Harrison Monarth

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New York Times bestselling author and GuruMaker Inc. executive coach Harrison Monarth is a leader in the field of developing key leadership competencies, executive presence, effective communication and leadership influence. Harrison has held senior leadership positions in manufacturing, marketing and organizational development, in Europe and the United States. He and his team of executive coaches work with global leaders at all levels, in a range of organizations from Fortune 100 corporations to entrepreneurial high-growth companies. His approach is pragmatic and grounded in the leader’s concrete objectives, and deep enough to support sustained and meaningful change.

Harrison helps managers and leaders better understand their style and impact on others, broaden their strategic perspective, improve stakeholder relationships, overcome ingrained behavioral patterns, and reach their goals. He has helped leaders facing a range of challenges such as:

• improving executive presence
• stepping into a more senior role
• developing emotional intelligence
• managing emotions under pressure
• engaging others with inspirational leadership
• becoming a managerial coach who develops others
• increasing strategic influence with colleagues & clients
• communicating up-, down, and across organizational boundaries

Harrison has personally coached leaders from major organizations such as Procter & Gamble, NASA, Northrop Grumman, PepsiCo, Deloitte Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, Standard and Poor’s, GE, Intel, General Motors, IBM, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Bank, MetLife and many other leading organizations.

Known for his intensive and caring coaching style, Harrison easily gets clients to open up and embrace the powerful leadership behaviors and communication strategies and techniques he coaches. He gently pushes his clients to excellence, as he partners with them on the journey of personal development, acting as a thought-partner, sounding board, champion and guide who helps clients generate important insights and stay on track in the pursuit of their most important and challenging leadership goals.

Harrison is an adjunct professor at Externado University in Bogota, Colombia, Latin America, where he teaches a popular executive education program on Executive Presence and Leadership Communication to graduate students and executives. He is also a lecturer at Cornell’s Executive MBA program and Fundação Dom Cabral, a top-ranking Brazilian business school that develops strategic thinking skills of executives, entrepreneurs, and public-sector managers.

Harrison’s internationally bestselling book Executive Presence-The Art of Commanding Respect like a CEO (McGraw-Hill 2009) was named a top 10 business book in Canada, Austria and China. The second edition of Executive Presence (McGraw-Hill 2019) was released in 2019.

He is also a contributor to Fortune, Harvard Business Review and Entrepreneur.com