Business Consultant * Education Pioneer * Peace Activist
Marilyn King is a two-time Olympian (1972/1976) in the grueling five event Pentathlon. (100 meter hurdles, shop put, high jump, long jump, 800 meters) Her 20-year athletic career includes five national titles and a World Record. An automobile accident rendered her unable to train physically for her third Olympic Team. She placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games using only mental training techniques.
This extraordinary experience and resulting research led to a 35-year career as an expert in the field of exceptional human performance. Her work focuses on systemic change in the areas of business, education and peace.
Marilyn’s participation in an international, five- year business think tank led to a career conducting programs for senior executives with global responsibilities at Fortune 500 companies. Her corporate clients include: AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, Haas School of Business, IBM, Ikea, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Starbucks, Wells Fargo and YPO.
Marilyn has also presented at over 200 national and international education conferences with academicians and researchers who are designing the schools of the future. She is the co-creator of Dare to Imagine, an inner city Oakland program. Her teacher training clients include YMCAs, park and rec leadership programs, Boys and Girls Clubs and Investing in Oakland a joint project with Mills College and the Mayor of Oakland.
Marilyn’s most pioneering work, a joint Russian-American venture called “The Peace Team” resulted in two opportunities to speak at the United Nations and an invitation to create a U.N. sub-committee on the role of sport in peacebuilding.