Professional summary

Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author, Harrison Monarth coaches C-suite leaders, senior executives, high potential managers and other top professionals on positive behavior change for professional and organizational success. He helps leaders at all levels develop a powerful personal brand and authentic executive presence. With Harrison’s coaching, leaders from various sectors develop increased self-awareness, overcome “derailer” behaviors, enhance personal effectiveness, develop new leadership skills and competencies and communicate with confidence and competence.

His approach incorporates the latest research in effective leadership, interpersonal communication, and behavioral sciences. “Working with leaders who are

Engagement overview

Duration and cost of an engagement depends on the scope of work, identified during the initial consultation.


• GE
• Standard & Poor's
• GM
• Deutsche Bank
• Northrop Grumman
• Deloitte
• Hewlett-Packard
• Nokia
• MetLife
• AT&T
• Electronic Arts
• Barclay's Bank
• American Heart Association
• Cardinal Health
• Deutsche Post DHL
• Social Security Administration
• Baker-Hughes


Harrison is a genius on the mechanics of public speaking! My confidence and the quality of my presentations have been greatly increased because of being made aware of what not to do as well as the correct things to do when speaking in front of a group. His coaching sessions are a must for anyone wanting to take their "game" to the next level!

Bob Shipley, Vice President, Technology BoilerSupply Co. Inc.

The seminar served as an unexpected team building exercise, as well as a confidence booster for our less experienced staff and a validation tool for our more seasoned public speakers. Everyone who attended the seminar walked away with some newly acquired techniques and a better understanding for how they should effectively deliver our message to the public. I would suggest GuruMaker School of Professional Speaking to any group, big or small, the seminar was worth every penny!!

Jennifer Tirey, Deputy Director Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Excellent is the only way that the GuruMaker session can be described. My presentation skills were evaluated and tactfully assessed for impact. I'm confident that all my future presentations will improve

dramatically. Thanks again.

Wendell L. Gordon, Senior Manager, Ship Systems Northrop Grumman

In my efforts to improve professionally I felt it necessary to seek out a speaking coach. What I found in Harrison was a passionate, enthusiastic instructor. He focused on my individual strengths and was able to really bring out the best in my speaking ability. Over the course of one short weekend, I was able to overcome my anxiety and fear of public speaking and for that I thank you!

Jill F. Torke, Director of Sales and Marketing The Ritz-Carlton

This was more than speech or presentation coaching. The persuasion and influencing techniques sessions alone will dramatically improve my interpersonal power. Thanks very much and I will definitely recommend you to others here at Intel.

Lorenzo Guttierez, Director, Research & Development Intel

I've had great feedback about the presentation skills training session we had in Phoenix. Our Engagement Managers are well prepared for 2008, so thank you!

Suzzanna Martinez Qwest Communications

I wanted to let you know that after my coaching sessions with you I have also been able to focus my talks around a clear objective, project my voice with passionate and sincere intonation, and speak persuasively around the audience's agenda vs. mine. I can honestly say that I've learned a whole new approach to making persuasive presentations. Thank you very much!

Kim Salm, National Director, Immunology and Infectious Diseases (Scientific Affairs) Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Thank you very much for your insightful class today. I very much appreciate the discourse that transpired and feel that I was able to leave with new and valuable knowledge that will make me a better speaker and presenter.

Ian Patrik Dreifaldt, Vice President, Private Client Group US Bank

It was our pleasure and great fortune to have you with us. We learned a wealth of valuable information… and had a great time learning it! Many thanks for the message you brought to us these past two days.

Barbara Harrison, Ed.D., Director, Missouri Center for Career Education University of Central Missouri

Thank you, Harrison, for an informative, enlightening and humbling experience. As my coach, I appreciate your honest and candid feedback and am certain that the skills you have instilled will be used professionally and personally. Excellent instruction, positive reinforcement, and the reference material you recommended will be used again and again.

Roy S. Ritenour, Division Vice President Hertz