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Adrian Gostick

Adrian Gostick

Keynote Speaker: Founder of The Culture Works & Bestselling Author of "Leading with Gratitude"

Adrian Gostick Biography

New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick provides advice to some of the world’s most successful organizations on building culture, managing change, and leading high-performance teams.

Gostick is a global thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the workplace training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers "All In," "The Carrot Principle," "Leading with Gratitude," and "Anxiety at Work." His award-winning books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world.

Gostick is a leadership strategy columnist for Forbes, and his work has been called “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and CNBC, and is often quoted in The Economist, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. In 2022, Gostick was ranked as a top 10 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture.

As an executive coach, Gostick is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches cohort. His consulting clients include PepsiCo, Bank of America, Cisco, Rolls Royce, and Duracell.

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Adrian Gostick Speaking Topics

Teamwork & Leading High-Performance Teams

THE DILEMMA: 96% of executive cite poor collaboration as the main source of workplace failures. How can we lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:

  • Increased speed of change

  • Need to work more cross-functionally

  • Emergence of more remote, global & gig workers

  • Rise of the Millennials & Gen Z

THE RESEARCH: Based on an 850,000-person study of today’s most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick introduces the new science of teamwork.

THE RESULT: Adrian’s research shows a set of disciplines makes the biggest difference. He helps manage generational differences, speed productivity, inspire innovation and robust debate, and create true alignment around customers.

THE AUDIENCE: Designed for audiences of all levels— from individual contributors to CEOs—Adrian Gostick has presented on teamwork to corporate audi-ences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.

Leadership: 8 Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

THE DILEMMA: Leadership is about people, but many managers get so busy they lose sight of those who deliver the results. The best leaders have high expectations for their team members while also creating environments where their people know the plan, are focused on areas that need attention, and feel appreciated for every step forward.

THE RESEARCH: The world’s #3 ranked leadership speaker, Adrian Gostick brings 20 years of experience coaching executives and has surveyed more than 1 million working adults. He presents actionable steps for leaders to develop their skills in engaging and motivating.

THE RESULT: The payoffs in getting this right come not only in leaders boosting performance and morale, but in gaining a better understand of their team mem-bers, how they are contributing, and what more they have to give. Audiences will learn how to:

  • Solicit and act on input

  • Create positive accountability

  • Look for small wins

  • Reinforce core values

  • Develop a culture of gratitude

THE AUDIENCE: Designed for senior leaders and man-agers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on leadership issues to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research

The Future of Work

What are managers to do now that operations seem headed toward a new way of working? How do they build and maintain culture, ensure accountability, and focus their people on the right behaviors in this new future of work?

New York Times bestselling authors and top-ten global leadership experts Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton help organizations learn to work more effectively in multidimensional cultures.

They teach leaders to:

  • Communicate more effectively in a hybrid environment

  • Build stronger cultures with diverse, global, remote team members

  • Enhance innovation and give people a voice

  • Tackle growing anxiety & mental health issues

  • Help team members deal with uncertainty

  • Build resilience in times of change

Leading With Gratitude

For leaders working to retain great talent & engage their people, the solution might be right under our noses. In their Leading with Gratitude keynote, New York Times bestsellers and corporate culture gurus Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton introduce research that shows how a few vital leadership skills—when done right—can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover. They also unveil the fascinating science behind why so many managers resist (aka: suck at) something so seemingly simple as gratitude.

Audiences will learn:

How gratitude helps managers understand the value their people are contributing—and what more their team members may have to give How appreciation of employee efforts can enhance motivation & productivity, especially during times of change—81% of people say they’d work harder if their boss were more grateful

How leaders can master this skill to enhance team performance & trust—introducing the 8 most powerful gratitude practices

Culture & Engagement: Building an All-In Culture, Managing Change & Enhancing Engagement

THE DILEMMA: While most leaders understand their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all in” — convincing employees to buy into the strategy they’ve put forward.

THE RESEARCH: New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick presents the findings of an unprecedented 300,000-person study on high-performance cultures.

THE RESULT: Gostick offers managers at all levels specific how-tos for each step, and tells fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.

Based on this breakthrough research and his extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful organizations, he presents a simple roadmap to create a high-achieving culture where employees are engaged, enabled and energized.

Audiences will learn:

  • The 3 research-based characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures;

  • The 7 steps today’s most successful leaders use to generate buy-in and enhance engagement;

  • How managers at any level can build a workgroup culture where employees commit to the culture and give an extra push of effort.

THE AUDIENCE: Designed for senior leaders and managers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on culture and engagement to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.

Adrian Gostick Videos

Adrian Gostick Highlight Video 2019
Adrian Gostick Highlight Video - 2019
Adrian Gostick Speaker Reel

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What topics does Adrian Gostick speak about?

