Eddie Turner

Eddie Turner is an in-demand leadership development expert based in Houston, Texas.  He is "Changing the Face of Leadership" and helping to create “Better Workplaces and a Better World”™ as a Principal Consultant and Executive Coach at Linkage, Inc, now part of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Eddie is a Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) and ranked in the Top 10 on the Top 30 list of Motivational Speakers by Global Gurus.  Forbes recognized Eddie as the Preeminent Authority on Emerging Leaders.  He is ranked #18 on the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Leadership by Thinkers 360 and #13 on the Power List of the Top 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership to Watch in 2023.  IFLD named Eddie one of the Top 25 Mentors on the Globe in 2022.

Eddie has appeared in national print, radio, and television media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, PBS, NPR, and ABC.  He has also worked as a national media commentator.

Eddie Turner is a member of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches organization.  He is a Certified Breakthrough Coach by Marcia Reynolds (the World's #1 Female Coach), a Fellow with the Institute of Coaching (McLean/Harvard Medical School), an International Certified Coach, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) coach with the International Coach Federation, and an official ICF Mentor Coach.  Of the more than 50,000 ICF members in more than 150 countries, Eddie Turner was recognized as an “ICF Coach of the Week.”

Eddie is the author of the internationally best-selling book 140 Simple Messages to Guide Emerging Leaders and one of 52 co-authors of The Light Book 2.  He is a C-Suite advisor and the former host of the Keep Leading!® podcast, which earned Apple Podcasts' coveted New & Noteworthy designation and reached 80 countries around the globe.

Eddie Turner is one of 60 contributing subject matter experts to the Talent Development Body of Knowledge—The Definitive Resource for the Talent Development Profession.

Eddie studied leadership and organizational behavior at Northwestern University, earning a Bachelor of Science.  Eddie also holds an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.


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