Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to helping individuals discover and capitalize on their personal strengths. Hailed as a visionary by corporations such as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, and Disney, he has helped to usher in the “strengths revolution,” persuasively arguing that people are dramatically more effective, fulfilled and successful when they are able to focus on the best of themselves.
In his nearly two decades as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, Buckingham studied the world’s best managers and organizations to investigate what drives great performance. His research laid the foundation for a string of New York Times best-selling books that use empirical data to challenge preconceptions about achievement. First, Break All the Rules (co-authored with Curt Coffman) kicked things off in 1999, followed by Now, Discover Your Strengths (co-authored with Donald Clifton), The One Thing You Need to Know, Go Put Your Strengths to Work and The Truth About You.
Buckingham’s book, Find Your Strongest Life: What the World’s Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently, published in 2009, was inspired by the overwhelming response to his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show-100,000 unique contributors posted messages online after the show and 1.7 million people downloaded his three-hour workshop video. The book tackles head-on the numerous studies revealing a drastic decline in female happiness, and offers strategies for reversing this disturbing trend.
His most recent book, StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution, includes assessments that will determine readers’ top two strength roles and ultimately assist them to find their edge and win at work.
In addition to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Marcus Buckingham has been featured on 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.
Buckingham founded TMBC in 2007 to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations worldwide, and he spreads the strengths message in keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe each year.
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 with his wife Jane and children Jackson and Lilia.
Buckingham currently resides in Beverly Hills.
"Marcus was amazing! He had our associates completely captivated and everyone is talking today about his message and how they can't wait to read Stand Out and find out what their strength roles are. I will also say Marcus is such an amazing speaker – he is quite funny and had the audience laughing a lot. Several people came up to me this morning and said they were so sad when he was finished. He really made a positive impact on our organization."- Maurices