Marsha King PhD
Dr. Marsha King is a leadership consultant and executive coach who works with senior leaders to assess and develop their skills for achieving leadership excellence. She also designs interventions including training, seminars, team building and strategic planning initiatives. Most recently, Marsha has conducted leadership development programs and coached executives within Kraft, Baxter, Astellas, iFly, Northwestern Kellogg School of Business, ITW,Gurwitch Cosmetics, Navigant Consulting, CEVA Logistics, T. Rowe Price, B/E Aerospace, Jet International, Kelton Research, Hanover Insurance, The Goodwill of Greater Washington, Sunrise Senior Living, Avon, Galaxy Entertainment, Pepco Holdings and AARP.
Marsha worked for Capital One, a Fortune 200 Financial services firm based in McLean, VA, for 8 years. She began as the Director of Leadership Acceleration where she led 40 employees to provide services across the organization including succession planning, performance management, diversity, training and development and talent management. After 3 years, she became a Managing Vice President of HR and led HR Consulting for Capital One’s staff groups and several other strategic businesses. Additionally, she led external HR branding and enterprise-wide change management as part of her responsibilities.
Prior to joining Capital One, Marsha was an Executive Coach for Development Dimensions International (DDI), a global human resource consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. She worked with several Fortune 500 firms including Qwest, Nortel, Steelcase, Whirlpool and the US Postal Service to assess leadership capability and coach leaders to demonstrate stronger performance. Prior to DDI she worked with Pennsylvania State University as a faculty coach in their Engineering Leadership Program. Marsha began her career with Worthington Industries, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio as a human resource generalist where she specialized in development and performance improvement.
Marsha is also a well-respected adjunct professor at Northwestern University and Georgetown University where she teaches in their Human Resource Development programs, specializing in executive coaching, leadership and research. She is also a coach to Northwestern Kellogg Executive MBA students.
Marsha received her Ph.D. in Organization Development and her MEd in Instructional Systems Design at Pennsylvania State University. She received her undergraduate training in Business Administration at Ohio State University. Marsha’s certifications include Negotiation and Influence Skills Certification (Harvard University), an Executive Coaching Certification (Georgetown University) and a Change Management Certification (University of Virginia, Darden College of Business).
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