Why the world’s top leaders use

Stakeholder Centered Coaching

to take their performance to the next level

Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching is the world’s premier executive coaching company with the largest network of top coaches all certified in the same coaching process. Ranked as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker by Harvard Business Review and Thinkers 50, Marshall Goldsmith’s coaching process has been used by more than 150 of the Fortune 500’s top leaders to take their performance to the next level.


Stakeholder Centered Coaching is designed for successful executives and high potentials. The process leverages the psychology of successful people assuming a high level of self-determination and agility to move rapidly from awareness to acceptance, through to action.



More than 95% of leaders who go through the Stakeholder Centered Coaching process measurably improve their leadership effectiveness according to their stakeholders.

This means that not only do leaders actually improve, but their improvement is recognized by those they work with, powerfully building their personal leadership brand equity.

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By systematically involving stakeholders in the coaching process, it recognizes that leadership does not occur in isolation. Stakeholder Centered Coaching answers the question: who decides whether a leader is effective, the leader him or herself, or those who work with the leader?

Integrated into execution on the job, the coaching process appreciates that time is a leader’s most valuable resource.

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Which is harder to change: your leadership effectiveness or other's perceptions of you?

More than 150 of the Fortune 500 use Marshall's process

alan-mulally"We were a very successful team who took our performance to the next level. With Marshall's help we identified our two areas and went to work. We used everyone's help and support, exceeded our improvement expectations and had fun! A team's dedication to continuous improvement combined with Marshall's proven process ROCKS!"

Alan Mulally - CEO Ford Motor Company, former President and CEO Boeing Commercial Airlines - one of Business Week's top ten executives for 2005

Hesselbein Medium "As the CEO of the Girl Scouts, I was working to help a great organization become 'the best that we could be'. The first person Marshall volunteered to work with was me - this sent an important message. I was exuberant about the experience, I improved and we moved this process across the organization. Now I am Chairman of the Leader to Leader Institute - and we are still working together to serve leaders."

Frances Hesselbein - winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest honor for a US civilian) - who Peter Drucker described as 'the greatest executive that I have ever met'.

garnierjp"Marshall is a great coach and teacher. He has done a lot to help both me and our high-potential leaders. His approach is practical, useful, helpful and fun!"

JP Garnier - CEO GSK - one of the world's 20 most valuable companies, one of the Best Practices Institute's top 20 CEOs and winner of France's Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

John Hammergren"At McKesson, we are on a mission - together with our customers - to fundamentally change the cost and quality of how healthcare is delivered. To fully realize the potential that lies in this transformation, our leaders must be able to demonstrate values-based leadership practices to maximize employee engagement each and every day. Marshall's teachings remind us of how personal growth and change are a never ending journey."

John Hammergren - CEO McKesson - a world leader in health care delivery - in 2006 ranked #16 of the Fortune 500.

David Pyott"Marshall has helped me personally to improve as a leader and has provided the tools and dynamics to turn a well-functioning management team into a high-performance team, where all the members have improved individually, and considerably added to team performance."

David Pyott - CEO Allergan - a global leader in specialty pharmaceuticals, honored in 2006 by HM the Queen as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Alan Hassenfeld"Marshall is the coach's coach. No one is more of a listener, who learns from us (his students) from what we say or do not say. Taking from what he has heard, he molds for all of us a program to make us and our people better for having been in his presence."

Alan Hassenfeld - Chairman of the Board, Hasbro - a global leader in toys and games - and making the world smile.

Jim Lawrence"As a coach, Marshall is like a best friend who tells you honestly what you need to know in the spirit of helping his best friend to do even better. He does this with genuine feedback from your colleagues, properly interpreted, which is actionable. He helps you to create a feedback loop which helps to make you a better leader and to measure how much you have improved. As a CFO, I believe in measurement!"

Jim Lawrence - Vice Chairman and CFO General Mills - winner of a CFO Magazine - Excellence Award for Leadership, Development and Training.

"I have had the great fortune of working with Marshall for several years. He has helped me in so many ways. Triggers represents a natural progression in Marshall's work and many of the ideas in it have already helped me and many of his other clients. As with all of his books, I know that Marshall's focused, practical, and insightful approach will help you in leadership, but even more important, it can help you in life!"

Jim Young Kim - 12th president of the World Bank

Aicha Evans"Marshall's coaching invites leaders to focus relentlessly on their behavior. The leader's behavior as well as the teams' behavior become the basis for great results and continuous improvement. This will be a key to success for the connected, knowledge-driven companies of the future."

Aicha Evans - VP and general manager, Intel, Fortune top ten next generation of female leaders

Fred Hassan"No one can match Marshall's massive footprint in helping people become who they want to be. He is the top thought leader in executive coaching because he drives new thinking about self-motivation. The importance of self-awareness, self-engagement, and positive behavioral change is best captured in Triggers. It will help light up many lives!

Fred Hassan - managing director, Warburg Pincus, former CEO, Pharmacia and Schering Plough, chairman, Bausch & Lomb