World’s #1 Leadership Thinker with Marshall Goldsmith | Part 1

Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business coach and educator and has been recognized as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker by INC Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fast Company. He has helped over 150 CEOs and management teams, including Ford Motor Company, World Bank, and Intel, to take their organizations to the next level through his practical and proven coaching methods on embracing change in the workplace. Marshall is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Triggers, and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It. He has presented dozens of keynote speeches on topics related to leadership and coaching for professional associations, executive groups, and HR organizations.

Marshall joins me today to discuss internal and external validation and how getting them mixed up can make us feel like an impostor or victim. He shares the biggest mistakes many coaches make and how to become a more effective leader. He discusses the challenges of achieving long-lasting changes in behavior, strategies to achieve it, and the importance of letting others know your goals for creating lasting change in your life and career. He also shares his coaching philosophy, the difference between feedforward and feedback, and his advice for other coaches and service-driven professionals.

“Love the process of what you’re doing.”  – Marshall Goldsmith


This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The two key variables Marshall believes makes the most impact on what’s important in life
  • His philosophy on life and achieving long-lasting happiness
  • The difference between internal and external validation, why they are important, and why it’s crucial to understand the difference
  • Why Marshall decided to set his coaching rates based on performance and client results
  • Why he believes people struggle to create lasting change
  • Marshall’s perspective on building rapport with coaching clients
  • His ‘feedforward’ technique and how it differs from feedback


Resources Mentioned:

**The School for Good Living may receive commissions for purchases made through Amazon links in this post.


Connect with Marshall Goldsmith:


This episode is sponsored by Nexus IT Consultants

Nexus IT Consultants offers world-class IT support and solutions to help companies of all sizes manage their information technology. Through hyper-responsive, white-glove IT support and services, Nexus IT can handle basic tasks like IT monitoring and maintenance to the more complex projects like digital transformation.

To learn more about the services offered at Nexus IT and to schedule your free comprehensive consultation, visit NexusITC.net


Subscribe, Rate & Share!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the School for Good Living Podcast, with your host, Bryan Miller. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. And be sure to share your favorite episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to inspire others to improve their lives and reach their full potential.