Marilyn Buckner, Ph.D.

Dr. Marilyn Buckner designs systems and innovative leadership interventions to help organizations increase their effectiveness. She also offers workshops on creating, managing and implementing large-scale change and leadership development. She provides a wide-range of consulting services for organizations in change, including strategic planning, organizational design, vision/mission development, developmental leadership assessment centers, and executive coaching.

Marilyn has worked with medical and pharmaceutical organizations on a variety of initiatives such as the following: change management (Warner Lambert) leadership development (Solvay Pharmaceuticals), strategic planning (CEOs and Board members of the Alabama Hospital Association and Emory University), Performance Management (Tidewater Healthcare in Virginia and Georgia Baptist Hospital), and team building, organizational design and change management (Baxter/Ohmeda merger) and coaching the executives (CEO, COO, CFO, CNO of hospitals) for Cambio Healthcare. Other clients have included Bank of America, GE Capital, Home Depot, Equifax, Southern Company and The Weather Channel.

After leaving The Coca-Cola Company, Marilyn was director of strategic planning and human resources development for National Data Corporation—a provider of information systems to retail, medical, telecommunications, and financial industries. She was responsible for executive and management development, strategic planning, sales training and quality training. Previously, she was the head of corporate and international human resources development for The Coca-Cola Company, where she was responsible for the development of several human resource development systems including succession staffing, leadership development and performance appraisal.

Marilyn has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Management from Georgia State University with a specialty in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is President of the Human Resource Planning Society where she comes in contact with senior HR professionals in many of the leading edge companies in the world.