Dr. Neil Goldman is Senior Partner of Goldman Consulting & Strategy (GCS, Inc.), an organizational development and perceptual research firm founded in 2002, working primarily with credit unions. He also is former president and owner of Member Research, serving credit unions since 1988. At last count, Neil had worked with over 400 credit unions in 49 states nationwide.
Through strategic planning, research, workshops and consulting services, Neil and GCS provide insights and information for better decisions and better leadership. Effective research and successful leadership share a common purpose – and the core driver of Neil’s work — to facilitate positive change. Through foundational models developed in 25+ years of consulting and his doctoral work, Neil provides tools to assess and develop focus and success. Key tools here include the Escalator Factors© and Shared Vision/Distinction® models for organizations, the Wheel of Leadership® for individuals, and the 6P® Model for research. Whether from focus groups, through facilitating planning meetings, brand work, workshops, training sessions, or custom research development, Neil’s continuing objective is to turn research into results, and information into action.
Neil holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, where he also obtained an MBA with marketing emphasis. Neil’s educational background also includes a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Californiaat Santa Barbara.
Neil is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and a regular contributor to industry trade publications (having held a column in The Credit Union Journal for more than a decade). GCS attributes their outstanding reputation to a foundation of core organizational leadership principles, and proven real-world strategies that allow leaders to assess and build growing levels of focus, fulfillment and success.