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Marsha Haygood


To learn more about Marsha's accomplishments as the founder and principal of StepWise Associates, visit her website HERE.


Marsha Haygood believes in the importance of capitalizing on the boundless potential for individuals and businesses to achieve success. After leading Human Resources and Administrative Services at the entertainment giants New Line Cinema and Orion Pictures, Marsha wanted to use the wealth of her experience in more meaningful ways. She launched StepWise Associates LLC in 2006.


At StepWise, Marsha utilizes her expansive knowledge of talent development, managing the challenges and changes of workplace culture to assist corporations, groups, and individuals in achieving their goals. She is a Strategic Thinking Partner that uses intentional coaching, leadership training, and consulting services to motivate her clients to take action and move forward with purpose. Marsha works with senior executives as well as professionals at every level of their career and has led initiatives for nonprofits, associations, educational institutions, and corporations large and small.


Marsha utilizes an innate understanding of the workplace with her personal experiences to deliver keynote talks, panel discussions and workshops with profound insights that audiences can put into practice. She is adept at sharing her strategies for success with energy and humor that resonates across age, gender, and culture.


As a co-author of the bestseller, The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women (One World), and its companion workbook, Marsha has helped thousands of readers overcome career obstacles and chart a course for success. She is also a founding member of Black Women of Influence (BWOI), a professional networking group that gathers women across industries to develop the next generation of prominent women in business with the motto: "helping each other win."


Marsha’s work garners recognition. The Network Journal named her an “Influential Women in Business." She received the YMCA’s Black Achievement Award, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Trailblazer Award and the Community Service Award. Marsha also committed herself to prepare the next generation as a member of the Board of Directors for YouthBridge-NY, a non- profit high school leadership development organization.


Marsha is committed to the success of others and is purpose-driven to inspire her clients and audiences to take an active role in achieving their goals.

More from Marsha


Speaking of Success: World Class Experts Share Their Secrets

Marsha Haygood Joins Best-Selling Authors Stephen R. Covey, Ken Blanchard and Jack Canfield in a Leadership compilation of Success tips.

Marsha Haygood is a dynamic keynote speaker and Empowerment Coach. She was selected from a nationwide search to be featured in the 1st edition of Speaking of Success along with best- selling authors Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager) and Jack Canfield (co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul). Haygood, Covey, Blanchard and Canfield are joined by other authors and speakers, each offering time-tested strategies for success in frank and intimate interviews.

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