Eddie Turner

Principal Consultant & Executive Coach


Redesigning Inclusion

​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.

Eddie's Insights

“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.

Let the World See: Reflections on the Leadership of Mamie Till

This article originally appeared in Eddie Turner’s newsletter, published on LinkedIn, which includes the latest leadership insights and news.

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