“Good leaders focus on what you do and how you do it. The great ones, they remind us why.”

-Adrian Gostick

Global Workplace Expert and Thought Leader in the Fields of Corporate Culture, Teamwork, and Engagement

#1 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 writes on leadership strategy 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 2021, Adrian was ranked as a top 10 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture.

As an executive coach, he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 ‘Pay it Forward’ Coaching Cohort. His consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Cisco, Rolls Royce, and Procter & Gamble.

Seeing is Believing

Awards & Achievements

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Gostick is co-author of the New York Times and #1 BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling books All In, The Carrot Principle and The Best Team Wins.

More than 1.5 million copies of his books have been sold in more than 50 countries.

Global Guru and Enduring Impact

In 2020, Global Gurus research organization ranked Adrian #8 among the world’s top leadership experts and #3 among the world’s top organizational culture experts.

He is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches Pay-it-forward Project.

On behalf of MSD, we would like to extend a big THANK YOU for joining us in Florida this past week and for your session on how to Lead with Gratitude!

Our colleagues were raving about your session and throughout the rest of the summit, I saw people continue to use the coins or give the handwritten TY notes to each other. It was beyond touching. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of expressing gratitude at work.

President, Latin America

MSD (Merck & Co. Inc)

“Adrian definitely impressed our group, and his ratings surpassed those of any other speaker we’ve ever had. In fact, he’s the only speaker we’ve ever invited back. We are still rating our speakers on a ‘Gostickmeter’.

Sally Williams Keenan

Morgan Stanley

“Adrian’s messages were right on and resonated beautifully with all. His wonderful delivery on 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.’ “

Tom Joyce

CEO, Danaher

“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.

Mark Lindstrom

Executive Vice President, Coffee Bean

“Adrian definitely impressed our group, and his ratings surpassed those of any other speaker we’ve ever had. In fact, he’s the only speaker we’ve ever invited back. We are still rating our speakers on a ‘Gostickmeter’.

Shari Kebler

Director of Laboratory Services, Holzer Health Systems

“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, Hudson's Bay Company

“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, Michigan Medicine

“We thought about cancelling (because of COVID), but are so glad we didn’t. He took a distracted and nervous group and gave them hope. Now we have tools to use in this crisis.”

Allison A.

Quanex Corporation

“My sincerest thanks for your role in our AMITA Health Leadership Symposium yesterday. We are receiving RAVE reviews about your keynote! Thank you again for making the Symposium a truly impactful event for our leaders.”

Diane Leeming

VP Learning and Organizational Development, Amita Health

“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.”

Kathryn Cassidy

Corporate SVP & Treasurer, General Electric

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

CEO, California Pizza Kitchen

“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

CEO, Jeld-Wen

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