Hortense le Gentil

Hortense le Gentil is a world-renowned executive leadership coach, speaker and author. She coaches work, focuses on CEOs and senior executives on her journey from hero leaders to human leaders.
Horyense le Gentil, the author of the widely acclaimed book Aligned, released her latest book: The Unlocked Leader: Dare to Free Your Own Voice, Lead With Empathy, and Shine Your Light in the World (Wiley, September 2023). In her latest new book, she provides the keys to identifying and freeing ourselves from the mind-traps that hold us back.
Le Gentil’s thought leadership is informed by 30 years in business, working across industries including media consulting and advertising—and as an entrepreneur. She was a 2021 and 2023 nominee for the Thinkers 50 Coaching and Mentoring Awards and has been ranked #5 on the Global Gurus list by World Management Global Gurus. She is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered™ coach and a member of MG100 Coaches. Her thought-leadership has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Business Insider, and ThriveGlobal.com.

Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy and orchestrator of the retailer’s spectacular turnaround, unveils his personal playbook for achieving extraordinary outcomes by putting people and purpose at the heart of business.

HUBERT JOLY is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy.

He is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, and a Trustee of the New York Public Library and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Joly has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s and one of the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. by Glassdoor. He has also been recognized as one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 and received the organization’s 2021 Leadership Award.

He is the author of the best-selling and highly acclaimed book “The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism.

Dare to Free your own Voice, Lead with Empathy, and Shine your Light in the World


The Unlocked Leader is a very timely book for all leaders who are seeking to deal with a particularly challenging environment, as well as for executive coaches supporting these leaders. It is a practical and impactful guide to identify and free yourself from the mind-traps that hold you back so that you can learn to lead with empathy and be the human leader your team needs you to be.

THE HEART OF BUSINESS: Leadership Principles for the next Era of Capitalism


The Heart of Business is a timely guide for leaders ready to abandon old paradigms and lead with purpose and humanity. It shows how we can reinvent capitalism so that it contributes to a sustainable future.

NYDLA Members can get Hortense le Gentil & Hubert Joly’s New Book – “THE UNLOCKED LEADER” and “THE HEART OF BUSINESS” for FREE.

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