The Professional Development Group Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

The Professional Development Group, a company dedicated to developing high performing teams and inspiring leaders, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

The Professional Development Group joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on

“We are thrilled to be accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council,” said Shawn Kent Hayashi, CEO and founder of The Professional Development Group. “Being a part of the council is an invaluable opportunity to help others learn about the importance of creating high performing teams. Through our collaboration with the Forbes Coaches Council, we hope to contribute in a way that will be of value to business leaders in all industries.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome The Professional Development Group into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”


Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on For more information about Forbes CoachesCouncil, visit To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit


The Professional Development Group helps businesses develop high performing teams, inspiring leaders and strong business cultures through a range of proven solutions. Based in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, The Professional Development Group works with clients in a variety of industries and locations that are interested in creating star performers. To learn more about The Professional Development Group, visit