using Gallup Strengths and MBTI preferences, to support my clients. Feedback demonstrates that I am highly effective in providing support and a safe space to create personal insight and development.

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 receiving mentor coaching. As part of three yearly accreditation with the International Coaching Federation, I have to participate in at least 10 hours of mentor coaching.

My mentor coach is Claire Pedrick, from 3D Coaching and author of Simplifying Coaching. Time with Claire is precious and invaluable – she helps me to hone my coaching skills and sharpen my coaching practice in line with ICF coaching standards. Claire’s ‘back to basics’ approach really is about mastery through simplicity. Always easier said than done, but it’s absolutely what I aspire to!

Scott Caspell

 Scott Caspell is a passionate coach with twenty years of experience in the personal growth and leadership development fields. He is also the founder and lead facilitator of The Authentic Man, a powerful 7-week personal development program. Scott’s work spans five continents as he supports others in developing the vision, mindset and habits to create a purposeful and deeply fulfilling life.

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

As a coach, I help others connect with what matters deeply to them, articulate a vision of the life that they desire, and then support them as they make it their reality. I integrate neuroscience-backed methods, coupled with meditation, breathwork, visualization, and mindfulness techniques into my work. Clients gain a clearer sense of the person they want to become, as well as strengthened habits, mindset, and a strategy that support them in showing up as the best version of themselves.

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

I believe the most important factor in my success as a coach is my capacity to develop strong, supportive and trusting relationships. Clients quickly discover that I am approachable and genuinely committed to their personal and professional development.

Sandra Oliver

Sandra Oliver, ACC has been coaching and training  for over 15 years, embracing opportunities to serve a wide range of individual clients, non-profits, US Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 500 companies. She partners her background in psychology and behavior science with current coaching techniques to produce transformational results at all levels of professional development.

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

I collaborate with my clients to deliver real results with concrete, measurable outcomes. My  coaching practice is based in CBC (Cognitive Behavior Coaching), Motivational Interviewing and NLP (Neuro Linguistic) techniques used to create transformational change.  I leverage evidence-based tools and processes to partner with my clients, building greater effectiveness and productivity, increased awareness and perspective, improved listening and communication skills, stronger relationships, greater confidence, and more effective leadership.

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

The main contributions to my success have been the peer and mentor support system through my coaching journey. I continue to grow and develop my coaching craft through ICF certification (I am currently in review for a PCC), ongoing CBC training and certification, positive psychology continuing education and a variety of mentors. The body of knowledge I leverage during a coaching session increases my efficiency and efficiency in the coaching process.

Anu Arora

 Anu Arora has over 25 years of experience developing leaders at all levels as an industry leader and an executive coach. Anu is referred to as a “Ignite Coach” for her electric and catalytic style focused on harnessing the best in her clients. Anu has designed and implemented large scale cultural changes in corporate America through 1:1, team and group coaching. She has lived and worked in 3 continents with a deep understanding of the human mind and heart and what helps people find their infinite potential.

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

As a first-generation immigrant first in Australia and then the US, I realized that unless I claim my own space as the fullest expression of myself, I won’t be a good coach. The biases are a given; my work was therefore to become expansive, aspired, aligned and driven; that way the ones biases had little impact on me. When I learned to be in this space and coach from here; I could help others claim their space. That they don’t play small. That all the gremlins that come in the way of stepping into their light, shrink. That has been my magical power.

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

My journey!

The fact that I worked as an engineer in India, US and Australia and then Engineering Manager and Director for a Fortune 50 company; has brought in triumphs, challenges that I have overcome, things that I have learned from. I had to learn fast and adapt. I moved into a brand-new field and became an expert and was teaching those to the entire company.

I bring all of me to my coaching. People experience that genuineness, compassion, deep listening, curiosity, resilience and love. And that brings success.

