What do successful executives and entrepreneurs have in common? Drive. Ability. Charisma. Inherent inside these leaders exists their natural talent — it’s what sustains them. But it’s not what makes and keeps them successful.
Outstanding leaders have to excel at one thing, above all else: Communication. And communication can be learned.
Alan Samuel Cohen has built a 30+ year career around the idea that no matter the industry or challenge, breakthroughs come from mastering effective communication. Spending decades as both a marketing expert and Human Resources consultant, he presided over the successful launch of the Harry Potter series as Scholastic’s Director of Marketing, as well as Director of Communications for the Broadway League. As an Executive Coach, Alan has worked with global organizations including, Bloomberg, NBC / Bravo, Edelman and MetLife.
During that time, Alan discovered an innate ability to transform already-successful executives into breakthrough leaders. This passion inspired him to make the leap into Executive Coaching, enabling him to train, speak, and coach inside some of the world’s top organizations. Alan’s work today inspires leader to harness the power of communication to achieve exemplary results and meaningful connection.
As an author, Alan drew upon his success in Public Relations to pen his first book, “Those Difficult Talks for PR Pros.” Widely praised by industry professionals, it became a valued resource. As an Executive Coach, he discovered a universal need for a better understanding of the connection between communication and authentic leadership; his next book, “The Connection Challenge: How Executives Create Power and Possibility in the Age of Distraction,” invites executives to shatter the boundaries of conventional thinking — while revealing the path to ultimate success.
Alan has also worked with OnDeck, Child Fund International, and hundreds of small and mid-sized firms. He is a proud alumnus of Connecticut College, received an MBA from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation.