The Marshall Goldsmith Group includes Marshall and a select team of close associates who have worked closely with him throughout his career.
Each group member has been hand-picked by Marshall to help deliver on his mission—to help successful leaders get even better.
From executive coaching, speaking engagements, and leadership education, group members are highly skilled and experienced consultants who effectively impact individual, team and organizational challenges.
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.
He is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in eight countries.
Dr. Goldsmith was recently recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in the global bi-annual study sponsored by The (London) Times and Forbes. His other professional acknowledgments include: Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded by the IMS), American Management Association – 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Forbes – five most-respected executive coaches, Leadership Excellence – top five thinkers on leadership, Economic Times (India) – top CEO coaches of America, Economist (UK) – most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources – Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR award), Fast Company – America’s preeminent executive coach and Leader to Leader Institute – 2010 Leader of the Future Award. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field.
Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where (in 2010) he was recognized as one of 100 distinguished graduates in the 75 year history of the School. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He is one of a select few advisors who have 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. He 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.
Marshall’s books include: Succession: Are You Ready? – a WSJ bestseller, The Leader of the Future – a BusinessWeek bestseller, The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment – Choice Award winners (academic business books of the year). Over three hundred of his articles, interviews, columns and videos are available online at https://www.MarshallGoldsmithLibrary.com for viewing and sharing. Visitors to this site have come from 195 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded or shared resources over 5.2 million times. He has regular blogs at www.BNET.com, BusinessWeek.com and HuffingtonPost.com.
For 25+ years, Chris has been in the leadership development world. He has worked with and coached hundreds of key leaders and successful people develop leadership to become even more effective.
Chris’s coaching style is direct and well-defined around the Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching® Process he co-developed with Frank Wagner and Marshall Goldsmith. Chris has coached leaders in Fortune 100, 500, 1000 companies, as well as in start ups and not for profits. The common denominator for all the individuals Chris works with is, they are all successful, high-potential leaders whose organizations want to accelerate their development by having them work closely with a seasoned, leadership coach.
Actual coaching engagements results and after Action Reviews
- Gerard Iman mini survey and AAR
- Jack Clarkson’s mini survey and AAR
- Kerry Peters mini survey and AAR
- Tom Lee mini survey and AAR
Chris has taught management and leadership courses In the UCLA Technical Manager Program and at Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy.
Chris is a much sought after Keynote speaker: Topics and videos
Marshall Goldsmith’s endorsement of Chris Coffey:
“My partner, Chris Coffey, helps individuals and teams achieve and sustain outstanding results. In addition, he is clearly one of the world’s best keynote speakers and trainers in the area of coaching, leadership development, and teamwork. He provides a rare combination of being entertaining and dynamic while providing advice and stories from his extensive coaching experience that is both practical and applicable. He is a person that I trust to lead the Stakeholder Centered Coaching® certification process for our behavioral coaches!”
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Ron Curtis is an expert in executive coaching with extensive experience working at the senior executive level. He has worked with the top 25 domestic and international Fortune 500 companies. Ron began his career with IBM and held multiple managerial positions in the Human Resources Group. After retiring from IBM, he was hired as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for an Internet firm in Atlanta.
For the last 19 years, Ron has consulted and worked with organizations to identify and develop high-potential leaders. Ron combines his extensive consulting and HR background and uses practical experiences as well as workplace examples to increase leaders’ personal effectiveness
Ron’s clients include: Ashland, AT&T, BMW, Budget Rent-a-Car [not sure correct spelling on this. Bill Hawkins has different spelling in his bio, but the company now seems to be known simply as “Budget”], Cisco, Coca Cola Company, Deloitte, Ford Motor Company, Heineken, Hewlett-Packard, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Las Vegas Metro Police, MGM Mirage Hotels, Nortel, Pfizer, PwC and Verizon.
In addition to his work with major corporations, Ron has donated his services to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America and the National Urban League.
Ron holds a BS from West Liberty University and an MS from West Virginia University.
Ron is a certified executive coach, a member of Duke Corporate Education, and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC). He is accredited in many psychometric assessments, e.g. DISC, Lominger, MBTI, & Firo-B.