Vaso

Vaso is a qualified professional coach, mentor, author and trainer. She has extensive experience with managing teams from leadership roles in corporate environments as well as collaborations with multinational and large retail companies. For almost 2 decades she supports people in achieving their goals and grow, through leadership roles, coaching & mentoring.

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Vaso is the author of the Greek personal development book “Truth or Dare”, and the founder of Success Journey coaching platform. She is a lifelong learner and reader, believing that leadership is not a corporate title but a way of living. She values courage, care and integrity and she is guided by these values in life and work.

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

As a professional leadership & team coach, I support leaders and teams unleash their personal and professional potential, as well as companies to create a culture of trust and engagement.

As a life coach I help people transform their lives towards personal balance confidence and happiness with my 6-month transformational coaching plan.

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

The most important aspect of my coaching presence is my own courageous career path and the expanded experience I have in different fields. I started my career as a speech and language pathologist working with communication in children and adults and moved into business creating marketing plans for known brands. Moved into sales management, team leadership and coaching made my approach broad and open to new possibilities. With one bachelor’s degree, two masters and several coaching certifications and credentials I consider myself as a lifelong student and always open to knew thoughts and learnings.

James G. Wetrich

James G. Wetrich, LFACHE, PCC is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and author or Stifled Where Good Leaders Go Wrong.  He is the CEO of The Wetrich Group of Companies which provides executive coaching, mentoring and leadership development programs highly sought after. Jim has led team on three continents over more than 40 years and has consulted with more than 100 companies and coached more than 100 executives.

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

Jim’s coaching style is authentic, genuine, vulnerable, empathetic, passionate, dedicated and holistic.  He believes that individuals are a sum of their parts, and that balance should be achieved in all aspects of life. He uses powerful questions to help his clients grow and develop and reach their potential.

Jim is frank and direct, but sensitive to the needs of the client and understands that how we show up at work is a reflection of the whole person and what is happening with the person 24 hours a day.  Jim believes in assessment-based coaching and likes to start with a battery of assessments as well as collecting direct observations from those who work with the client. 

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

Jim has 40+ years of experience across many types of organizations and in key leadership roles.  He has “been there.”  He relates to the situations of his clients and the challenges and opportunities they are facing and knows that as leaders we must be committed to developing people as most have more potential than realized but need a leader to nurture their confidence. Jim is also intent on continuing to improve the effectiveness of coaching and the return on that investment. 

Julian Johnson

Unified Solutions Inc. was founded by Julian Johnson in 2017 using his knowledge, skillset, and experience to help senior executives & emerging leaders tackle strategic inflections more directly with more clarity, resulting in a greater sense of effortless leadership while navigating their career and personal growth goals.

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

I have a track record of helping Founders, CEO, COO’s, Physicians, and other emerging leaders like you, in any industry to gain more control over their work and personal life and operating on simple yet effective structure to grow like a world class operation by leveraging a unique blend of coaching concepts, KPI-based software, and bringing the people and business acumen to support you to reach your full potential with a rhythm that creates pure accountability.

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

The coaching relationships I have with my clients are special.  Each leader and team are full of energy, intellect, and passion for what they do, and it never ceases to amaze me how a few simple insights can unlock exponential growth across work and life.  I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with leaders in every industry, seeing the power of coaching for so many to achieve their growth targets and to be more fulfilled, is the single most important aspect to my success.

Alexandra Salamis

Alexandra Salamis is an award-winning former corporate executive turned international women’s leadership coach. Her coaching program: Purpose, Passion and Presence for Women Rising™, is designed for women who want to bring a more powerful, authentic, and feminine quality to their leadership presence. Hundreds of women have claimed their authentic leadership presence through Alexandra’s coaching program. 

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As the President of Integral Leadership Design, she is a Forbes Coaches Council member, and a Forbes and Training Industry Magazine Thought Leader contributor.

