Marilyn Goerz Davis, M.S.

Throughout her career, Marilyn Davis has worked closely with leaders in many industries, such as restaurant and hospitality, technology, financial services, health care, retail, manufacturing and equipment distribution and rail transportation. She is widely recognized for her ability to clearly assess, connect with and develop leaders and to advise organizations seeking to fulfill their talent needs. 

At Catalyst, Marilyn provides exceptional executive coaching and development services as well as the assessments of individuals that drive the selection of qualified and well-matched team members. Her expert organizational assessments have proven to be invaluable to improved organizational engagement and performance.


  • Provided insightful assessment and influential developmental coaching for thousands of executives and managers

  • Guided the establishment of selection systems to improve hiring success rates and employee performance

  • Hired, managed and trained consultants in assessment, report writing and feedback processes

  • Developed competency models, job analyses and 360° feedback surveys; consulted on their use for leadership selection and development

  • Designed and implemented organizational effectiveness and culture surveys

  • Established and facilitated training workshops for management teams


  • Extensive education, ongoing training, and real-world experience in executive development and individual and organizational assessment

  • Seasoned aptitude for connecting with and influencing business leaders

  • Ability to apply valuable business insights gained through experience as a consulting firm director and long-term partnerships with business leaders

  • Spanish language fluency and cultural understanding to facilitate consultancy with Spanish-speaking clients and translation of assessment and training materials        


Marilyn Davis received her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society of Consulting Psychology.    

Like it or not believe it or not all managers need professional assistance if they are to reach a higher level of self-understanding and professional development. Catalyst has done this for me and my fellow managers. I'm a better leader and a better follower thanks to Catalyst. They don't let you not develop.
Director of Human Resources, Resort & Spa Group