In this episode, Marshall Goldsmith shares his formula for building a lasting legacy.  Legacy building is an important next step for CEO’s.  The question is, “Why do you do it?  How do you do it?”  In this podcast, Marshall shares the approach he has developed and the wisdom he has gained as he has coached CEO’s as they move from CEO to Legacy Building.

So if you want to know:

  • Why do some leaders build a legacy, while others do not?
  • What are the essential ingredients for legacy building?
  • How to be intentional about building a legacy and what the process is?
  • How can you measure your success?

…Marshall provides incredible insight. Tune in now!

In this Podcast we will discuss:

  • Marshall Goldsmith’s upcoming documentary to air the Fall of 2020.
  • Marshall Goldsmith’s work with CEO’s globally –what did he learn?
  • The process Marshall Goldsmith has developed to help CEO’s focus on building their legacy.
  • Whether legacy building is for everyone.
  • When should a leader begin to think about building his/her legacy?
  • The legacy Marshall Goldsmith wants to create—the one thing for which Marshall would like to be remembered.
  • Advice Marshall Goldsmith would like to give emerging leaders.
  • How legacy building requires individuals to look backwards from the vantage point of having already created the legacy…and the ability to set forth the steps necessary to achieve that legacy.
  • The one thing for which Marshall Goldsmith is grateful that has shaped his coaching and personal life.

About Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized as one of the top ten Most-Influential Business Thinkers in the World and a top-ranked executive coach.

Marshall’s mission is simple: He wants to help successful people achieve positive, lasting change in their behavior — for themselves, their people and their teams. Marshall earned his Ph.D. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. For four decades, he has helped more than 150 top CEOs and executives overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors to achieve greater success.

As an executive educator and coach, Marshall helps people understand how their beliefs and environments can trigger negative behaviors. Through simple and practical advice, he helps people achieve and sustain positive behavioral change.

Marshall is the author or editor of 35 books, including two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, which was a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His other books include Succession: Are You Ready? – a WSJ bestseller; The Leader of the Future – a BusinessWeek bestseller; and three American Library Association Choice award winners for academic books of the year: The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment.

Marshall’s work has been recognized by nearly every business publication and professional organization in his field, including the Harvard Business Review, which named him the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker; the Institute for Management Studies, which gave him one of only two Lifetime Achievement Awards ever awarded; the American Management Association, which included him in the 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years; BusinessWeek as one of its 50 great leaders in America; The Wall Street Journal in its top ten executive educators’ list; Forbes as one of its five most-respected executive coaches; and similar designations by other national and international leadership and executive coaching associations.

For 10 years, Marshall served on the Board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, which provides educational opportunities and resources to help nonprofits become more efficient and improve their skills. He has also been a volunteer teacher for U.S. Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives as well as leaders of the International and American Red Cross, where he was named a National Volunteer of the Year.

His website,, includes more than 300 free articles, columns, interviews, webcasts, podcasts, audios and videos. He encourages people to “Read, listen to, watch, download, copy and send these materials to anyone in your company you think might benefit.  Even better, please share with your favorite charity, spiritual or non-profit organization.  If you or anyone you know finds value in these resources, it will make me feel great!”

Marshall loves helping people and believes, “Life is good.”

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.