Marshall Goldsmith was born in Valley Station, Kentucky in 1949 and is an American author, professor, consultant, and executive coach. Dr. Goldsmith received his BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1970), his MBA from Indiana University (1972), and his PhD from UCLA (1977). Goldsmith was Assistant Professor and then Associate Dean at Loyola Marymount University's College of Business from 1976-2000. He is currently a professor at Alliant International University, he teaches executive education at Dartmouth College's Tuck School, and is a frequent guest speaker at leading business schools. Goldsmith is a co-founder of Keilty, Goldsmith and Company and eventually of Marshall Goldsmith Partners. In November 2009 Dr. Goldsmith was recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in a study sponsored by The (London) Times and Forbes. Dr. Goldsmith's books include: The Leader of the Future, The Organization of the Future - 2 (Choice Award), Coaching for Leadership, and Succession: Are You Ready? His latest book is Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back When You Need It! (Feb 2010).