Interview - Amy Goldfinger w/ Dr. Carol Kauffman

Session Brief

In this interview with Dr. Carol Kauffman, Amy Goldfinger, SVP of Global Talent at Walmart, discusses how she attracts and leads Walmart’s 2.4 million associates, what excites her most about coming to work every day, and how Walmart has coped with the pandemic, especially while being one of the most important retailers in the country to get people their basic necessities.


Amy Goldfinger

SVP of Global Talent at Walmart

Amy leads the effort to attract market-making talent to Walmart, the Fortune #1 company. Previously, she led the Global Human Resources Advisory Practice at Heidrick & Struggles, where she focused on senior level searches across industry and advised clients in the areas of HR transformation, talent management program strategy and execution, and onboarding. Prior to joining the firm, Amy was a Product Director at Dun & Bradstreet, managing a portfolio of risk management products and services. Earlier, Amy spent six years at Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in the design and implementation of leadership development programs and competency-based human capital systems, including selection and recruitment, and post-merger integrations for both public and private organizations.

Amy earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business from the University of Rochester. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources Management and has a certificate in executive coaching.

Dr. Carol Kauffman

Institute of Coaching, Founder & Co-Chair

Carol is known globally as one of the top leaders in the field of coaching and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School. She has been named the #1 Leadership coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith group. Thinkers 50 shortlisted her as one of the top 8 coaches for her contribution as a thought leader and coach. Her clients describe her as a lateral thinker who pushes the edges with a sense of humor and can disrupt someone out of their comfort zone. She has over 40,000 hours of client contact. Dr. Kauffman received a $2,000,000 gift to launch the Institute of Coaching, and her Leader as Coach program won Harvard’s coveted Inaugural Award for creating a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring. She publishes in academic journals and HBR and was Founding Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. She is also a member and examiner for ABPP the American Board of Professional Psychologists.

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