Though some leaders are born, all leaders are made in the sense that they all need to build the skills and confidence to succeed. Some need a bit more help than others, but there’s no shame in that. That’s why leadership coaches exist and they help leaders overcome challenges to reach their most ambitious goals.
Leadership coaches provide the guidance and methods leaders need to access their full potential and make maximum impact. Working more effectively with others is an art and leadership coaches will help you hone your craft.
Here are some of the most outstanding leadership coaches you can work with to show up as a leader!
Led by CEO and Head Coach Tami Chapek, WeInspireWe, LLC is an international Executive Leadership and Career Coaching Firm. With a unique approach to growth, they help clients understand and harness their inner strengths and tap into their true potential so they can show up as empowered leaders and exponentially impact the world around them.
WeInspireWe offers 1:1 executive leadership and career coaching, group coaching and leadership training, and motivational keynote presentations. They specialize in creating powerhouse and truly inspiring leaders who readily step into their fullest version of themselves. The team of dynamic leadership coaches behind this firm is driven by a true passion for supporting underrepresented groups.
As such, WeInspireWe works with women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC to support them to become amazing leaders. Not just within the workforce, but also in their personal lives. Tami and her team understand that optimized leadership enables diverse thought and representation, collaboration, innovation, and greater success for individuals and companies.
All WeInspireWe services are focused on helping leaders rise to their desired levels without fear, judgment, or shame. Clients are encouraged to dig deep to uncover their true selves and motivations and they’re guided into defining their unique voice and leadership style. Additionally, clients gain the leadership tools they need to enjoy continued growth and development with a focus on leadership vision, authenticity, and strategic career path planning.
Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.
Founder of The Leadership Guide, Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C. is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives, and Business Owners unlock their Heroic Potential. He is one of the top men’s performance coaches on the market and he helps clients evolve into Legendary Leaders.
Cody is known for his Legendary Leadership Coaching, which makes a huge difference in clients’ lives and careers. When he realized that the Leadership Development world was failing and only guaranteed a 20% success rate, he became determined to bring something different and far more effective to the table.
That’s how he developed the award-winning category of Legendary Leadership, which doesn’t only focus on leadership skills, but also on Psychophysiology and the Core of Leadership. He trained with some of the greatest minds in leadership while also studying and becoming certified in different aspects of Psychophysiology, such as Flow Psychology, Neurocardiology, Kinesiology, Eudaimonology, Nutrition, Respiration, and more.
Cody leverages all this knowledge to help clients become the leaders this world needs. Cody does this through his coaching services, speaking engagements, TV show appearances, and his Top 1% podcast. His coaching and tools can help clients create a 500% increase in productivity and truly flourish!
Founder and CEO of The Upgraded Career, Nicole Case is an inspiring Keynote Speaker and passionate Leadership & Executive Coach. She specializes in empowering and helping women corporate leaders succeed at work, make a bigger impact, and establish themselves as the authentic leaders they are without burnout or guilt.
Nicole leverages a Master’s degree in HR from Western Carolina University and a decade of corporate HR experience to offer talks and programs that help women gain visibility for their work, set healthy boundaries, establish the right priorities, and build their confidence as leaders. She’s also a Certified Authentic Leadership Coach.
Most of her clients are women, WOC, and LGBTQ+ who face specific and systemic issues in the workplace that men don’t experience. Nicole is on a mission to close the gender power gap by helping women step into and thrive in more leadership roles. She does this through valuable services that leverage the insight she gained during her corporate HR career.
Nicole was one of the people in the room when leaders discussed employees and their future. She has insight into the conversations behind who gets promoted, who gets a raise, and who gets the best projects. This insider information gives her a unique perspective that very few leadership coaches have and she uses it to prepare clients and help them achieve their goals.
Mindful Choice Leadership Academy
Founded by Ego Management Expert, Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Facilitator Christie Garcia. Mindful Choice has worked with current and upcoming leaders from fast-growing organizations including Airbnb, Twitter, Movement For Life, and Sunrun.
With a focus on Ego Management, Mindful Choice provides the guidance clients need to identify subconscious habits, behaviors, and beliefs that unintentionally sabotage their impact and results as leaders. They dive deep into self-awareness and ownership, which allows clients to shift their behavior, become effective communicators, and enjoy more success within 2 to 3 weeks.
Christie leverages 18 years of experience in sales, recruiting, and coaching. She spent 10 years in the corporate world, where she grew frustrated as she watched talented individuals get promoted to management and fail to reach their leadership potential. This inspired her to build a leadership development program to help solve this issue and help individuals effectively transition their leadership from “I win” to “we win”.
