Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

Formal First Name
3/20/1949 - present

Marshall Goldsmith is a pioneer in the field of business education and leadership coaching. His success is built upon a practical approach to leadership that ensures long-term, positive behavioral change. He helps leaders overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors, helping them understand how beliefs and the environments we operate in can trigger negative behavior. A leading executive educator, Goldsmith is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with more than 150 major executives and their management teams.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Goldsmith has more than 1.3 million followers on LinkedIn.
  • His videos have over 2.6 million views on YouTube.  
  • Hundreds of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available online at for viewing and sharing. 
  • Visitors to this site have come from 197 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared resources tens of millions of times.


  • His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field.
  • Thinkers 50 - Top 10 Business Thinkers in the World, for eight consecutive years
  • INC and Fast Company magazines - World’s #1 Executive Coach
  • Dartmouth Tuck School of Business - Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
  • Kelley School of Business - Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Harvard Business Review - World’s #1 Leadership Thinker
  • Institute for Management Studies - Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 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
  • Economist - most credible executive advisors in the new era of business