Speaker Bio

New York Time’s Bestselling Author • Education Practice Leader

Sean Covey is a business executive, author, speaker, and innovator. He is President of FranklinCovey Education and is devoted to transforming education throughout the world through a principle-centered leadership approach. Sean oversees FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process, called Leader in Me, which is now in over 4,000 schools and 50 countries throughout the world.

Sean is a New York Times best-selling author and has written several books, including the Wall Street Journal #1 Business Bestseller, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. He is a versatile keynoter who regularly speaks to kids and adults within schools and organizations and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.

Sean graduated with honors from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in English and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and was twice selected as the ESPN Most Valuable Player of the Game.

Born in Belfast Ireland, Sean’s favorite activities include going to movies, working out, hanging out with his kids, riding his motorcycle, producing short films, and writing books. Sean and his wife Rebecca, who is also a BYU graduate, live with their children in Alpine, Utah.

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The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) was privileged to have Sean Covey share at the 2018 Pre-K-8 Principals Conference in Orlando, FL. Sean’s relational presentation coupled with relevant content on The Four Disciplines of Execution highly resonated with attendees as reported on conference evaluations. His passion and support for educators was clearly evident in the way in which he shared. One of the presentation highlights was when he included students from a local elementary school to share in his presentation and bring their perspective on creating and initiating wildly important goals. NAESP sincerely appreciates the partnership with Sean Covey and the Franklin Covey team.-Gail K. Morgan, Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning, NAESP

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