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Noah Blumenthal's Biography

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Aug 2009

Noah Blumenthal is the Founder and President of Leading Principles, Inc., an executive coaching and consulting company dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations see from fresh perspectives in order to make better decisions. As a speaker, coach and consultant Noah has worked with clients in the Fortune 500 in financial services, advertising, media, pharmaceuticals, professional services, utilities, and consumer products and was named by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world's "Top 100 Minds in Personal Development."


Noah is a sought-after speaker and trainer, delivering talks and workshops on leadership development, personal change, marketing, and sales behavior to audiences of executives, managers, sales people, HR professionals, executive coaches and OD experts. Organizations that have featured Nas a speaker include Goldman Sachs, Frito Lay, MTV Networks, Columbia University, Fordham University, the International Coaching Federation, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Noah was a founding member of an internal consulting group at UBS Financial Services where he helped create and lead the effort for team development and coaching in the organization. He trained and consulted to over 1000 line, management, and executive teams and coached hundreds of team leaders on how to change their businesses and their behaviors.

Noah's second book, Be The Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life (released in August 2009), shows how people can choose to think and act like either heroes or victims. Be The Hero and his first book, You're Addicted to You: Why It's So Hard to Change and What You Can Do About It, are published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Noah has been featured in various media outlets including The New York Times, CBS News, MSNBC News, The Chicago Sun-Times, Investors Business Daily and Newsday.

Noah has a B.A. in psychology with a minor in philosophy from Brandeis University and has completed graduate work in Psychometrics at Fordham University and in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University.

Noah's experiences have left him with a powerful belief that people are better than their actions and can be happier than they are. They simply need the tools to change what they want to change.


It is impossible to narrow this list down to fit in this tiny box. However, here are some of the top influences on my life.
Mom, Dad and my 2 siblings. They are all brilliant. They are all natural leaders. And they have helped me achieve everything I have done in my life.
My wife, Beatrice, and 2 daughters. They lift me up, remind me of what's important, challenge me, inspire me, and teach me every day.
So many authors. Victor Frankl, Peter Block, Martin Seligman, James O'Toole, Chip and Dan Heath are at the top of the list.
So many books. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, The Fountainhead, Three Deep Breaths, Zen in the Martial Arts, The Essential Ghandi.
So many teachers. Howie Fisher and Larry Feltham, Joe Cunningham and Teresa Amabile, Warner Burke and Harvey Hornstein, all taught me to think for myself.
So many friends. Chuck, Neil, Joe, Melissa, the GC crowd have always believed in me and convinced me that I could do more than I thought possible.

Upcoming Works

My most recent book, Be the Hero, just launched a week ago. An author is entitled to at least one month of rest before having to come up with ideas for upcoming works.

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