meet marshall

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World and the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London since 2011. Published in 2015, his book Triggers is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times #1 Bestseller! He’s also the author of New York Times best seller and #1 Wall Street Journal Business Book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, winner of the Harold Longman Award as Best Business Book of the Year.

America's #1 executive coach.

-INC Magazine

With a PhD from UCLA, Marshall is a pioneer 360-degree feedback as a leadership development tool. His early efforts in providing feedback and then following-up with executives to measure changes in behavior were precursors to what eventually evolved as the field of executive coaching.

With nearly 40 years of hands-on experience, Marshall Goldsmith is the leading expert on leadership and coaching for behavioral change.


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.

Delivering keynote speeches about leadership and coaching for professional associations, executive groups and human resource organizations.

Providing top-rated leadership training for executives and high-potential leaders.

Teaching leaders and HR professionals to become great coaches.

Helping large organizations establish a peer coaching process.

Coaching for leadership that ensures executives achieve and sustain long-term, positive behavioral change.

Maintaining a worldwide network of coaching resources to help address clients’ leadership development needs.

Building teamwork through the unique “team building without time wasting” process.

Developing customized Leader of the Future profiles that describe the desired behaviors (or competencies) of future leaders in the organization.

Delivering leadership training that helps leaders align their behaviors with their organization’s Leader of the Future profile.

Following-up and measuring the results of coaching or training through the mini-survey process.

what great leaders are saying

Pau Gasol

President of the Gasol Foundation
2x National Basketball Association world champion
5x Olympian (3 medals)

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have met Marshall, to have him as part of my life an to have been able to learn from him – along with learning from the many other exceptional people in his 100 coaches community. He has played a very important role in my transition from being a professional athlete to the next chapter in my life.”

Aicha Evans

VP and general manager /
Fortune top ten next generation of female leaders

Marshall’s coaching invites leaders to focus relentlessly on their behavior. The leader’s behavior as well as the team’s behavior become the basis for great results and continuous improvement. This will be key to success for the connected, global, knowledge-driven companies of the future.

Deanna Mulligan

CEO, Fortune 50 most powerful women in business
Guardian Life

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…without Marshall Goldsmith’s help. With his coaching, you can change your old behavior to create new outcomes.”

G. M. Rao

CEO / Indian entrepreneur of the year
GRM Group (India)

Marshall Goldsmith is a great author and world-renowned executive coach. His contribution to our group has been immense, and we have greatly benefited from his unparalleled experience and his knowledge.

Jim Yong Kim

Twelfth president of the World Bank
World Bank

I have had the great fortune of working with Marshall for several years. He has helped me in so many ways. Triggers represents a natural progression in Marshall’s work and many of the ideas in it have already helped me and many of his other clients. As with all of his books, I know that Marshall’s focused, practical and insightful approach will help you in leadership, but even more important, it can help you in life!

Regis Schultz

CEO / one of Europe’s top electrical retailers Darty Group (France)

I had the great privilege of being coached by Marshall. He has been able to trigger change in my life and help me move to the next level in leadership. He has changed my life and career.

Amy Edmonson

Professor Harvard Business School 2021 Thinkers50 #1 Most Influential Management Thinker in with World

“The Earned Life is a great addition to Marshall’s body of work. The advice in this book can help you keep on achieving and, at the same time, do a better job of finding peace and happiness in the process.”


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