Carl Godlove, Certified Coach
Phone: 610-741-8991   |   Languages: English
Carl is an Executive and Leadership Coach and founder of Godlove Group LLC serving clients throughout the U.S. He is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and a graduate of the Newfield Network ICF ACTP ontological coaching school in Boulder, Colorado. He is a skilled writer and a sought-after contributor to Forbes for his perspective on related topics. Carl has nearly forty years' business experience, twenty as CEO. He spent twelve years in tech as Vice President of Software and Product Development for an international software firm serving the global natural gas, petroleum and water pipeline utility industry. He started his career as a consulting engineer providing engineering services to water utilities spanning the eastern United States. He is a licensed professional engineer, a civil engineering graduate from Lehigh University, and an alumnus of Dickinson College in physics and math and the liberal arts.
Carl coaches executives and leaders in public and private companies and non-profit organizations, startup entrepreneurs, and established business owners. Carl brings the entirety of his skills, training, education, and life experience to his coaching - the ability of a highly skilled coach; the leadership of a seasoned executive; the thinking of a complex systems analyst; and the heart of a philosopher. He is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner for turning around a failing engineering company. An historically regional firm, Carl broadened their reach both nationally and offshore. He applied his leadership and team-building skills and technical experience and knowledge to drive the firm’s technology and business transformation. This resulted in industry-leading services in the areas of data acquisition, real-world modeling, design delivery, and software-based support with a global reach. His experience of developing and delivering world-class simulation software to the global pipeline utility industry paved the way to his CEO role. Leading multiple teams and stakeholders across the U.S. and Europe deeply ingrained his real-world appreciation for the need to partner with, solicit feedback from, and respond appropriately to all stakeholders. Carl volunteers his time and talent in support of myriad social and economically-empowering causes, including service to dozens of local and statewide community and business organizations, schools, and universities, including Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. An inventor and patent holder himself for a commercially available golf device, Carl supports and coaches entrepreneurs developing in incubators like Penn State’s Langan LaunchBox. He is an evangelist for living fearlessly and focusing forward, passionately encouraging a state of open-mindedness and curiosity to foster growth and the relentless pursuit of your life purpose and meaningful contribution.
Marshall Goldsmith Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach Newfield Network ICF ACTP Ontological Coach Registered Professional Engineer - Pennsylvania (PE034042E)
I selected this testimonial to highlight the power of combining ontological coaching with a focus on stakeholders. Leaders are humans first. Permanent, sustainable change in a leader isn't easy, but it is very simple - the human must get better for the leader to get better. The inner work leads to the outer change. “Carl, thank you doesn't seem enough for all you did to assist me through my journey to find myself again. You were a great listener who really heard me. You guided my journey with thought provoking questions and ideas. You believed in me and who I was before I found myself again. It was hard work with worthwhile outcomes. I am back! Confident in who I am and what I have to offer both personally and professionally. This year-long journey was worth every minute of my time and the best self improvement I've ever experienced. Thank you Carl." Leader in an international non-profit