Alan Samuel Cohen has built a 35+ year career around the idea that no matter the industry or challenge, breakthroughs come from mastering effective communication and connection. 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, Tiffany, American Express, NBC, Bravo, Edelman Public Relations 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 worked with leading performing arts organizations including Opera America, the Broadway League, Atlantic Theater, and Broadway Kids Auditions, among others. He has also worked with OnDeck, Child Fund International, and others. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. BA, Connecticut College; MBA, Gabelli School of Business - Fordham University.