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Gail Golden MBA, Ph.D.


Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D., helps people hit peak performance and become better leaders by drawing on her unique cross-background perspective. As a licensed psychologist and an MBA-holding entrepreneur, Gail understands both the emotions and the economics successful C-suite executives must master.

Her unique approach combines sports-influenced tactics of performance coaching with psychology-trained skills of empathy to bring the best out of businesses, leaders, and employees. Gail specializes in helping companies and leaders handle rapid change, build high-performing talent, avoid burnout, plan for succession, and drive success.

Gail’s book, Curating Your Life, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in April 2020. The book is based on what she’s learned over more than two decades of helping leaders of all types maximize their achievements. Curating Your Life is full of advice on how to direct your energy toward identifying and accomplishing your most important goals.

Gail has extensive experience as a public speaker and media commentator and has taught courses at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago. She has been quoted in Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Today's Chicago Woman, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications.

To help businesses and leaders apply her insights, Gail has developed and led workshops in corporate settings on a variety of topics, including building a culture of innovation, becoming a powerful leader, and developing high-performance teams. To see her presentation style, visit

Gail is the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, an international network of senior management psychologists and consultants. She serves on the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago, has been elected to the International Women’s Forum, and coordinates the Chicago Coaching Roundtable, a local network of leading executive coaches.

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