Top Business Coaches
What is a business coach?
Business coaches accelerate leadership development, helping leaders and entrepreneurs achieve success faster, often greater peace of mind.
How do you find a great business coach for your leadership development?
Having a business coach is like having a personal trainer. But rather than training for your body, this is personal training for your life.
Therefore, the first step in finding the right business coach or leadership development coach is to figure out what you most need help with. Then you’re ready to seek out coaches. The best business coaches only accept the types of clients they’re particularly equipped to help. So no matter how urgent your need, be sure to take the time to find the right fit.
Once you find the fit, you’re ready to start coaching. Coaching requires your effort. You’ll be amazed at how fast you’ll be able to achieve results!
A list of Top business coaches
If you don’t know where to look, here is a list of some of the top coaches in the world. Some of them help with overall leadership development and performance; others help with special aspects of work and life. They aren’t listed in any particular order. But we offer them up as a great place to find your own business coach.
34 Top Business Coaches
Concord Leadership Group
Best for: Leadership development of C-suite and emerging leaders, small business owners, and nonprofit CEOs
About: Marc A. Pitman’s leadership development sweet spot is helping bring sanity to executives and business leaders who’ve experienced past successes but aren’t sure how they’ll pull the next rabbit out of the hat. Through one-on-one executive coaching CEO advising, and group trainings, his Quadrant 3 Leadership framework gives leaders a map for leadership development and tools to use for their own growth and with their teams for years to come. His approach is so effective, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) has accredited a leadership coach certification based on his system.
Find the Red Thread
Best for: leaders looking to turn their big idea into big change
About: Tamsen Webster is a master at strategic communications. She knows that “The best messages aren’t found They’re built.” She works with business leaders and entrepreneurs to take their “Big Idea,” the one that can change businesses, lives…or even the world, and build it piece by piece until it becomes the most effective in helping build that idea in the minds and hearts of the people they serve.
Best for: thought leaders who are scaling their business, particularly wanting to build training, licensing, and certification into their revenue model
About: Pamela Slim started as a consultant to large companies in tech working on the human side of business (executive coaching, change management, training and development). Since then, she’s spent more than 14 years coaching entrepreneurs, helping to launch and scale hundreds of businesses. She’s the author of both Escape from Cubicle Nation and Body of Work.
Best for: entrepreneurs and leaders who need to get their mindset right
About: John Michael Morgan has been coaching for over a decade working with the likes of Disney, Google, Starbucks, Tesla, Twitter, and the Marines.
Best for: leaders and their teams wanting to be more productive and fulfilled and confidently head in the opposite direction of burnout
About: Clare Kumar inspires the sustainable performance of leaders and their teams through strengthening self-leadership and sharing effective productivity practices. She drives engagement and results while steering team members confidently towards consistent contribution and bravely away from burnout. Clare draws on a diverse, international corporate career and her bold, creative and compassionate, personality to support her clients.
Best for: Entrepreneurs, executives, anyone who feels like they are not honoring their fullest potential
About: Laura Gassner Otting helps people get unstuck. Her superpower is that she can see people’s greatness in a way that they haven’t been able to see before, and reflect it back on them in ways that allow them to finally see it, or finally believe it and act upon it. She’s the author of Mission Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (2017) and the Washington Post bestseller Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (2019).
The New Quo
Best for: high-growth organizations and leaders who need communication coaching to translate metrics/change into meaningful communications that shifts mindsets, distills purpose, and creates connected inclusive culture
About: Christina Blacken helps leaders discover, tell, and leverage their growth stories for driving change and improving engagement. She’s spent the past 10 years using story for behavior change across a variety of industries – from motivating 300,000 young people to volunteer on various social causes in the non-profit world through cause marketing campaigns she led and wrote, to closing $6.5M in profits with teams she’s worked with throughout various industries, all through story. She’s also a performer and love combining the high-energy entertainment style of my singing background with actionable tips that leave the people she works with and teach inspired, motivated, and ready to take action. You can peep her work in Elle.com, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, Mogul.com, Attn.com, and Thrive.com among other outlets.
Best for: leaders trying to figure out their story…and when and how to share it
About: Clay Hebert works with leaders across a wide variety of sectors include Fortune 500 companies, billion dollar enterprises, startups, and non-profits. He helps leaders and organizations clarify their brand and make their marketing crystal clear.
