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Taavo Godtfredsen

Taavo Godtfredsen is an executive coach, speaker and is currently an advisor to the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches organization.  

Taavo has spent more than 20 years in the leadership development field as a successful business leader and practitioner. He has traveled the world interviewing and collaborating with hundreds of the most recognized CEOs, best-selling business authors and top business school faculty. With both a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge in the leadership development field, Taavo has remained on the cutting edge continuously working with executives as they adapt to changing business environment. As a pragmatist, Taavo’s methodology zeroes in on the most innovative and time efficient leadership actions that yield the greatest impact.

Taavo was the originator of Five@5:00™ and co-created the Leadership Development Channel™. Taavo began his career at Linkage Inc. and held various senior roles leading both functions and business units. He later helped to grow Targeted Learning Corporation, a private company sold to Skillsoft Corporation. Taavo is a certified and experienced Executive Coach and holds an MBA from Babson College.