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Ed is the co-author of Lead Through Anything, a new best-selling book that focuses on a wide variety of skills, such as aligning people and energy to a common cause, building effective teams, and helping them work together more selflessly.


Ed Manfre is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Los Angeles office. He is a trusted business advisor and accredited executive coach (ACC) with two decades of experience helping CEOs and C-Suite leaders energize and align their organizations for success.


Ed’s clients include members of Fortune’s “World’s Best Places to Work” and “World’s Most Admired Companies” lists. He coaches, advises, and consults broadly across industries, from start-ups to the Fortune 100. He has worked in both executive and commercial leadership roles as a business builder and people leader.

A sought-after public speaker and award-winning writer, Ed is a columnist for the Forbes Human Resources Leadership Council and author of the USA Today National Bestselling book, “Lead Through Anything: Harness Purpose, Vitality and Agility to Thrive in the Face of Unrelenting Change,” which was published in November 2023 by McGraw Hill.

As a USC international fellow, Ed earned a certificate in doing business in the European Union from WHU – Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management. He speaks English and German.

Ed earned a Leadership Consulting Certificate from the Hudson Institute and is recognized as an accredited executive coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation. He is certified in Heidrick & Struggles assessment tools, including TAQ, LAQ, Culture Signature, and ALP


University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, MBA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Media

Philanthropy and Service

Ed speaks and writes publicly on various leadership and culture topics, including the recently co-authored article “Why Your Team’s Not Working: How CEOs Can Foster World-Class Leadership Teams.”