Sally Helgesen is the author of five books, includingThe Female Advantage: Womenrsquo;s Ways of Leadership, which is recognized as the classic work on womenrsquo;s leadership and has been continually in print for fifteen years.nbsp; As a result of the bookrsquo;s success, Sally is recognized as the brand name expert on the subject of womenrsquo;s leadership. She is a member of the International Womenrsquo;s Forum, The Learning Network, and the Parity Group, and is a founding partner in Helgesen & Glaser, a consulting firm that helps clients to build world-class womenrsquo;s initiatives. Julie Johnson, a Harvard MBA, is one of the pioneers who founded the field of executive coaching.nbsp; For twenty years she has coached Americarsquo;s most successful executive women in a variety of industries, and has built a special niche with female broadcast journalists.nbsp; Julie remainsnbsp; active in the Harvard Business Womenrsquo;s Network, the Human Resource Planning Society, and the Coaching Coalition (which she co-founded).
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).