Eric Herrenkohl

Managing Director and Executive Coach,

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Eric Herrenkohl is an executive coach and Managing Director of Executive Coaching and Executive Career Services for AchieveNEXT.  He is the creator of the A-Player Executive and Leadership Leverage Executive Coaching Systems, designed to lift the leadership performance and financial results of individuals, teams, and enterprises. 

Eric led and owned a boutique executive search and executive coaching firm for 20 years prior to joining AchieveNEXT. In that role, he was an executive advisor as well as a “headhunter” who worked with senior executives to recruit, onboard, develop, and lead A-player teams. His firm focused on executive leaders in supply chain, manufacturing and financial leadership roles.

Prior to founding his own firm, Eric worked for an innovative, high-growth middle-market company in the employee motivation/sales incentives industry. He was the second employee hired to operate a patented system that disrupted the industry and generated millions in licensing fees from the world’s top credit-card issuers. He also worked for a recruiting firm specializing in CFOs and financial leaders; an investor-backed, early-stage company in digitally-delivered online training; and the not-for-profit organization Young Life.

Eric’s book How to Hire A-Players, published by Wiley, is an Amazon bestseller named one of the top 10 recruiting books of all time by His thought leadership has been featured by Business Week, Fox News,, the LinkedIn Talent Blog,, NBC News, the Philadelphia Business Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Eric is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He holds a master’s degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and an undergraduate degree in economics and history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Eric and his wife Kelly have four children in the young adult to teenage years and live in the Philadelphia area. He is a devoted fan of his family, friends, great food, great books, Bordeaux wine, the Philadelphia 76ers, yoga (true beginner) and  jiu-jitsu (where a victory equals not getting injured!)