“If you want to unleash that phenomenal power as a leader, start by getting clarity on what really drives you.”

Hortense le Gentil is a global executive leadership coach and the author of the widely acclaimed “Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be.” Le Gentil is ranked #5 on the Global Gurus list by World Management Global Gurus and was a 2021 nominee of the Thinkers 50 Coaching and Mentoring Awards. Her thought-leadership has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. and Business Insider. She is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and ThriveGlobal.com. Le Gentil has been working on and delivering executive leadership programs at various Fortune 500 companies and for CEO Perspectives. She is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder CenteredTM coach and part of MG100 Coaches. 

Nationality: French

Industry: Leadership and Development

Q: What have you learned about yourself through your journey that you want to share with people that would be helpful for them as they read [your book]? What are the things that you’ve learned about yourself? Inspired Purpose Coach

A: “Listen to your heart and to yourself. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Anyone is already taken, so pick yourself and it makes a difference. I know it can be difficult and we need the courage to do it because sometimes we have to move on from things to be to ourselves. Don’t be afraid because when you burn this door, behind this door, it’s a mess and this is your way. You would find your power, your calling and your talents. You can develop, evolve and everything is changing. Acceptance. This is what I learned from the beginning and listened to your heart and your instinct.”