Adrian Gostick: Biography highlights

Adrian Gostick is a successful business author and thought leader who helps businesses to retain employees and increase performance. His advice is simple – listen to what your people have to say and praise them for it. This straight forward message has produced remarkable results putting Adrian in the best seller lists and in high demand as a speaker around the world.

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Adrian Gostick’s Background

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions to develop robust cultures, increase employee engagement, lead high-performance teams, managing change and driving innovation.

Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. His work is supported by research with more than 1 million working adults, revealing the proven secrets why some cultures and teams breakthrough and others don’t. 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, he has been called “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine, “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. He has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, and is often quoted in Fast Company, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. Gostick is ranked #3 on the list of the world’s top Leadership Gurus and #9 in organizational culture. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, he is on the list alongside Jack Welch and Jim Collins. His consulting clients include Cisco, Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, Michigan Medicine, American Express, HP, California Pizza Kitchen, Stanford Business School, and Mayo Clinic.



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Interview with Adrian Gostick - ASI Power Summit 2013
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“A convincing veteran business author”

Wall Street Journal

“His research is admirable and startling”


“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 two hours, we’d still be with him.”

Tom Joyce
Morgan Stanley

“Extremely engaging and motivating talk! Most importantly, you tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to our fast-paced and forever-changing needs.”

Sally Williams Keenan
Executive Director
Hudson's Bay Company

“Absolutely perfect and aligned to what we want—a high performance culture. Feedback from all attendees has been excellent! He left us all with practical tools to improve our leadership and company.”

Sheila Rider
SVP, Human Resources
Michigan Medicine

“An impactful, energizing presentation. Our surgeons were all extremely impressed with Adrian’s ability to weave his work with our organizational challenges and provide practical solutions. Absolutely flawless!”

Christopher Sonnenday
Surgical Director of Transplantation
The Economist

“His work on leadership abounds with remarkable evidence”

General Electric

“Adrian gave a terrific presentation on employee engagement at our leadeship meeting. He stimulated a lot of energised 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.”

Kathryn Cassidy
Corporate SVP & Treasurer
Morgan Stanley

“A huge thank you Adrian from the team at MS for attending our event in Hong Kong last month. Extremely engaging and motivating talk. Most importantly, he tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to the fast paced and forever changing needs of our clients.”

Sally Williams Keenan
Executive Director Client Coverage, Prime Brokerage

“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.”

Mark Beck
California Pizza Kitchen

“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.”

GJ Hart

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