Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 executive coaches in America. He has over 17 years experience as an executive coach, including such clients as Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Deloitte, Cisco, Oracle, Ritz-Carlton, Citibank and Microsoft. He has been selected to the executive coaching team for the UC Berkeley Executive Leadership Program and is a member of The Alexcel Group - an exclusive alliance of highly experienced executive coaches and talent management consultants in the nation.

Joel is the author of seven books and over 300+ articles on leadership. He has contributed to the book The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (John Wiley and Sons) and Leader to Leader - the award-winning quarterly journal launched by the Peter F. Drucker Foundation. His most recent book is Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.