AJ Harbinger

“Your network is your net worth”

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AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality.

Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

The Art of Charm Podcast would go on to become one of the largest and most successful lifestyle podcasts in the world. What started out as two graduate students conversing and laughing in a basement in Ann Arbor has turned into a top rated podcast and highly sought after coaching business. After seeing an opportunity to grow The Art of Charm, AJ made the difficult decision to leave the laboratory and graduate school and take a risky leap into the world of entrepreneurship.

Today, AJ and his co-founders teach people from all over the world how to create, develop, and maintain top business and personal relationships. It is often said that the best learning can be found in teaching a subject – for AJ, it was in coaching others towards success, that he was able to rekindle his own confidence and passion. The love of science and the desire to understand relationships at an elemental level had stopped being separate paths and interests for AJ and now merged into a single focus.

Men have traveled from over 50 countries to attend Bootcamp. Each week at their headquarters in Los Angeles these men discover how to be the best version of themselves.  AJ’s mantra is “your network is your net worth” — and this value is what he develops in each of his students.

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Art of Charm Toolbox | Storytelling (Episode 17)


Rapport Stories

That’s right! We dive back into the toolbox to take on storytelling! The Art of Charm goes international as Jordan calls in from the far east to drop some storytelling knowledge with AJ. We explain how to select topics, convey emotion, and develop rapport when telling stories. “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” -Hannah Arendt Download audio … Read More


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Thoughts on Life, Success, and Happiness from Dog The Bounty Hunter Chapman (Episode #15)


Dog Bounty Hunter

No, we’re NOT kidding. AJ & jordan scored an interview with none other than Dog the Bounty Hunter. Need we say more? “You can be anybody you want to be, as long as you don’t commit felonies.” -Dog Chapman Dog the Bounty Hunter Featured in: USA Today Download audio file Duane “Dog” Chapman had troubled past; he put it behind … Read More


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Art of Charm Toolbox | Banter: Part 1 (Episode 6)


Pick-Up Banter

This week, in the first of a two-part podcast episode, AJ and Jordan outline another important tool: banter and role play. You’ll learn how to playfully take yourself and the women you meet mentally away from the social pressure of a pickup, allowing you to later generate solid rapport and connection. Part one focuses on role play; part two will focus … Read More


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Art of Charm Toolbox | Opening (Episode 4)


How to Meet Beautiful Women (Episode 4)

You’re going to get rejected. Deal with it, and go approach anyway. The only way you can get better is by approaching and practicing. If you have good body language and make a solid approach, you’ll make a great first impression. Now that that’s out of the way, check out the rest of AJ and Jordan’s tips on opening. “The bravest are surely … Read More


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Art of Charm Toolbox | Stock Your Toolbox (Episode 2)


Stock Your Toolbox (Episode 2)

In this special toolbox episode of The Art of Charm, we’ll provide you with the basic tools you’ll need to get and keep that special someone: body language, rapport, storytelling, and more! “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” -Carl Jung (Direct Download Episode Here) Stock Your … Read More


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Introduction to The Art of Charm (Episode 1)


Introduction to The Art of Charm (Episode 1)

We’re AJ and Jordan Harbinger, and we’d like to extend this formal introduction to The Art of Charm — where we dig into advanced social skills training for aspiring top performers like you. Check out this podcast first to get a better feel for what we’re all about and how we approach the game in general. Welcome! “You have to … Read More


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