Alan V. Foster


Alan Foster is Principal at ghSMART, the renowned leadership advisory firm. Formerly head of predictive analytics and Employee Engagement at Bain & Company and co- author of Wall Street Journal bestseller: Power Score: Your formula for leadership success (Ballantine Books, 2015).

“If you need leadership advice, I strongly recommend calling Alan Foster. He’s been integral to helping me build a complex health systems innovation laboratory that has grown to global impact.” —Atul Gawande, Surgeon, Author (Being Mortal, Checklist Manifesto), and Director of Ariadne Labs.



“This is the best session I have ever been part of. Thank you, Alan!” – CEO participant

“I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever about recommending Alan Foster for any serious corporate event involving considerations of leadership, change, recruiting, assessing and hiring top talent and rapid company growth. He is outstanding.” Jean Hoffman, Chairman & CEO, Putney (EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award winner)

“You achieved a 98% Net Promoter Score – the highest score of any guest lecturer we have ever had.” – CHRO, Top 25 Best Place To Work company, USA.


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Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success

“Shaking distrust out of an organization is hard. But the payoff is immense. Bravo to Smart, Street and Foster for sharing their ideas about how to make that happen.” —Forbes
“The book’s a winner and maybe you will be too if you try its approach.” —The Globe and Mail



ghSMART exists to help leaders amplify their positive impact on the world.

Since our founding in 1995, ghSMART’s mission has always been to use our expertise in business and human behavior to help CEOS, boards, and investors build valuable organizations. We have executed over 17,000 engagements with hundreds of organizations in the private, public, and social sectors; across every major industry; and in every major economic region of the world.


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“ghSMART is the world’s top firm for helping leaders hire talented teams and run them at full power. Nothing is more important.”
– Marshall Goldsmith, recognized by Thinkers 50 as one of the Ten Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World.
He is author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There