Ethan Hanabury

Ethan Hanabury is an Award winning executive coach, group facilitator, top management team expert, and executive education pioneer.

Ethan is passionate about helping organizations and their people achieve their goals. Ethan guides his executive clients to clarify their own motivations and those of their stakeholders. Ethan’s strategic insights into the organizational environment, warmth, listening ability, and skillful questioning open his clients to learning. His results orientation challenges them to take the action necessary to achieve success.

Ethan has worked from the divisional president to the vice president level. Ethan’s clients have included Bristol-Myers Squibb, Calvin Klein, Plum Organics, Campbell’s Soup, Columbia University Business School Executive Education Programs, American Express, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, ING, Societe Generale, Vedder Price, Standard & Poor’s, Exxon Mobil, Amerigroup, University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, and The Bronx Defenders.

Ethan’s consulting and coaching engagements focus at an individual and group level on a variety of issues, including: developing a strategic and innovative approach to leadership; leading organizational change; inspiring others; adopting a communication approach that achieves the goal of influencing people and decisions; achieving balanced decision-making; encouraging collaboration; increasing influence at higher organizational levels; and making the transition from functional to general management.

Ethan brings 28 years of experience, as a senior leader and educator to his coaching practice. As Senior Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, he led the teams that brought #1 rankings to the School’s Executive MBA and Executive Education programs; raised student satisfaction levels to record levels; and fostered a learning community that nourished tens of thousands of young women and men. Ethan was recognized by the graduating classes of 2007, 2009, and 2011 as the person at Columbia who made the biggest difference in the quality of their overall experience. Columbia Business School recognized his legacy by naming a student award in his honor for perpetuity. Previous to his deanship at Columbia, Ethan was a product manager with Unilever (Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Skippy peanut butter) and a CPA with Arthur Andersen.

Education and Training Ethan earned his MBA from Columbia University, completed Columbia’s Coaching Intensive Program, served on numerous boards and is a former board member of the Executive MBA Council.