Will Marré

  • Founder

  • SMART Power Academy

Will Marré (rhymes with "Hooray!") is the co-founder and former president of the Covey Leadership Center which brought The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to millions worldwide. Today, Will's focus is on developing Smart Power leaders through his Smart Power Institute. The Institute is research-based and develops thinking tools, behavioral skills and leadership practices necessary to be effective in the new disruptive economy. Smart Power is based on gender synergy - how men and women can use gender-based strengths to lead and work together to multiply positive results. Will is also a highly requested speaker and trusted advisor on corporate transformation, women's leadership and igniting innovation.

Leading the way forward

Will brings effective and strategic change to corporations that are shifting their cultures to meet the demands of the current competitive and agile business environment. He draws from over 25 years of experience creating breakthroughs at the world's top organizations including Johnson & Johnson, GE, Nike and Gap. By implementing Smart Power programs, Will enables clients to thrive using the best of both genders strengths. He is leading the way forward to a new level of group intelligence which is realized when men and women learn to value and leverage each other's strengths.

Will is also the founder and force behind one of the Smart Power Institute's premier programs, The Smart Power Academy. The Academy is a revolutionary program that trains women leaders how to use Smart Power to magnify their impact. Will has collaborated with an accomplished team of women leaders to develop a unique development process designed to vastly improve women's effectiveness and opportunities.

A lifelong passion for change

In 2004 Will initiated the American Dream Project to ignite leaders of the future to develop and find the ideas, tools and relationships they need to create sustainable abundance. This project generated data from over 30,000 Americans revealing their dreams, values and strategies for living a well-balanced and positive life. Will received an Emmy Award® for writing the PBS learning documentary Reclaiming Your American Dream for the American Dream Project. In 1994, Will co-founded the Seacology Foundation, the only conservation organization dedicated to saving the fragile environments and cultures of islanders, especially in the South Pacific.

Acclaimed author & educator

Will is the author of Save the World and Still Be Home for Dinner, Supercharge Your Career and Work Like a Genius and his soon to be released book Why We Need Women Leaders to Win. Will was featured by the University of California TV (UCTV) for his online course, Turn your Superpower into your Career. Will serves on the leadership faculty of UCSD Extension and is a former Leadership Scholar in Residence of The University of San Diego.

Specialties

Women's leadership advocacy, gender-based strengths, corporate transformation, talent force attraction and planning, igniting innovation, brand strategy, social responsibility, development workshops and speaking.

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Articles

How to Open a Closed Mind in One Sentence

  • May, 2017

How to Inspire Yourself When You are the Victim of Bias

  • May, 2017

How to Innovate Like a Woman Even if You're a Man

  • May, 2017

How to Know if You Have a Leader You Should be Working For

  • May, 2017

The ONE Lifelong Habit PROVEN to Make You Happy and Successful

  • April, 2017

The Five Proven Ways to Supercharge Your Career and be More Valued by Your Employer

  • April, 2017

Six Steps to a Raise or Promotion

  • April, 2017

How to Improve Your Luck and Your Life

  • April, 2017

Teach Our Daughters and Young Women in Today's Society

  • March, 2017

Why Women Need to Lead

  • March, 2017

The One Phrase You Absolutely Need to Use to be Happy and Successful

  • March, 2017

3:8:17 It's Time for Women to LEAD. And you must start with these THREE Principles

  • March, 2017

Control Your Boss

  • February, 2017

Bias Busting - Two Essential Things Women Can Do Now to Get More Opportunities

  • February, 2017

Three Super Bowl Life Lessons for All of Us

  • February, 2017

The One Way to Become Smarter

  • January, 2017

Bias is Holding You Back

  • January, 2017

Four Things Good Companies Provide Women that Bad Ones Don't

  • January, 2017

The Uncommon Decision That Will Make 2017 a Great Year

  • January, 2017

My Wedding Speech - What a Reaction!

  • December, 2016

Six reasons why you need a purpose to lead

  • December, 2016

Why you need Instant Courage & How to Get It

  • October, 2016

The Seven Laws of Empowerment That Are Making You Frustrated

  • October, 2016

What Tech Executives Don't Understand About Talent

  • October, 2016

How You and Hillary Can Win

  • October, 2016

Think Like a Goddess

  • September, 2016

Why Diversity Programs Suck

  • September, 2016

Think Like a Goddess; Work Like a Genius

  • September, 2016

Win the Battle for Your Mind

  • August, 2016

Are Tech Companies Deaf?

  • August, 2016

How to Get Promoted

  • August, 2016

How I Teach Men to Work with Women

  • August, 2016

F-B-T-C-A - How to Take Control When You Have No Control

  • July, 2016

It is Time for Women to Get Radical

  • July, 2016

The 3 Secrets of Universal Wisdom That Will Change Your Life

  • July, 2016

Why Bravery is Your Greatest Power

  • June, 2016

Why Women Must Change Work

  • April, 2016