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Tony Schwartz    

Founder & CEO of The Energy Project

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a global consultancy focused on the internal human factors that stand in the way of organizational transformation and sustainable high performance.

An award-winning author and former journalist, Tony has written extensively for the Harvard Business Review and the New York Times and contributed to Forbes, the Washington Post, the Guardian, New York, Esquire, and Vanity Fair. His books include “The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time” with Jim Loehr, which spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working,” a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Tony has delivered keynotes and trainings to leaders of companies around the world, including Google, Unilever, Apple, Facebook, Whole Foods, Ahold Delhaize, Ernst and Young, Microsoft, Coty, the Los Angeles Police Department, the National Security Agency, and Save the Children.

He was named as a “Hero of Conscious Capitalism” by Conscious Capitalism® International for his contributions toward realizing a world in which business is both practiced and recognized as a force for good.

Speech Topics

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Demand in our lives is increasing relentlessly. Our capacity isn’t keeping pace. We’re trying to operate in the same way that computers do: continuously, at high speeds, for long periods of time, running multiple programs at the same time. It’s a prescription for burnout, disengagement and failure. Human beings are at our best when we move between periods of expending energy and intermittently renewing our energy. The better we manage our energy, the more value we’re capable of creating.

In this talk, Tony Schwartz shares the four energy dimensions you need to fuel in order to perform at your best and a scientifically-based paradigm for how to work (and live) in a way that is more productive and more satisfying.

Leaders: Change Yourself, Change Your World

Leaders who are determined to make outward change in the world cannot do so without also looking inward at today’s unhealthy and unsustainable work environment. In practice, the mission-driven leaders who have the most effective and sustainable professional lives—and in the long-run are likely to make the biggest impact—are those whose plans for the world align with their own behaviors and the behaviors they cultivate inside their organizations. But all too often, a laser-like focus on the mission comes at the price of a leader’s own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their team.

In this talk, Tony Schwartz breaks down the delicate balance between building an organization that is right for the world and building a work environment that is just right—and how focusing on one without the other is unsustainable.


Tony schwartz talks renewal at the third metric women's conference

"For 200 years we've lived by an ethic that more, bigger, faster is better," said Tony Schwartz, founder and CEO of The Energy Project, during a panel at the Third ...

Tony Schwartz: What Happens When You Really Disconnect

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself ...

Tony Schwartz: What Women Know About Leadership That Men Don't

Empathy proved especially difficult for me whenever I felt vulnerable. My instinctive response was to protect myself, most often with aggression. I equated  ...

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