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Marshall Goldsmith      

Executive Educator & Coach; Best-Selling Author of "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There"

World-renowned business educator and coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the leading expert in his field. His singular ability to get results for top leaders has drawn over 150 CEOs and their management teams to address change in the workplace. They want what Dr. Goldsmith offers: practical and proven methods.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 34 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, "MOJO" and "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There" – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. He most recently released "Managers As Mentor", a guide for leaders in helping associates grow in today’s tumultuous organizations.

Marshall’s global professional acknowledgments include being named Harvard Business Review’s “World’s #1 Leadership Thinker,” Institute for Management Studies’ Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association’s “50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years,” BusinessWeek’s “50 great leaders in America,” Wall Street Journal’s “top ten executive educators,” Forbes “five most-respected executive coaches,” Leadership Excellence’s “top ten thinkers on leadership,” Economic Times’ “top CEO coaches,” Harvard Business Review’s “Leadership Thinker of the Decade,” CEO Global’s “World’s #1 Leadership Speaker,” Economist’s “most credible executive advisors in the new era of business” and Fast Company’s “America’s preeminent executive coach.” His work has been recognized by nearly every professional organization in his field.

Marshall’s other books include: Wall Street Journal bestseller Succession: Are You Ready? and BusinessWeek bestseller The Leader of the Future. The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2, and The Leadership Investment are American Library Association Choice award winners for academic business books of the year. Over three hundred of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available online at for viewing and sharing. Visitors to this site have come from 197 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared resources over 20 million times.

Speech Topics

Achieving Happiness & Self-Acceptance in a Crazy World

Effectively Influencing Up: Changing What You Can Change & Making Peace with What You Cannot Change

Global Leadership: The Next Generation

Coaching for Leadership

Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better

Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning

In this exciting and innovative program, Marshall Goldsmith offers proven principles on how to grow in today’s tumultuous organizations. Emphasizing the mentor as a learning catalyst with the protégé, rather than simply a disperser of knowledge, he discusses such issues as the role of mentoring in spurring innovation and mentoring a diverse and dispersed workforce accustomed to interacting digitally. Goldsmith shares with audiences the Mentor’s Toolkit, six resources to help in developing the mentor-protégé relationship. Attendees will leave better equipped to be the confident coaches that are integral to learning organizations.

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Executive Coaching

Goldsmith is one of the world's most accomplished and in-demand executive coaches. He is very selective in choosing clients and will personally work with a maximum of eight clients at any one time. His coaching process is unique; he defines success and "better" not by his or his individual clients' qualifications, but by measurable positive change in pre-selected leadership behaviors as determined by pre-selected key stakeholders. Goldsmith's clients range from CEOs to C-level executives whose work is critically important to an organization.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

How do successful leaders become even more successful? By following practical strategies from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world's leading executive coaches. This session will help you understand the unique challenges faced by successful people, and learn proven, research based tools for developing yourself and coaching others. Goldsmith will explain how to implement "feed-forward", a positive, focused tool for improvement, and understand the latest innovations in peer coaching. As long as you have the commitment, Goldsmith has the guide for mastering change and finding more happiness and meaning--at work and home, and with the important people in your life.

  • Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better
  • Coaching for Leadership
  • Global Leadership: The Next Generation
  • Globalization: A Nightmare or a Dream Come True
  • Effectively Influencing Up: Changing What You Can Change and Making Peace with What You Cannot Change
  • Achieving Happiness and Self-Acceptance in a Crazy World
  • Women in Leadership: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back If You Lose It

"Mojo" is the feeling we get when we're moving forward, making progress, achieving goals, clearing hurdles, passing the competition--and doing so with increasing ease. Based on his newest book, Marshall Goldsmith discusses the new world of work and shows why mojo is more important than ever before. Goldsmith will reveal how our mojo is impacted by identity, achievement, reputation, and acceptance. By the end of the session, participants will be able to define mojo, measure it, and keep mojo by letting go of the little stuff, avoiding pointless arguments at work, and steering clear of mojo-killers. Free applications will be available to help participants experience more happiness and meaning at work and at home.

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Women Leaders: Break 12 Habits That Hold You Back
How Women Rise, a book co-authored by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, is a great resource to discover the 12 habits that hold women back and how ...
No. 5. Trigger-happy Supercoach: Marshall Goldsmith, the world-renowned executive coach, completes the top five. An adjunct professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Goldsmith also picked up the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award for Leadership with his latest best-selling book – Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts; Becoming the Person You Want to Be.
Top-ranked leadership thinker shares coaching philosophy ...
Top leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith. MANILA, Philippines - “Great is the need of the student to learn. Far greater is the need for the teacher to teach.
Marshall Goldsmith to Speak at Hult in Sao Paulo -- SAO PAULO ...
SAO PAULO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world's leading CEO coaches and recently appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow ...

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