What Rob does uncommonly well is to help successful leaders at all levels in the organization achieve positive, long-term change in their behavior as well as, for their people and their teams. Below are the most often worked on leadership skills that he has effectively coached leaders in:
- Becoming a more effective decision-maker
- Building effective cross functional peer relationships
- Thinking & acting strategically
- Delegating more effectively…to develop pools of talent
- Developing executive presence…having a voice that is heard
- Addressing conflict constructively
- Being less dependent on an advocate
- Developing and linking team strategy to business strategy
- Holding others accountable
- Being more action oriented
- Executing on the critical few issues vs. the important many
- Becoming more assertive…in command
- Having organizational agility
- Matching one’s leadership style to the specific need of others
- Developing cohesive teams
Before joining Marshall Goldsmith, Rob’s corporate experience spans more than 20 years of international and domestic leadership roles in world-class Fortune 500 organizations where he held senior executive positions including those with P&L responsibility. In addition, he has a significant consulting background serving as an advisor and coach to leaders in most industry sectors across North America and Europe. His areas of coaching expertise include: Executive Coaching; Team Coaching; and Developing Emerging Leaders. It was Frank Wagner who asked Rob to co-design the certification in TEAM Stakeholder Centered Coaching and to co-facilitate those workshops as part of the Marshall Goldsmith Group.
A partial list includes:
Kraft, Frito-Lay, Chrysler, Microsoft, McDonalds, Flexeria, WorkStream, Sears Holdings, Safeway, RR Donnelley, TTX, James Hardie, Actuant, Schenck AccuRate, Trostel, Selig, Sortimat, Fellowes, Hughes Equipment, Althoff Industries, Aztalan Manufacturing, Schwaab Mfg., Radio Flyer, Simonswerks H2O+, Allstate Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CNA Insurance, AON/Hewitt, Bankers Life, Mutual Trust Financial Group, WNC First Insurance, Risk Capital Partners, Arsenal Capital Partners, Rising Tide, Porter Novelli, WTAS Consulting, Mercer, Grant Thornton, Teza Technologies, GetCo, Inc., Beltone/GN-ReSound, Abbott Labs, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius-Kabi, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Catamaran, Ashion Advanced Individual Medicine, Laser Spine Institute, Pactiv, , DePaul University, Loyola University, University of Chicago, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Dental Association, Loyola University of Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois School of Psychology, ECHO International, Menttium, Museum of Science & Industry.
Education & Affiliations
- Ph.D. Psychology/Leadership Development
- M.B.A. & B.S. degrees
- Master Certified Executive Coach
- Member-American Psychological Association
Rob is a single-track mountain biker; a CrossFit competitor & Level I Trainer; and has traveled extensively developing global relationships. In addition, he hosted the weekly radio show Leadership Leverage on World Talk Radio Voice America Business and author of the book The Truth About Executive Coaching that is available on Amazon. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two grown children.
Jim Goodrich is currently Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles, where he is the chief academic and administrative officer responsible for strategic management, internal operations, faculty, curriculum, budgets and external relations. The College has 4400 undergraduate and 400 graduate students in eight different degree programs. Goodrich has been active in strategic planning and leadership development in higher education.
Jim’s career also includes accomplishments as a teacher, scholar and consultant. Jim has done training and consulting for national and international clients including IBM, Coca-Cola, Lawrence Livermore Labs, Deloitte, the Red Cross and public agencies such as CALTRANS. He has also done executive coaching for the Marshall Goldsmith organization with C-suite executives in multinational firms – as well as innovative leaders of smaller organizations – for many years.
His publications span a variety of topics in leadership and executive coaching. Jim’s current projects center on career transition and executive succession in organizations. He is working with top executives who are seeking second careers as well as those are moving into other areas of business later in life.
Jim Goodrich holds an undergraduate degree from Occidental College, a Masters from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. from UCLA. He lives in Oregon and loves travel as well as spending time with his grandchildren.
