Beth Goldstein, Founder and Chief Change Agent
Known for her ability to connect with audiences, Edge Institute’s founder and Chief Change Agent, Beth Goldstein, is a much sought-after trainer, coach, and consultant.
With over 30 years of experience empowering entrepreneurs, Beth is driven to help individuals become entrepreneurial thinkers and doers. She views an entrepreneurial mindset as a prerequisite for success. Her interest in helping others become change agents led Beth to return to school in her 50’s to pursue her doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University.
Beth specializes in delivering experiential training programs that cultivate entrepreneurial thinkers with the confidence needed to lead courageously, and build innovative and purpose-driven organizations. Her training programs range from online seminars and 1-day workshops to intensive 9-month programs for large and small companies, universities, government agencies, and NGOs. Beth is passionate about education and has taught in the U.S. and abroad including: China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
Beth has authored three books on entrepreneurship and marketing including: Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Blueprint for Customer Engagement (2020) , Lucky By Design (2011), and The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit (2007). As a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University, her research focuses on the role entrepreneurship educators play in helping their students develop confidence and entrepreneurial grit. She currently teaches at Babson College and is a business coach for Babson’s Summer Venture Program. Edge Institute was business trainer for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity (SE) Program, where she trained over 400 SE participants. The SE Program is the first in the U.S. to provide tools and training for individuals disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. Previously, Beth taught at Boston University (BU), Brandeis University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; and the Isenberg School at UMass, Amherst. She spent ten years as the Faculty Director for BU’s Online Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and ran their Business Venture Competition.
In her spare time, Beth can be found hanging out with her fiance David, four adult children, Ben, Greg, Jacqui, & Jennifer, her mother Ruth, and her family’s combined six dogs (yes, really!): Chewbacca, Callie, Bandit, Watson, Sweet Pea, and Henley.
Beth holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA from Brandeis University in Economics and Sociology. She anticipates receiving her EdD from Johns Hopkins University in 2021.
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