Marsha King

Marsha King

Location: Orchard Park, NY


Dr. Marsha King is a leadership consultant and executive coach specializing 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, and the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business.

Marsha has extensive experience working with clients in the construction and utilities sectors, and she has particular expertise in advising leaders in private equity, addressing the unique challenges they face. She has worked at Capital One, a Fortune 200 financial services firm, for 8 years, initially as the Director of Leadership Acceleration, providing services across the organization, including succession planning, performance management, diversity, training, and development. Later, she became a Managing Vice President of HR, overseeing HR Consulting for Capital One's staff groups and strategic businesses.

Before joining Capital One, Marsha worked as an Executive Coach at Development Dimensions International (DDI), collaborating with Fortune 500 companies like Qwest, Nortel, Steelcase, Whirlpool, and the US Postal Service. She also served as a faculty coach in the Engineering Leadership Program at Pennsylvania State University and began her career at Worthington Industries in Columbus, Ohio.

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


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


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • Voices 360
  • StrengthsFinder
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • AIIR LD12

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