Adrian Gostick is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Peak Performance, Human Resources, Business, Business Leadership, Communication, Change Management, Ethics & Integrity, Authors, Corporate Culture, Customer Service, Consulting, Business Ethics, Personal Growth, Leadership, Inspirational, Teamwork & Teambuilding, College, Virtual, Motivational, Innovation, Psychology, Future Of Work, Happiness, Health, Business Growth, Strategic Leadership and Thought Leadership.

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Adrian Gostick generally travels from Salt Lake City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Adrian Gostick is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Peak Performance, Human Resources and Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Adrian Gostick for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Adrian Gostick generally travels from Salt Lake City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Boles, Erica Dhawan and Eduardo Briceño. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Adrian Gostick for an upcoming event.

Adrian Gostick Speaking Topics

  • Teamwork & Leading High-Performance Teams

    THE DILEMMA: 96% of executive cite poor collaboration as the main source of workplace failures. How can we lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:

    • Increased speed of change

    • Need to work more cross-functionally

    • Emergence of more remote, global & gig workers

    • Rise of the Millennials & Gen Z

    THE RESEARCH: Based on an 850,000-person study of today’s most profitable, innovative work teams, New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick introduces the new science of teamwork.

    THE RESULT: Adrian’s research shows a set of disciplines makes the biggest difference. He helps manage generational differences, speed productivity, inspire innovation and robust debate, and create true alignment around customers.

    THE AUDIENCE: Designed for audiences of all levels— from individual contributors to CEOs—Adrian Gostick has presented on teamwork to corporate audi-ences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.

  • Leadership: 8 Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

    THE DILEMMA: Leadership is about people, but many managers get so busy they lose sight of those who deliver the results. The best leaders have high expectations for their team members while also creating environments where their people know the plan, are focused on areas that need attention, and feel appreciated for every step forward.

    THE RESEARCH: The world’s #3 ranked leadership speaker, Adrian Gostick brings 20 years of experience coaching executives and has surveyed more than 1 million working adults. He presents actionable steps for leaders to develop their skills in engaging and motivating.

    THE RESULT: The payoffs in getting this right come not only in leaders boosting performance and morale, but in gaining a better understand of their team mem-bers, how they are contributing, and what more they have to give. Audiences will learn how to:

    • Solicit and act on input

    • Create positive accountability

    • Look for small wins

    • Reinforce core values

    • Develop a culture of gratitude

    THE AUDIENCE: Designed for senior leaders and man-agers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on leadership issues to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research

  • The Future of Work

    What are managers to do now that operations seem headed toward a new way of working? How do they build and maintain culture, ensure accountability, and focus their people on the right behaviors in this new future of work?

    New York Times bestselling authors and top-ten global leadership experts Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton help organizations learn to work more effectively in multidimensional cultures.

    They teach leaders to:

    • Communicate more effectively in a hybrid environment

    • Build stronger cultures with diverse, global, remote team members

    • Enhance innovation and give people a voice

    • Tackle growing anxiety & mental health issues

    • Help team members deal with uncertainty

    • Build resilience in times of change

  • Leading With Gratitude

    For leaders working to retain great talent & engage their people, the solution might be right under our noses. In their Leading with Gratitude keynote, New York Times bestsellers and corporate culture gurus Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton introduce research that shows how a few vital leadership skills—when done right—can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover. They also unveil the fascinating science behind why so many managers resist (aka: suck at) something so seemingly simple as gratitude.

    Audiences will learn:

    How gratitude helps managers understand the value their people are contributing—and what more their team members may have to give How appreciation of employee efforts can enhance motivation & productivity, especially during times of change—81% of people say they’d work harder if their boss were more grateful

    How leaders can master this skill to enhance team performance & trust—introducing the 8 most powerful gratitude practices

  • Culture & Engagement: Building an All-In Culture, Managing Change & Enhancing Engagement

    THE DILEMMA: While most leaders understand their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all in” — convincing employees to buy into the strategy they’ve put forward.

    THE RESEARCH: New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick presents the findings of an unprecedented 300,000-person study on high-performance cultures.

    THE RESULT: Gostick offers managers at all levels specific how-tos for each step, and tells fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.

    Based on this breakthrough research and his extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful organizations, he presents a simple roadmap to create a high-achieving culture where employees are engaged, enabled and energized.

    Audiences will learn:

    • The 3 research-based characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures;

    • The 7 steps today’s most successful leaders use to generate buy-in and enhance engagement;

    • How managers at any level can build a workgroup culture where employees commit to the culture and give an extra push of effort.

    THE AUDIENCE: Designed for senior leaders and managers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on culture and engagement to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.

Adrian Gostick Videos

Adrian Gostick Highlight Video 2019
Adrian Gostick Highlight Video - 2019
Adrian Gostick Speaker Reel

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