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Helio Fred Garcia

Photo of Helio Fred Garcia For more than 35 years Helio Fred Garcia has helped leaders build trust, inspire loyalty, and lead effectively. He is a coach, counselor, teacher, writer, and speaker whose clients include some of the largest and best-known companies and organizations in the world.

He is the author most recently of The Agony of Decision: Mental Readiness and Leadership in a Crisis (2017). He is also author of The Power of Communication: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively (FT Press, 2012). That book was one of eight Leadership titles on the United States Marine Corps Commandant's Professional Reading List from 2013 to 2017.

Fred is President of the crisis management firm Logos Consulting Group and Executive Director of the Logos Institute for Crisis Management & Executive Leadership. He is based in New York and has worked with clients in dozens of countries on six continents. 

He is a highly sought keynote and motivational speaker. He has keynoted major conferences and events in the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Fred has been on the New York University faculty since 1988. He is an adjunct professor of management in NYU’s Stern School of Business Executive MBA program, where in 2016 he was named NYU Executive MBA Great Professor. He is also an adjunct associate professor of management and communication in NYU’s Master’s in PR/Corporate Communication program, where he twice received the Dean's award for teaching excellence, in 1990 and 2017. He has also received the school's awards for outstanding service and for 25 years teaching. He is a Senior Fellow at Communication University of China. For eight years he was on the leadership faculty of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, MS in Advanced Studies in Crisis Management and Security Policy. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the Wharton School/UPenn, US Defense Information School, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and other institutions.

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