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Stratford Sherman

Partner, Accompli

Stratford Sherman serves senior leaders as a thinking partner, advisor, facilitator, and coach. Widely published on leadership and organizational change, he understands the interplay of business and human dynamics. Strat is focused on change, learning, and growth – for individuals and organizations. He works where successful execution of business plans depends on people.

Listed among 50 top coaches in the U.S., Strat co-authored “The Wild West of Executive Coaching” for Harvard Business Review. His 1993 study of the transformation of GE under Jack Welch, Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will, written with Noel Tichy, has been ranked among the 100 best business books ever written.

Earlier in his career, Strat served on the Board of Editors of Fortune magazine. As a senior reporter/writer (1977-1997), he enjoyed extraordinary access to CEOs and C-level executives of the world’s biggest companies, across a wide variety of industries, during an era of convulsive change.

Along the way, Strat served as senior vice president of Executive Coaching Network (EXCN), and on the board of the Leader to Leader Institute, founded by Peter Drucker. Strat has delivered some 100 keynote addresses, facilitated scores of C-level conferences, and taught seminars about large-scale organizational change on six continents. He has appeared on “Charlie Rose,” “The News Hour,” and “Marketplace,” as well as CNN, Fox, and many other news outlets.

In 2004, he began work with a firm that two years later evolved into Accompli. A co-founder of Accompli, he is now its remaining partner.