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Paul Garcès

Boston, MA, USA
Portrait of Executive Coach Paul Garces

Paul brings a wide range of experience to organizations as an educator, consultant, training designer, and facilitator. In addition to his work as an executive coach to CEO’s and their senior teams, he has worked with organizations to raise levels of adaptability and accountability in the workforce.  Paul works with senior teams in the arena of team effectiveness, alignment, and strategy execution.  His work includes design and facilitation of offsite sessions to help executive teams frame their vision and leadership philosophy, building commitment to the company strategy.  He has worked over the past few years helping organizations define core values and operating principles for their culture, then assisting in embedding those competencies and behaviors into the organization. He has focused his practice in recent years on organizational diagnosis, change management, program effectiveness measurement, and leadership development in some of the world’s leading strategy consulting firms.

In over three decades working in the executive development arena, Mr. Garcés has developed and delivered seminars for use by a wide range of public and private-sector organizations, including Abbott, Adnexus, Alianz, Alkermes, Amersham, Arthur D. Little, Ayers Group, Bain and Company, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Boston Scientific, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cadbury Schweppes, CBS, Colgate, Conoco, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Datto, Deloitte Touche, Digitas, DEC, Duke Corporate Education, Dubai Petroleum Co., the Federal Reserve Bank, General Electric, the Boston GLOBE, Guidant Corporation, IBM, KPMG, L-1 Identity Solutions, The Levinson Institute, MassMutual, MercerDelta Consulting, Merck, Mercer, Microsoft, Motorola, New England Business Services, New York TIMES, PepsiCo, Pulmatrix, OliverWymanLLC, PwC, Ropes & Gray, Stryker, Telstra, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, and Zeborg.

Paul has also designed and delivered business development/presentation skills programs, train-the-trainer workshops, and has been a Master Certifying Instructor for sales training and leadership seminars for a wide array of global financial services institutions, including Analytic Investments, Banamex (Mexico), Banco Mercantil (Venezuela), Bank of Boston, Bank of America, Bank of NY, Casey Quirk, Citigroup, ColumbiaThreadneedle, DG Capital, Fidelity Investments, First Interstate Bank, Mellon, JPMorganChase, First National Bank of Chicago, Bank of Kuwait, Merrill Lynch, NAB (Nat’l Bank of Australia), Old Mutual, and Oppenheimer .

In addition, he has been a panelist and lectured before the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration on succession planning.  He has served as honorary director of Top Management Programs for the International Management Development Institute (IMDI) and spoken before the Asian Productivity Organization.

Before moving to full time coaching, Paul served for 4 years as Corporate Director of Human Resource Planning and Development at Union Camp Corporation, a leading paper and forest-products company. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development of programs in performance management, management training, succession planning, and professional placement.

Mr. Garcès has extensive training experience both in the United States and abroad. A native of Colombia, he is fluent in Spanish. His work in Latin America has included the development of systematic and comprehensive upward mobility and performance appraisal programs, and in culturally correct language translation of sales and management-development programs. He has consulted for clients in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Dubai, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and Venezuela.

Paul has developed several simulations in use for leadership development, including the Secrag In-Basket, the Secrag RaceTrak Simulation, and several assessment and team building instruments. 


  • Conflict Dynamics
  • Denison360
  • DiSC
  • ELC Derailers
  • FIRO-B
  • Hogan
  • Killman’s Conflict Modes
  • LBA-II
  • LVI (Leadership Versatility Index)
  • Litwin-Stringer Climate (CAPQ)
  • MBTI
  • Situational Leadership.
  • Thomas’ Power Base
  • TrustQuotient


  • Cornell University’s School of Engineering, awarded a McMullen Scholarship
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and History, George Mason University

Practice Areas

  • 360-Degree Feedback
  • Change Management
  • Coaching For Results
  • Communications
  • Cross-Cultural Coaching
  • Culture Alignment & Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High-Potential Executive
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Meeting/Program Facilitation
  • Non-Profits
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Team Coaching & Facilitation
  • Team Intervention
  • Transition Coaching
  • Workshops

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