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Edie Goldberg Edie Goldberg

President | E. L. Goldberg & Associates


Engaging talent management consultant with over 25 years of experience





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Edie Goldberg is the founder of E. L. Goldberg & Associates which was founded in 2001. She has specialized in talent management and organizational development for over 25 years. She focuses her practice on designing HR systems to attract, engage, develop and retain employees. She has deep expertise in assessment and development and as such has completed many engagements regarding employee selection, performance management, career management, leadership development, and succession planning.
Before starting her own company, Dr. Goldberg worked for Towers Perrin as the Global Thought Leader in Learning & Development, Career Management, & Succession Planning and was the West Region leader for Performance Management. During her last year with Towers Perrin she co-lead a company-wide initiative focusing on Talent Management which resulted in groundbreaking research on employee perceptions regarding what attracts and retains them as well as the development of a process to help companies attract, retain, and engage their workforce.

Some of Dr. Goldberg’s clients include: California State Automobile Association, Charles Schwab, Cypress Semiconductor, DBS Bank (Singapore), Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Gap Inc., Genentech, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, PG&E Corporation, SAFECO Insurance Company, Shinhan Bank (South Korea), Sony Computer Entertainment America, Southern Wines & Spirits, Star Alliance, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Washington Mutual, and Williams-Sonoma.

Dr. Goldberg has written articles and presented at conferences in the areas of career management, performance management, building management capability, women in the workplace, competency modeling, employee retention, total quality management and organizational change. She earned her Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Albany, State University of New York, and her B.A. and M.S. from San Diego State University. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. She is the founder of the Bay Area Applied Psychologists, is the Past-President and current Board member of the HR Strategy Forum, and is the Vice-Chairperson of HR People & Strategy (HRPS; formerly the Human Resources Planning Society).

Industry Expertise (4)

Talent Management

Management Consulting

Human Resources

Staffing and Recruiting

Areas of Expertise (6)

Career Management

Talent Management

Hr Strategy

Performance Management


Building Management Capability

Accomplishments (1)

Vice-Chair of HRPS (professional)

Education (2)

University of Albany - SUNY: Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology 1993

San Diego State University: M.S., Psychology 1989

Affiliations (2)

  • SIOP
  • HRPS

Event Appearances (5)


Cascading Competencies to Create Focus and Results  Human Capital Institute


Performance Metrics that drive employee engagement and business results  IOMA


Building Management Capability: The road to competitive advantage.   Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Research on the Design and Implementation Factors That Drive Organizational Impact.   Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Changing Corporate Culture Through Performance Management.   Linkage Corporation Annual COnference

Sample Talks (1)

Changing nature of Careers and career management in organizations today

We have just completed a benchmarking study with over 30 brand name companies to understand the latest trends and innovative practices in career management. Learn how demographic and psychographic trends are changing what employees want from their careers and how organizations need to change the way they talk about careers to meet employee expectations.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


5000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee