World's Top 20 Strategy Trainers in 2023
1. W. Chan Kim
W. Chan Kim is The Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Henderson Chair Professor of Strategy and International Management at INSEAD business school and Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute.
W. Chan Kim and his colleague Renée Mauborgne were named the #1 Management Thinker in the World by Thinkers50. He was also named among the world’s top 5 best business school professors by MBA Rankings. He has received numerous academic and management awards, including the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking, the Carl S. Sloane Award by the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Leadership Hall of Fame by Fast Company, and the Eldridge Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business among others.
Chan Kim is the co-author of the global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy (Harvard Business Review Press, 2005, expanded edition 2015) and the necessary follow-up, Blue Ocean Shift (Hachette Books, 2017).
2. Richard Rumelt
Rumelt was president of the Strategic Management Society from 1995 to 1998. He received the Irwin Prize for his book Strategy, Structure, and Economic Performance.
In 1997, he was appointed Telecom Italia Strategy Fellow, a position he held until April 2000. He has won teaching awards at UCLA and received the best paper prize in 1997 from the Strategic Management Journal.
Rumelt’s research has centred on corporate diversification strategy and sustainable advantage sources to individual business strategies. His current research interests center on the dynamics of industry transitions, with a focus on the patterns and forces shaping the evolution of complex industries.
3. Jim Collins
Jim Collins is a researcher, author, speaker and consultant focused on the subject of business management and company sustainability and growth.
Jim is a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick, and a Socratic advisor to leaders in the business and social sectors.
Having invested more than a quarter-century in rigorous research, he has authored or co-authored a series of books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide. They include Good to Great, the #1 bestseller, which examines why some companies make the leap and others don’t; the enduring classic Built to Last, which discovers why some companies remain visionary for generations; How the Mighty Fall, which delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct; and Great by Choice, which uncovers the leadership behaviors for thriving in chaos and uncertainty.
Jim has also published two monographs that extend the ideas in his primary books: Good to Great and the Social Sectors and Turning the Flywheel.
4. Ram Charan
Ram Charan is a global business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies and CEOs of our time.
Ram’s introduction to business came early while working in the family shoe shop in a small town in northern India, where he was raised. He earned an engineering degree in India and soon after took a job in Australia and then in Hawaii.
Ram served on the Harvard Business School faculty and did a brief, tenured stint at Boston University before leaving to pursue consulting full time. He has authored 16 books since 1998 that have sold over 2 million copies in more than a dozen languages.
5. Jill Konrath
Jill Konrath is a sales strategist, speaker and the author of the sales books Selling to Big Companies and SNAP Selling.
Jill Konrath is a frequent speaker at sales conferences and kick-off meetings. Sharing her fresh sales strategies, she helps salespeople to speed up new customer acquisition and win bigger contracts.
Jill is the author of three bestselling, award-winning books. Her newest book, Agile Selling shows salespeople how to succeed in a constantly changing sales world. SNAP Selling focuses on what it takes to win sales with today’s crazy-busy buyers. And Selling to Big Companies provides step-by-step guidance on setting up meetings with corporate decision-makers.
6. Guy Kawasaki
7. Rachel Bell
8. Roger Martin
In 2017, Roger was named the world’s #1 management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers.
Roger is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego and Ford. Roger Martin is a Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where he served as Dean from 1998-2013, Academic Director of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship from 2004-2019 and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute from 2013-2019. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants.
9. Dan Lok
A celebrity influencer and venture capitalist combining his martial arts prowess and business acumen to tap into the millennial mindset; becoming the prominent voice for self-education and business model innovation. He trains as hard in the Dojo as he negotiates in the boardroom.
The Dan Lok Organization includes more than two dozen companies focused on one mission: elevating financial well-being globally by activating wealth skills through education, mentorship, and strategic advantage.
The Founder and CEO of InstantScripts.com, Closers.com, Copywriters.com, SalesCalls.com, HighTicketClosers.com, and HighIncomeCopywriter.com, Dan’s portfolio continues to grow.
Dan is currently evaluating acquisitions in markets spanning education, new media, and software. Dan serves as chairman of DRAGON 100 – the world’s most exclusive advisory board for entrepreneurs who want to create generational wealth in the age of disruption. The author of more than a dozen books.
10. Peter Chee
Doctor of Business Administration Degree from the University of South Australia, MSc. in Training and HRM from the University of Leicester, UK
Peter developed the Certified Coaching and Mentoring Professional (CCMP) program which is fully recognized and approved by ICF (International Coaching Federation)
He is a recipient of the ARTDO Internal Management and HRD Excellence Award
11. Sabri Suby
Sabri is a Founder & Head of Growth at King Kong. He’s a serial entrepreneur and marketing specialist in the direct response space with a focus on digital.
He is passionate about marketing, problem-solving and automation. He is the author of Sell Like Crazy.
Sabri has bootstrapped his company since day one and, in under five years, has successfully built a team of 54 specialists, now achieving $14million+ in revenue.
As a pioneer in the digital marketing arena, his business has impacted 250,000 businesses in 42 different countries and has generated over $400 million in sales for him and his clients.
12. Sabrina Stocker
Having built multiple successful companies, spoken on stages and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, Sabrina Stocker is a go-getter who’s also reached the Final Five in the BBC One The Apprentice Show and owns the largest tennis events company in the U.K.
