Emily Goodson

About Me

Emily Goodson is an inspirational speaker, writer, and positive workplace culture advocate. Through CultureSmart, she partners with organizations internationally through training, speaking, and advising engagements. Prior to founding CultureSmart, Emily built and led the Talent & People function for various high-growth companies. She also worked in campus recruiting for Deloitte Consulting and achieved multiple coaching certifications. After experiencing a debilitating brain injury at age eight, Emily was paralyzed on the left side of her body. Emily recovered from her injury, re-learning to walk with two legs of different lengths and becoming fully functional with the use of one arm and hand. She regularly writes about her experience with disability in her film and print channels. Emily was recognized as a Rising Star female business owner by the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2020. Her workplace culture expertise has also recently been featured by American Express, Lattice, Monster.com, and others. Emily lives in Santa Monica, CA, and regularly speaks in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, among other locations.