Ruth Gotian

A valuable new voice in the debate about what constitutes success and how to achieve it.


Recipient of the Thinkers50 2021 Radar Award.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. 


Semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list.


How to optimize success. The mindset and skill set of peak performers, including Nobel laureates, astronauts and Olympic champions.


Ruth Gotian is the chief learning officer and associate professor of education in anesthesiology and former assistant dean of mentoring and executive director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentorship and leadership development.


In addition to publishing in academic journals, she is a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today. Her research is distilled in her book, The Success Factor (2022).


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“Success redux: the humane route to success is presented with compelling clarity by Ruth Gotian.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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