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

I partner with aspiring and current women leaders to develop their solid leadership presence in 120 days. Women have very different experiences than men do on the road to leadership success. Women lead differently and learn differently. My cutting-edge women’s leadership coaching program: Purpose, Passion and Presence for Women Rising™ is designed by me and it is for women to specifically address the unique leadership challenges women face. My program is not about fitting in to old, outdated leadership norms, instead it’s about standing out with a signature leadership presence that is authentic, powerful, and feminine.

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

I have worked as a corporate executive in predominantly male-led organizations. The single most important thing that has contributed to my success is that I know what it’s like to not feel solid, to not fit in and to not be recognized as a leader because women bring a different and much needed leadership presence to the table that has traditionally been undervalued and ignored. This experience coupled with my research with women leaders from around the world is why my women’s leadership coaching program is so popular because through word of mouth it resonates with women and gets results.

Dan Cockerell

After a fulfilling and exciting 26-year career with the Walt Disney Company where Dan Cockerell held various executive roles, he retired as the Vice President of the Magic Kingdom where he led 12,000 cast members and entertained over 20 million guests annually. Dan and his wife Valerie made the decision to set out on a new venture and start their own consulting and speaking business, Cockerell Consulting Group.

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Along with Dan’s book, “How’s the Culture in Your Kingdom?,” their focus is on building organizational culture to educate companies, regardless of industry, to create a culture that guarantees sustainable success.

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

What makes my coaching so different is that I pull upon my 26-year career from 19 different roles, from parking attendant at Epcot to Vice-President of Epcot, and many experiences in between. Having been through so many experiences, successes and failures puts me in a great position to understand and empathize with those I help as a thought partner.

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

The relationships I have built over the years have been the signal most important contribution to my coaching. “With great relationships, there is trust. Where there is trust, there is empowerment. Where there is empowerment, there is ownership. Where there is ownership, there is motivation. Where there is motivation, there is creativity, and risk-taking, and problem-solving, and resilience, and, ultimately, success.”

Sunil Deshmukh

Sunil is a Leadership Coach based out of India. He is certified coach – ACC by International Coaching Federation USA and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (MGSCC). Sunil is a Senior Management professional with global experience.   In a career spanning three decades, he has  well-rounded experience in business management – from developing business strategies to managing operations to providing Board-level guidance.          

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He has  worked across a range of consumer markets including Africa, Asia, Middle East & Singapore.   Sunil has worked with   top global enterprises in diverse cultures and geographies  which has given him an edge in creating winning solutions whilst addressing multi-dimensional business complexities. 

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

As a leadership coach, Sunil collaborates with individuals and institutions across a gamut of specialisations, industry backgrounds and career aspirations. He works with them to chart roadmaps for personal and professional growth. Through-provoking, one-on-one and group Q&A sessions, he helps clients identify goals and realise them. 

Sunil’s personalised coaching process capitalises on the individual’s strengths and mitigates weaknesses. His approach to life coaching is a combination of leadership mentoring and motivation. Tailored to suit a coachee’s specific requirements  and aspirations, he utilises an individual-centric approach built on a wealth of experience at the helm of trusted enterprises.

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

Sunil focuses on forging professional fulfilment and personal happiness, leveraging a combination of positive psychology and the AgilityShip. 

A firm proponent of optimism, he strives to reorient the mentee’s thought process and foster a positive outlook on everyday experiences. His clients respond well to his coaching style, because unlike run-of-the-mill business coaches, Sunil  dives deep into the principles of psychology.  Sunil’s personalised coaching process capitalises on the individual’s strengths and mitigates weaknesses. His approach to leadeship  coaching is a combination of leadership mentoring and motivation. Tailored to suit a coachee’s specific requirements and aspirations, he utilises an individual-centric approach built on a  wealth of experience at the helm  of trusted enterprises.

Dominik Szot

As a global entrepreneur, board member, and CEO, Dominik possesses a deep understanding of group dynamics, business development constraints and changes in organizations. After going through two global crises, Dominik knows how to convert negative market situations into promising development perspectives and how to turn setbacks into lessons which empower leaders and their colleagues for new, smarter, and braver development.

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All of this is backed by agile management and servant leadership.  

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

 I help leaders expand their managerial horizons to gain more practical and immediately applicable entrepreneurial and business results. By combining systemic coaching with NLP, solution-focused coaching, positive psychology, and clean coaching principles, I help my clients achieve fast results.  

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

A. A focus on clients’ real progress in their competencies and businesses, supported by quantitative measurements. 

B. A combination of the most pragmatic practices from the world’s best coaching methodologies and 30 years of business experience in business development and strategic and executive management.

C. Professional accreditations in pivotal coaching areas.  

D. Continuous self-development (i.e., currently in NVC and Clean Coaching) ensuring familiarity with the most important trends and schools.

Dr Stacey Ashley

Obsessed with Leading Possibility, Dr Stacey Ashley CSP is a Leadership Performance & Coaching Expert. With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence and credibility. With six international Stevie awards, Stacey has been named twice in LinkedIn’s Top Voices.

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The author of five Amazon #1 best selling books on leadership, Stacey has a talent for translating complex concepts into simple & practical ideas for immediate application. Stacey is often described as the leader for leaders.

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

I work with leaders to elevate their practice of leadership in 3 key dimensions, Self, Tribe & World, so they can Inspire, influence, and have impact. So they too, can be leading possibility. In particular, I focus on the development of leadership coaching capability in large organisations, creating the opportunity for leaders to scale their leadership, building the capability to lead significant change, and activate organisational transformation.

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

I want to make a difference. To elevate the practice of leadership around the world. That’s the simple truth. I believe that all leaders have a clear and primary responsibility to develop more leaders. So I continue to learn and grow, and specifically and deliberately develop my own thinking on leadership, so that I always have more to offer the people I work with. Creating a long term partnership is based on value. I need to keep providing that so the people I work with benefit, and in turn create opportunity and growth for the leaders around them.

Kevin Cottam

Kevin Cottam, Global Nomad Professional Speaker, Leadership Coach and Author, who is the only person speaking and coaching on The Nomadic Mindset. Best known for choreographing World and Olympic Figure Skating Champions; director/choreographer of the Calgary Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies; and author of The Nomadic Mindset: Never Settle…for Too Long. CEO of Go Nomading Pte Ltd, his book inspires and you to expand, transform and evolve to a new operating mindset.

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

Uniquely, I speak and coach on the Nomadic Mindset. What drives me is people, movement, nature and the planet. This intersection draws upon contemporary leadership and my nomadic research in Mongolia, Maasai in Kenya, Berbers in Morocco, Himba and SAN Bushman in Namibia. This has expanded my focus of coaching, leadership and mobility. Life is mobility and the primary purpose of my coaching is taking people on a nomadic journey wandering through ideas and thoughts leading towards expanding their minds so they can lead, moveon and create values based sustainable solutions impacting others no matter their role, situation, or location.

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 coaching is allowing and opening up my light and creativity to ignite the light in others so the very best in them can emerge, expand and evolve. I coach the inner being and reference the meaning of nomad, ‘the movement of the mind.’ The integration of my nomadic life experiences in travel, elite sport, and entertainment combined with nomadic research and ongoing coaching curiosity and certifications in NLP, Values, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Coaching, Spiritual and Mind, Body, Soul work, Team Coaching… continues to shape my evolving coaching journey.  

Dr. Julie Donley 

Dr. Julie Donley is a certified executive and trauma-informed coach. She served as an executive nurse in behavioral health where she also coached leaders, developed leadership training programs, and mentored others to advancement. Her mission is to help leaders access their brilliance, be less stressed, and create work environments where people thrive. Julie has authored two books, hundreds of articles, and keynotes, and is a skilled facilitator.

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

I partner with leaders to bring out their best thinking, so they achieve operational efficiencies while decreasing their levels of stress, and create positive work environments to support the wellbeing of the workforce. My expertise includes helping leaders have navigate conflict, become self-aware, communicate effectively, practice empathy, and utilize coaching skills to create an influential culture resulting in highly productive teams

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

Having experienced bad leadership early in my career, I set out to study good leadership and become the best leader I could be so I could help others to be their best. My experience serving as an executive, and the passion I have for good leadership keeps me learning and growing as a coach so I can better serve others.

Mark Fechner

Mark is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation since 2014

He specializes in Business Relationships with an emphasis on the Finance of the
business. Mark believes that the focus and direction of a company is critical to successfully
lead an organization. Equally important is understanding the numbers of the business, or its
fuel, to effectively execute the strategies to move a business to its next level.

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

Mark is equally comfortable with the aspirational side of a coaching engagement as well as
the financial. There needs to be a balance between both sides to create a successful
strategy to lead an organization to the next level of success. Mark can help the CEO or
business owner create a clear direction for the organization, create a clear message as to
what that direction and purpose is and finally a clear picture of how those objectives will be
financed.

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

Mark’s ability to improvise during a coaching session is what distinguishes him from other
coaches. He uses the conversation in the moment to fully engage with the client to help
them reach new insights into their business. Also, Mark takes the accumulated training from
iPEC, the Center for Executive Coaching, and 30 years of experience as a business owner,
and creates unique, customized solutions for every client. No two client challenges are the
same and so the solutions should be unique. Finally, the client’s agenda is always top of
mind, whether the discussion is about company direction, finances, or personal struggles.  

Beki Fraser 

Beki Fraser, MBA, PCC is a credentialed coach, an experienced facilitator, and a passionate speaker. Prior to becoming a professional coach, Beki worked in HR for 15+ years in a range of software and technical industries. Beki holds an MBA from Yale University’s School of Management. She is the founder of Focus For Growth, which specializes in leadership and business coaching.

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

I support leaders as they confidently integrate who they are with how they lead. My coaching philosophy is grounded in Energy Leadership principles and constructs of Positive Psychology to help leaders feel confident when making and communicating decisions and strategies. This helps them increase self-awareness, advocate for their ideas or plans, and influence others from a place of strength.

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

Throughout my professional life, I found myself partnering with and coaching those who are what I call Introverted Skeptics. Recognizing the powers and the pitfalls of this hybrid of personality traits, I help them integrate who they are as leaders with how they communicate, make decisions, and interact with others in their organization. My curiosity about how things all fit together goes beyond the inner workings of people and into how they interact and influence one another. My questioning spirit comes into my coaching to challenge Introverted Skeptics to value and advocate for the powerful leader within them.

Tami Chapek

Tami Chapek is the founder and head coach of WeInspireWe — a woman-owned international Executive Leadership and Career Coaching Firm that offers a unique approach to growth supporting leaders, regardless of title or tenure, in their plight to #riseup. By harnessing inner strengths and tapping into their true potential, leaders are empowered to transcend their current selves and exponentially impact the world around them.

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

WeInspireWe is a community rallying together to inspire strong leaders. Through 1:1 executive leadership and career coaching; group leadership coaching and training sessions; and keynote presentations, we create powerhouse leaders who step into their fullest selves. We believe that by inspiring one, we exponentially inspire many. We have a passion for supporting underrepresented groups such as women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC to become greater leaders in the workforce and in their own personal lives. We know that optimized leadership works to enable diverse thought and representation, collaboration, innovation, and ultimately results in greater success for companies and individuals involved.

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 my heart for honoring the individual and helping them to answer 2 key questions – 1) who am I? and 2) what do I want? That clarity is something we don’t all have and with that vision and direction, the possibilities are limitless. The entire WeInspireWe team is trained and dedicated to creating that same kind of opportunity for all of our clients. 

Cristina Custodio

Cristina Custodio is the Social Leadership Coach.  She coaches leaders working for a more equitable and sustainable world. She is credentialed as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a level achieved by less than 5% of coaches.

