About

Marla Gottschalk helps people meet challenge & change confidently.

An active voice in the career & workplace arena, Dr. Gottschalk is an experienced blogger, diagnostician & advisor. A well-read member of the LinkedIn Influencer Program — she has built a following of more than 2 million. Her perspectives on organizations and work life can also be found at the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Talent Zoo, US News & World Report and The World Economic Forum blog. She has collaborated on work-focused content/projects with organizations including Gapingvoid, Toyota, and Johnson & Johnson.

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Her interest in developing healthier, more engaged work environments led her to develop The Core Philosophy™, which maintains that a strong foundation is necessary for people & organizations to excel. Her no-nonsense masterclass, codifies the constructs that contribute — and work against core stability — and teaches how to build needed stability behaviorally.

Dr. Gottschalk’s earned a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology with a minor in multivariate statistics, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has worked with organizations in the auto, education, technology, hotel & non-profit sectors. She serves as an adjunct advisor at Gapingvoid Culture Design Group and the Board of Directors at Jostle, a cloud-based intranet platform that builds connectivity at work.