Meet Edward M. Marshall, Ph.D.

Dr. Edward Marshall serves The Leadership Trust as a senior consultant in collaborative leadership, senior team development, change management, culture change, and organization design. Over 30 years has worked with hundreds of senior executives at companies like DuPont, Marriott, Microsoft, and Philips helping to solve critical business challenges in a way that produced results and high trust. He has also worked with a number of medium-sized companies on collaborative leadership and change initiatives. Edward’s industry experience has focused on information systems, healthcare, and manufacturing in the US, South America, Africa, Europe, and South Asia. Edward led projects ranging from a $2.5B strategic alliance, a business process redesign at a major oil company, to a culture change at a 750 person manufacturing company, and the facilitation of a merger at a manufacturing company. Prior to his most recent position as a Senior Partner for Organizational Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership, Edward founded and led his own consulting practice for 25 years.

In working with his clients, Edward developed the award-winning Collaborative Method that enables an organization to create high trust for high performance at the individual, team, or organizational level. For his work at DuPont, he won the prestigious Excellence in Organization Development Award from the American Society for Training and Development. In 2011 and 2012, he was selected by Trust Across America as one of America’s Top 100 Trust Leaders.

Edward is also a thought leader and writer in the field of trust and collaboration. He wrote a seminal work on collaboration called Transforming the Way We Work: The Power of the Collaborative Workplace, which won the Book of the Year award from AMACOM Books. His second book was also a business best-seller, and was entitled Building Trust at the Speed of Change. He is also a nationally syndicated workplace columnist for the American Cities Business Journals.

Edward received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master’s from Syracuse University, and his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow in India and a Faculty Fellow of the National Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs in Washington, DC. He is a certified Executive Coach and holds a number of other certificates related to his work in organizational change and development.

Edward lives with his wife Julie in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is the father of three sons. He loves to sail, spend time at the beach, cook for his family, and play jazz piano.