I teach simple, thought-provoking principles through speaking, coaching, and writing for all of life's responsibilities and relationships.


I hope my words will change the way you lead, love, and live...better. 

"Hal Runkel is a master communicator, and he's one of the wisest people I know. His creative solutions to some of life's most vexing problems are truly game-changers."

   --Molly Fletcher, CEO, TED speaker, sports agent, author of Fearless at Work

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Hi, I'm Hal Runkel

I’m a speaker, life & leadership coach, and the author of ScreamFree Parenting, ScreamFree Marriage, and Choose Your Own Adulthood.

My work focuses on leveraging the simple ingredient that most of us are missing: self-management.

​I’m fascinated with integrating ideas from philosophy, science, pop culture, sports, psychology and history and distilling them into bite-sized truths that help me lead, love, and live better. 

Because of what I've learned, I’ve experienced success I never thought possible: I'm a New York Times bestselling author, a go-to media expert, and I've travelled around the world speaking to and coaching leaders and their families. Far more importantly, I've been able to enjoy the family life I've always dreamed about.

My aim is to help leaders around the world create their own fantastic success in every "room" of their lives, be that the board room, living room, or even the bedroom. 

Join me in the journey.  

​Connect with me and let's get started. 

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"I brought in Hal to talk with my employees about handling conflict. His smart, engaging style blew them away. They were challenged to redefine the way they think about their relationships in the office and at home. I would encourage every manager to bring Hal in to work with their team, and in turn, dramatically increase morale and productivity."

 Melissa Taylor

Partner and Managing Director 
Porter Novelli Atlanta


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My clients are smart, self-aware leaders who realize that success in one area should never cost you success in another.


Whether you'd like help in pursuing:

  • a career of great influence, income, and significance,

  • a lifelong romance with your significant other,

  • an influential, joy-filled relationship with your kids, or 

  • a strong, healthy body and mind,

I can not only help, but I can guarantee results.

"Hal's coaching is truly transformative. He not only helps you see things differently, he somehow sends you toward your goal with renewed confidence. I trust him completely."

--Ted McMullan,

President, Covington Investments


No matter what topic I'm presenting, I want every audience member to walk away feeling enlightened, empowered, and enriched. Together, we'll learn how to be better and we'll share a few laughs along the way.

If you're in charge of booking a speaker, you want to deliver an engaging, memorable experience.

As a speaker, I take that pressure as a privilege, and I've had the privilege of addressing thousands of people in 19 countries and 40 states so far. 

Let's start talking about how I can bring your organization a live experience no one will ever forget. 

See a full list of speaking topics and media reel.



NBC's Today Show. Business Insider. Good Housekeeping. Redbook. The Huffington Post.

These are but a few of the thousands of opportunities I've had to reach viewers & readers with messages of hope and insight and transformation.


Contact Info

Tel: 678-672-6410

Email: ​info@halrunkel.com

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