Leadership Development & Executive Coaching with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith on Developing Ourselves, Coaching Our People, and Building Engagement

In this fast-paced, interactive two-day session, Marshall will begin with a discussion of the classic challenges that come with success in leadership and in life.  He will show how to use ‘what to stop’ in coaching and development.  Participants will get to practice and be ready to use feedforward, a positive tool for learning that has been successfully implemented around the world.  Dr. Goldsmith will then share the essence of the Stakeholder Centered Leadership Development and Stakeholder Centered Coaching processes that are backed by award-winning research from tens of thousands of respondents.

In day two, Marshall will focus on ‘becoming the person you want to be’.  Particpants will experience the ‘Heroes Exercise’ to help them clarify their values and long-term aspirations.   He will build upon key learnings from MOJO, Triggers, and The Earned Life (his upcoming book), to help particpants focus on how they can make the changes they need to help them become closer to being the people that they want to be.  Finally, Dr. Goldsmith will show how daily questions – and especially active questions – can be used to both increase individual effectiveness and build employee engagement.

Benefits of the course:

Participants will:

  • Learn the classic challenges that come with success in leadership.
  • Be ready to use ‘what to stop’ in coaching.
  • Be able to apply proven processes for leadership development and coaching that are backed by award-winning research.
  • Be ready to use daily questions – and especially active questions – to both increase individual effectiveness and build employee engagement.

Who should attend?
This course can benefit leaders at all levels – from the CEOs that Marshall coaches to first-line managers.  It can also be great for high-potential, future leaders.


4:55 PM onwards
  • 4:55 PM – 5:00 PM

    Welcome Address

  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Introduction and overview of the two days

    Taking your leadership to the next level 

    • Classic challenges for successful leaders 
    • Learning from a great leader 
    • Developing yourself as a leader & partner 

    Feedforward – a positive tool for learning  

    • The feedforward exercise  
    • Letting go of the past  
    • Listening to suggestions without judging  
    • Learning as much as you can  
    • Helping as much as you can  
    • Learning points to help you be a great coach 
    • Applications of Feedforward 

    Break for 15 minutes

    Coaching practice 

    • What one behavior change will make a significant positive difference for you?  
    • Why will this change make a difference?  
    • Repeat with your partner 
    • ‘Leadership Is a Contact Sport’ – research involving over 86,000 respondents 

    Change In leadership effectiveness   

    • Changing perception: Why changing perception is more difficult than changing behavior 
    • When behavioral coaching will not work   
    • Coaching for behavioral change   
    • Team building without time wasting  
  • 8:00 PM – Onwards

    Day 1 Concludes

5:00 PM onwards
  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Review of day one and overview

    Alan Mulally: Stakeholder Centered Leadership  

    • Establishing clear leadership behavior
    • Determining the desired behavior 
    • Communicating across the company 
    • Zero tolerance for behavior violations 
    • Getting clear on priorities 
    • The ‘top five’ per person 
    • Red, yellow, green 
    • Complete alignment to the plan

    The Life Plan Review (LPR) Process

    • Setting life goals (personal & professional)
    • Daily questions
    • Weekly Reviews
    • Accountability without judgement
    • A support group
    • Feedforward

    Achieving Mindfulness

    • The Heroes Exercise  
    • Task-specific readiness  
    • Four leadership styles 

    CL and Situational Leadership

    • Total transparency on direct report readiness 
    • Total transparency on leader knowledge 
    • Being open to learning from all levels in the organization – as well as from outside the organization

    Break for 15 minutes


    • What is MOJO?
    • The MOJO Paradox: Our default reaction in life
    • MOJO Test
    • MOJO Survey

    The MOJO matrix – increasing happiness and meaning: The MOJO Paradox -Our default reaction in life:

    Why is change so difficult?

    • New Year’s resolutions that are never achieved? 
    • Coaching clients that don’t change? 
    • Our daily failures to do – even the small things – that we plan?

    What is a trigger?  

    • Who is in control?  
    • Mutual creation  
    • Fate vs. choice  
    • Changing the impact of triggers
    • Dealing with triggers

    The Wheel of Change Becoming the Person that We Want to Become

    • The identity matrix
    • It is OK to need help and structure 
    • The value of the structure  

    Classic delusions 

  • 8:00 PM – Onwards

    Masterclass Concludes



Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

World's #1 Leadership Thinker, Coach & Author

Dr. Goldsmith is a member of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame.  He is the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the World’s #1 Executive Coach and Top Ten Business Thinker for eight years. Marshall was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Award for Leadership by the Harvard Institute of Coaching.

Dr. Goldsmith, a New York Times #1 bestselling author, has written or edited 47 books which have sold over 3 million copies, been translated into 32 languages, and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries.  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.  H is the only living author with two books on the list.  His other bestsellers include: MOJO, Succession: Are You Ready?, The Leader of the Future and How Women Rise (with lead author, Sally Helgesen). He newest bestseller is The Earned Life: Lose Regret and Choose Fulfillment.

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. He is featured in the documentary movie, “The Earned Life”.

Dr. Goldsmith served as a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business.  His Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management - where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.  His MBA is from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business - where he was the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.  He is one of a select few executive coaches who has worked with over 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Advisory Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, and leaders of the International and American Red Cross – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Dr. Goldsmith has over 1.3 million followers on LinkedIn and over 3 million views on YouTube.  Hundreds of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available (at no charge) online at People from around the world have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared his resources tens of millions of times.

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