Global Leadership Trainers

World's Top 20 Leadership Trainers in 2021

1. Marshall Goldsmith

World-renowned business educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith is the leading expert in his field. His singular ability to get results for top leaders has drawn over 150 CEOs and their management teams to address change in the workplace. They want what Dr. Goldsmith offers: practical and proven methods.

He has been ranked as the #1 Executive Coach in the World and a Top Ten Business Thinker for eight years. Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 36 books, including three New York Times bestsellers, that have sold over 2.5 million copies and been listed bestsellers in 12 countries. His books, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and Triggers, have been recognized by Amazon.com as two of the Top 100 Leadership & Success Books Ever Written.

Marshall’s coaching invites leaders to focus relentlessly on their behavior. The leader’s behavior, as well as the team’s behavior, becomes the basis for great results and continuous improvement. This will be key to success for the connected, global, knowledge-driven companies of the future.

Brian Tracy specializes in the training and development of individuals and organizations. His goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Follow him for regular updates about personal development, sales training, business success, blog articles, free webinars, and more.

Brian has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada, and 67 other countries worldwide.

Brian is a top-selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations.

3. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, #1 NY Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 life & business strategist. For more than four and a half decades, millions of people have enjoyed the warmth, humour, and transformational power of Tony’s business and personal development events.

 Robbins is the author of six international bestsellers, including the recent New York Times #1 financial bestseller, MONEY: Master the Game and UNSHAKEABLE. Robbins has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries worldwide through his audio programs, educational videos, and live seminars.

 Robbins is the chairman of a holding company comprised of more than 70 privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $6 billion annually. He has been honoured by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”; by Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus”; and by American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World”.

4. Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is considered one of the top 5 Leadership Experts in the World and an internationally acclaimed bestselling author. His work is embraced by rock stars, royalty, billionaires and many celebrity CEOs.

Robin appears on platforms with other luminaries such as Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Jack Welch and Shaquille O’Neal. With over 15 million books sold in 96+ nations, Sharma’s books such as The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, and The Leader Who Had No Title have topped bestseller lists
internationally. His social media posts reach over six hundred million people a year, making him a truly global phenomenon for helping people do brilliant work, thrive amid change and realize their highest leadership capacities within the organization.

Sharma’s LATEST BOOK, The 5AM Club is his masterwork, blending his original insights into legendary leadership, uncommon creativity and exponential productivity with battle-tested tools to help you produce work that allows you to dominate in your field—while you live a life that inspires the World.

5. Gary
Vaynerchuk

 

Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, 5x New York Times Best-Selling Author, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, CEO of VaynerSports, and Co-Founder of Empathy Wines. He’s a highly sought-after public speaker and a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber. Gary builds businesses. He capitalized on his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, started his lemonade franchise, and sold baseball cards at local malls.

Gary is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients with offices in the US, UK, and Singapore. VaynerMedia, VaynerX includes Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, Tracer, VaynerProductions, VaynerSpeakers, and VaynerCommerce.

Gary also serves as a partner at VaynerSports, Green Street and Resy. In addition to running multiple businesses.  

 

6. Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek believes in this bright future and our ability to build it together. Simon shares his ideas through his books, including: – Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, The Infinite Game.

His unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international
attention. From the airline industry to the entertainment industry, from finance to fashion, from big business to entrepreneurs to police forces, Simon has been invited to meet with a broad array of leaders and organizations in nearly every industry.

Simon is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and the not-for-profit world (though Simon prefers to call it the for-impact world).

7. Brené Brown

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

Brene the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead. Brené hosts the Unlocking Us Podcast and the Dare to Lead Podcast.

 Brené is an authority on authority on Leadership. Thinkers 50 ranks Herminia among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, one of Apolitica’s 100 most influential people in gender policy, and the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice.

 Brené specialises in Leadership, career development & transition, identity, and women in business.