Best for: leaders wanting to write books
About: Josh Bernoff is an author or coauthor of 6 books including a Businessweek bestseller. He has worked with more than 20 authors. His goal is to make clients successful through their own words and ideas. Tough on prose, nice to people.
Best for: Organizations seeking better profitability through improved processes, systems and alignment among their employees
About: Shawn Rhodes was commissioned by the US government to study team performance in the most dangerous places on the planet. He’s applied what he learned to grow Fortune 100 companies, and his work amongst diverse industries has been featured in every major news outlet around the globe.
Best for: entrepreneurial women in their 50s & 60s looking to grow their impact through things like a book, a podcast, a one-to-many program, etc
About: Robbie Samuels offers relationship-based business strategy coaching. The problem his clients often have (and are willing to admit) is they’re interested in hosting a podcast or writing a book. What they don’t have words for is their desire to take their business to the next level, have great impact, be seen as an expert, and generally manage their time differently. I help them leverage existing relationships and strategically expand their professional network to pursue their goals.
Best for: leaders who want to develop their presence, influence others, and gain the confidence and skills to contribute meaningfully and often in all work settings
About: Hope Timberlake’s style is experiential, pragmatic, and light-hearted. Her work focuses on examining beliefs and mindset, sharing success stories, and simple yet effective frameworks and practice. Her sweet spot is working with corporate groups of 12 – 100 people for between 1 hour to 1 day.
Best for: mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs needing to develop a brand and marketing message that attracts their ideal customers
About: 35 years as one the most sought-after portrait photographers for affluent families in the U.S. has helped Jeffrey hone the intuition and strategies to make people feel seen. As a brand consultant and author of LINGO, he helps businesses make their ideal customers feel seen which creates connection, increases profitability, enhances customer experience and improves retention.
Best for: small to mid-sized companies with verbal communications challenges
About: With 17 years of experience as a functional voice coach and almost two decades as a professional classical singer, Gina Razón believes in the power of the human voice. She now helps companies develop clear and intentional communications. She helps clients with anything from dysfunctional meetings, to rising stars that can’t communicate with clarity in forward facing positions.
McCourt Leadership Group
Best for: mid to senior level executives, C-suite, and entrepreneurs as well as groups or teams from global organizations
About: Elizabeth McCourt’s experience ranges from hospitality groups, to start-ups, to international manufacturing organizations. She works globally with leaders and teams looking to up-level their leadership by leveraging the entirety of their experiences in order to become happier, more effective leaders who make meaningful impact.
Best for: women founders from around the world
About: Jennifer Iannolo is a growth coach and strategist for female founders and executives around the world. Her clients range from the United Nations to Silicon Valley startups, as well as Hollywood stars and media companies.
Best for: businesses and leaders looking to improve their public speaking, presentation, and storytelling skills
About: Mike Ganino believes story can be so transformative, a good one can take your company’s perception from ‘meh’ to an obsession. He helps people organize, design, and deliver their message to elevate their career, their team, their company, or their brand.
Best for: Fortune 500 chief marketing officers
About: For more than 25 years, Robert Rose has helped marketers tell their story more effectively through digital media. Over the last five years, Robert has worked with more than 500 companies, including 15 of the Fortune 100. He’s provided strategic marketing advice and counsel for global brands such as Capital One, NASA, Dell, McCormick Spices, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Robert is the founder and chief strategy officer for The Content Advisory, the education and consulting group for The Content Marketing Institute.
Best for: professional speakers, executives and teams needing help with keynotes, high-stakes speeches or leadership communications
About: Dr. Nick Morgan works in confidence with professional speakers and leaders in corporations, government agencies, and non-profits to develop their speaking, organizational stories and communication strategies. He and his team also offer training programs that will raise the effectiveness of all your presentations and personal interactions.
Khouri Coaching & Consulting
Best for: successful executives and dentists looking to be more productive
About: During a 21-year career in key leadership positions at Fidelity Investments, and through his scientifically-based research, Don Khouri discovered exactly what successful executives do to be more productive, organized, successful, and fulfilled. Now he’s teaching technology leaders around the country how to define their focus, become more effective, and honor possibilities to which they want to say, “yes!”
