Marshall Goldsmith: At 75, Sharing Wisdom On Coaching, Leadership & Living A Meaningful Life


Marshall Goldsmith is one of the top executive coaches in the world.

He was a pioneer in the use of 360-degree feedback which involves gathering input from peers, subordinates, and supervisors to assess a manager’s impact and effectiveness. His approach to coaching emphasizes self-awareness, behavioral change and constant improvement.  And he has personally coached over 200 global CEOs in various industries.

Marshall is also a New York Times bestselling author of several influential books on leadership, personal development, and behavior change including, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,”Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts” and The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment.”

During his career, he was also a professor of management practice at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

Marshall is only the second person we’ve ever invited to be a guest on this podcast three times (Amy Edmondson is the first), and this time it’s on the occasion of his 75th birthday. This specific discussion focuses on identifying the most important wisdom he’s acquired in his life – with respect to what matters most in coaching, workplace leadership, work-life balance, spirituality – and living a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Over six years, Marshall Goldsmith has been one of our most popular guests. In this this episode we ask him to share insights he’s gained from a truly remarkable career – some of which may prove life changing for you!

By Mark C. Crowley

Mark C. Crowley is the author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century which has been taught in 11 American universities. He is a global speaker, leadership consultant and thought leader on the topics of workplace culture and employee engagement.