About - Chuck Garcia

About Chuck Garcia

Chuck is the founder of Climb Leadership International and coaches executives worldwide on Public Speaking, Emotional Intelligence, and Executive Presence. His clients include the world’s largest financial institutions and technology companies.

He is a professional speaker, Amazon best-selling author of A Climb to the TOP, and on faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Engineering Professional Development & Leadership Program.

Chuck is also a passionate and accomplished mountaineer. He formerly spent 25 years in leadership positions at Bloomberg, BlackRock, and Citadel Investment Management.

Chuck “wrote the book” on Leadership Communication

In his Amazon best-selling book, A Climb to The Top, Chuck provides a unique and inspiring professional development experience. His step-by-step proven framework for impactful communication guides audience members to develop the mindset, skillset, and motivation to take their careers to new heights.

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A Well-versed Authority

Chuck Garcia is the founder of Climb Leadership International and coaches executives on leadership development, public speaking, and emotional intelligence. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches Leadership Communication in the Graduate School of Engineering. A 25-year veteran of Wall Street, he spent 14 years in sales and marketing at Bloomberg in a variety of leadership positions. He was Director of Business Development at BlackRock Solutions, an arm of the world’s largest investment manager, and was a Managing Director at Citadel, a prestigious alternative investment manager. He is also a mountaineer and has climbed some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, the Matterhorn, as well as mountains in Alaska and the Andes.

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Climb Leadership International

Chuck Garcia started Climb Leadership International to help leaders develop into powerful and compelling communicators. He recognized early own in his own career in financial services that the world’s greatest leaders share three traits that require continual professional development:

  1. Calm Under Pressure.
  2. Resolve Conflicts Effectively.
  3. Empathetic Leadership Style.

With his proven set of teaching methods integrated with emotional intelligence development, professionals worldwide who have worked with Chuck have learned to unlock their full potential and ensure a steady ascent to the top of their career mountains.

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Climb Leadership Institute

Take Chuck's courses to begin your transformation into a leader today.

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