Bill Hawkins is an expert in leadership development and executive coaching. As a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group, he has worked with more than 20 Fortune 500 Companies in 17 countries on five continents. He also coaches leaders individually to increase personal effectiveness.
Bill began his career with a division of Johnson & Johnson. He later joined Boston Scientific as Director, then Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With his blend of consulting and management experience, Bill brings a breadth of understanding and insight to “real world” situations.
Bill’s clients include: Abbott Nutrition, Acushnet, American Express, ArcelorMittal, Ashland, AT&T, Bentley, Bloomberg, Boeing, Boston Scientific, Budget Rent a Car, CalPERS, Cisco, ChevronTexaco, Cox Enterprises, C R Bard, DirecTV, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Exelon, Federal Reserve Bank, Ford Motor Company, FTI Consulting, GlaxoSmithKline, Internal Revenue Service, Johnson & Johnson, Labatt Breweries, KPMG, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Marathon Oil Company, Martha Stewart Living, Mead Johnson, MGM-Mirage Hotels, Microsoft, Motorola, New York Stock Exchange, Nike, Nortel, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Pfizer, PNC Bank, Raytheon, Sanofi-Aventis, Southern Company, Sterling Jewelers, TaylorMade-Adidas, Texas Instruments, Toyota, Union Pacific Railroad and Weyerhaeuser.
Aside from his work with major corporations, Bill has donated his services to the International Red Cross/Red Crescent, the New York Association for New Americans, and the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Bill holds a BS from Drake University and an MBA from Indiana University.
Bill is a member of the Peter Drucker Foundation “Thought Leader’s Forum,” a Distinguished Fellow at the “Global Leadership Development Center” at Alliant University, and is listed in Who’s Who in International Business. He is a contributing author in the Peter Drucker Foundation book The Organization of the Future, Jossey-Bass 1997. He is also a contributing author inCoaching for Leadership, Jossey-Bass, 2003, Change Champion’s Fieldguide, Best Practice Publications, 2008, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – In Sales, McGraw Hill, 2010 and Bring out the Best in Every Employee, McGraw Hill, 2013.
Tom Heinselman specializes in the development of leaders and teams at all levels through the use of workshop experiences, assessments and coaching.
For five years he lead the development and implementation of client programs for leadership and coaching at beBetter Networks, providing web-based technology to support leader development, employee development, career development and quality of work life.
He was associated with Keilty Goldsmith & Company (KGC) for fifteen years. At KGC, Tom specialized in providing consultation and training services in the areas of leadership development, career development, team building, executive coaching, and personal change strategies to companies such as AT&T, BMW, Johnson & Johnson, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, BellSouth and Sun Microsystems.
Prior to joining KG&C, Tom gained first-hand leadership experience as Vice President of Human Resources for a national healthcare consulting firm and in various management positions at IBM. His background at IBM includes ten years in direct sales and sales management, and six years in human resources including personnel operations management and management development.
He has conducted development seminars as a community service for Urban League, CARE USA, Girl Scouts USA, American Red Cross and Save the Children.
Tom is co-author of an article “Executive Coaching Defined” appearing in the March 1999 issue of ASTD’s Training & Development magazine and author of an article “Adding Value” appearing in the April 2010 issue of Leadership Excellence. He is also contributing author in the book, Coaching for Leadership, published by Jossey-Bass in 2000. Tom authored articles appearing in the January 2010 edition of Leadership Excellence Magazine and the October 2010 issue of Business Coaching Worldwide.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Harding University and his Masters Degree in Mathematics and Educational Psychology from Ohio University.
Maya Hu-Chan is an international management consultant, c-level executive coach, speaker, and author specializing in cross-cultural management and global leadership. She has trained and coached thousands of leaders from major corporations throughout North America, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Europe.
Maya develops global leaders and bridges the leadership and management challenges that stem from multi-national operations. She works with clients in such areas as building global business skills, multicultural team building, virtual communication, and understanding Asia-Pacific and US cultures.
Ranked Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers by Thinkers50, World Top 30 Leadership Gurus, and Top 100 Thought Leaders in Management & Leadership by Leadership Excellence, Maya is a popular keynote speaker and dynamic trainer. She has lectured at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is an Advisor of President’s Leadership Advisory Council for the World Bank and Founding Member and Master Coach of the Marshall Goldsmith Group.
