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Phil Harkins

  Phil Harkins

PHIL HARKINS is CEO, and chairman of the board of directors of Linkage, Inc., the company that he founded in 1988.

Phil is also an internationally-known expert in the fields of organizational development, leadership, communications, and executive coaching. His clients include senior executives and teams at leading organizations worldwide. All told, Phil has worked with leaders, leadership teams, and boards in more than 25 countries located in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition, along with leadership expert and Linkage board member Warren Bennis, Phil is co-chair of The Global Institute For Leadership Development, which has trained and developed more than 4,000 leaders from around the world.

Phil has authored and edited several books, including Everybody Wins: The Story and Lessons Behind RE/MAX (John Wiley & Sons, 2004); The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (John Wiley & Sons, 2004); and Powerful Conversations: How High-Impact Leaders Communicate (McGraw-Hill, 1999). He has spoken on these and other topics at more than 400 conferences, seminars, and programs around the globe.

Prior to founding Linkage in 1988, Phil held senior management positions at Keane, Inc. and Raytheon. He also served on faculty and as a senior administrator at Boston University. Phil is a graduate of Merrimack College and received three advanced degrees from Harvard University.

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