Eddie Turner

Principal Consultant & Executive Coach


Redesigning Inclusion , Purposeful Leadership

​About Eddie:

Eddie Turner is a Linkage Principal Consultant and an in-demand leadership development expert. 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.

Background & Experience:

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.

Education & Training:

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.



Anyone looking for exceptional training should consider using Eddie Turner! His ability to convey the message through vulnerability while allowing everyone to participate in an open and honest environment without judgment fostered true growth.

Joseph Simonetta

Senior Director Warehouse Operations at NFI

I’m grateful to my company for connecting me with Eddie Turner as my Executive Coach for the past six months. Eddie helped me to stand a taller in my shoes, celebrate my worth, and make the bold move(s) that opened new doors for myself. “Nothing is worth doing if it doesn’t give you butterflies in your stomach” – Eddie taught me that. =) Thanks for pushing me, Eddie!

Cris Howard, MBA MEd, PMP

Global executive leader in project management

I had a pleasure to work with Eddie over the course of a few months and the meetings have been extremely helpful. Eddie’s inquiring style of guiding the conversation allowed me to continue to reflect on the key topics discussed long after the sessions were over. I also enjoyed actionable steps we walked through I could immediately act on and build upon in upcoming months. It has been a pleasure – and I hope to be able to pick up where we left off in some time.

Agata Bloswick, Ph.D.

Global Head Start-Up Operations and Regulatory Submissions

Eddie's Insights

Purposeful Leadership: The Antidote to Quiet Quitting

Using Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership framework, leaders can inspire, engage, and make their employees feel included, providing the antidote to quiet quitting.

“Why Are We Still Talking about Inclusion?”

“When a culture of inclusion is achieved, it is a beautiful thing to behold in our organizations, our communities and the world,” writes Eddie Turner, Principal Consultant and Executive Coach at Linkage, in a reflection on the recent “Don’t Say Gay” legislation in the state of Florida.

Inclusion Matters: Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Eddie Turner, Principal Consultant and Executive Coach at Linkage, shares insights into the historic appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court and makes the case for why inclusion matters.

Volodymyr Zelensky—The Epitome of Purposeful Leadership®

Linkage’s Principal Consultant and Executive Coach, Eddie Turner shares what makes Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy a Purposeful, Inclusive Leader.

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