Media & Publication
Her book “Global Leadership: The Next Generation” was recommended by Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. This book was translated in multiple languages. She is also a contributing author of 10 business books.
Maya is a frequent contributor and interviewee to a wide range of publications and media, including Inc.com, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Online, Bloomberg, OD Practitioner, Leadership Excellence, Thinkers50, American Management Association, Business Coaching Worldwide, SmartBrief on Leadership, Voice America, Asia Media, The Human Factor Magazine, AthenaOnline, and ATD Management Blog.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Maya is fluent in Chinese and English. She earned her M.A. in Communications from University of Pennsylvania and B.A. in Journalism and Business from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Prior to her consulting career, Maya was an anchor for the China Broadcasting Company in Taiwan, and the CEO of a non-profit organization in California.
Clients she has served include (partial list):
Technology: Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Dell, Conexant, IDT, Ingersoll Rand, Apple, Cisco Systems, Belkin, CGG, Atotech, Black & Veatch, SAS, Honeywell, Netscape, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Oracle, Siemens, Texas Instruments, AMD, Sematech, Sasol.
Consumer Products: Alibaba Group, Acushnet Company, DFS, Levi Strauss & Co., Lever Brothers Thailand, Callaway Golf, Kraft Foods, Labatt Breweries, Kodak, Procter & Gamble, New Balance, Johnson & Johnson, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Petco, Archer Daniels Midland, Monsanto, VF Corporation, W.L. Gore & Assoc., SONY, Panasonic.
Telecommunications: AT&T, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Motorola, Ericsson, Nortel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Semiconductor Research Corp., UTStarcom.
Financial: BSI Swiss Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Calpers, Merrill Lynch, Union Bank, UBS Investment Bank, MBK Partners.
Biotech: Illumina, LifeScan, Life Technologies.
Pharmaceutical: Abbott, Allergan, BD, Medtronic, Novartis, Merck, Ortho McNeil, Pfizer.
Transportation/Travel: American Airlines, Japan Tourist Bureau, Budget Rent-a-Car.
Insurance: Humana, Berkshire Life Insurance, Generali Group.
Consulting: A.T. Kearney, KPMG.
Defense: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Parker Hannifin.
Energy: Unocal, National Oil Company, Fluor Corporation, Detroit Edison.
Hospitality/Entertainment: Disney, MGM-Mirage.
Media: The Economist.
Government & Non-Profit: Los Angeles Police Department, Nature Conservancy, City of San Diego, Las Vegas Metro Police, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Olympic Committee, PMI
Maya lives in San Diego, California with her husband, 3 children and their golden retriever Ally. She enjoys hiking, yoga, music, cooking, traveling and good food.
Carlos E. Marin
With 30 years of experience as a full-time consultant, international executive coach and leadership development educator, Carlos has a well-established record of results. He specializes in helping leaders and their teams in diverse cultural and international settings achieve measurable and sustained positive changes in their leadership behavior.
His professional experience includes:
- Former Vice President of the Human Development Training Institute, San Diego California, an educational leadership development firm.
- Co-founder and Chancellor of San Diego California’s National University Graduate Program in International Business Administration (MBA) at their San Jose, Costa Rica campus.
- Director of the Washington Quality Group, Madrid, Spain where he helped pioneer the use of 360 leadership assessments in Spain.
- Founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group.
