Marilyn Gorman is a highly experienced executive coach, facilitator, and change agent. Her experience has included chief learning officer and executive development roles among global enterprises in the U.S. and overseas. By combining leadership, innovation, and change-management best practices, she has delivered impactful cultural and business outcomes, helping leaders around the world build credibility and confidence through challenging, application-rich experiences that deliver real results.
By partnering with senior leaders and practitioners, Marilyn’s thought leadership has enabled organizational culture change in companies as diverse as GE and Ikea. She has trained and led cohorts of executive coaches and developed more than 400 innovation coaches, including many in the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.K. intelligence community.
Marilyn demonstrates a results-oriented mindset in everything she does. Her approach is direct and solution focused. Experienced in face-to-face and virtual settings, she has helped individuals, teams, and executives in enterprises as diverse as government, heavy equipment, financial services, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals to create actionable and sustainable outcomes. As a facilitator and coach, she has helped innovators and executives develop new skills, recognize habits and assumptions that are getting in the way, and build a realistic approach to change.
Marilyn grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and worked in Australia for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Syracuse University, a Master of Education from Sydney University, and an MBA from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She also holds a graduate diploma in executive and professional coaching through the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas in Dallas. Marilyn is an accredited Executive Coach at the PCC level with the ICF and an EQ-I facilitator.