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Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, 2.5 Million books sold. World’s #1 Executive Coach, World’s #1 Leadership Thinker. 8x Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World.


Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 41 books, which have sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into 32 languages and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries. Amazon.com recently recognized their ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books’, and Marshall’s books, “Triggers” and “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”, were both recognized as being in the top 100 books ever written in their field. Marshall is one of only two authors with two books on the list.

Marshall is the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the World’s #1 Executive Coach, Top Ten Business Thinker for eight years, and was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Award for Leadership by the Harvard Institute of Coaching.

Marshall’s other professional acknowledgements include:

  • Harvard Business Review – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker
  • BusinessWeek – 50 Great Leaders in America
  • Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership Education
  • American Management Association – 50 Great Thinkers and Leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years.

Dr. Goldsmith served as a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. His Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management – where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. His MBA is from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business – where he was the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Advisory Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years.



Topic areas for keynotes and workshops are based on his best-selling books and include:

  • Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts, Becoming the People and Organizations We Want to Become
  • Mojo: Increasing Meaning, Happiness, and Employee Engagement
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Helping Successful People Get Even Better
  • Coaching for Leadership: Developing Ourselves, Coaching Our People, and Building Engagement
  • Global Leadership: The Next Generation
  • Women in Leadership: Unique Challenges and Opportunities


“We were a very successful team who took our performance to the next level.  With Marshall’s help we identified our two areas and went to work.  We used everyone’s help and support, exceeded our improvemAent expectations and had fun!  A team’s dedication to continuous improvement combined with Marshall’s proven process ROCKS”


World’s most influential leadership thinker (2015 and 2011), top ten business thinker, top rated executive coach (2015, 2013, and 2011).

America’s #1 executive coach.

Lifetime achievement award for management education.

Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR recognition).

One of five most respected executive coaches.

Most credible thought leaders in the new era of business.

Top ten executive educators.

Fifty great American leaders.

Fifty great leaders who have impacted the field of management over the past eighty years.

Leader of the Future Award.

15 Greatest Business Thinkers in the World.

Top 5 Leadership Thinkers.

Top CEO Coaches of America.

America’s Preeminent Executive Coach.

The John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award (2012), the highest accolade for exceptional achievement that the school may bestow upon alumni.