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Eddie Turner and Machael Pelosi Sherry Join Linkage Team | A Growing Team of Leadership Consultants Focused on Purposeful Leadership, Inclusion, and Advancement of Women Leaders

December 13, 2021

In today’s fast-paced and changing world, organizations are looking for the brightest insights, hands-on experience, and a keen understanding of the latest trends.

We are thrilled to announce the newest additions to our expert consulting and coaching team, and welcome Eddie Turner and Machael Pelosi Sherry as Principal Consultants, joining our robust and diverse consulting group.

“Eddie and Machael are both passionate about our mission and the work we do to develop purposeful and inclusive leaders, advance women leaders, and embrace our commitment to inclusion and equity,” said Kristin Barrett, Vice President of Consulting & Executive Coach at Linkage.

As Principal Consultants, Eddie and Machael will work with diverse client organizations across verticals.  

Read more about these expert leadership consultants:  

Machael Pelosi Sherry  

Machael has spent over 15 years in the learning and development space, where she has created, implemented and managed large-scale leadership development experiences designed to help leaders gain greater insight into themselves and others, inspire and influence action, and attain meaningful outcomes at the individual, team and organizational level. 

Prior to joining Linkage, Machael held senior leadership positions in several organizations; in each role, she elevated organizational performance by creating clarity around vision and strategy, recruiting and developing talent, and building a culture where people feel valued, included and invested in the organization’s continued success. 

Machael holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Boston College, a Master of Science in education from Pace University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Law. She earned an Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. Machael is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is certified in Hogan Assessments (HPI, HDS & MVPI). 

Eddie Turner  

Eddie has worked as an executive coach for senior and emerging leaders, and Forbes has called him the preeminent authority on emerging leaders. He also delivers keynote speeches and facilitates learning delivery and executive strategy sessions. 

As a Principal Consultant at Linkage, Eddie serves as one of the faculty and a facilitator of Linkage’s inclusion-focused keynote sessions, including Three Critical Levers to Creating an Inclusive Culture and Reflecting on Allyship: How to Drive Meaningful Change.

Eddie is a Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) and ranked #6 on the “Top 30” list of Motivational Speakers by Global Gurus. He is also a certified trainer and master facilitator. He has appeared in national print, radio and television media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, PBS, NPR and ABC. He is a published author, successful podcast host and former national media commentator. 

Eddie is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, an International Certified Coach, an Affiliate Coach with the Institute of Coaching (McLean/Harvard Medical School), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, and an official ICF Mentor Coach. Of the more than 45,000 ICF members in 147 countries, he was selected as a 2020 ICF Coach of the Week. Additionally, he is one of 60 contributing subject matter experts to the Talent Development Body of Knowledge—the definitive resource for the talent development profession by the Association for Talent Development. 

Eddie has extensive experience working with all levels of leaders in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, international conglomerates, universities, and public, private and nonprofit organizations as a technology and leadership consultant. He studied leadership and organizational behavior at Northwestern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, and holds an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Work at Linkage 

At Linkage, our team is passionate about helping people realize their full potential as leaders—and as humans. We are dedicated to making the people in the world around us better. We love sharing new ideas and concepts—and bringing our latest leadership research out into the world. We are proud of the one million (plus!) leaders who have been impacted by our work over the last three decades. Learn more about working at Linkage. 

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