Marsha King

Marsha King

Location: Orchard Park, NY


Dr. Marsha King is a leadership consultant and executive coach who specializes in assessing and developing senior leaders' skills for achieving excellence. She designs interventions such as training, seminars, team building, and strategic planning initiatives. Marsha has conducted leadership development programs and provided coaching for executives in various renowned organizations, including Kraft, Baxter, Astellas, iFly, Northwestern Kellogg School of Business, and more.

Previously, Marsha worked at Capital One, a Fortune 200 financial services firm, for 8 years. She initially served as the Director of Leadership Acceleration, leading a team of 40 employees and providing services across the organization, including succession planning, performance management, diversity, training and development, and talent management. Later, she became a Managing Vice President of HR, overseeing HR Consulting for Capital One's staff groups and strategic businesses. She also played a key role in external HR branding and enterprise-wide change management.

Before joining Capital One, Marsha worked as an Executive Coach at Development Dimensions International (DDI), a global human resource consulting firm. She collaborated with Fortune 500 companies like Qwest, Nortel, Steelcase, Whirlpool, and the US Postal Service, assessing leadership capabilities and coaching leaders to enhance their performance. Prior to DDI, she served as a faculty coach in the Engineering Leadership Program at Pennsylvania State University. Marsha began her career at Worthington Industries in Columbus, Ohio, focusing on human resource development and performance improvement.

In addition to her consulting work, Marsha is highly regarded as a faculty member at the University at Buffalo, where she leads their Leadership Coaching Certification through the School of Management. She has also taught graduate-level courses at Northwestern, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and Penn State.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Internal Coaching Strategy
  • Organizational Development
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Advanced Electronics
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Franchises
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech


  • English


  • Pennsylvania State University - PhD, Human Resource Development & Organizational Development
  • Pennsylvania State University - MEd, Instructional Systems Design
  • Ohio State University - BS, Business Management (Human Resources)


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • Voices 360
  • StrengthsFinder

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