Carlos has coached executives and implemented large-scale leadership development initiatives in many internationally recognized companies and organizations such as: American Express (Worldwide); Avon (Mexico, Colombia, Brazil); Baker & McKenzie, LLP (San Diego, California); Coca-Cola (USA, Mexico, Latin America, Europe); Commercial Union Insurance (Spain); C.A.S.A. ConstruccionesAeronáuticas (Spain); Cuahutemoc-Moctezuma-Heineken Brewery (Monterrey, Mexico); DANNON (Mexico, USA); DELL Computers (USA, Brazil, Mexico, Panama); ENDESA, (Spain); Ericsson S.A.(Spain); Eastman Kodak (USA, Spain); Ernst & Young (Spain, Central America, Argentina, Brazil); GKN Aerospace (USA, UK); Hershey’s (Mexico);Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico); KPMG (USA, Brazil, Central America); Las Vegas Metro Police Department (Nevada USA); Lenox International (USA, Brazil); Lever Faberge (Spain); McKinsey & Company (USA, Germany & Spain); Merck Sharp & Dohme (USA, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and Africa); MGM (Nevada USA); Microsoft (California); Motorola (Mexico & Latin America); Nortel (Canada and Mexico); Oracle (Mexico, Spain and Portugal); Pfizer (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina); Price Waterhouse & Coopers (Spain); Qualcomm (USA, Mexico); Telefónica, S.A. (Spain); Siemens (Spain); The Capital Group Companies, (Irvine, California); Sempra Energy, (San Diego, California); SAP (Mexico); SCA—Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (USA, Mexico and Central America); Sun Microsystems (Mexico, Argentina and Brazil); Synthetic Genomics (La Jolla, California); Unilever (Mexico); VERTEX Pharmaceuticals (California, USA); Walmart (Brazil); Warner Lambert (Mexico); Wells Fargo Bank (California, USA).
Not for Profit
CARE USA and International, United Way (USA), Father Joe’s Villages (San Diego, California).
Carlos holds Master Degrees in Educational Psychology (Specialty in Adult Learning) and Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He completed postgraduate work at the University of Michigan in Leadership and Organizational Development. His undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Olivet College, Michigan. Other related education includes: a certificate of Advanced Mastery in the Marshall Goldsmith Behavioral Coaching Process, certified instructor of “Fierce Conversations,” Extended DISC™, and MBTI- Firo-B, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.
English, Spanish, and conversational Portuguese.
Martial Arts: third degree black belt Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Karate Do, a lifelong student of Tai Chi Chuan.
As a business leader, consultant and coach, Sue has focused throughout her career on helping individual leaders and teams grow in ways that lead to concrete business results. She views coaching as a measurable business process that should deliver tangible results and ROI.
Sue is a certified Master Coach and works with senior executives, teams and hi-potential leaders across many industries and functional areas. Her coaching experience includes executive leadership development and presence, coaching female Senior Executives, coaching in the context of strategic or organizational change, and coaching leadership teams for greater effectiveness and alignment. Frank Wagner asked Sue to co-design the certification in TEAM Stakeholder Centered Coaching and to co-facilitate those workshops.
Sue began her career at Leo Burnett Company, rising to Vice President/Account Director, responsible for direction agency operations and client relations for several Fortune 500 companies. She then co-founded and led a start-up consulting firm. In both roles, she held responsibility for management, staffing, strategy, and P&L.
A partial list includes:
American Dental Association, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Fresenius-Kabi Pharmaceuticals, Martins Point Health Care, Timberland, Enova International, Inteliquent Technologies, Grant Thornton, Porter Novelli, University of Notre Dame, Sortimat Technology, Hughes Electronics, Selig Sealing Products, Schenck AccuRate, Trostel Manufacturing, Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, Holdsworth Center (Austin TX), i.c.stars
- M.B.A, University of Chicago
- B.A., University of Notre Dame
Sue divides her time between Chicago and New England. She has two adult daughters and a grandson born in 2018. Sue enjoys travel, books, history, and yoga, as well as hiking and snow-shoeing.
JJim Moore is a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group. His consulting work is focused in 2 areas:
- Executive Coaching, where he works with top executives to help them become even more effective by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.
- Leadership Development Consulting, where he works with clients to design & deliver leadership development and succession planning strategies and initiatives and teaches in a variety of leadership development programs.
Jim worked for many years in the corporate world as a Chief Learning Officer for 3 large, multinational companies.
At Sun Microsystems he was responsible for executive development and for SunU, Sun’s corporate university.
At Northern Telecom Ltd. (now Nortel) where he had corporate responsibility for talent management and for global education programs for its 57,000 employees.
