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Marcus Buckingham


Internationally renowned and celebrated, Marcus Buckingham is the leading consultant in his field, a sought-after speaker and a New York Times bestselling author. Challenging accepted and entrenched social theory, Buckingham pioneered a revolutionary concept: that people will be dramatically more effective, successful and fulfilled when they play to their strongest skills rather than attempting to improve their weaknesses. He calls his research-based technique the ‘strengths revolution’ and his work has been proven again and again in boardrooms, seminars and individuals’ lives around the world.

Hailed as a visionary by corporations such as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, and Disney, Marcus Buckingham addresses more than 250,000 people in live audiences around the globe each year. He led a workshop, sponsored by Oprah Winfrey, for 30 talented but unfulfilled and unhappy women. Acting on his advice, they were able to make immediate, significant and positive changes in their lives.

More than 1.7 million people downloaded the three-hour workshop video and more than 100,000 unique contributors posted messages during the workshop. The extremely successful workshop became the basis for Buckingham’s book Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently, published in 2009.

Marcus Buckingham’s previous books include: First, Break All the Rules (co-authored with Curt Coffman, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (co-authored with Donald O. Clifton, 2001); The One Thing You Need to Know (2005); Go Put Your Strengths To Work (2007); and The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success (2008). There are more than 3.7 million copies of his books in print.

He successfully founded TMBC to create strengths-based management training solutions for organisations worldwide. Prior to that he utilised almost two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organisation to break through the preconceptions about achievements and get to the core of what drives success.

Buckingham and Gallup developed the StrengthsFinder personality test, which identifies signature themes that help employees quantify their personal strengths. Since the launch of StrengthsFinder more than 5 million people have accessed this important tool to discover their strengths.

Marcus Buckingham has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The View. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review.

Formerly a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management, Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University with a master’s degree in Social and Political Science. He lives in Los Angeles.


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