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Martin L. Seldman, Ph.D.

Marty Seldman is an executive coach and organizational psychologist.  After receiving his B.A. in mathematics from Cornel University, he completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Temple University.

From 1972 to 1986 Marty specialized in the field of training.  This experience included training trainers, designing training, being Vice-President of Sales for a training company and eventually president of his own company.  In 1986 he began his career as an executive coach and has become the coach of choice for many companies.  Through 2005 Marty has coached thousands of executives in his one-to-one sessions.  About one-half of these executives are women, people of color and non-U.S. executives.

Marty’s current clients include PepsiCo, General Mills, Honeywell, General Electric, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Becton Dickinson, Auto Nation, YUM Restaurants, Textron, MGM Grand, DuPont, ICI Paints, T. Rowe Price, Invesco, Citigroup, Women Unlimited, TrammelCrow, Life Bridge Health, and Young and Rubicam. 

As an organizational consultant Marty specializes in team building, conflict resolution, feedback systems and skills and workshops in building and maintaining trust.  Recently, with Kelly Reineke, Ph.D., he has developed a workshop on giving effective feedback and coaching to diverse groups.  In addition to his corporate work, Marty is active in the non-profit sector as a coach and consultant.  He serves on the boards of four organizations that work in the areas of human rights and poverty alleviation. 

Marty has written numerous books including Survival of the Savvy: High-Integrity Political Tactics for Career and Company Success (Free Press, 2004) which was a Wall Street Journal Best Seller and Super Selling Through Self-Talk: The ultimate edge in sales success (Price Stern Sloan, Inc., 1986).

Martin L. Seldman Ph.D.

Kelly Reineke, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Kelly received her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Institute. Her dissertation on power and its implications for deception, and giving and receiving feedback, is the basis for two of our key seminars, "Organizational Savvy" and "Encouraging Excellence".

Kelly R. Reineke, Ph.D.

John Futterknecht
Executive Leadership Trainer and Coach

John grew up in Germany and at an early age focused his competitive drive onto the soccer field.  This led John to Florida International University where he was awarded an athletic scholarship and was a member of the 1996 NCAA Division I National Championship Runner-Up men’s soccer team.  Following his undergraduate academic and athletic success John followed his passion for helping others maximize their potential by receiving a Master of Arts from Colorado State University in Adult Education and Training. 

John soon found the ideal union of his competitive drive with his passion for helping others in executive coaching and training.  Partnering with Dr. Marty Seldman, one of the world’s most experienced and successful executive coaches, John has not only learned from the best in the business but has trained thousands of individuals in organizations across a wide spectrum of industries including financial services, pharmaceutical sales, manufacturing, gaming, and consumer goods. 

John is often called upon to coach executives in challenging situations to leverage their abilities and to bring about behavioral change making them even more valuable team members.  In addition to coaching, John routinely leads seminars helping managers provide more effective feedback to employees thus providing the greatest opportunity for individual growth and organizational success.  John also spends much of his time at Fortune 100 companies helping executives learn the dynamics of organizational politics and then teaching them how to optimize their career path and success by leveraging the tools of organizational savvy. 

John Futterknecht, M.A.

Ben Sorensen
Executive Leadership Trainer and Coach

Ben brings a rich mix of corporate experience, non-profit work and teaching ability to help individuals maximize their talents, leverage strengths and gain as many tools as possible to succeed in their organization.  Ben has always had a wide array of interests leading him to be heavily involved in student organizations and work for Merrill Lynch, Mercedes-Benz, Whirlpool and PricewaterhouseCoopers while attending Emory University. 

Upon graduating Ben continued working for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he relished the opportunity to interact with and add value to individual clients.  This interest to work more closely with clients led Ben to pharmaceutical sales with Pfizer where he quickly became one of the top producing representatives while completing a Master of Arts in Leadership from Duquesne University.  In addition to his sales successes, Ben was elected to Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Council.  Ben soon began volunteering at a New York City public school.  Feeling the need for teenagers to learn basic skills such as conflict resolution, goal setting and to receive support and encouragement, Ben left pharmaceutical sales and began teaching high school American history. 

Ben’s passion for teaching and helping others excel lead Ben to join John Futterknecht and Dr. Marty Seldman, one of the world’s most experienced and successful executive coaches.  Ben has helped thousands of individuals in corporate and non-profit organizations to improve communication skills, resolve conflict, deliver effective customer service, provide more effective feedback to employees, and learn to increase their organizational savvy to optimize their career path and success.

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