Edward M Marshall

Duke University

Adjunct Professor


Edward Marshall's career has focused on leadership development and education, executive coaching, and consulting, helping corporations transform their leadership cultures. He is Founder and Managing Partner of The Marshall Group, LLC, a collaborative leadership and change consulting firm, based in Chapel Hill, N.C., that helps leaders create collaborative leadership cultures for sustainable business results. He has worked with C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, DuPont, Nationwide Financial, VMware, IBM, Philips, and Marriott, as well as leadership of mid-sized firms as a coach, consultant, and change facilitator. His work has taken him beyond North America to clients in South Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Research Areas

Climate change mitigation Culture Ethics Executive coaching Leadership Organizational change--Management Teams in the workplace


Founder and Managing Partner of The Marshall Group, LLC 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award as a Top 15 Trust Thought Leader, Trust Across America-Trust Around the World 2014 Top 100 Trustworthy Business Leaders, Trust Across America As a pioneer and leader in the field of collaborative leadership and cultural transformation, Edward has authored two best-selling business books, Transforming the Way We Work: The Power of the Collaborative Workplace, and Building Trust at the Speed of Change, has been a contributing author for four other books on trust and culture change, and since 1997 has been a nationally syndicated author of the In the Workplace column for American Cities Business Journals. His third book on collaborative leadership is in development.