Cristina, a Harvard MBA, has 25 years of experience in leadership. She currently serves on the global Board for ICF Coaching Education and chairs its DEIJB Advisory Committee. 

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

I help leaders realize their dreams of a more equitable and sustainable world, in their own style and on their own terms. Social leaders are incredibly diverse – some work in NGO’s while others work in business, healthcare, or education. My coaching is rooted in supporting my clients discover their best selves while building their version of success. We do this through experimentation in a safe, joyful, judgment-free environment. I combine techniques from management fundamentals, coaching core competencies, positive psychology, positive intelligence, and conscious business – tailored to serve each individual client.

I coach leaders virtually, in either English or Spanish.

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 coaching success is my set of core beliefs:

Coaching is a powerful tool to drive belonging and social impact

Shared values set the tone for what we do and how we do it

Dreams inspire

We are all students AND teachers

Love, combined with intention, makes the impossible possible

Everyone has a right to define success on their own terms and achieve them in their own style

Intellectual curiosity can take us far

Integrity is our best calling card

Aim for simple and small to make it sustainable and replicable

Solving the world’s complex problems requires collaboration and inclusion

Romina Henle

Romina is the founder of Dance In Your Essence, a boutique consultancy and coaching firm. She is passionate about creating choreographies to organizational, relational and individual well-being. To her well-being means alignment of actions to the reference value system. She is a professional certified coach (PCC) by ICF, trained by CTI and CRR Global. She loves that, through her work, she gets to know different realities. She has been working in various industries and both at local and international level.  

Facilitating change is at the heart of my work: with my process expertise I accompany companies, teams and individuals in implementing the desired change. Metaphorically speaking – on a company, team and/or individual level – I support taking a snapshot of the current moment, defining how the future look like and how to move into that direction.  

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Spontaneously I would say that there is a combination of factors that contributed making my career in the coaching world rewarding: in a nutshell, in our jargon, I would express the “success ingredient” as a balancing act between being a coach and doing coaching. Let me translate this into something more practical for readers that might be interested in the coaching profession and list few things I believe have been of help so far:  

  • Selecting world-class and ICF-accredited coaching programs,   
  • Being perseverant and keen on keeping learning,   
  • Being passionate about what I do and keep improving how I relate to the world around myself.  

Uttara pattanaik

Dr. Uttara Pattanaik is an internationally acclaimed strategic leadership consultant and leadership coach
(PCC) known for passion to humanize leadership and change the global leadership landscape using inside
out approach. She is also the founder of Uttara Pattanaik Consulting Services (UPCS), an award-winning
management consulting firm that focuses on behavioral transformation and building mindful strategic
leadership capabilities in individuals, teams, and organizations, enabling them to be their best version.

Her coaching is based on neuroscience principles, positive intelligence and mindfulness. She enables leaders
to connect with their resources, areas of improvements & discover their strategic leadership potential
through deep inner work driven by their purpose, values, and identity. It is a partnership with her clients to
co-create a journey that is focused at enhancing the emotional, adaptive, and conversational intelligence
that equips them to be the leader they wish to be. She also helps her clients to break down the complex
leadership concepts into realistic action points, achieve personal mastery that equips individuals to be the
master of their BEING and thereby take charge of their DOING.

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According to Uttara, the success of her coaching journey is my ability to ‘dance in the moment’, high-quality
customized coaching design plan for each client, strong work ethics, integrity and focus on sustainable
value creation. This has been possible because of her investment on continuous learning & improvising,
embracing change, challenging stereotypes, experimenting, in order to create meaning. Besides, Uttara’s
training in medical sciences, strong corporate leadership experience, coach education from multiple
coaching institutes, deep desire to simplify things to find realistic solutions and unshakable faith on human
potential, are big contributor to the above.

Conclusion

And there you have it, the top leadership coaches.

What has been your biggest takeaway from this?

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