About Us

What is Gazelles International?

Welcome to Gazelles International, a worldwide coaching association composed of independent, executive business Coaches assisting growth companies with the development of the One-Page Strategic Plan and implementation of the Four DecisionsTM, based on the book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Gazelles founder Verne Harnish.

Gazelles International Coaches focus primarily on the development of mid-market companies (revenue from $1MM to $250MM) using the Four DecisionsTM as the framework for growth. Founded in 2001 by Verne Harnish, author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm, Gazelles International has successfully grown under the leadership of Ron Huntington (past president), and Keith Cupp, current president and head coach of Gazelles International.

Gazelles International continues to expand as it fulfills its promise to offer the best education, best tools, and best community to the top business Coaches in the world.

Who are Gazelles International Coaches?

Gazelles International Coaches are many of the most experienced, most effective executive coaches in the world. These independent executive coaches support growing companies and business units across the globe.

Today, more than 120 Gazelles International Coaches, with over 1,650 years of professional experience, impact the world by collaborating with more than 1,700 companies on six continents worldwide and contribute to over $42 billion in combined revenues to the global economy.

Gazelles International Coaches have access to the best education through ongoing trainings, webinars and conferences; strong, relevant business partnerships; and best tools (Four DecisionsTM Intellectual Property); as well as the exceptional Gazelles International community of top business coaches.

Additionally, Gazelles International Coaches have the opportunity to seek certification in the use of Gazelles products and services. Certified Coaches undergo at least 45 annual hours of continuing education received directly from mid-market thought leaders.

Gazelles International Coaches assist their clients with the implementation of the Four DecisionsTM (based on Mastering the Rockefeller Habits), refinement of the One-Page Strategic Plan, annual and quarterly business planning, executive coaching for performance, and other services based the Coach’s additional expertise. They are selected for their experience, professionalism, and ability to effectively coach their clients using these and other Gazelles-related products and services.

Why “Gazelles”?

Our founder Verne Harnish has a story he likes to tell about gazelles and lions. If you’ve been to one of our summits, chances are you’ve heard it. Basically, it illustrates the fact that it’s a competitive world out there when you’re a growth company! Gazelles (the animals) spend their days running—it’s how they survive. Growth companies must do the same, by proactively focusing on growth.

“Gazelle” is also a technical economic term for a company growing at an annual rate of 20 percent (or more). We aspire to be a healthy, growing company, just as we coach our clients to be the same.