Jesús De La Garza

ForumSherpa Certified Master Facilitator

CEO & Founder of Monarch Leaders, Jesús de la Garza specializes in transforming the way leaders think through Transformative Leadership. This approach brings awareness to where leaders and their teams are in terms of their leadership cycle and inspires growth to reach new heights.


• ForumSherpa Certified Master Facilitator
• Forum 2.0® Certified
• EO Leadership Academy
• Entrepreneurial Master Program
• Return of the Masterminds
• Situational Leadership: Coaching & Leaders
College of Executive Coaching: Personal and Executive

"Jesus was amazing! Our entire forum agreed that he will facilitate all our retreats moving forward. His demeanor was very calm but he delivered the content with conviction. We had some members that were wavering in regards to EO renewal that have 100% committed to staying in the Forum through 2019. He may have saved our Forum."

— Anthony, EO Chicago Forum Member

My Story

Jesús de la Garza was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He has a wide range of experience in business and counseling, having master’s degrees in both fields, Jesús specializes in groups. This has helped him expand his perspective of human behavior, finding the challenges a person faces in group interactions. Jesús has more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry, the last 28 has represented TATA Steel International Americas, (Former Corus International Americas) and since 2017 represents British Steel Limited. 

An active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global non-profit organization for entrepreneurs, Jesús joined EO in 1998. He has also been an active member of the American Counseling Association since 2013. Jesús has been a Certified Forum Trainer for EO since 2004 and a Certified Moderator Trainer since 2006, Certified Forum Workshops (FWS) trainer since 2009. Has facilitated over 600 sessions with different Forums & Groups around the world. From 2006 thru 2009, Jesús served on the EO Global Board of Directors.  He graduated in the inaugural class of The Leadership Academy in 2008 hosted in Washington D.C. Since 2015, Jesús has been a ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator, advancing to Master Facilitator in 2017. In May 2018, Jesús graduated from the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP), a unique, executive education-style program hosted by EO and held at MIT Endicott House, located in Dedham, Massachusetts. Graduated from Situational Leadership & Building Situational Coaching given by the Center of Leadership Studies, in Los Angeles on Aug 26th and 27th 2018. Graduated from The Return of the Masterminds program, held on MIT Endicott House located in Dedham Massachusetts, in June 2019. Registered to attend Intensive Coach Training Program designed by College of Executive Education in Santa Barbara California on August 24th thru August 29th, 2019 & Intermediate Coaching Skills Virtual Course October 2021. Certified Speaker from EO Global Speakers Academy, San Diego California (in person, October 2021). Graduated from NLP Group International on Persuasion Engineering given by Richard Bandler, Certified in Emotional Intelligence EQI 2.0 and EQI 360 by MHS Talent Development in June 2022.

Jesús develops material on a continuous basis, to increase people’s level of conscience thru group experiences. He has created and facilitated seminars on leadership, high performing groups and life planning, among other topics. Jesús publishes papers on regular basis. He has received different recognition awards from EO chapters and organizations around the globe.

A restless world traveler, Jesús has visited more than 64 countries, working in more than 40. An expert in group dynamics, Jesús holds a firm conviction that small groups can change the world.

In 2015, Jesús founded De la Garza & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in making CEOs and executives achieve high performance for themselves and their teams, as well as doing the same for Forums and their members.

Jesús is the founder & creator of Monarch Advantage, a tool for Transformative Leadership design to help Leaders be more effective working with their executive teams, launched in 2019.

Author of 100 Leadership Questions book, Gold Winner 2020 on Hermes Creative Awards, available in Amazon and the Monarch Leaders free App available for IOS & Android.

Legacy and giving back are strong drivers in his life, leading Jesús to do pro bono work in Monterrey for Hombre Renovado, a rehabilitation center for minors.

Jesús enjoys different hobbies, like watching movies, reading ,trekking and scuba diving. His favorite phrase is “We are designed to have blind spots, which are the biggest opportunity to increase the level of conscience.”

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