Marshall Goldsmith


Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.

In 2002, Marshall was profiled in both the Harvard Business Review, and The New Yorker. Each of these publications described his distinctly creative approach to leadership development, a process that has helped thousands of people achieve positive change. He was featured in The Wall Street Journal as one of the "Top 10" executive educators, in Forbes as one of five top executive coaches and in The Business Times (of Asia) as one of 16 major thought leaders in the field.

Dr. Goldsmith is consistently rated as one of the top keynote speakers and executive coaches in the world. He is of the few consultants who have been asked to work with over 60 major CEOs and their management teams. He frequently teaches classes for both high-potential leaders and HR professionals. His Ph.D. is from the UCLA. He is on the faculty of executive education programs at Dartmouth, Michigan and Oxford (UK) Universities. His work has received national recognition from the Institute for Management Studies, American Management Association, American Society for Training and Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Conference Board and Human Resource Planning Society.

Marshall is a founding director of A4SL - The Alliance for Strategic Leadership, a consulting network that includes over 200 top professionals in the field of leadership development. A4SL's consultants have been asked to work with over 300 of the "Fortune 500" corporations. He is a partner with Hewitt Associates in providing global executive coaching. He served as a member of the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years.

Aside from his corporate work, Marshall has a strong commitment to volunteer projects for organizations such as: the Urban League; Save the Children; the Girl Scouts; and the International, Canadian and American Red Cross where he was a "National Volunteer of the Year." He is currently a volunteer for the US Army, where he is involved in leadership training for both Generals and top civilians.

Marshall's fourteen recent books include: The Leader of the Future (a Business Week "Top 15" best-seller), Coaching for Leadership, and Partnering. The Organization of the Future is a Library Journal "Best Business Book" award winner and The Leadership Investment won a Choice award as an "Outstanding Academic Business Book". has ranked five of his books as the #1 best sellers in their field.


1 hour to full-day seminars tailored to individual needs

    Topic areas that can be incorporated include:

    • How the world's greatest coaches help leaders learn
    • How high-performing organizations collaborate for success
    • Stories from top management experts: hard-earned lessons from work and home
    • Stones from CEOs: inspiring leadership, managing change, retaining top talent
    • Stories from senior leadership: changing personal behavior
    • Best practices in leadership development, organizational development and human resources
    • "Leader of the Future" Process\
    • How the world's best organizations gain strategic advantage through leadership development
    • Coaching for behavioral change: for yourselves, your people, your teams
    • The gift of feedback
    • The work-life / personal-life behavior connection: what can I do to be a better boss, supplier, team member, partner, spouse, parent


    Marshall Goldsmith's "always entertaining, personal stories create lasting memories that allow participants to recall his key messages years later".

      Jim Moore
      Sun Microsystems

    "He captivates the hearts and minds of his audiences and leaves leaders with practical wisdom that allows them to grow and improve. Marshall consistently gets the highest ratings of any speaker... frequently our managers will rate him a "6" on a I - 5 scale."

      Ed Rogel
      Vice President, Human Resource Operations
      Weyerhaeuser Company

    "Marshall is clearly one of the world's greatest executive educators and speakers. His work is practical, engaging, entertaining and useful. He consistently receives top feedback from even the most demanding participants. In fact, he is one of the few speakers who has been described as "transforming my life" by participants."

      Deepak Sethi
      Vice President, Executive & Leadership Development

    "I have used Marshall hundreds, perhaps over a thousand times over a 15 year period with audiences as small as 5 and as large as 500 and with titles ranging from school principal to manager to Chairman & CEO... He is the consistently highest rated speaker I have ever used. He achieves these results by being a fantastic combination of entertainer, motivator, and teacher... His always entertaining personal stories create lasting memories that allow participants to recall his key messages years later."

      Jim Moore
      Director Workforce Planning & Development
      Sun Microsystems

    "While many experts are effective in creating awareness and interest, Marshall addresses the topic, of personal improvement, in such a way which kindles the required motivations to drive to action."

      Charles Corace
      Director, Management Education & Development
      Johnson & Johnson



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