Mr. Frank Wagner

Senior Executive Coach

“Leadership is found at the intersection of Character and Commitment: what others believe you stand for and do.”

Frank started his career in Leadership Development when he entered the Ph.D. program in The Graduate School of Management at UCLA along with Marshall Goldsmith in 1972. After graduating Frank took a teaching position in the School of Business at Loyola Marymount University where he continued his friendship with Marshall Goldsmith as they shared an office as Assistant Professors. While teaching at Loyola Marymount Frank worked part time at the Center for Leadership Studies under the mentorship of Paul Hersey.

In 1981 Frank joined Marshall Goldsmith as a partner and director in the consulting firm of Keilty, Goldsmith & Boone. During his time there he co-developed with Marshall Goldsmith the highly successful Excellent Manager Program. Initially designed for IBM this program became a staple of leadership development in many Fortune 100 companies.

In 1986 Frank partnered with Chris Coffey and started Prism Ltd., a leadership development and coaching practice.  Since it’s founding Prism Ltd. has been assisting leaders add practical and effective skills for influencing others.  Frank has personally worked with, and coached, hundreds of key leaders and successful people, helping them develop their leadership to become more effective. Frank’s areas of specialty focus on leadership behaviour, specifically around gaining commitment, adjusting leadership style to the needs of the situation, fostering teamwork, informal influence across organizational boundaries, and coaching others.

Frank is proud to be part of the Perspect’s team of coaches delivering Marshall’s stakeholder centred coaching to successful leaders and teams.

Education & Affiliations

Post Doctor Scholar
Graduate School of Management, UCLA

Graduate School of Management, UCLA

Graduate School of Management, UCLA

BSc in Economics
Santa Clara University, CA

Founding Partner – The Marshall Goldsmith Group

ACEC – Association of Corporate Executive Coaches

Honorary Member – Army Management Staff College for volunteer work in the Personnel Management for Executives (PME) Program

Kentucky Colonel – for extensive Volunteer work with the Kentucky Red Cross


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