Mindful Choice offers simple yet transformative solutions to help individuals and teams see immediate results. Their approach is modern and direct, and it benefits everyone!
Manz Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Created and led by passionate Leadership Coach Meredith Manz, Manz Coaching & Consulting, LLC offers valuable services to help organizations and individuals at all levels, including C-suite, Senior Leadership, and Mid-Level Leadership. Meredith leverages over 20 years of Global HR Leadership experience and provides a wealth of expertise in Leadership Coaching and Human Capital Consulting.
Meredith’s vast multicultural experiences have allowed her to garner a deep and broad understanding of various cultures to quickly adjust to different styles. Manz has rich leadership experiences in large, globally matrixed organizations, and has designed, developed, and implemented a multitude of complex initiatives. Meredith drives excellence through emotional intelligence, employee experience, change management, mental fitness and resilience, leadership development, career enhancements/transitions, strategic communications, and employee engagement, amongst others.
Every session is tailored and focused on bringing clients’ positive passions to the surface. There’s no cookie-cutter approach at Manz Coaching & Consulting and Meredith always goes the extra mile to help clients win and succeed no matter what challenges or problems they’re facing.
Manz Coaching and Consulting focuses in three main areas—individual and group coaching, organizational and team dynamics, and human capital consulting. Meredith is very passionate about working with people as she believes there’s magic inside of everyone and she wants to be a part of helping to unlock it.
2 Steps Forward Coaching
Founded by inspired Leadership Coach Kevin Huntting, 2 Steps Forward Coaching specializes in helping professionals and purpose-driven organizations increase their EQ to elevate their potential and lead with greater ease, confidence, and impact. Professionals often feel overwhelmed, stressed, and disconnected. One of the best ways to combat and avoid that is to understand one’s emotional state.
This is what leads to more effective leadership, not to mention more powerful, inspirational, and engaged employees. 2 Steps Forward Coaching helps clients learn and apply the principles of Energy Leadership so they can understand how emotional factors influence their energy and performance.
To accomplish this, 2 Steps Forward Coaching offers two unique methods. The first one is Energy Leadership, where leaders learn how their energy affects their levels of consciousness, awareness, and power. The second one is the Leading KINDER™ 6-week program that’s changing the paradigm of leadership by asking an important question–What if the primary measure of effective leadership is what you feel?
2 Steps Forward Coaching also uses the Energy Leadership Index Assessment, a research-backed and unique assessment that enables leaders to face their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and leadership capabilities. This helps them identify the things that are holding them back from developing their full leadership potential. Clients who work with Kevin and his team move from functioning effectively, to functioning optimally.
Dr. Jamie Lewis Smith
CEO of Pixel Leadership Group, Dr. Jamie Lewis Smith, is passionate about bridging the gap between science and coaching practice, which inspired her to create the Pixel ACES Coaching Framework. This strengths-based coaching approach, which is based on behavioral science-backed techniques and industry best practices, uses feedback and data to increase self-awareness, focus on targeted goals, accelerate development, and create accountability for sustainable change.
Jamie leverages 20 years of experience guiding the growth and development of individuals, teams, and organizations to offer valuable services that drive healthy organizational culture and employee outcomes. Though she specializes in working with technology and healthcare leaders, her broad experience spans many sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, financial services, retail, and education.
Jamie leads a team of more than a dozen Pixel Leadership Group executive coaches who also utilize the Pixel ACES Coaching Framework. Employing this approach they have helped hundreds of leaders successfully align their work with their strengths, navigate leadership transitions, overcome organizational obstacles, elevate their executive presence, and accelerate their growth in order to increase employee engagement and propel bottom-line results.
Jamie’s expertise in leadership development, executive assessment, strategic talent management, and organization development runs deep. She is not only an in-demand coach, but also an influential advisor, a published author, and an international speaker. She helps leaders navigate and lead private sector, nonprofit, and government agencies. Through Pixel Leadership Group, she provides leadership development and executive coaching to Fortune 100 and 500 organizations.
Founder of intrico.io and passionate Leadership Coach Wendy-Lynn McClean specializes in building, leading, and mentoring talented teams of product innovators. Wendy-Lynn is a product management executive in the technology industry with over 20 years of experience in leading product development for some of the biggest brands, including Google, Amazon, and Yelp.
Throughout the years, Wendy-Lynn has developed the ability to drive exceptional growth by building empowered teams of forward-thinking product trailblazers. She is a talent-focused and entrepreneurial leader who has proven how beneficial it is to lead both product strategy and product talent.
