Dr. Frank Wagner has close to 40 years of leadership and management consulting in the field of leadership development and coaching. As a founding member of The Marshall Goldsmith Group, he has responsibility for overseeing the training and certification of coaches in the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching practice. His areas of expertise span many of the facets of leadership. The focus of his work has centered on the effective influence by leaders either up, laterally, or down in organizations.
Frank continues to server on the faculty of the UCLA Technical Manager Program where he has taught for over 25 years. He serves as the Leadership Advisor for Chances For Children, a NGO whose mission is to provide a loving family for all children through international adoption. His coaching practice has included yearlong results based guaranteed coaching with leaders of every C-level position. Dr. Wagner received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management at UCLA in Organizational Behavior. He has written The Power of Total Commitment that summarizes the research he, and Marshall Goldsmith did in designing The Excellent Manager Program for IBM. Frank has contributed articles in various professional journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Reports, Organizational and Group Studies, and Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal