David Marzahl

Executive and Leadership Coach

David Marzahl

David Marzahl is an executive coach, helping leaders, their teams and their organizations to grow their impact and to achieve success. His passion is coaching individuals who have moved into new executive and leadership roles. Having a thought partner to navigate through a new role and responsibilities increases the chances of success.

Having founded and led three non-profit organizations through multiple stages of the organizational lifecycle, while overcoming myriad challenges, David brings his experience in successfully navigating change to best serve his clients. He served as the founding executive director of both the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights and Parkways Foundation and led the Center for Economic Progress until 2018. He currently serves on several boards and advisory boards. He has an MA from Northwestern, a BA from UIC and executive certificates from the Kellogg School and Harvard Business School. He is a certified executive coach affiliated with the Hudson Institute of Coaching and accredited with the International Coach Federation.

David provides both one-on-one as well as team coaching, serves as a consultant to executives and their boards as they undertake strategic shifts and facilitates retreats for a variety of organizations and coalitions. He seeks to build a working alliance with his clients: as their partner, as a sounding board, as a navigator and as a catalyst.