Cort Worthington is a Founding Partner of Starfish Leadership and a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. His areas of focus include leadership development, organizational and team dynamics, executive coaching, and negotiation.  He has worked with management teams at Pixar, Oracle, NetApp, the U.S. Army, Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Olympic Team, and the government of Saudi Arabia.

For fourteen seasons Cort led elite teams as a forest fire fighter and parachuting U.S. Forest Smokejumper, which piqued his interest in improvisational principles as applied to leading within high-risk, dynamic situations. He has applied this experience to his work with organizations. 

Cort holds an MA in Communication from Stanford University, and MBA degrees from Columbia University Business School and the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.