Wendy-Lynn’s approach to coaching is direct and empathetic; she meets people where they are and helps them get to where they want to be. She has recently been named one of the Top Product Coaches of 2022 by Scale Higher and her product leadership coaching is top of the line.
During her time working with Yelp, Wendy-Lynn developed and launched the platform’s cutting-edge North Star Metric, which helped them achieve their long-term goal of company-wide union across 13 teams and 3 product organizations. This is only one example of what she has accomplished in her career.
Wendy-Lynn’s product leadership coaching is informed by 20+ years practicing product-led organizations with great success. This has allowed her to work with nearly 1,500 product professionals to grow product talent across all levels of the organization, no matter its size. She’s an expert in developing best-in-class managers by empowering them to make better decisions and enabling them to drive meaningful change.
Led by passionate, highly credentialed, and experienced executive coach, Antonia Bowring, ABstrategies specializes in helping leaders reach their full potential. Antonia has comprehensive experience in early-stage and corporate settings. She was honored to appear in the 2021 List of Top 20 Coaches in New York.
ABstrategies’ approach to coaching is based on partnership. They partner with clients to help them flourish by focusing on pragmatism, action-oriented business solutions, and accountability. Antonia challenges leaders to shift to mindsets and behaviors that drive success as their management and strategy responsibilities evolve in this fast-paced world economy.
Being neuro-diverse herself and thriving with ADHD, Antonia is committed to supporting neuro-diverse leaders, helping them leverage their strengths, and creating the scaffolding they need to improve focus and productivity. This is one of the things that sets ABstrategies apart!
ABstrategies has a wide clientele, including American Express, Chief, Daily Harvest, Giphy, International Rescue Committee, and PayPal to name a few. Antonia leverages her deep corporate and management consulting experience to provide valuable coaching that prioritizes negotiation and persuasion models, leadership and communication frameworks, and adult learning best practices based on neuroscience research.
Antonia is writing her first book, Coach Yourself!, scheduled for publication in 2023. “I want to reach a larger audience with my coaching frameworks so that they can benefit from my 10+ years as a coach, and take steps to develop more awareness, change behavior and thrive more!”
Owner and CEO of Sunstone Leadership Coaching & Consulting, SarahJean Wyscaver-Fiedler is a passionate leadership coach fully committed to sharing her wisdom and helping leaders thrive. SarahJean worked in corporate America for 5 years and in Higher Education for 15 years before she started her journey towards spiritual awakening.
All her life people had been telling her that she has an old soul, and it took a lot of work to understand what that means. SarahJean dove deep into her authentic and intuitive way of being. With the support of mentors and wise teachers, she developed confidence and accuracy in her metaphysical work.
SarahJean spent a decade working with an Eastern European hereditary energy worker to earn certifications as a Reiki Practitioner and Master Teacher. She also became certified as an Akashic Records facilitator. Throughout her journey, she has mentored people one-on-one and has worked with groups to guide people on their own spiritual awakening.
Everyone has a unique purpose and SarahJean combines her metaphysical work with the leadership knowledge she gained during her 15-year tenure in higher education leadership and her experience in corporate America to provide valuable insight to intuitive leaders. At Sunstone Leadership Coaching & Consulting, she adjusts traditional coaching methods according to intuition and helps clients understand and achieve their larger purpose.
Founder and Owner of Your Coach to Soar LLC, Anjli Garg is a certified leadership coach who specializes in helping high-achieving professional women achieve balance to avoid burnout and exhaustion, and reach the fulfillment and joy they crave. Professional women don’t need to step back from their careers and families to thrive, and Anjli shows them how.
Anjli leverages over 20 years of experience as a top-performing corporate lawyer and her personal experience as a WOC and immigrant to support and empower women. She understands the unique challenges high-achieving women face, particularly when they are self-made, work in high-pressure careers, and juggle caregiving responsibilities.
Additionally, Anjli is an energy healer, meditator, writer, and painter. Tapping into her creative self and higher intelligence allowed her to find lost freedom and meaning. She has successfully combined her corporate, coaching, and energy healing skills to create a holistic approach that helps clients go deeper than ever before to unearth and uproot the subconscious patterns that are holding them down.
As a leadership and performance coach, she provides clients with the guidance they need to free up time and energy without sacrificing success, shift from hard work to thriving with ease, shed limiting beliefs and behaviors, and reclaim their joy, balance, and meaning. Clients who work with Anjli walk away feeling confident, lighter, and more prepared to navigate and thrive in the face of the challenges life throws at them.
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