#1 Bestselling Business Author.Organizational Culture,
Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert
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, Chester 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 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. Chester is co-author of the New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership books All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me. His books have been translated in 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, National Public Radio, and CBS’s 60 Minutes. In 2017, he was ranked by Global Gurus as number 15 in the world’s top leadership experts and in the top 10 world’s top organizational culture experts.
Chester is co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and is a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group, and Procter & Gamble. He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children—more exceptional now they’ve grown up and left home.
“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 humor and audience participation to keep the team motivated and invested!”
–MaryLynn Carver, Chief Communications Officer, General Mills
“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, Fidelity
“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, PHR, CCP, Golden Corral Corporation
Camp Corral Appoints Chester Elton to National Advisory Council
"It's moving to watch the passion and purpose exemplified by the leadership of Camp Corral," said Elton. "I am honored to join a team that is dedicated to transforming the lives of our nation's young heroes."
Learn more about Camp Corral here.