Marilyn Buckner

Leadership Assessment Advisor

Cell: 404-932-3431

Dr. Marilyn Buckner is a business and leadership consultant and executive coach focused on culture change, agility and inclusive leadership. She has designed over twenty high potential and leadership programs for global companies including Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Cox, Delta, Equifax, Home Depot, Hertz, McKesson, Nationwide, Siemens as well as universities such as the University of Central Florida, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Kennesaw University, Tampa University to name a few.

She is an expert in designing succession planning and leadership development programs and has developed Talent Management systems for many global Fortune 500 companies. She also worked with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to design and deliver a succession planning and leadership coaching program for future Deans, C Suite and Presidents. Formerly she was a leader in the talent development area at The Coca-Cola Company and developed the first global succession planning, global staffing, leadership development and career development programs. As a result, she has traveled globally to implement leadership programs. After working at The Coca-Cola Company, she went to work for a software company, Global Pay, as head of strategic planning before becoming a consultant where she has worked for two decades.

She has been a coach and a consultant for global companies for two decades designing leadership, change, culture change, performance management and career development programs. She is the author of publications on the subjects of succession planning, learning agility and career development. As the former Board Chair of Human Resources People & Strategy and the Program Chair, she also designed over ten HR and Talent workshops such as Change Leadership, Culture Change, High Potential Leadership, Mergers and Acquisitions and Succession Planning and was recognized by her peers with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her Ph.D. is in Counseling from Georgia State University where she also taught in the graduate Counseling program. She is located in Georgia but works with clients throughout the world.

She is also a Master Trainer for several leading-edge assessments including the learning agility TALENTx7, Hogan Leadership Assessments, the Decision Style View for inclusive leadership styles and an Emotional Intelligence 360 Survey and uses these for accelerating coaching and team development outcomes. She recently published a chapter in a book entitled the “Age of Agility”. She also co-authored an article with the CEO of a global company on an innovative leadership program that was proven to accelerate leadership agility. She is the former Board Chair of the strategic HR association, HR People + Strategy, a division of SHRM and was elected by her peers for that role.