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Meet Hal Runkel

Hal Runkel is, above all, a communicator for change. He is obsessed with before & after growth stories, and he wakes up every morning striving to help make those happen for people. To that end, he’s routinely asking himself:

1. How can I be the best listener people encounter all day today?
2. How can I use my voice to help nurture growth for people and their systems?

Hal is a New York Times bestselling author, international speaker, and leadership coach, whose books, articles, talks, and media appearances have impacted millions around the world.

After helping launch two amazing adults out on their own, Hal and his wife of 30 years, Jenny, now enjoy their empty nest together in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Hal Runkel Speaker


Hal is routinely praised as “the best speaker we’ve ever had.” His voice onstage is authoritative, funny, and above all, memorable. Audiences in 40 states and 21 countries have raved about Hal’s lasting impact at their event. To inquire how Hal can speak to your audience, book a conversation today.

Hal Runkel Counselor


Coaching with Hal is a transformative experience. Most people have never encountered such a world-class listener, nor someone who asks such moving questions. If you and/or your team are ready to be heard, challenged, and championed like never before, book a conversation with Hal today.

Hal Runkel Media Expert


Hal’s words on a page have been read by millions around the world, and he’s just getting started, with multiple book projects in the works. He’s already a NYT bestselling author, a prolific blogger, and coaches other authors on how to use their words to create movement. You can check out his books here, and scan through his thousands of articles here. If you’re a thought leader looking for guidance on your next writing project, book a conversation here.