Adrian Gostick

Adrian Gostick'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Adrian Gostick

Employee Engagement and Retention Expert and Co-author of Several Successful Leadership Books

In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading high-performance teams.

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Adrian Gostick'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.

Adrian Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world.

As a leadership expert, Gostick has been called “fascinating” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by The New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC’s Today and CNN and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal. Gostick’s consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, JELD-WEN and California Pizza Kitchen.

Adrian Gostick’s Speech Topics

  • The Best TEAM Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Team Leaders

    (also available as a joint presentation with Adrian Gostick)

    Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, Chester Elton introduces you to the new science of teamwork

    The vast majority of employees’ days are now spent working collaboratively, but 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today:

    • Increased speed of change
    • Emergence of a global, gig economy
    • The rise of the Millennials/GenZ
    • Need to work cross-functionally

    Elton’s research has shown a set of leadership disciplines that makes the biggest difference in building today’s best teams. His program will help your leaders:

    • Manage to the One—Identify the drivers of each team member for maximum motivation (Inclusion)
    • Speed Productivity—Help new people and teams work faster & smarter
    • Challenge Everything—Inspire innovation through healthy discord
    • Find Focus—Build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance

  • All In: How the Best Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results

    In this interactive and engaging session based on the New York Times bestselling business book All In—which includes research from more than 300,000 people in high-performance organizations—Adrian Gostick will teach leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces.

    The formula of E+E+E outlines how high-performance organizations deliver extraordinary results by creating a vibrant, productive culture where people believe that what they do matters and that they can make a difference. In this presentation, Adrian will relate stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.

    Your leaders learn:

    • The 3 characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures.
    • The 7 steps today’s most successful managers use to generate buy-in.
    • How managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give that extra push of effort.
  • Be a Better Manager by Friday: Real Skills for Inspiring Employees, Leading a Team, and Winning in Today’s Transformative Marketplace

    The Dilemma: For leaders looking to drive innovation, diversity, and inclusion in their teams, many established management practices are doing more harm than good. Too many leaders are dampening their employees’ exuberance and refreshing diversity with old-school management approaches that are killing their cultures.

    The Research: Adrian Gostick has been one of the most influential voices in leadership research and organizational consulting for more than two decades, but it’s his research over the last few years that’s garnering extra attention. After surveying more than 14,000 working adults in 2015-16 alone, he has found 5 principles of effective leadership that managers in the 21st Century can employ to great effect, and 5 principles that must be avoided.

    The Result: In a fresh, funny and challenging keynote presentation, Gostick debunks myths such as The Smartest Person in the Room, Treating Everyone the Same is Fair, Appreciation Comes in a Paycheck, and We’ll Let You Know if You Mess Up. He teaches audiences how to lead in such a way that today’s employees will follow—including establishing a clear future vision, enhancing diversity, increasing trust levels, and providing opportunity and growth development paths.

  • Additional Presentations by Adrian Gostick

    • The Engagement Effect: How the Best Managers Are Engaging Employees to Meet the Needs of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World
    • Carrots 2.0: How Today’s Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance
    • What Motivates Me?: How to Lead and Retain Generations in the Workplace


What other organizations say about Adrian Gostick

What can I say, Adrian was awesome! He delivered a fantastic message that left our people inspired at our annual GM conference. We will see him again soon.


What other organizations say about Adrian Gostick

Not only was Adrian’s message PERFECT with what we wanted as a team, but his high-energy, straightforward and FUN style really kept the team engaged. During our banquet I was told time and again that the highlight of the day was Adrian’s message.


What other organizations say about Adrian Gostick

Adrian gave a terrific presentation on employee engagement at our leadership meeting. He stimulated a lot of energized discussion, and everyone enjoyed his talk very much. I especially appreciated that he went the extra mile to understand our particular issues and focal points and work them seamlessly into his presentation.

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What other organizations say about Adrian Gostick

Adrian’s messages were right on and resonated beautifully with all. His wonderful delivery of insightful leadership lessons with great humor captured the minds and hearts of all. As one participant said, ‘Adrian spoke for an hour and if he went for 2 hours we’d still be with him.


What other organizations say about Adrian Gostick

The feedback was outstanding! Adrian made a significant and impactful contribution to our meeting and our journey as a company. Everyone is talking about “being in the wheelbarrow” and being “all-in.” We now have some highly motivated senior leaders.



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