Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D., is the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. As a psychologist and consultant for over twenty-five years, she has developed deep expertise in helping businesses to build better leaders. Her experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and consultant to senior leaders of both Fortune 1000 and non-profit organizations informs her approach to executive selection and development.

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Gail’s work encompasses a broad range of consulting with senior executives about the human side of strategy. Besides providing in-depth assessments and coaching for business leaders, Gail helps organizations to build team effectiveness, develop future leaders, and manage the increasing pace of change. She combines her extensive experience and skill as a psychologist with her keen understanding of the challenges of the business environment to design powerful interventions that enable her clients to improve both engagement and effectiveness in their organizations.

Before founding Gail Golden Consulting, Gail was a consultant at an international management psychology consulting firm.  Previously, she was Chief Psychologist of Golden Psychology Services in London, Ontario, where she supervised a team of mental health professionals who provided a wide range of services including psychological assessments, treatment, and consulting to organizations.

Gail received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Chicago, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University, and her MBA from The University of Western Ontario. She is a licensed psychologist in Illinois.

Gail has extensive experience as a university teacher, public speaker, and media commentator. She teaches at the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago. She has been quoted in Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Today’s Chicago Woman, and numerous other publications. Gail has developed and led workshops in corporate settings on a variety of topics, including fostering employee engagement, managing conflict, and building high performance teams. She serves on the Women’s Board of The University of Chicago and has been a Mentor for the Leadership Circle of The Executives’ Club of Chicago.



“I know that any individual, team or organization will benefit immensely from Gail’s knowledge, experience, practice and understanding.  She is a compassionate and considerate person human being with tremendous skill and talent, an asset for any organization.”

James Damian, Former Senior Vice President, Enterprise Design Group, Best Buy

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