Hortense le Gentil is an Executive Leadership Coach, #13 World’s Management Guru and Marshall Goldsmith MG100 Coach.
Hortense le Gentil is a top global executive leadership coach and author. She helps decision-makers around the world reach greater professional and personal success by aligning their personal values and professional activities to lead with authenticity. She is dedicated to helping CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs become more aligned personally and professionally, leading to better workplace environments and better employee wellbeing—and, consequently, increased productivity and satisfaction. Her custom-made, in-depth coaching method explores her clients’ unique personal identity and helps them align their professional activity with their working environment.
Hortense’s coaching is informed by her 30 years of business experience working across a number of industries—including media consulting, advertising, technological innovation and entrepreneurship—as well as her experience in competitive show-jumping. She is the author of Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be. She is a regular contributor on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global platform and has featured in Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Inc., Fast Company, HR.com and Ladders, as well as multiple podcasts.
Hortense was ranked #13 in the World’s Top 30 Management Professionals in 2020 by Global Gurus Top 30, a research organization that recognizes thought leaders who support knowledge as well as personal and organizational development in their fields through speaking, training, and writing. She also received a Top Coaches in the World Award from Thinkers50, a global ranking of management thinkers, in 2019. Hortense is part of the MG100 Coaches, an initiative spearheaded by world renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, which brings together the world’s leading executive coaches, consultants, speakers, authors, iconic leaders, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. She is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered™ Coach.
“Hortense shows us how to let go of our restrictions and old beliefs, so we can learn to behave and think differently, align our values with our actions, and learn from past experiences.”
“If you want to unleash your full potential as a leader, read Aligned and learn how to focus on the highest value beliefs and actions that will both play to your unique strengths and help you shed the limiting distractions that may be holding you back.”
“In Aligned, Hortense le Gentil leverages her experience as one of the world’s foremost executive coaches to take us on a journey to explore who we are, who we want to be, and how to get there. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a better leader.”
“This is a beautiful and insightful book. Hortense offers healthy doses of clarity in a form that’s easy to swallow. She helps each of us find and hold onto our truths, even when chaos swirls around us.”
Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 – #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World
James M. Citrin
James M. Citrin, Leader, Spencer Stuart CEO Practice and Author, The Career Playbook
Dr. Tasha Eurich
Dr. Tasha Eurich, New York Times best-selling author of Insight and Bankable Leadership
Fiona M. Macaulay
Fiona M. Macaulay, Founder-CEO, WILD Network, Women Innovators & Leaders Development
Hubert joly, Executive Chairman and former CEO, Best Buy
Bill George, Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School; former Chair & CEO, Medtronic and author of Discover Your True North
Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corp and PLC
Aligned is THE book to find your perfect recipe to connect your true self and the right path to your success! I’m honored to write an endorsement for the amazing work of Hortense and I cannot wait to see who you’ll become after reading. Enjoy!
Gregory Renard, Head of Artificial Intelligence at xBrain, Head of Applied AI & SDS at NASA FDL
Frances Hesselbein, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Editor-in-Chief, Leader to Leader Journal, Former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
Thomas S. Schreier, Jr.
Thomas S. Schreier, Jr., Founding Director of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame
Hortense gives us simple and powerful tools that really help us rewiring our brain in a joyful and obvious way. No step back, no way back : this book is a game and life changer.
Geraldine Vial, Head of Consumer Strategy and Financial Éducation Department, French Insurance Federation
This is what leadership coach Hortense le Gentil’s calls alignment: the congruence of who you are and what you think, feel, and love on a deep and fundamental level with what you do, say, and envision for your future. It’s about becoming more of yourself—and in so doing, transcending the limits you once thought were holding you back.
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Hortense le Gentil offers individual, personalized coaching for CEOs, Senior Executives and other business leaders.
“My clients’ sense of alignment facilitates the agility, speed, and foresight that are essential to navigating increasingly complex environments, rapid change, and uncertainty,” says Hortense le Gentil. “By becoming the leaders they are meant to be, my clients are more influential and broaden their reach as well as their impact, leaping from successful to extraordinary.”
Contact Hortense le Gentil to explore options and develop a personalized coaching plan.
Survey: How aligned are you?
Your Positive Score
2. Do you laugh?
3. Do you feel happy?
4. Do you feel free?
5. Do you sleep well?
6. Are you the decision-maker of your life?
7. Are you positive?
8. Does your life give you energy?
Your Negative Score
2. Do you feel chronic pain?
3. Are you always in a hurry?
4. Do you wake up in a bad mood?
5. Are you aggressive?
6. Do you feel sad?
7. Do you blame others?
8. Do you feel drained?
Aligned: Connecting Your True Self With the Leader You’re Meant to Be is available wherever books are sold.