The Earned Life: A Fireside Chat with Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Author, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” and “The Earned Life”
Cyndi Synder Dionisio
Cyndi Snyder Dionisio
Project, Program & Portfolio Lead, IIL

About the Keynote

Enjoy an intimate fireside chat and interview with world-renowned executive coach and New York Times bestselling author, Marshall Goldsmith, as he shares key lessons from his most recent book “The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment.” Dr. Goldsmith will be asked probing questions about the extraordinary lessons he’s learned coaching some of the best CEOs in the world, how we’re never done earning our life, common mistakes leaders make, the steps in the process of living a purpose-driven life, how to change others’ perceptions when you change your behavior, learning how to embrace feedback.

“We are living an earned life when the choices, risks, and effort we make in each moment align with an overarching purpose in our lives, regardless of the eventual outcome.”

This is the definition of an earned life. For many of us, the biggest hurdle to overcome with this definition is making these choices “regardless of the eventual outcome”. When so much of our lives are bound by the persistent need for achievement and fulfillment in modern society, it can be hard not to become attached to the idea of our desired “outcome”.

This is exactly the stumbling block Marshall Goldsmith has addressed in his newest book and which he will address in this Fireside Chat. Taking inspiration from Buddhism, Goldsmith reveals that the key to living the earned life, unbound by regret, requires committing to the habit of earning and connecting that habit to something greater than the isolated achievements of careerism. By grounding our achievements in a higher aspiration, he shows just how we can avoid the easy temptation of wallowing in regret. He offers a dazzling yet simple approach which accommodates both our persistent need for achievement and the inescapable “stuff happens” unfairness of life.

Through this illuminating chat with Dr. Goldsmith, we can learn how to close the gap between what we plan to achieve and what we can get done – all while avoiding the trap of existential regret. The Earned Life serves Fireside Chat will help create a roadmap for ambitious people seeking a higher purpose.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain insights on how to lose regret and choose fulfillment
  • How to create a purpose-driven life
  • Avoiding common mistakes that leaders make
  • Practical tips on how to embrace feedback

About Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the only two-time, Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.  He has also been recognized the #1 Executive Coach in the World for many years.  His books have sold over 3 million copies.  Marshall’s New York Times Bestsellers include The Earned Life, Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Dr. Goldsmith is one of the few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 200 CEOs and their management teams.  He has 1.5 million followers on LinkedIn and has recently been recognized as one of their Top 20 Content Creators.

Cyndi Snyder Dionisio

Cynthia (Cyndi) Snyder Dionisio is a professional project management author, consultant, and instructor. Ms. Dionisio provides consulting and training services for LinkedIn Learning, academia, government and private industry. An accomplished author and facilitator, she has written a dozen books on project management and trained thousands of project managers. Cyndi has been the Chair for three editions of the PMBOK® Guide. In 2009 she was awarded PMI’s Distinguished Contribution Award and in 2018 she was presented with the PMI Fellow Award

Cyndi interviewed Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.