Welcome to 100 Coaches!

Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches Winners + Much More!

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Dallas to Riyadh!

A few months ago I came up with the idea of mentoring 15 people at no charge. My idea was to pick 15 people to teach everything that I know. In return, these 15 would do the same thing for 15 others, for free.

I called the project 15 Coaches.

I was inspired to do this by the many wonderful teachers and leaders who have so generously helped me – without ever asking for anything in return. It is my way of recognizing the amazing contributions they have made in my life.

I am so excited and moved by the more than 10,000 applications I have received!

For weeks I have been reviewing these applications. The many wonderful ideas of how applicants will pay it forward are humbling and inspiring. I wish I could mentor everyone who applied.

Given the overwhelmingly positive response I have received for this project, I have decided to expand the program from 15 to 100 coaches!

The project is now called 100 Coaches and I am currently working on the selection of the next 75 coaches!

The first group of 25 coaches will join me in Phoenix in December. There will be three more groups – one from Asia/India, one from the US, Europe, and South America, and one group of younger people and people from developing countries who are ready to make a difference in their communities and pay it forward.

Here is the list of the 25 coaches who will join me December 2-4 in Phoenix.

The First 25 of the 100 Coaches Winners

(Listed by group – not ranking)

Alexander Osterwalder – Thinkers 50 #1 Strategy Thinker 2015, co-founder Strategyzer, Osterwalder Strategy Facilitation, million-selling author Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design, inventor Business Model Canvas

Herminia Ibarra – Thinkers 50 #8 Management Thinker 2015, #1 Leadership Thinker 2013, Professor at INSEAD, best-selling author Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Whitney Johnson – Thinkers 50 #49 Management Thinker 2015, Disruptive Innovation expert, author Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

David Peterson – Pioneer executive coach, head of coaching at Google, author Development FIRST and Leader as Coach

Judith E. Glaser – Top executive coach, speaker, noted author Conversational Intelligence, Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking & Build a Healthy Thriving Organization and The DNA of Leadership

Michael Bungay Stanier – #2 ranked executive coach, speaker, senior partner Box of Crayons, award winning author Do More Great Work and The Coaching Habit

Doug Winnie – ActionCOACH #1 small business coach 2016

Everett Alexander – Start up and family business coach, financial advisor

Pawel Motyl – Formerly CEO HBR Poland, noted speaker, consultant and executive coach, author Labirynt Sztuka podejmowania decyzji

Bernie Banks – Former General US Army, head of Leadership Development West Point, currently Associate Dean Northwestern Kellogg School

Carol Kauffman – Founder/Executive Institute of Coaching Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital, chief supervisor Meyler Campbell Business Coaching Program

Praveen Kopalle – Professor Dartmouth Tuck School, head of Tuck coaching program

Sanyin Siang – Executive Director Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE), laboratory for leadership, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Clark Callahan – Managing Director – Custom Programs, Harvard Business School Executive Education

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson – Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer HR Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. at Walgreens

Prakash Venkataraman – Senior consultant executive development LinkedIn, coach, facilitator, leadership development expert

Aicha Evans – Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Devices Group at Intel Corporation, one of the highest ranking women in the chip industry

Deborah Borg – Chief Human Resource Officer Bunge Limited, former division president Dow USA, passionate about the human dimension of business and leadership in support of the business agenda

Bill Simpson – President and CEO Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, dedicated to the greater mission of providing value to the Milton Hershey School and home for children

Garry Ridge – CEO WD 40, author Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called “Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A”

Pooneh Mohajer – Inc. Magazine nominee, co-founder and CEO TokiDoki, co-founder Hard Candy, visionary entrepreneur

Feyzi Fatehi – Inc. Magazine nominee, founder and CEO, Corent Technologies, author The 10x Innovation Revolution: Inspiring a Culture of Disruption and Entrepreneurship Within Any Organization

Gabriella Teasdale – President at Fundación Transformación PY, CEO Paraguay Leadership Team – John Maxwell Team

Asheesh Advani – CEO Junior Achievement Worldwide, author Investors in Your Backyard: How to Raise Business Capital from the People You Know and Business Loans from Family & Friends: How to Ask, Make It Legal & Make It Work

Ayse Birsel – Co-founder Birsel + Seck, famous designer, author Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future

Stay tuned! I’ll be making more announcements on my website and social media channels with more information about the 100 Coaches project soon!

Life is good.