Peggy Klaus of Klaus & Associates Wins Stevie® Gold for Coach of the Year 2016

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

Peggy Klaus wins the 2016 Stevie Gold Award for Coach of the Year, Women in Business! (Photo: Business Wire).

NEW YORK--()--Peggy Klaus has won a Gold Stevie® Award for Coach of the Year in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She also picked up a Bronze for Woman of the Year in Business Services.

The Stevie Awards are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Klaus’s coaching career began in 1991, when she was caring for a dying friend. This experience inspired Klaus – already a successful actor, producer, talent coach and director, with Paramount Pictures, NBC, and Warner Brothers on her resume – to create a coaching program to help doctors better communicate with patients.

Two years and many hospitals later, Klaus shifted her prodigious energy and expert Hollywood skill-set to executives. Friends climbing the corporate ladder were asking her for communication and presentation training, and she fast became one of the country’s top executive coaches, with clients like JP Morgan Chase, the NFL, Gap, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson & Johnson.

At the core of the Klaus oeuvre is behavioral change. But results are what prompt companies to ask her back again and again. Take, for instance, the executives terrified after a sudden sale of their company. Or the “high-potential hire” who didn’t get along with people. Or the executive who didn’t trust her instincts or value – until Klaus came along.

“Changes aren't made overnight,” Klaus says, adding “It takes a lot of hard work.”

And so does a career that tops the charts for 23 years.

About Klaus & Associates
You may have seen her on the Today Show and 20/20 or read her advice in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and O magazine. For two decades, executive coach Peggy Klaus has helped thousands of professionals succeed by teaching skills essential for great communication and leadership. Author of BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It and The Hard Truth About Soft Skills, she engages audiences with high-energy and often hilarious keynotes and programs. Klaus, based in Berkeley, Calif., has lectured at UC-Berkeley, Harvard, Wharton’s and Smith College’s Executive MBA programs, and she is on the Young Women’s Leadership Network board.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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