Marshall Goldsmith (March 20, 1949) is an American leadership coach and best-selling author of management-related literature.
Born in Valley Station, Kentucky, Goldsmith received a degree in mathematical economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1970. Goldsmith earned an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 1972. He earned a PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California in 1977.
From 1976-1980, he was Assistant Professor and then Associate Dean at Loyola Marymount Universityâs College of Business. He currently teaches executive education at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, and he frequently speaks at leading business schools.
In 1977, Marshall met Dr. Paul Hersey, a consultant in leadership development, and began teaching managers. He later co-founded of Keilty, Goldsmith and Company. He is currently a founding partner of the Marshall Goldsmith Group.
Goldsmith was a pioneer in the use of customized 360-degree feedback (confidential feedback from direct reports, peers and managers) 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 âexecutive coaching.â In acknowledgment of his work in helping leaders change behavior, he received his first national recognition in 1993, being ranked as one of the top ten executive educators in the Wall Street Journal.
- 1949-03-20) March 20, 1949 (age 65), Valley Station, Kentucky
- Alma mater
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Indiana University, Kelley School of Business UCLA Anderson School of Management
- Author Professor Executive Educator Coach
- Lyda Goldsmith