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Executive Coaching for Extraordinary Performance

Founded in 2000 by Chuck Bolton, The Bolton Group LLC is an executive assessment and development firm committed to assisting C-suite executives, senior leaders and top leadership teams in becoming their best and achieving extraordinary performance.

We assist leaders to master the proven behaviors and leadership styles that drive hard results, reinvent how they create value and optimize their unique brands.  We assist top teams to achieve extraordinary performance and win.


Chuck Bolton—C-Suite Level Executive Advisor and Coach, Author, Instructor

Chuck Bolton – C-Suite Level Executive and Top Team Coach

Chuck Bolton is the president of The Bolton Group LLC, an executive development firm headquartered in Minneapolis.  Chuck assists successful executives in: reinventing how they lead, becoming exceptional leaders and achieving remarkable results.  He shows top executive teams how to reinvent so they achieve extraordinary performance and win.

Chuck has coached and consulted more than 1,000 executives and assessed over 100 top teams in the US, Canada, Europe and Israel.  Several clients are award winners including:  a CEO who is co-winner of the Nobel prize; a SVP who was the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal “Woman of the Year” in commercial real estate and a CEO named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Client companies range from early stage companies to Fortune 15 global powerhouses including:  Abbott, Baxter, Boston Scientific, Cantel Medical, Covidien, CR Bard, Hewlett-Packard, Medtronic, Optum, Quintiles, United Healthcare and many more.

Chuck created Top Team Check, a proprietary assessment tool and roadmap for extraordinary top team performance.  He is the author of The Reinvented Leader: Five Critical Steps to Becoming Your Best and Leadership Wipeout:  The Story of an Executive’s Crash and Rescue.

Chuck is an executive education instructor at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, where he created and instructs Optimizing Your Unique Executive Brand.  Chuck serves on the Council of Regents, School of Graduate and Professional Programs at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board to the Graduate School of Business and Technology.

Chuck appears frequently on the NBC affiliates in Minneapolis and Milwaukee and is a sought after speaker. His audiences include Fortune 500 companies, universities, professional associations and nonprofits in the US and Canada. 

Prior to launching his consulting practice in 2000, Chuck held the position of group vice president, Human Resources, Boston Scientific. He held similar roles at Baxter and American Hospital Supply Corporation.

Chuck received an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  He was recently recognized at Keller with the “40 for 40” award as a distinguished alum. He has received training and certification in executive coaching, emotional intelligence and related topics from Corporate Coach U, HayGroup, Adaptiv Learning Systems, the Alliance for Strategic Leadership and the Arbinger Institute. 


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Eric Hauth—Managing Director of The Bolton Group, LLC


Eric Hauth is the managing director of The Bolton Group, LLC, an executive development firm headquartered in Minneapolis. 

Eric assists successful executives in: reinventing how they lead, becoming exceptional leaders and achieving remarkable results. He shows top executive teams how to reinvent so they achieve extraordinary performance and win.

Eric brings deep experience in assessment and leadership development initiatives, having launched and directed an award-winning leadership institute for physicians from across the U.S. and around the globe, as well as directing leadership institutes in the medical technology and education arenas.

Eric has coached senior corporate executives, non-profit leaders and boards of director to become their best.

Previously, Eric also built and ran a successful coalition of corporate, including Fortune 500 medical device manufacturers Boston Scientific, Medtronic and St. Jude Medical.

With a career that includes work with both industry leaders and large-scale non-profit organizations, including extensive work with boards of directors, Eric brings to this work a unique combination of experience and expertise to help others perform at their best, both individually and collectively.

Eric holds graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of California-Riverside, respectively. He resides in the Twin Cities with his wife, Rebecca, and teenage twins.

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Media Kit

An author and popular speaker, Chuck Bolton has appeared on NBC’s Work It Wednesday, KARE 11-Minneapolis; NBC’s The Morning Blend, WTMJ4-Milwaukee; NBC’s Work Week, KUSA9 –Denver; FOX’s Good Morning Colorado, FOX31-Denver; CBS’ WCCO4-Minneapolis, Morning News; Next Stage Business Radio 1570 AM; and Minneapolis WMNN 1130 AM.  Articles featuring Chuck have appeared in the Harvard Business School Press, Financial Post, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Plymouth magazine, Vail Daily, Vail Trail and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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