No one gets anywhere alone. As much as we might admire the mythical “self-made man,” the best entrepreneurs seek counsel from experts and others who can provide advice, resources, and guidance. Finding that right mentor and trusted advisor can significantly shorten the learning curve of any entrepreneur and CEO and drive you to your goals faster.
We’ve compiled a list of fifteen of the top coaches who entrepreneurs and top CEOs are flocking to as they take their companies to new heights in 2022:
As the CEO of Predictable Profits, Charles Gaudet is considered the top business coach for seven and eight-figure companies, making him highly sought after by founders across many industries. His expertise in building winning sales systems and marketing strategies has been featured on publications including Forbes, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, and the International Business Times.
Tony Robbins turned himself into something of a household name through his events, books, audio programs, and health products.
He has helped more than 50 million people in over 100 countries and boasts a vast knowledge of the business. Currently, he chairs seven privately-held companies as well as five holding companies in diverse industries.
You may recognize Robin Sharma as the author of books like “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and “The Leader Who Had No Title.” She’s sold 15 million books in nearly 100 different countries. In addition to being an internationally-acclaimed author, Sharma is ranked among today’s leading business experts.
Marshall Goldsmith specializes in leadership coaching, having previously taught at Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business and later Dartmouth. Over the years, he’s published numerous books on business management, and his work continues to influence rising generations of business leaders.
For instance, The Atlantic magazine profiled his work in an article entitled “The Questions That Will Get Me Through the Pandemic.”
Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, startups, and governmental agencies have all looked to Grant Cardone for his advice on business expansion. Today he is the CEO or partner in seven privately-held companies.
His body of work can be engaged through eight business books, as well as thirteen best-selling business programs, all of which can assist with business leadership and growth.
John C. Maxwell is a prolific author, and today his company offers training and coaching resources for both individuals and organizations. Maxwell’s primary focus is on leadership, which has earned him speaking engagements at organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to West Point.
As an evangelical Christian, his work has often focused on personal character as well as business ethics, areas that may be underrepresented by other experts today.
In 2000, Forbes named Jay Abraham one of the top 5 business coaches in the United States.
While he’s best known for his work on direct-response marketing in the 1970s, he continues to exert influence on the business community, offering educational resources and training materials as well as books on how to navigate periods of economic recession.
You might better recognize Melinda Emerson as the “Small Business Lady.” In 2010, Forbes magazine named her one of the top 20 women entrepreneurs to follow.
Her book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months” has been a bestseller, and she inspires others through her conference speaking and appearances in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise, and many other publications.
Harper’s Bazaar notes that Marie Forleo got her start doing such jobs as waiting tables and hip-hop dancing. Since then, she’s written bestselling books that include “Everything is Figureoutable” and runs her own web-based TV series called MarieTV.
Her online business school (“B-School”) has helped over 55,000 small business owners in nearly 150 countries and has received endorsements from industry giants like Richard Branson and Tony Robbins.
Ramon Ray has made waves as a powerful inspirational speaker and currently serves as the editor of SmallBizTechnology.com among other roles. He is one of the leading voices in the entrepreneurial community.
In addition to his book “Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses,” he speaks to a variety of audiences (including youth) on the impact of grit and determination. Ray can also provide consultation services to help attract customers and be more visible.
By age 33, Karl Bryan had franchised his first coaching business. Today there are over 700 business coaches in 24 countries that rely on Bryan’s coaching and lead-generation system.
Bryan currently serves as the chairman of Focused.com, as well as the editor-in-chief of The Six Figure Coach Magazine. His Profit Acceleration software boasts of being able to find business owners $100,000 in 45 minutes, all without needing to augment your marketing budget.
You may have seen Kevin Harrington on the NBC TV series Shark Tank, where he was an original “Shark.”
Currently, he sits on the board of directors for multiple companies, having created over $10 billion in value. He’s also published multiple best-selling leadership books, and his current work can help entrepreneurs and investors learn to navigate digital trends that include Web3 and NFTs.
Emily is the founder of the female-focused networking organization Six Degrees Society and has become one of the leading voices in female entrepreneurship. She is committed to empowering a new generation of women in leadership and provides coaching to founders and executives.
Her coaching services are designed to help new business owners get off the ground as well as established entrepreneurs to get to the next level.
On his podcast called “On Purpose,” Jay Shetty has had conversations with guests such as Kobe Bryant and Khloe Kardashian.
As a former Hindu monk, Shetty provides unconventional business advice that includes a focus on balance and wellness. His coaching and courses offer perspective on developing sound habits and living with a sense of purpose. You can also become a certified coach through a 120-hour training program available on his website.
The White House and President Obama have recognized Lewis Howes as one of the top 100 American entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
In addition to being the CEO of Greatness Media, he has published several best-selling books, including “Mask of Masculinity” and “The School of Greatness.” As a rising star, Howes represents the next generation of business leadership.