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"The Conductor doesn't
make a sound.
He depends on others to
play their instruments for
his power.
And his power is great, but
he cannot play the instruments
for them."

Ben Zander ~
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra,

Gary Hawk

Gary Hawk, J.D., PCC

Executive Coach


Professional Expertise

Gary Hawk is Managing Partner in Clarity International, a coaching and training firm that teaches skills on how to see, sense and use energy as a primary life and work strategy.  With his wife, Cathy, he is co-author of Creating the Rest of Your Life© and soon to be published, Lights-On Leadership©.  

Gary serves as an executive coach and mentor for CEOs, business owners and senior executives. He guides and challenges his clients in clarifying business and personal visions, and in thinking through the ongoing means to attain them. Each coaching relationship is tailored to the specific needs of the client. It focuses primarily on increasing the ability to be an authentic leader of self and others; increasing awareness and insight into behaviors and personal impact; developing clarity of purpose and methods to achieve it; evaluating choices or alternative behaviors; and the planning and implementation of more effective action and increased performance.

Professional Experience

With over 40 years experience in both large and small businesses, Gary brings a rich business background to his coaching relationships. He has executive experience working in both manufacturing and service environments. Gary ran the franchise division of a $450 million health services company.  He is an attorney and served as General Counsel for a producer and syndicator of television commercials, as well as a plastics manufacturer.  For several years Gary was also owner of a four-unit chain of weight loss franchises.

Since 1994, Gary has facilitated peer groups for CEOs and business owners. His peer groups provide a safe harbor for CEOs to discuss the sensitive issues and challenges of leading and running a business.  The group process tackles difficult challenges head-on such as: balancing the demands of work, family, and personal growth.  The meetings are a time for visionary, strategic thinking and for working “on the business”.

Gary also conducts leadership retreats for business owners, executives and leadership teams to facilitate the development of leadership purpose, shared vision, organizational culture and vitality.  The process helps leaders bring vision, energy, engagement and spirit into their organizations.

Gary’s executive coaching clients include executives in companies throughout the USA and Canada.  Representative client companies include:  Anadarko, Aradiant , Biogen-Idec, CARMA, Corporate Express, Electro-Graph, Encana, Qualcomm, Goal Financial, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed, Maxim Pharmaceuticals, OSEC, PayChex, Precision Engine Controls, San Diego Airport Authority, San Diego Data Processing, Tenet Healthcare and Towers Perrin.

Professional Development

Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska.  Gary is a PCC, ICF certified coach, and has completed a coaching certification and Co-Active Leadership certification from Coaches Training Institute; and a coaching certification from Clarity International.  Gary is also a certified trainer of the Team Spirit process of developing high performing teams and a certified Enneagram in Business facilitator.