About: Stephanie Scotti works with global executives and senior leaders in diverse sectors ranging from high-tech, pharmaceutical, and financial services to convenience stores, retail, and lifestyle brands.. Clients have also included speakers from China, India, Italy, Russia, and Turkey. Her firm, Professionally Speaking, prepares clients to be influential in situations as diverse as Board of Directors meetings, investor and analyst meetings, product launches, and keynote presentations at some of the largest industry events worldwide.
The Don’t Settle Group
Best for: business owners and leaders who are looking to accelerate their business growth
About: Travis Robertson and his team help leaders with the gap – the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Their Growth Coaching system specializes in helping business owners, especially real estate agents and team leaders rapidly scale their businesses and their incomes.
Best for: leaders who’s business is primarily online, mainly e-commerce people
About: Brad Gosse is a self-taught “growth hacker” with 16 years of online marketing experience. His specialty is helping entrepreneurs find ways to ‘scale’ their businesses. He’s the author of Chronic Marketer: Confessions of a half baked (but highly paid) internet marketer.
Serena Dot Ryan
Best for: service based businesses, especially those who are numbers driven eg. accountants, financial advisors who want to grow their businesses
About: Serena Ryan provides digital marketing and social media coaching through the lens of Facebook Ads Strategy. Her clients learn that if you don’t a solid digital presence you’ll waste money on Facebook Ads. And she hates people wasting money.
Best for: leaders needing resilience as they are required to do more with less
About: Stacey Copas helps leaders shift the way they perceive and respond to change and adversity, showing how to be resilient in business and life. She equips her clients and their teams with the tools and desire to turn change and adversity into opportunities rather than excuses.
Best for: Leaders seeking to unlock employee engagement, meaning, and meaningful achievement
About: Scott Mautz is a passionate expert on unleashing peak performance, employee engagement, meaning, and others-oriented leadership. He coaches clients based on his deep understanding of the research on human motivation, helping them create systems they can use for years.
Best for: Leaders wanting to to communicate more clearly with all their words and actions
About: Mark Bowden helps people all over the world to stand out, win trust, and gain credibility every time they speak. Sales and leadership teams, senior leaders, entrepreneurs, and even successive Prime Ministers of the G7 have worked with him one-on-one and in group trainings.
Best for: Executives and corporate leaders needing to leverage their focus
About: Neen James runs a 90-day virtual coaching/mentoring program with a clear accountability plan. Clients learn to amplify profits, accelerate productivity, and awaken ideas. She has been named at Top 30 Leadership Coach by Global Gurus several years in a row.
Best for: Solopreneurs and small business owners looking to clarify their messaging and brand strategy
About: Marrow Marketing’s coaching program is called Brand Therapy. They work to uncover what an organization is made of so that they can build messaging that is refreshingly honest. Nobody has time for spin and pitches anymore. Clients want the truth, and they help brands tell it.
About: Amanda Russell reveals the strategies and techniques that break the code on the power of partnerships and teach you how to achieve real influence. She knows that becoming a true influencer requires a critical balance of expertise, creativity, and strategy. And she’s done it. Now she helps her clients break through the noise by becoming truly influential in their field.
About: Angela Chee is a former news anchor/reporter/TV host, who’s worked in broadcasting and entertainment for more than 20 years, from top TV markets in LA and San Diego to E! Entertainment and HGTV. Her mission is to help people break through their barriers, master their message and own their voice and their power. Her YOU, Amplified!™ training helps her clients step into the spotlight and amplify their message and mission through speaking, video, and media. It is where soul meets strategy through on-camera training.
About: For more than 30 years Bob has been helping companies organizations and individuals attain peak performance through better recall.
About: Denise Jacobs helps clients silence their inner critic. After working with her, clients find they are able to achieve new heights of creativity.
Mary C. Kelly
About: Dr. Mary C. Kelly was on active duty in the Navy for 25 years leading multi-cultural teams, working as a former intelligence office, and running military bases. She uses her PhD in Economics and the research for her 13 books to help clients produce better productivity for their teams, better management of their boss, and increase their own free time.
Jamie Mason Cohen
About: Jamie Mason Cohen works with groups of leaders in diverse sectors including finance, insurance, pharma, mid-size enterprises, associations, masterminds and non-profits.
About: Andrew Tarvin helps organizations bring humor to unexpected places to deliver disproportionate results. He’s worked with groups like Microsoft, the FBI, and the Red Cross to leverage humor as a strategic tool for communicating serious, important, or seriously important messages that their audiences need to hear.