Keynote Speaker Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

Renowned Executive Coach, Business Author, Thought-Leader, Management and Leadership Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speeches & Programs

  • Leading Your Own Life: A New Approach to Employee Engagement
  • Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better
  • Coaching for Leadership
  • Global Leadership: The Next Generation

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Marshall Goldsmith’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better – by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.

Marshall Goldsmith is the best-selling author of over two dozen books including: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There In Sales, MOJO – a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top ten best-seller, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, a New York Times best-seller, Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman award for “Best Business Book of the Year.” It has been translated into 23 languages and is a listed best seller in six different countries.

At the prestigious 2011 Thinkers50 Conference (sponsored by Harvard Business Review) in London, Marshall Goldsmith was recognized as the “Most Influential Leadership Thinker in the World.”  Along with being named the “#1 Leadership Thinker,” Marshall was listed as the “#7 Greatest Business Thinker in the World.”

Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA. He teaches Executive Education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. Marshall Goldsmith is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources (America’s top HR honor) and his work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. In 2006 Alliant International University honored Dr. Goldsmith by naming their schools of business and organizational studies – the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management.

More About Speaker, Marshall Goldsmith . . . 
Marshall Goldsmith is one of a select few advisors who have been asked to work with over 100 major CEOs and their management teams. He also served as a member of the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. Marshall Goldsmith has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

The American Management Association named Marshall Goldsmith as one of “50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years.” Major business press acknowledgments include: BusinessWeek – “Most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development”, The Times (UK) – “50 greatest living business thinkers”, Wall Street Journal – “Top ten executive educators”, Forbes – “Five most-respected executive coaches”, Leadership Excellence – “Top five thinkers on leadership”, Economic Times (India) – “Five Rajgurus of America”, Economist(UK) – “Most credible executive advisors in the new era of business” and Fast Company – “America’s preeminent executive coach.”

Testimonials 12

  • “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 improvement expectations and had fun! A team’s dedication to continuous improvement combined with Marshall’s proven process ROCKS!”

    Alan Mulally

    CEO Ford Motor Company, former President and CEO Boeing Commercial Airlines - one of Business Week's top ten executives for 2005.

  • Marshall Goldsmith has helped me become a more effective leader – as judged by the people who are most important at Getty /images – our employees. Marshall has helped me and my executive team members to be much better positive role models for living our Leadership Principles.

    Jonathan Klein

    CEO Getty images - the world's leading imagery company

  • “Marshall Goldsmith is a dynamo. He helps highly successful people get better and better and better. His advice helps me enormously at work, but it makes an even bigger impact at home. What could be better than that?”

    Mark Tercek

    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co

  • Marshall is a great coach and teacher. He has done a lot to help both me and our high-potential leaders. His approach is practical, useful, helpful and fun!

    JP Garnier


  • “Marshall Goldsmith is the coach’s coach. No one is more of a listener, who learns from us (his students) from what we say or do not say. Taking from what he has heard, he molds for all of us a program to make us and our people better for having been in his presence.”

    Alan Hassenfeld

    Chairman of the Board, Hasbro

  • As the CEO of the Girl Scouts, I was working to help a great organization become ‘the best that we could be’. The first person Marshall volunteered to work with was me – this sent an important message. I was exuberant about the experience, I improved and we moved this process across the organization.

    Frances Hesselbein

    winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest honor for a US civilian)

  • “Marshall Goldsmith is a highly engaging and entertaining speaker who teaches practical and actionable ways leaders can get better.”

    Jack Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

    Manager of Talent Development 3M Company

  • “Your valuable insights on leadership development and the related responsibilities of coaching and mentoring are critical to our general officers and their spouses. These are turbulent times, and the tools and techniques that you shared with them are therefore vitally important as they return to their various commands and leadership responsibilities.”

    Eric K. Shinseki

    Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

  • To fully realize the potential that lies in this transformation, our leaders must be able to demonstrate values-based leadership practices to maximize employee engagement each and every day. Marshall’s teachings remind us of how personal growth and change are a never ending journey

    John Hammergren

    CEO McKesson

  • “Marshall helped us determine that the role of a leader is about inspiring others. He showed us how to inspire others and build lasting relationships. He challenged our team and they loved working with him.”

    Cass Wheeler

    CEO American Heart Association

  • Seasoned executives often have a difficult time accepting that they can get better and understanding what they need to do to get there. No one operates at this level better than Marshall Goldsmith. The difference he has made with me is truly exceptional – and the only thing better is what he has been able to help me do with my senior executive team. Marshall is truly an exceptional person and coach.

    Bob Cullen

    CEO Thomson Healthcare and Scientific

  • As a coach, Marshall is like a best friend who tells you honestly what you need to know in the spirit of helping his best friend to do even better. He does this with genuine feedback from your colleagues, properly interpreted, which is actionable. He helps you to create a feedback loop which helps to make you a better leader and to measure how much you have improved. As a CFO, I believe in measurement!

    Jim Lawrence

    Vice Chairman and CFO General Mills

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