Dr. Jonathan Marshall has 10 years’ experience in both leadership development and executive coaching, and 14 years’ experience in psychotherapy since his PhD. His clients include international corporations, government ministries, professional services, professional athletes, and individuals. He is on the faculties of the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University where he teaches pragmatic leadership skills to mid-career graduate students and executives.
Jonathan started high performance coaching while stationed at Harvard Business School during his postdoctoral training. Subsequently, he helped teach courses at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His doctorate at Stanford focused on blending Eastern and Western methods of transformation for creating changes in performance, health, and well-being. He certified as an integral coach with New Ventures West. He specialist therapy training includes psychodynamic, Gestalt, ego-state, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), hypnotherapy, dialectical behavior (DBT), schema, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), mediation, human sexuality, and couples counseling.
He is a third generation Singaporean. He became a Naval officer and by age 20 managed a staff of 80. He went on to become a dot comer, and was part of the 20-person start-up that created Yahoo! Mail. Experienced in diversity issues, he has worked with over 1000 students from 94 countries, and he has lived for at least 6 years in Singapore, France, the United Kingdom, and also the United States. He has won commendations for teaching excellence in both of the last two years he was on full-time faculty at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He maintains a 25 year mindfulness meditation practice and his current research interest is in the causes of remarkable improvements in well-being.
Full-Time Professional Experience
- Marshall Consulting Pte Ltd: Executive Director (2013 – ongoing)
- Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore: Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership Studies (2013 – ongoing), Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies (2006 – 2013)
- School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University: Adjunct Professor of Leadership Studies (2014 – ongoing)
- Nanyang Technical University, Singapore: Assistant Professor of Psychology (2005-06)
- University of San Francisco, California: Predoctoral Intern in Psychology (2002-03)
- Kaiser Permanente, Milpitas, California: Predoctoral Intern in Psychology (2001-02)
- Yahoo!, Cupertino, California: Usability Intern (1999)
- Four 11, Menlo Park, California: Usability Consultant and Advertising Analyst (1996). (This startup created Yahoo! Mail.)
- Singapore Armed Forces: Naval Officer (1987-90)
Qualifications & Training
Harvard University, Massachusetts
- 2004 Postdoctoral fellowship in psychotherapy
Stanford University, California
- 2003 PhD in Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited program)
- 1994 BA in Psychology
New Ventures West, Singapore
- 2016 Certified Integral Coach
Other Qualifications & Continuing Education
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
- Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2012)
- Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2011)
- Marshall, J. (2013). “Sex, Lies, and Leadership: An inevitable threesome?” The Straits Times, 8 Jan. p.A21
- Marshall, J. (2012). “The Paths to Happiness” Global-is-Asian(15): 62-63.
- Marshall, J. (2012). “Intuitive Decision Making” Global-is-Asian(13): 65.
- Marshall, J. (2011). “Lessons from 9/11” Global-is-Asian(12): 72.
- Marshall, J. (2011). “Six Factors of Leadership Derailment” Global-is-Asian(11): 64-65.
- Marshall, J. (2011). “Psychology of a Dictator” Global-is-Asian(10): 77.
- Marshall, J. (2011). “Will We Duck in Time?” Global-is-Asian(9): 63-64.
- Channel NewsAsia (2015) “Digital Love ”
- Channel NewsAsia (2014) “How Many Friends Do We Really Need?”
- Channel NewsAsia (2014) “How Birth Order Affects Your Love Life? ”
Academic Articles & Conference Presentations
- Ng, T. P., R. Kumar, et al. (2011). Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Successful Ageing in Singapore International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Melbourne, Australia.
- Marshall, J., J. Narayanan, et al. (2011). Meditation & Decision Making – A Feasibility Study. Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Marshall, J., Koopman, C., Nevo, R., Abbot, B., Zarcone, J., Slattery, C., Elliott, C., & Spiegel, D (2009). Distinguishing Credible from Fabricated Memories of Sexual Abuse. Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Reno, Nevada.
- Marshall, J. (2008). Asian Policy Makers and the MBTI Instrument. Myers Briggs Asia Conference Singapore.
- Butler, L., Waelde, L., Hastings, A., Chen, X., Symons, B., Marshall, J., Kaufman, A., Nagy, T., Blasey, C., Seibert, E., Spiegel, D. (2008). “Meditation with yoga, group therapy with hypnosis, and psychoeducation for long-term depressed mood: a randomized pilot trial.” Journal of Clinical Psychology 64(7): 806-820.
- Sethi, R., Fogg, BJ, Ainslie, J., Marshall, J (2003). The Carrot or the Stick? Positive and Negative Sounds in Interactive Software. Computer Human Interaction. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Harris, A., S. Standard, et al. (2002). “The Accuracy of Abstracts in Selected Journals of the American Psychological Association.” Journal of Psychology 136(2): 141-148.
- Fogg, B., J. Marshall, et al. (2001). What Makes Web Sites Credible? A Report on a Large Quantitative Study. Computer-Human Interaction. Seattle.
- Fogg, B., J. Marshall, et al. (2001). Web Credibility Research: A Method for Online Experiments and Early Study Results. Computer-Human Interaction. Seattle, USA.
- Shon, J., J. Marshall, et al. (2000). The Impact of Displayed Award on the Credibility and Retention of Web Site Information. American Medical Informatics Association.
- Fogg, B., J. Marshall, et al. (2000). Elements that Affect Web Credibility: Early Results from a Self-Report Study. Computer-Human Interaction. Den Haag, The Netherlands.
- Marshall, J. (2003). Hypnotizability and Religious Motivation in the Treatment of Long-Term Depressed Mood. School of Education. Stanford, Stanford University.
- Fogg, B., E. Lee, et al. (2002). Persuasive Computing: Using Technology to Change Attitudes and Behaviors. The Persuasion Handbook: Theory and Practice. J. P. P. Dillard, M. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.
Supervised Published Case Studies
- Kaur, S. (2014) The Little India Riots: Not the Singapore We Know. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. National University of Singapore.
- Goyal, N. (2013) The Summer of Discontent: How the ‘India Against Corruption’ Movement Unfolded. Cases A, B, & C. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. National University of Singapore.
- Eckert, C. (2013). The Aung Sans of Myanmar. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. National University of Singapore.