Simon Sinek          

World-Renowned Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Sinek is the author of three best-selling books: – The global bestseller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – And his latest book, just launched September 2016, is the New York Times bestseller, Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

Simon has four more books pending, including Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, coming out late 2017.

A trained ethnographer, Sinek is fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.

Simon is also best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It has since risen to the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com, gathering 27+ million views and is subtitled in 43 languages.

Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Disney, jetBlue, MARS, SAP, KPMG, Pfizer, NBC, government agencies and entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and with the senior leadership of the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Army and Navy, as well as Special Forces Agencies.

Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including: The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, NPR, and BusinessWeek.

Sinek is active on social media and writes his own blog, simonsinek.com.

Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is active in the arts and not-for-profit world, including charity: water, an organization devoted to helping bring clean water to the over 700 million people around the world. He also serves on the board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company and lives in New York.

Speech Topics


Leaders Eat Last: Why some teams come together and others don't

The world is filled with danger. All sorts of things that work, without conscience, to frustrate us. A new technology that renders a business model obsolete, our competitors trying to steal our business or deny us theirs, the ups and downs of the economy. The best way for us to confront all these dangers to not only survive but to thrive is...together. When the conditions in our organizations are right, we naturally trust each other and cooperate. But when leaders neglect the environment in which their people must work, politics, silos, cynicism and self-intrest prevail; all things that make it even more difficult for us to work together. The best leaders know how to build those conditions and the best organizations are the ones in which the people work together to confront danger and seize opportunities. And the best part is that these "best conditions," seem to mimic the conditions in which we lived 50,000 years ago. Simon will explain what it takes to create a culture in which people work as they were designed - together. It is under these conditions we are at our natural best.

Start With Why

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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Consultant's Corner: Business Vibes

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