Statistics reveal that there are currently over 55,000 business coaches in the world. The rising number of professionals entering the industry as coaches can be attributed to the fact that even the most seasoned CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executives know that they can perform better with an expert behind them. Coaches have been pivotal to ensuring that professionals reach their goals and achieve their maximum potential. But the job is not for anyone. A coach needs to be strategic enough in creating strategies for his clients, treating their goals as theirs. Today, despite the rising number of coaches in the field, the cream of the crop still rise above the others and make it to the top.
1. Tony Robbins
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Born on February 29, 1960, Tony Robbins is an American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Tony is best recognized for his pivotal works in the coaching industry, including authoring self-help books such as Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within. In his speeches, events, and programs, Tony emphasizes the value of focusing on gratitude and growth to live a healthier, wealthier, more fulfilling, passionate, and purposeful life. Empowering an individual with such a perspective results in them having the capability to achieve more in business and relationships. With over four decades of experience in the industry, transforming hundreds of thousands of lives, Tony has become one of the most sought-after coaches in the world.
2. Felicia Jeffries
Felicia Jeffries is a business coach and founder of Moore Financial Services. She is known for her no-nonsense and strategic approach. To put it simply, Felicia is a lover of people with a passion for growth. Despite her status in the industry today, Felicia shared that she never intended on becoming a coach. But from a young age, she’s had a passion for teaching those around her. Coaching chose her, and the path has propelled her to achieve great heights.
Felicia is the author of various books and eBooks, such as The Transition: Starting Your Own Business, which dives deep into individuals’ mindsets to help them transition from an employee to an entrepreneur. As a business consultant, Felicia holds coaching sessions in the Biz Credit Movement, where she empowers business owners with real-life knowledge and solutions for their businesses. She also has one-on-one solutions tailored to fit the needs of a specific client.
3. Jackie Robinson III
Come See Jack, born Jackie Robinson on October 11 and raised in Southern California, is a rising powerhouse in the music industry. Backed by his unique way with words and exceptional rhythm, the rise of Come See Jack came as no surprise. He is one of the best-dressed, sharpest, game-changing, and multi-talented artists in the music scene today. But Come See Jack follows a non-conventional path to fulfill his passion for music.
He lives by his slogan “I’d Rather Sell a Million Cars Than a Million Records” and holds shows in some of the trendiest car expos in the country. His upcoming project “All Gas No Breaks All 2021” is creating a buzz among music lovers. Come See Jack has also held live performances in dealer showrooms known as The Dodge Boys Ram Jam Session. Come See Jack is also a Mopar or No Car Ambassador. With his music, the artist is also one of the best car salesmen any buyer will ever come across.
4. April Custodio
As founder and CEO of House of Talent, April Custodio emphasizes that running a successful company is more than business. We asked how she was given the nickname “Coach,” She replied, “I consider my clients, employees, and vendors as my team because we work around the clock together as a unit. I do my best to be a sounding board on and off the field (so to speak) because unlocking their potential and helping others achieve their development objectives ensures that I am evolving leaders and not just employees. If we have hills to climb, I will not only challenge and support them, but I will help my team conquer the climb and be able to embrace and master the process so we can continue to defeat any obstacles we may have. I promote gratitude for the journey which I feel is the foundation to the growth of any role.”
5. Kristy Love
Kristy Love is a mindset coach based out of Detroit, Michigan, who teaches people the power of mindsets and how to master mindsets and get a better grasp of thoughts, leading to better decisions and actions in short to long term. She hosts the online talk show entitled “With Love Show,” where she speaks with other experts and thought leaders on ideas that affirm and encourage others to be the best they can be.
Kristy is also a certified NLP practitioner and speaks on entrepreneurship, career, self-development, change, and many others. She also created the Detroit Resource booklet, which provides an extensive resource and library of communities and organizations that help feed the poor and solve mental health and job placement concerns.
6. Janine Schindler, BS, MA
Janine Schindler is the CEO and founder of JAS Leadership, a company that helps executives, managers, and professionals level up their organizations. She is a master certified coach and leadership development facilitator with solid intuition, integrity, and expertise in her field. Janine has coached and trained many professionals and teams in some of the fastest-growing companies and most notable Fortune 500 companies.
Janine specializes in training companies and individuals on cross-cultural and cross-generational dynamics and communications. Before becoming a professional coach, she worked in technology, heading up many large developments and online learning projects. Her greatest passion is helping organizations align human capital and company systems to reach their goals.
7. Mariano Cardona
Mariano Cardona is a New York City fitness coach with over twelve years of experience in fitness and six years in conditioning and training. He has developed knowledge and expertise in helping formulate solutions around nutrition, rest, recovery, and injury prevention throughout his career.
Mariano specializes in enhancing human performance, the psychology of personal motivation, child development, attachment theory, and exercise and physicality. He takes pride in his personalized approach to training and takes time to follow up with his client’s progress and performance. Mario works hard to provide programs that ensure optimal results while also reducing the risk of injury or physical harm.
8. Amina AlTai
Amina AlTai is a New York-based CEO and coach for emerging entrepreneurs who are struggling with their confidence, direction, and motivation. Her holistic approach helps entrepreneurs realize their full potential as they journey toward understanding their purpose. She sold a portion of the business she co-owned to pursue a degree in coaching, nutrition, wellness, and meditation. Her unique program guides entrepreneurs in processing their old habits and expectations so they can transform themselves significantly. She was VP for Marketing at eXO Skin Simple, Head for Brand Integration at Bliss, and Senior Director of Marketing at Spafinder Wellness 360.
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9. Keren Eldad
Keren Eldad is a personal and executive coach who specializes in uncovering the blind spots of the unique personalities of individuals. She is the founder of With Enthusiasm Coaching and is well-experienced when it comes to crisis counseling. She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. She also finished Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Science of Wellbeing from Yale University. She has also completed advanced academic degrees from The London School of Economics and the University of Jerusalem. She is best known for her key research on The Superstar Paradox and her recent TED Talks speaking engagement titled “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.”
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10. R.A. Leslie
R.A. Leslie is a transformative intuitive catalyst and public speaker based in New York City. She firmly believes that people need inspiration and clarity for them to thrive in their respective areas of choice. She dialogues with her clients in order to tap into their innermost potentials, including their deepest hurts from when they were children. This process allows her to uncover interesting pain points and, in doing so, enables her to formulate an effective path that her clients can opt to take in order to achieve success. She is the author of the books Do You Know The Sound of Throwing Stars?, Chasing Rainbows, and When: Contemplations on Life, Memories, and Fairy Tales.