Marilyn Buckner

Marilyn Buckner, Ph. D. President, National Training Systems, Inc.

Dr. Marilyn Buckner is a business and leadership consultant and executive coach. She is also a Master Trainer for several leading-edge assessments including the learning agility TALENTx7, Hogan Assessments and the Decision StyleView for decision leadership styles and uses these for accelerating coaching and team development outcomes.

She is an expert in designing succession planning and leadership development programs and has developed Talent Management systems for many global Fortune 500 companies. Formerly she was a leader in the talent development area at The Coca-Cola Company and developed the first global succession planning, global staffing, leadership development and career development programs. After working at The Coca-Cola Company, she went to work for a software company as head of strategic planning before starting her own business.

She has been a coach and a consultant  for global companies for two decades designing leadership, change, performance management and career development programs. She is the author of publications on the subjects of succession planning, learning agility and career development. As the former Board Chair of Human Resources People & Strategy and the Program Chair, she also designed over ten HR and Talent workshops and was recognized by her peers with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her Ph.D. is in Counseling from Georgia State University where she also taught in the graduate Counseling program.  She is located in Georgia but works with clients throughout the world.