 

Mac Lake is a pioneering influence in the church planting movement. In 1997, he planted Carolina Forest Community Church (Myrtle Beach, SC). In 2004, he began serving as Leadership Development Pastor at Seacoast Church (Charleston, SC), where he served for over six years.
 
July 2010, Mac Lake joined with West Ridge Church to become the Visionary Architect for the LAUNCH Network. The North American Mission Board adopted the LAUNCH Church Planting system in 2015. Mac joined the NAMB team for three years to help them integrate and implement the LAUNCH church planting system.
Mac is the author of four books including ‘Multiplication Effect’, a book on Building a Leadership Pipeline that Solves Your Leadership Shortage. He founded the Multiply Group in 2019, an organization committed to helping leaders and churches multiply. 
 
Mac specialises in Leadership, Coaching and Developing Character and Competency.
 

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world.  She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.  Some of her recent clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter.  Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world.

She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals.  She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

10. Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books that have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages.

The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought-after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.

As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting CEOs and their teams. Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.

Gina Gardiner is a Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment, Relationship and Strategic Business Coach, with over thirty years of experience, helping people transform their lives by recognising their true worth. helping them feel more confident, so they can achieve a life of true fulfillment.

Gina ran an award-winning school for twenty years, mostly from a wheelchair. The gift of her disability was a unique approach to leadership and empowerment. Her latest no 1 Best Selling book “Thriving Not Surviving’ – offers the insights, principles and strategies which underpinned that success. She is the founder of the Thrive Together Tribe Membership Group and creator of the Thriving Not Surviving transformational personal and spiritual development programme.

Gina is on a mission to positively impact the lives of a million people by 2023. Helping them step into being their authentic selves, to recognise and own the genuine power buried within to become spiritual matriarchs and patriarchs. To have the power to change, feel self-confident, find their purpose and achieve t

12. Sam Adeymi

Sam Adeyemi has trained thousands of people in leadership for more than two decades. He has done this through the Daystar Leadership Academy (DLA), which has graduated over 40,000 people since 2002, and through seminars, workshops and conferences.

He currently serves as a mentor to hundreds of CEOs in Nigeria and around the world. As a global conference speaker, he has addressed audiences around the world including the Global Leadership Summit. 

Sam Adeyemi is the Principal Consultant of Sam Adeyemi GLC, Inc., a leading global leadership consulting company with the mission to raise high-impact leaders to shape the fortunes and destinies of nations. He is married to Nike Adeyemi, a global speaker & minister, and they are blessed with three children.

13. Fawn Germer

Fawn Germer is the best-selling author of nine books including the Oprah book, Hard Won Wisdom. She has been a keynote speaker for more than 80 Fortune 500 companies and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times for her work as an investigative reporter.

Fawn’s first book was rejected by every major publisher in the United States, but Fawn would not give up until it was the No. 1 nonfiction bestseller that Oprah loved.  Her newest book Coming Back was released by St. Martin’s Press in January 2021. The book shows how to turbocharge your career by changing the way you change.

Fawn is an inspiring storyteller and life adventurer. She’s learned plenty the hard way and is as authentic as they come. She interviewed hundreds of the most accomplished leaders of our times, including famous CEOs, prime ministers, presidents, Nobel Peace Prize winners, scientists, Academy Award winners and many other trailblazers who revealed that success is born in risk, and power comes from consciously disabling your doubt and self-esteem issues.

14. Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she served on the INSEAD and Harvard Business School faculties.

An authority on leadership and career development, Thinkers 50 ranks Ibarra among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, one of Apolitica’s 100 most influential people in gender policy, a Fellow of the British Academy, and the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice.

She is the author of two best-selling books, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career. Her most recent article, The Leader as Coach, won the 2019 Warren Bennis Prize for the best leadership article in the Harvard Business Review.

15. Vivek Bindra

Vivek Bindra is a renowned International motivational speaker and leadership trainer. He has around 1,500 clients spread across 25 countries. He is working towards empowering Indian businesses by sharing management solutions extracted from Shrimad Bhagwad Gita.

