Marsha Haygood

Motivational Speaker, Author, Talent Development Expert and Empowerment Coach are a few of the many hats that President of StepWise Associates, Marsha Haygood wears. Former corporate executive and active contributing editor to national publications, Marsha has a rich multicultural understanding of individuals and organizations that she incorporates in her consulting and keynote presentations.

For organizations wishing to manage their internal and external changes in a proactive and positive way, or if your group needs an injection of inspiration and knows that increased productivity will positively affect the bottom line, Marsha is the person to call. For individuals feeling stuck or unfulfilled and entrepreneurs wanting success strategies to grow their business, Marsha is the person to meet.

Marsha’s consulting and career development assignments are crafted in collaboration with clients to ensure that objectives are met. As a leadership advisor, Marsha guides individuals on a journey of discovery; helping to facilitate and achieve goals, explore solutions and develop action plans so positive results can be realized.

Marsha is a highly acclaimed thought leader who encourages success in individuals and corporations alike. Experienced in public speaking and corporate engagement, she knows how to translate leadership theory into practice. Known for her direct approach, strategic thinking and optimistic attitude, Marsha believes that all things are possible.

In addition to founding StepWise Associates, she is the co-founder of Leadership Excellence and Development Strategies (L.E.A.D.S.) and one of the founding members and co-chair of Black Women of Influence (BWOI), a network of professional women with a mission to help each other win. She has been featured as one of the elite in Speaking of Success, a book on building leadership, along with best- selling authors Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Jack Canfield.

Co-author of The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women, and the Companion Workbook, Marsha travels throughout the country sharing her wisdom and leadership strategies with women and men of diverse backgrounds that are serious about business, life and success. She and her husband live in New York and Florida (yes they are “snowbirds”) and they enjoy traveling the world together.


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