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CSUSM to Host Renowned Leadership Expert for Virtual Event

Marshall Goldsmith, a world-renowned leadership expert, will be the featured guest for the fall seminar of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) at Cal State San Marcos.

The seminar, titled “Leading in a Time of Crisis,” will take place Sept. 24 from 8-9:15 a.m. via Zoom. The virtual event is free and open to the public.

In the interactive session, Rajnandini (Raj) Pillai – CLIMB’s executive director and a CSUSM professor of management and organizational behavior – will lead a discussion with Goldsmith on the importance of keeping clarity and focus in the midst of chaos. Goldsmith will review a proven approach to coaching that leaders can use in a period of rapid change. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

Goldsmith, 71, is a Rancho Santa Fe resident who has been recognized as the top executive coach in the world for 10 consecutive years. His clients have included the CEOs of companies such as Target, Ford and Best Buy. He’s the author of New York Times bestselling books “Triggers” and “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” and his leadership books have sold more than 2.5 million copies.

Goldsmith holds a Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and he teaches executive education at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

A link to register for the event can be found on the CLIMB website.



The mission of the Cal State San Marcos Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) is to foster the development of effective leaders at all levels: individual, team, organization and community. This mission is achieved by promoting innovative leadership research and by offering educational programs and mentoring opportunities to current and aspiring leaders.