"Mark has a clarity of laser-like insight that would be painful, if it weren't for the fact that it is spot on."
- Warren Bennis
Dr. Goulston believes that to be the most impactful influencer, you need to engender trust, confidence and especially respect from the people who follow you. Why? Trust and confidence cause people to listen to you, but when people respect you, they want you to think well of them. That causes them to become better people and that's the best influence you can have.
High performing, heartfelt, values driven influencers hire Dr. Goulston as a mentor and advisor when they discover they have the potential to change the world for the better and want to make sure they do it.
Such people sense a calling, what they were born and meant to do and an opportunity, that is just out of focus and out of reach. Together Dr. Goulston and they identify with crystal - and executable - clarity what it is and he uses everything in his power to help them land there.
His late mentor, Warren Bennis, quoted Arthur Schopenhauer in saying that Dr. Goulston has a clarity that is painful (in the best sense of the word).
He is also the Founder of #WMYST and @wmystglobal, a global community dedicated to combating disconnection, loneliness and unhappiness, one smile at a time using the power of tactical kindness and had done a TEDx talk entitled: "What Made You Smile Today?"
He is the author of "Just Listen" which became the top book on empathic listening in the world a subject that he speaks on globally.
Dr. Goulston is also the author or co-author of six additional books including his best selling books: Talking to Crazy, Real Influence and Get Out of Your Own Way. He hosts the "My Wakeup Call" podcast where he interviews influencers about what matters most to them and that are non-negotiable and the wakeup calls that led them there.
He has contributed to Harvard Business Review, Biz Journals, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Working Nation and Thrive Global and appears widely in the media including CNN, Wall St. Journal, NY Times, Fortune and Forbes.
He is on the Board of Advisors to Healthcorps and is an advisor to BiasSync which provides conscious management of unconscious bias.
You can find his LinkedIn page here.