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

    Classic challenges for successful leaders

    • Winning too much
    • Adding too much value
    • Passing too much judgment
    • Proving how smart we are
    • Classic Challenges of Super Smart Leaders

    Using ‘what to stop’ in coaching and development

    • What percent of all interpersonal communication time is spent on.

    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


    Stakeholder Centered Leadership Development

    • Steps in the process
    • ‘Leadership Is a Contact Sport’ – research involving over 86,000 respondents

    Stakeholder Centered Coaching

    • When coaching will not work
    • Steps in the process
    • Expanding the value of coaching
    • Changing percetion as well as behavior
  • 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Day 1 Concludes

5:00 PM onwards
  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Review of day one and overview

    Why do we become who we become?

    • Creating that person that you want to become
    • Blocks to creating
    • Fears that inhibit creating
    • The role of identity (self-stereotyping)
    • The role of health and wealth

    Six fulfillers for a great life

    • Purpose
    • Achievement
    • Meaning
    • Happiness
    • Relationships
    • Engagement

    Aligning our Aspirations, Ambitions and Actions

    • Aspirations – what we are becoming, our higher purpose, not time-bound
    • Ambitions – what we are achieving, our results, time specific
    • Actions – what we are doing now, our activities, immediate


    • 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:
    • …is not to experience happiness
    • …is not to experience meaning
    • …is not be engaged
    • …is to experience inertia

    The Wheel of Change, a model for planning life and coaching others

    Building our credibility, why ‘credibility must be earned twice’

    • The Credibility Matrix
    • Reviewing your personal credibility matrix

    Achieving singular empathy

    • The ability to:understand, feel, care about and act upon other people’s thoughts and emotion
    • The four faces of empathy
    • Special challenge for empathy in caring relationships

    Using daily questions to increase effectiveness and build credibility

    • Daily Question Process
    • Why the process works
    • How the process works
    • Applications on employee engagement
    • Achieving mindfulness
  • 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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