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Jeffrey Golde

Director, Learning and Development

Faculty: Science of Self, Science of People

Jeffrey utilizes a diverse background in business, media and the arts as a management consultant with a focus on leadership development and communications. His background as an actor, director, teacher, founder and executive informs his consulting and facilitation style. It incorporates a deep understanding of the power of listening and the ability to create trainings that are highly experiential and which connect theory to practice. IPL clients he has recently served include The Holdsworth Center and Kraft Heinz.

He teaches The Leader’s Voice, a popular leadership course at Columbia Business School, and advises Fortune 1000 executives in the Columbia Advanced Management Program. As Executive Director and Co-Founder of the theater company Stone Soup Shakespeare, he has helped bring free Shakespeare performances to rural communities. Prior to joining IPL, he spent 11 years as an actor, director and producer in the theater industry and 5 years in nonprofit management, including marketing and branding with NPR/PBS affiliates. Jeffrey received his BA from Haverford College, obtained his theater training from Drama Studio London in the UK and earned his Executive MBA from Columbia Business School.

In his spare time, Jeffrey plays music with his two young daughters, wanders the great outdoors and drinks coffee at cafes across the world with his wife.

Faculty in Action

What Our Clients Say

As Faculty

Professor Golde was incredibly inspirational, practical and provided great constructive criticism. It was clear that he was eager to help us improve and succeed. He created an amazing laboratory for us to practice presenting. The feedback he provided us was something that everyone could learn from.
Columbia Business School Executive Education participant
The team of strategy leaders who consult to IBM executives running multi-billion dollar business units benefited immensely from the session. It was the best attended session of the year. Feedback on Jeff's teaching style and facilitation of the session was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees took away not just insights, but tactical actions that could be implemented in their daily lives.
Group session organizer, IBM Internal Strategy Consulting Practice
Professor Golde was AMAZING! I think having an acting background was so impactful within the classroom because he had a strong presence, was engaging, entertaining and really led by example.
Columbia Business School Executive Education participant

What Our Clients Say

As Coach

Effective communication is now part of of my leadership brand. Jeff's trademark is in helping you naturally figuring out the right balance of analytical and emotional appeal needed in your messaging to be an effective motivator, negotiator, manager, coach, mentor, influencer, change agent, and leader.
Director, Fortune 500 Insurance Company
I have personally experienced a marked difference in the quality of the conversations and outcomes I am able to drive by applying the knowledge I have gained from Jeff.
Rama Gabbita, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Internal Strategy Consulting Practice
As an executive transitioning from an engineering background into a leadership role, working with Jeff has been instrumental in elevating my communication to a level where I am now being noticed from different levels of my organization.
Director, Fortune 500 Insurance Company