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Marshall  Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

Executive Coach & Author


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. Recognized as one of the “15 most influential business thinkers in the world” in the biannual study sponsored by The London Times and Forbes, Goldsmith is one of a select few advisors who has been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. Read More >

Goldsmith is the best-selling author of many books, including: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, a New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal #1 business book, winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year, and top ten bestseller in seven major countries; Succession: Are You Ready?, a Wall Street Journal bestseller; The Leader of the Future, a BusinessWeek bestseller; The Organization of the Future 2, a Choice Award winner for top academic business books in 2009; Coaching for Leadership; and Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning. He regularly blogs for HBR.org, BusinessWeek.com, and The Huffington Post.

Called “one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years” by the American Management Association, Marshall Goldsmith’s accolades run far and wide. BusinessWeek named him one of the “most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development”; The Wall Street Journal called him one of the “top ten executive educators”; and Forbes hailed him as one of the “five most-respected executive coaches.”

Dr. Goldsmith’s received his PhD from UCLA where he has been named one of the “75 great alumni of the last 75 years.” He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at other leading business schools nationwide. He is a Fellow of 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.

He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, and International and American Red Cross leaders, where he was a National Volunteer of the Year. He is one of only two educators who have won the Institute of Management Studies Lifetime Achievement Award. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

Speech Topics

Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning

MOJO: Increasing Meaning, Happiness & Employee Engagement

Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better

Coaching for Leadership

Global Leadership: The Next Generation

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

Achieving Happiness & Self-Acceptance in a Crazy World