Keynote Speaker Chester Elton

Chester Elton

#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert

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    English, Italian
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    New Jersey, USA

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About Keynote Speaker Chester Elton…

One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.

Why Chester Elton

  • Chester Elton 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.
  • More than half of workers surveyed say they are unhappy in their jobs. The ideas the authors present in their latest book/keynote have been vetted with their consulting clients from American Express to Procter & Gamble to AT&T, and are shown to increase levels of employee motivation, engagement, and productivity. This is a vital message for leadership teams, employee groups, or association audiences.
  • “Chester Elton is the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Attendees will learn how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. Chester shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher: Productivity
 | Engagement 
| Retention 
| Customer Satisfaction”

He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. In 2018 Global Gurus research organization ranked him as #13 in the world’s top leadership experts and #5 in the world’s top organizational culture experts; and he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches pay it forward project.

Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company and a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble. He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children-more exceptional now they’ve grown up and left home.


Testimonials 5

  • “Chester – You were the “WOW” at our conference. Your “All In” principles aligned to every aspect of our key messaging and reinforced the effectiveness of this approach.  We can’t wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm. During our next meeting, we will discuss sustainment options.

    We look forward to speaking with you.”

    Lynn Leblanc

    National Accounts | Head of Strategic Planning , Aetna

  • “Just wanted to follow up and let you know that I came back from vacation today to a series of emails from a number of folks at various levels throughout the organization raving about your session.  I looked at the evaluations and you got the highest marks. I wanted to let you know how much folks enjoyed your presentation, not only the entertaining way you presented but also the content.  It really resonated with this group which says a lot for such a quiet and cynical crowd. Thanks again for all the time you put into getting it just right.  I also really appreciate the thank you note, it is  posted on my wall with others I have collected over this year. “

    Lisa Stornaielo

    VP of Leadership Development, Fidelity Investments Asset Management | HR Talent Development

  • “Chester Elton is one of the finest business speakers I have come across in my 15 year professional career around the world. I say that for three reasons-

    One- his messages are simple- he translates corporate mumbo jumbo into very simple, easy to understand behavioral attributes that are very easy to comprehend.

    Two- his techniques or tips are extremely easy to implement. We had Chester present to the top 120 leaders of Novartis General Medicines team in the US and three months later, they are still talking about the insights they gained from the presentation and are using everyday- it is creating a cultural shift in our organization that I have not seen any other two hour talk do!

    Three- the key reason why the messages stick is because Chester is both authentic and entertaining- he drives a really important message of great profundity in a manner that is incredibly engaging- be it the use of toy carrots, the singing that goes on, the quizzes that he throws in and just his energy is infectious.

    We used Chester for our top leadership team and since then, whenever we have felt the need to have someone talk to leaders around teamwork, around how we can approach problems in a collaborative manner, around engaging the workforce, around the need for recognition and appreciation on a regular basis- we have leaned on Chester, and he has never disappointed.

    Also, Chester is coachable, he takes feedback well and adjusts his talk to suit the needs of the audience.

    I would highly recommend him for any upcoming engagement.”

    Mahat Misra

    Global Head | Talent Management/US General Medicines, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, "Mahat MisraGlobal Head - Talent Management

  • Chester was a huge hit and personally inspired me to be a better leader! Not only did he bring relevant, factual data into his presentation about driving business results through engaging the workforce, he used humor and audience participation to keep the team motivated and invested!



    MaryLynn Carver

    Chief Communications Officer, General Mills

  • Chester received a standing ovation. I’d say that it was a grand slam home- run to spearhead a cultural change initiative throughout our region. Chester’s approach to combine strategy and tactics, supported by real- world studies, was instrumental at not only gaining participants buy-in, but at inspiring our leaders and helping us formulate actionable plans to move forward.

    Glen Stambone

    Northern Regional Medical Command, U.S. Army

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