At BellSouth Corp. where he was the founder and Director of the Bell South Leadership Institute, as well as The Principals’ Institute for public school principals and the Global Leaders for the South program which was a series of leadership development for high potential leaders appointed by the governors of 13 Southeastern states.
He spent the first 20 years of his career practicing leadership as an engineering executive in the former Bell System.
Jim is featured in the Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (John Wiley and Sons, 2005) as one of the world’s top 50 executive coaches. Jim and Marshall Goldsmith recently wrote an article titled “4 Tips for Efficient Succession Planning” which was published on Marshall’s blog on HarvardBusiness.org and was featured as a “Tip of the Day.” Jim and Marshall have pioneered a daily coaching process with each other as described in Marshall’s books – What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and MOJO.
Jim’s clients include Cadence Design, Acushnet, Intel, SAIC, Bell Canada, Bearing Point, Saudi Aramco, J&J, Guardian Life, Autoliv, Best Buy, Masonite, Radio Flyer, Bunge, Suncor Energy, EQT, Contour Global, Walmart, Express, Gilead Sciences, Del Monte Foods, The Nature Conservancy, and Accenture.
Jim holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville.
As an executive coach, Howard Morgan has led major organizational change initiatives in partnership with top leaders and executives at numerous international organizations. He was named as one of the 50 top coaches by Linkage, recognized as one of five coaches with “a proven track record of success” and has published several books. His clients include global businesses in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Management Consulting, Communication, Media and High Tech industries.
Howard’s profound understanding of the demands of executive leadership come from 17 years of experience as a line executive and executive vice president in industry and government. He has operated major businesses with full profit and loss responsibility; managed the people side of mergers and acquisitions; led international expansions and start-ups; and gained the respect of unions and corporations when negotiating agreements in volatile labor environments. He knows what it means to structure an organization, lead people, and manage a business to achieve quarterly objectives. This practical background, along with an understanding of the politics of leadership and the competitive pressures of today’s global marketplace, is embodied in the roll-up-your-sleeves coaching work he does with executives.
The dramatic impact of Howard’s approach is drawn from his ability to communicate the significance of people and performance issues in the context of business objectives. He has been a pioneer in the practical understanding of how motivation, productivity, and behavior are linked to organizational values, leadership approach, and employee satisfaction. He has done significant work on measuring the impact of leaders on long-term profitability and growth. He has helped leaders understand that the nuances of people management are a major influence on corporate success, and how they can increase their effectiveness in that area in practical ways.
Howard is a managing director of Leadership Research Institute. He specializes in executive coaching as a strategic change management tool leading to improved customer / employee satisfaction and overall corporate performance. He has led the development of an internal coaching model for a large international organization and has done significant work coaching executives on the art of managing managers. He has worked with many executive committees of the world’s largest organizations on improving corporate and executive performance.
Howard holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and has completed advanced studies at the University of Michigan. He currently serves on three boards of directors, located in Europe and the U.S.
Dr. Linda Sharkey is a trusted transformational expert, author, speaker, and global leadership development coach.
Through her proven programs and no-nonsense approach, she helps create high-potential leaders and shapes company culture for future growth. Linda has deep experience working with Fortune 50 companies, and held senior human resource executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and at GE Capital.
She is the co-author of, The Future-Proof Workplace – Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose. (Wiley, 2017) This book is a survival guide for the new realities of business and highlights Linda’s approach to helping businesses prepare for the future.
Her co-authored book, Winning With Transglobal Leadership was named one of the top 30 best business books for 2013.
She also co-authored Optimizing Talent with Dr. Paul Eccher, a groundbreaking work spelling out proven steps to build a talent rich organization.
Dr. Sharkey is an inspiring keynote speaker at many global events, including the Global HR Academy with the Conference Board and the World Human Resources Development Conference, where she was honored with the “Super Women Achievement Award.”
She is a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group focused on helping successful executives become even more successful. She has a reputation as a no nonsense executive coach that enables those she coaches to show measurable behavior change in the eyes of others.
