Top Business Coaches

What is a business coach?

Business coaches accelerate leadership development, helping leaders and entrepreneurs achieve success faster, manage their business more efficiently, 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 to find a business coach, here is a list of some of the top coaches in the world. Some are certifed by Concord Leadership Group. 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.

Concord Leadership Group

Marc A. Pitman, CEO of The Concord Leadership standing facing the camere

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 founders who love growing a business but now find they’re more stressed by providing business management. 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.

Certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaches

Emily J. Pitman

Emily J. Pitman, leadership and creativity coach

Best for: Leaders who can’t get away from a “What If” or a “What Now”; from artists to entrepreneurs and those standing on the edge of a Big Decision

About: Emily coaches people as they grow to walk in authentic, creative leadership of their whole lives.

People often come to coaching because of a sticky situation – a transition, an idea that won’t go away, or something in life or work that no longer feels like it fits or works. Emily’s training and passion aren’t to just look at the sticky spot, but to let the whole picture of your life inform and be informed by the coaching work.

Emily believes we are all creative and we are all leaders. Your creativity may include watercolors or spreadsheets. Your leadership may find you at the head of a boardroom table or a kitchen table. Emily believes that hope and love both root and pollinate creatives, leaders, and creative leaders.

Thu Hue Nguyen

Thu Hue Nguyen, certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Best for: Leadership development of C-suite and emerging leaders, small business owners, and nonprofit CEOs

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Best for: Leadership development of C-suite and emerging leaders, small business owners, and nonprofit CEOs

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Kishshana Palmer

Kishshana Palmer, Certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Best for: Leadership development of C-suite and emerging leaders, small business owners, and nonprofit CEOs

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Taylor Shanklin

Taylor Shanklin - Q3LC Certified Coach

Best for: forward-thinking leaders in small businesses and nonprofits seeking innovative business planning and coaching, branding innovative branding, and impactful graphic design

About: Taylor Shanklin is a TEDx speaker, host of the Talking Shizzle podcast, and marketing innovator in the small business and social impact space. Taylor is the Founder and CEO of branding and growth strategy firm Barlele. At Barlele she and her team help growing businesses and nonprofits cut through the noise with focused strategy, clear messaging and consistent marketing. Taylor also founded Barlele’s sister company, Creative Shizzle, in 2022. Creative Shizzle is a subscription-based graphic design service that is bringing great design to more nonprofits and small businesses and nonprofit organizations. In her marketing career, she has helped hundreds of organizations tell their story in digital channels.

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