Speaker Bio

Organizational Trust Expert • Experienced Executive • New York Times

Best-selling Author

Stephen M. R. Covey is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, which has been translated into 22 languages and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the new book, Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.

Stephen brings to his writings the perspective of a practitioner, as he is the former President & CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, where he increased shareholder value by 67 times and grew the company to become the largest leadership development firm in the world.

A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded and currently leads FranklinCovey’s Global Trust Practice. He serves on numerous boards, including the Government Leadership Advisory Council, and he has been recognized with the lifetime Achievement Award for “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” from the advocacy group, Trust Across America/Trust Around the World.

Stephen is a highly sought-after international speaker, who has taught trust and leadership in 55 countries to business, government, military, education, healthcare, and NGO entities.

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  • Leading at the Speed of Trust
  • The 13 Behaviors of High Trust Leaders
  • The Trust Tax Vs. The Trust Dividend

  • America picks a winner – CEO of Trust Stephen M. R. Covey
  • #3 New York Times Bestseller
  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • #12 USA Today All Books Bestseller

  • Author of Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others
  • Author of The Speed of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything

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