Dr. Foster Mobley

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Foster Mobley is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and executive coach committed to exceptional leadership of businesses, communities and teams. 

A powerful executive coach to C-level leaders with over three decades of experience, he created the Wisdom Leading™ model, an approach that enables the full engagement and breakthrough performance of leaders in the most critical moments. Dr. Mobley’s client work focuses on the highest levels of business, government and elite collegiate athletics. He is a frequently sought-after keynote speaker, offering his unique insights on breakthrough leading and mindfulness. Dr. Mobley is also a recognized thought leader and frequent contributor to leading business publications like Harvard Business Review. His award-winning book “Leadersh*t: Rethinking The True Path To Great Leading” is currently in stores.

Dr. Mobley received his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, and his MBA and Doctor of Education in Organization Change (Ed.D.) degrees from Pepperdine University.   

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EXPERIENCE

Dr. Foster Mobley is a recognized thought leader, author and speaker in the areas of high performance leadership and teamwork. A powerful executive coach to C-level leaders with over three decades of experience, Dr. Mobley created the Wisdom Leading™ model, an approach that enables the full engagement and breakthrough performance of leaders in the most critical moments.

As founder and Chairman of FMG Leading, Dr. Mobley has advised hundreds of companies on large scale change and transformational leading to enhance their human capital and competitiveness. He works with executive leaders at the highest levels of business, government and elite collegiate athletics. Dr. Mobley’s practice includes some of the most respected business organizations in the world, such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Citicorp, DaVita, Deloitte, Disney, Nokia, Turner Broadcasting and United Technologies.

In addition to his work with business organizations, Dr. Mobley enjoys more than 20 years of success advising elite-level collegiate athletic teams and coaches on achieving team chemistry, mindfulness and full performance. His contributions have helped his coaches and teams win four national team championships and five national Coach of the Year awards.

AREAS OF CURRENT RESEARCH

Dr. Mobley’s current research looks into the relationship between high performing teams and emotional intelligence. His thesis is that certain dimensions of emotional intelligence (i.e. presence, self-awareness and social awareness) are linked both to high performing teams and their ability to influence business objectives.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

Dr. Mobley is a sought-after keynote speaker, offering his unique insights on mindful leading and breakthrough performance. His award-winning book, “Leadersh*t: Rethinking the True Path to Great Leading” is a contrarian view of conventional thinking about leadership, receiving two national book awards. Dr. Mobley is a recognized thought leader and frequent contributor to leading business publications like Harvard Business Review, with articles on executive fears and physician leader development among his published work.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Dr. Mobley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University’s Gradziadio School of Business and Management, and his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change (Ed.D.) degree from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. His doctoral thesis, titled “Training Leadership Teams to Impact Performance Outcomes: An Exploratory Case Study,” studies the relationship between training, teamwork, and high performance among leadership teams. Dr. Mobley currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at Boston College Woods College of Advancing Studies. He has served on the adjunct faculty for Pepperdine’s Gradziadio School of Business and Management, and has guest lectured at various schools including: Antioch University, the University of San Diego, Pepperdine University’s Master’s Program in Organization Development (MSOD), and Pepperdine’s Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership. In addition, Dr. Mobley currently serves on the board of One Montana, a not-for-profit organization committed to help create greater resiliency and sustainability in both rural and urban areas in Montana.

PERSONAL

Dr. Mobley happily resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Cathy, and is a proud father and grandfather. An avid gardener and cook, Foster also enjoys many outdoor sports, including hiking, skiing, fly fishing and kayaking.