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 coaching systems, designed to help leaders pinpoint, assess, and overcome obstacles to human performance at every level in a business. Eric led 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 firm, Eric worked for mid-market companies in employee motivation/sales incentives and executive search. He also worked for an investor-backed, early-stage technology company 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 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. He 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, Bordeaux wine, great books, the Philadelphia 76ers, and jiu-jitsu.