Bonnie Hagemann

CEO Coach, C-Suite Coach

Hagemann is a highly regarded Executive Coach for CEOs and C-Suite Leaders, as well as a trusted advisor to members of the board. Her rich, intuitive abilities and understanding of the CEO role deeply complement the analytical and business capabilities of top-of-the-house executives. She helps leaders see themselves through the eyes of others, break through performance barriers, and establish their senior teams through assessment and development.

Author & Thought-Leader

Hagemann leads biennial research on Trends in Executive Development, and has 40+ published works including a book on shifting workforce demographics and their impact on leadership, called “Decades of Differences” and a new book entitled “Leading With Vision: The Leader’s Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce” which will be released in May 2017. She is also called upon by respected media outlets as a subject matter expert and often quoted in publications such as: Financial Times, Chief Executive, Forbes, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Career Builder, US Business Review, Human Resource Executive Magazine, US News and World Report, and Investor’s Business Daily.

Board Director

In 2016, Bonnie obtained the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program’s “Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director” certification. Bonnie currently chairs two corporate boards and is also a member and previous chair of a nonprofit board.

Bonnie is a seasoned expert in
top-of-the-house executive development.







Bonnie Hagemann at TEDx Overland Park

In March 2017, Bonnie was honored to be a part of the speaking line-up at TEDx Overland Park. Bonnie’s talk, Waiting for the Fog to Lift, discussed the need for clear, consistent visionary leadership in the increasingly unpredictable work environments of today.Watch Bonnie at TEDx

Bonnie Hagemann at UNESCO

In June 2017, Bonnie was invited to moderate a panel aimed at identifying new pathways for the promotion of women’s leadership in business worldwide at the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Soft Power Conference in Paris, France.Watch Bonnie at UNESCO
Bonnie at UNESCO
What Clients Are Saying About Bonnie
It was a joy to work with Bonnie! She spoke to our audience of over 100 C-suite and senior executives with thoughtfulness, clarity and enthusiasm. During our smaller group sessions Bonnie was perceptive, offering expert advice and facilitating meaningful conversation. She generously shared both strategic and tactical guidance, drawing upon her vast experience in coaching C-suite and developing senior leadership. I especially appreciated how well she illustrated her points with engaging stories and research. I’m still getting thank you notes from the participants.Alexandra Pasternak-Jackson, CEO
Amcham Finland
Our organization has experienced significant benefits working with Bonnie Hagemann for over 7 years. She has demonstrated considerable expertise in leadership coaching, especially with our most senior executives and clinical leaders. Her coaching style is extremely hands on, direct and insightful all the while maintaining a strategic perspective. Her feedback is always direct, honest, professional and compassionate. Using her skill sets, she allows highly talented leaders to realize their full potential. I have professionally and organizationally benefited from her skill sets and talent in addressing complex and difficult organizational leadership challenges. I would highly recommend her for all executive development and particularly for C-Suite coaching without reservation.Richard A. Anderson, President & CEO
St. Lukes University Health Network
Bonnie has not only assisted me greatly with transition into the CEO role of our organization, but also with the various transitions within my senior executive team. Her leadership coaching enabled me to fully appreciate the importance of the leadership decisions we had to make and how we message and energize our team around the changes to the organization that lie ahead. Her coaching style is extremely personal, direct, honest, professional, and compassionate. She has been an incredible “thought partner” for me, always there to give me a lens that is helpful and useful. Today I consider Bonnie not only a friend, but also a truly trusted colleague, a member of my most inner circle, and absolutely the best strategic advisor that a CEO could have.Todd Bastean, President & CEO
Bunge North America
Bonnie provides an excellent management coaching service. We have used her for internal management effectiveness coaching, 360 analysis and leadership training. She does a great job keeping management accountable and moving in a direction most effective for the organization. Great results. Expert. Good value.Thomas Edwards, Vice President & General Manager
Global Air Systems, Johnson Controls
We used Bonnie’s Visioning Program with our executives in the tough Nuclear Power industry. She was able to drive home the why and how for much needed bold and radical change in our risk adverse organization. Bonnie used anecdotes in a way that made it personal for our leaders, getting them invested in creating and communicating a compelling vision. Working with Bonnie was like collaborating with a brilliant friend. She challenged our approach and thinking with simple, easy to understand and actionable blueprints for change.Kim Seymour, Leadership Development Programs Lead
Exelon Generation Talent Management & Organization Development
I am happy to write a positive recommendation for Bonnie Hagemann. Bonnie is an authority in the field of executive education. I have been impressed with her knowledge of this topic!Marshall Goldsmith, Author
What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There
Bonnie is an expert in leadership of the very best kind – educated, insightful, experienced, strategic, and thoughtful. Her well-rounded balance of intellectual brilliance and intuitive good sense make her a go-to person for executives and leaders who want to be their best.Jim Kouzes, Author and Lecturer
The Leadership Challenge