Vivek is the winner of the best leadership trainer award by Dr. Marshal Goldsmith at the World HRD Congress 2016. He was conferred with the Honorary Ph.D. degree, Doctorate of Philosophy from OIUM University of Colombo.

Known for Creating Most Sought after Content on Leadership Development, which is Helping People across the Globe in achieving their Business Goals.

Author of 10 High Power Motivational Books, which are available on Flipkart and Amazon.

16. Maria Amerstorfer

Maria Amerstorfer – Executive Coaching and Supervision with Focus on Emotional Intelligence and the Workplace’s Human Dimension. She helps Executives & Leaders accelerate success in their careers, increase their impact, develop interpersonal competencies & self-awareness, improve emotional intelligence and build high performing teams that succeed even in the most challenging environments.

Maria is an experienced leadership coach and facilitator with over two decades of demonstrated success in Europe, the USA, Singapore, and Asia.

Maria is a certified Executive & Life Skills Coach and a US-certified Behavioural Consultant. She has a diploma in Coaching Supervision and am trained in Applied Neuroscience for coaching. She uses the Hardiness Resilience Gauge, an instrument to assess and develop one’s resilience

17. Akin O​​parison

Akin Oparison is a senior fellow at Lagos Business School with over 25 years’ management and leadership experience in blue-chip multinational companies. Oparison obtained his master’s degree and Doctorate in Business Policy and Organisational Development from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Akin was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on a wide range of assignments including Organizational development and change management interventions, executive resourcing, performance and talent management in private-sector organisations ranging from FMCG companies, financial service organisations, banks, pharmaceutical companies, as well as public-sector client organisations.

For over seven years, Oparison was HR Vice President for Shell’s Downstream Business in Africa, a member of the Executive Management Team for Shell Oil Products Africa, and the Shell Downstream Global HR Leadership team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

18. Richa Maheshwari

Richa Maheshwari is a Motivational Speaker, Performance Trainer, and Life Coach, her ultimate goal is to create a world of self-inspired and self-motivated people. She envisions an ideal world where people have found the light within and no more seek motivational speakers or motivational tools. I work very closely with the youth, women, and corporate professionals.
 
Richa works towards helping her clients widen their horizons, accept challenges, step beyond their comfort zones, and delve into their challenging zones to unleash their complete potential. She mentors people to move from a limiting mindset to a positive growth mindset. 
 
Richa has conducted more than 2500 workshops, trained more than 40,000 people across various levels and industries. I take pride in servicing a growing list of 300 clients and even motivated and inspired 500 people at a time. She specializes in Keynotes & Seminars, Women Empowerment, Corporate Programs.

19. Saba Imru-Mathieu

Saba Imru-Mathieu is CEO and Founding Partner of Leaders Today, a firm that designs organizational culture change, offers innovative leadership programs, and provides executive coaching to global organizations and local companies.
 
Saba directs the executive education programs of the Leader Coach Academy, a unique and innovative leadership development program.
 
In the teaching field, she has a track record of successfully creating and delivering programs for leadership development, professional and personal growth. She was a Senior Coach Trainer and Supervisor for 8 years at the Institute of Coaching (IDC) in Geneva, Switzerland, leading the Professional Coach Certification training program in English.
 
Saba is a lecturer on Self-Leadership at the International Business Management Program of the University of Applied Sciences (HEG) in Geneva and on Career Development and Leadership at EMLyon Business School.

20. Jennifer Deane

Jennifer Deane is the Principal of Deane Coaching Ltd. She earned a BA in Sociology from Western University in 1997 and is a Professional Certified Coach, Facilitator, and Learning and Development Consultant.

People Development has been the theme of Jennifer’s work with individuals, teams and organizations for the past 20 years.

Jennifer coaches teams and leaders, designs and facilitates learning and development programs, and consults with organizations to establish and improve talent development initiatives in their workplaces. Jennifer specializes in building and delivering all her services in a virtual environment