Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In Choosing Change, ASTD Chairman Walter McFarland and leadership executive coach Susan Goldsworthy offer a proven model for not just facing inevitable change but also leveraging it as a tool for long-term success. If you want to lead change, you need to be open to change yourself. Choosing Change provides a framework called the Five Ds to compare key elements to be aware of during both individual and organizational change. Learn more at http://www.summary.com/book-summaries/_/Choosing-Change.
Walter McFarland is the 2013 Chair of the American Society of Training and Development’s (ASTD) Board of Directors and founder and president of Windmill Human Performance, LLC, a consultancy focused on the leadership of large-scale organizational change. He is a former senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, and a Senior Director at the Hay Group.
In the public sector, Walter has led large-scale organizational change efforts at the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Government of Guam and advised change efforts in the UK and Italy. In the private sector, Walter has supported merger and acquisition efforts in the financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries.
A former Olympian, Susan Goldsworthy is an international executive coach, author, and speaker. She is founder and CEO of Goldswolf & Associates, a company that specializes in leadership development, executive coaching, and change communications. She is also an Associate at Genesis Advisers, (known for their work on transitions based on the best-selling book, The First 90 Days). She works with a number of multinational clients across a wide range of industries and has been a faculty member on Organizational Development and Change at Webster University.
Susan is an executive coach and occasional speaker at several world-leading business schools including IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland, INSEAD in Singapore and France, and IFL, the executive education arm of Stockholm School for Economics. In addition to her many post-graduate qualifications, Susan is one of the first people worldwide to be awarded an Executive Masters in the Neuroscience of Leadership. She is also certified to use a number of psychometric assessment tools.
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