Sabrina is a strategic consultant, who focuses on strategic planning, marketing strategy and systems and automation. With her Masters in Strategic Planning from Edinburgh Business School, and experience quickly scaling her businesses, she has been able to help companies scale up in next to no time.
Sabrina’s fundamental principle to business is the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid, or as she likes to say, sexy). She believes the more simplistic, the more scalable. There are many decisions a business owner has to make, so the more streamlined and processed a project can be, the easier it’ll be to grow. ‘
She will help you create a clear plan of action and get things started for you and your team.
13. Alex Genadinik
14. Erica Olsen
Through consulting services, software, books and YouTube, Erica reaches one million people annually to simplify the critical practice of growing and leading strategically. OnStrategy’s philosophy is built on a belief in the power of focus, alignment and
engagement to transform organizations and communities.
An engaging and experienced speaker and facilitator, Erica delivers her training and speaking around the world.
15. Chris Croft
Chris Croft is one of the UK’s leading trainers and provides a wide variety of courses.
To date, Chris has trained around 87,000 people, face to face, six million online, and enjoys a 94% rate of repeat business. Chris is also a successful author, with his first book ‘Time Management‘ was published in 1996 to wide acclaim and has since been followed by fourteen others.
His tip of the month email goes out regularly to over 18,000 people. Recently he has also been making videos – there are more than 80 on his YouTube channel which has 5000 subscribers and over a million views, and he has 23 courses featured on www.lynda.com, the world’s best management training video site, with a total of over six million views.
He has written The Big Book of Happiness, Time Management, Negotiating, Selling, Project Management, Assertiveness, Presentations, 20-20: The top 20 things you need to know about the top 20 management subjects and many other interesting topics.
16. Tony Prouse
Tony Prouse is a highly energetic and customer-focused business mentor and growth coach. He has a proven track record of facilitating change and developing differentiating business strategies to enable businesses to grow sustainably.
Tony has over 30 years of experience successfully growing established and start-up companies located both in the UK and Europe. Over the last ten years, Tony has focused on helping other businesses to grow, during which he spent five years as an Industrial Fellow for the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University.
Tony enjoys working with management teams to build stronger business strategies, by using a structured, pragmatic and collaborative approach to support. He also provides confidential and focused one-to-one support for business leaders.
Tony particularly likes helping individuals build their business development and business strategy skills so that they can take control of their future – he gets a great sense of achievement as he watches them and their businesses grow.
Formerly a pediatric oncology and BMT nurse for 4 years, it wasn’t until she’d travelled to Thailand, that Laura Niese knew what was possible for her life. Her trip to Thailand had inspired Laura to pursue a lifestyle with more freedom, impact, creativity, and most importantly, being her boss. Upon returning home, Laura decided to leave her nursing career behind and move to Bali – allowing herself 6 months to explore the world of entrepreneurship. It didn’t take long before she learned to make money online and she’s never looked back.
Now, Laura’s coaching women from around the world, helping them get unstuck with their ideas and helping them build a soul-aligned business. Laura believes that each one of us here on Earth is born worthy of creating a life and business better than our wildest dreams. She teaches her clients a combination of both strategy and manifestation to turn those dreams into reality.
Through her coaching sessions, Laura is helping her clients tap into their intuition and gain consciousness of their most authentic selves so they can become an energetic match for the clients they want to attract.
Laura believes that for us to reach financial abundance, we must fully embody the highest version of ourselves to create the dream reality we were born worthy of – which she’s been able to do for her clients throughout the world.
18. Asen Gyczew
Expert in performance improvement, scaling businesses, and turning-around companies with significant experience both in management as well as in supervision of medium size companies (EUR 20 – 500 million) and startups.
He has trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Investment Directors, CEO, Partners in PE and VC funds, Sales and Marketing Directors, Operational Directors, COO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Supply Chain Directors, Board Members, etc.
Asen has many courses on Udemy on business consulting and management.
19. Kym Mulcahy
Kym Mulcahy is a communications virtuoso on a fired-up mission to help women entrepreneurs rock this planet with their unique gifts, so they can live life on their terms and make a difference in the process.
A former singer turned online business coach and marketing mentor, Kym is the founder of “Your Unique Voice,” a mentoring program for women in business, to master their message, marketing and stand out from the crowd.
In the past 7 years, Kym has published a popular wedding & lifestyle blog (growing it from zero to 70,00 unique monthly visitors in 18 months).
A certified Transformational Life Coach, self-development spiritual junkie and mum, Kym lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner and son.
When she’s not teaching her clients how to unlock their unique voice and create audiences of No #1 fans, you’ll find her working from her favorite cafe or planning her next weekend getaway.
20. Tanya Malik
Tanya Malik is an NLP Coach, Social Entrepreneur, Writer, and a Motivational Speaker. She had a difficult childhood in a violent home and most of her twenties were spent struggling to overcome trauma and in a battle to find meaning.
Tanya’s spiritual pursuits and NLP practices helped her take charge and turn her life around. Today, Tanya dedicates her time and effort to share her learning and experiences. To help others become the architect of their reality.
Tanya believes in self-growth as the only way of life. Therefore, she takes every chance she gets to up-skill. She has formalised her passion for wellness and healthy living by studying fitness nutrition, learning techniques like EFT and practicing Kriya Yoga. She enjoys writing, reading, and traveling. She also enjoys meeting new people, listening to their stories, supporting and motivating the youth