Chester Elton Speaker

Chester Elton

Bestselling author, organisational culture, employee engagement and teamwork expert and speaker

Chester Elton: Biography highlights

Chester Elton is a bestselling author, speaker and one of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, organisational culture and employee engagement. Chester is also co-founder of The Culture Works and a board member of Camp Corral.

Known for:

Business Leaders

Based in:

North America

Languages spoken:

English, Spanish

Full biography of Chester Elton

Chester Elton’s Background

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.

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 the 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 into 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.



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Chester Elton Keynote Speech for Tesco @ NEC, Genting Arena Birmingham, UK
Chester Elton Keynote Speech for Tesco @ NEC, Genting Arena Birmingham, UK

“Chester was the WOW at our conference. His ‘All In’ principles aligned to every aspect of our key messaging and reinforced the effectiveness of our approach. We can’t wait to continue this momentum and enthusiasm!”

Lynn Leblanc
Head of Strategic Planning
U.S. Army

“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.”

“The concepts of “All In,” “The Carrot Principle,” and “What Motivates Me” can be combined to create a tool-box that all organizations can leverage to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness.”

Glen Stambone
Northern Regional Medical Command

“Folks at various levels throughout our organization are still raving about Chester’s session. He received the highest marks of any speaker. Not only was he entertaining, but he put time into getting it right and the content really resonated with this group. That says a lot for such a quiet and cynical crowd.”

Lisa Stornaielo
Vice President Leadership Development
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
Fannie Mae

“Chester was outstanding and delivered a message that fully aligned with our vision. The audience engagement was off the charts. He incorporated specific Fannie Mae examples into his session to make the menage relevant to our employees. His energy and engagement style elicited many emotions from the audience, but mostly laughter. They are still talking about how motivating Chester was! He was a fantastic ending to our annual conference.”

Carlos Perez
VP & Chief Credit Officer
General Mills

“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  humour and audience participation to keep the team motivated and invested.”

MaryLynn Carver
Chief Communications Officer
Golden Corral Corporation

“Chester’s extremely high energy is contagious with audiences as he inspired and motivated our attendees. He really took the time to get to know Golden Corral and customized his remarks to be relevant for our restaurant managers and franchisees. He continues to rank among our best speakers ever and I highly recommend Chester.”

Erika Braun

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