Linda was Chief Talent Officer and V.P., People Development at Hewlett Packard, responsible for establishing and driving the company’s talent management initiative, performance management processes, career development, executive staffing, coaching, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Prior to Hewlett Packard, Linda was with General Electric and held numerous Senior Human Resources and Talent Management roles. She established a leadership development effort for GE Capital that became part of the Crotonville offerings and was named a best practice by CEO Jack Welch. She led several key cultural integrations and established a coaching process for executives, developed HR professionals as coaches and personally coached many senior leaders.
She holds a PhD in Organization Development from Benedictine University, MPA from Russell Sage College and a BA in History from Nazareth College. She is a past two term member of the Academy of Management Board for OD as the scholar practitioner.
Pieter A. ter Kuile
Pieter A. ter Kuile is a sought after personal leadership trainer in Europe. He helps CEO’s and C-suite leaders achieve positive, measurable, lasting change in leadership behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.
His clients gain from boosted leadership effectiveness, enhanced reputations, better teamwork and more motivated followership. They include successful business leaders wanting to step up their effectiveness, newly appointed leaders transitioning into a role and candidates wanting to be groomed for succession.
Clients value Pieter’s nimble coaching style, which maximizes benefits in minimal time. He listens with a calm and open mind and speaks in a down to earth manner. Clients cite Pieter as someone who stands up to big egos. They appreciate him for telling how it is. He is respected for his ability to build confidence in his clients.
C-level clients include leaders at ABNAmro, Aegon, Ahold, AzG, ING, Jumbo, LeasePlan, SHV and Stibbe. EVP and SVP level clients are at: Adecco, Adidas, Bain Capital, Bosch Siemens, Cycling Sports Group, Dassault Systèmes, Dell, Diageo, DSM, FrieslandCampina, Generali, GE Capital, Google, Heineken, KPMG, KPN, Leaseplan, Mattel, McKinsey, Media-Saturn, NIBC, Novartis, NYSE-Euronext, Philips Electronics, Plantronics, PwC, QuintiQ, Rabo, Reckitt Benckiser, Sandoz, Sara Lee, Shell, Tetra Laval, Van Oord and Unilever.
Pieter donates hundreds of hours to Médicins sans Frontières, Child Helpline, War Child and Comfort Women.
Before joining Marshall Goldsmith, Pieter was a partner at Spencer Stuart helping companies with leadership assessments and search. Earlier he worked for the Aga Khan after having started out his career at JP Morgan.
Pieter earned his MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School and his Law degree from Amsterdam.
Pieter is a Zen meditator, certified Hasya Yoga teacher, seasoned ski-mountaineer and novice skydiver.
Frank has been a full time consultant in the leadership field since 1981. His consulting career began when he joined the staff part time at The Center for Leadership Studies with Paul Hersey in the late 1970’s. He then became a partner and director at Keilty, Goldsmith & Boone. Besides co-founding Prism Ltd in 1986, Frank currently works closely with The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC) whose aim is to further the achievement of high standards in the coaching field.
As a behavioral coach, Frank brings a wide range of experience working with individuals from mid-level management through C-level positions. As a long-term colleague of Marshall Goldsmith who has been widely recognized as the top leadership coach in the world, Frank was asked by Marshall to design, teach, and oversee the certification of coaches in his methodology and practice aimed at helping successful leaders get better. Their unique coaching practice is called “Stakeholder Centered Coaching.”
In the leadership development arena, Frank’s training specialty is leadership behavior with an emphasis on: demonstrating and building commitment, teamwork, influence across organizational boundaries, coaching, and faster strategic planning and execution. His training designs all revolve around a specific leadership model supported by exercises and tools to apply the concepts learned.
Frank has an Undergraduate degree in Economics from Santa Clara University, an MBA from UCLA, as well as a Ph.D. from UCLA. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys helping his seven grandsons as they enter the world of work.
Sarah McArthur has been working with Marshall Goldsmith in various capacities for nearly two decades. She looks forward to helping you find the service, coach, and/ or speaker within the Marshall Goldsmith Group that best suits your needs.
Please contact Sarah for more information about the Marshall Goldsmith Group.