Marilyn Gorman

Senior Faculty, Lean Startup Co.


Marilyn Gorman is a Senior Faculty member with Lean Startup Co. Corporate Education Program. Previously the Global Program Leader for Executive Development at GE’s Leadership Center, she is a highly experienced learning professional, facilitator, and executive coach. Marilyn brings expertise to both the coaching of individual executives and leadership teams, and the teaching of how HR processes like Learning & Development and Organizational Design intersect with entrepreneurial skills. She has applied Lean Startup practices to change key cultural outcomes, and helped business leaders around the world build credibility and confidence through challenging and application-rich learning solutions focused on impact through purposeful practice. As a coach and facilitator, her approach is direct and solution-focused, helping program participants create empowered and sustainable learning outcomes. At GE’s Crotonville leadership center, her responsibilities included leadership and cultural change initiatives, and high-visibility, chairman-sponsored programs. Prior to joining GE, she held various training and leadership positions in companies such as the Tom Peters Company and the Forum Corporation, as well as leading her own consulting company. Marilyn also gained experience in global technology and financial service companies, and her career has included business management, leadership of a large training function, and senior-level consultancy. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Syracuse University, a Master of Education from Sydney University, and an MBA from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She also holds a graduate diploma in executive and professional coaching through the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas, and is an accredited executive coach at the PCC level with the International Coaching Federation.