Marshall Goldsmith

Resolute, Vigorous, Efficacious and an Erudite Mentor

Learning to do more towards making one’s life better, encompasses Marshall Goldsmith. With a trailblazing career as an executive leadership coach and an author, Marshall Goldsmith is the pathfinder to many who aspire and endeavour to live their life unbound by regrets and hunger to grow evermore. A pioneering leadership coach who shows people to live life in the best possible way and not according to someone else’s life version. Mr. Goldsmith has his sights set and targets up there to be achieved. He exclaims “I want to help successful people achieve positive, lasting changes in behaviour; for themselves, their people, and their teams. I want to help you make your life a little better.”

Born and brought up in Valley Station, Kentucky, Goldsmith earned a degree in mathematical economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1970. Later on, he earned an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 1972 and a PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California in 1977. He leads a distinguished career and was awarded the John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni awards in 2012 which happens to be the highest accolade bestowed by the UCLA Anderson School of Management upon their alumni. He was also awarded the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

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.

He is also the author of the business book ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ which was the New York Times best seller and ranked number 1 in Wall Street Journal and winner of the Harold Longman Award as the Best Business Book of the Year. Marshall’s acknowledgements include Global Gurus – Corps D ’Elite Award for Lifetime Contribution in both Leadership and Coaching, Harvard Business Review – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Institute 

for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching, American Management Association – 50 great thinkers who have influenced the field of management and BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America. Dr. Goldsmith has over 1.3 million followers on LinkedIn and over 3 million views on YouTube and his articles, interviews, columns and videos are available free of charge and adored by millions.

His magnum opus, ‘The Earned Life’, which happens to be his latest work is all about the choices, risks, and efforts that people make in their life in each moment and how they align with an overarching purpose in their lives. The acclaimed leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith offers an alternative and better approach towards fulfilment that goes against everything that people have been taught about achievement.

Goldsmith draws inspiration from Buddhism and reveals that the key to living the ‘earned life’ should require one to eliminate regrets and connect the habit of earning rewards towards something greater than personal successes. He is vocal about the Great Western Disease of “I’ll be happy when..”. Short-term achievements are evanescent and so the book teaches valuing the future over one’s present. Weighing up the opportunities and risks properly, honing a person’s ‘one-trick genius’ and needing to earn credibility twice are some agglomerated clusters of teachings that the book is brimming with. The book “The Earned Life’ is a veracious and resolute layout for ambitious people who seek a higher purpose in life, derived directly from Goldsmith’s golden career as a coach. Some other works include:- ‘Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It’, ‘Triggers: Sparking Positive Change and Making it Last’ etc. Amazon recently recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books Ever Written’ – and included Marshall’s Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. He is the only living author with two books on the list.

From 1976 to 1980, Goldsmith was an assistant professor and then associate dean at Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business. At Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, Marshall served as a professor of management practice. In 1977, he entered the field of management education after meeting Paul Hersey, and Goldsmith later cofounded the management education firm Keilty, Goldsmith and Company. Marshall Goldsmith later became a founding partner of the executive coaching group: Marshall Goldsmith Group. Throughout Marshall’s career, he has worked with CEOs from over 200 companies.

His work has been excerpted in The New Yorker in an article titled ‘The Better Boss’ and as well in the Atlantic by John Dickerson under the title ‘The Questions That Will Get Me Through The Pandemic.’

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