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Simon Sinek

  • World-renowned Consultant, Motivational Speaker & Best-Selling Author

Simon Sinek Biography

An unshakable optimist and inspirational visionary, Simon Sinek is a world-renowned Organizational Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author. British-born U.S.-based, Simon has written and released 5 popular books, including Start with Why (2009).

Originally from Wimbledon in London, Simon lived in Johannesburg and Hong Kong before settling in the U.S. A student of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Brandeis University, Simon worked for New York advertising agencies Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather before launching his own business, Sinek Partners.

As a motivational speaker, Sinek has given talks at The UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit and at the TEDx Conference. His first Ted Talk in 2009 has since become one of the most-watched talks of all time on TED.com, with over 37 million views.

His interview on Millennials in the workplace broke the Internet in 2016, garnering over 200 million views in the first month. This led to Simon being YouTube’s fifth most searched term in 2017. His innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention.

Simon’s books have been well received worldwide, with his 2nd book, Leaders Eat Last, appearing on the Best Seller lists of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His most recent book, Find Your Why, was published in 2017. Simon is currently writing his next book, The Infinite Game, which will be released in June 2019.

In June 2018, The Young Turks reported a $98,000 no-bid contract from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for ‘customized Simon Sinek leadership training’ to take place between April 26 and May 15 of 2018.

Sinek is also an instructor of strategic communications at Columbia University, and is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, he is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon accredits his success to his belief in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Simon's mission (or his ‘WHY’) is to inspire people to do what inspires them, so that, together, we can change our world for the better.

With a vision to change the way businesses think, act, and operate, Simon and his team work with leaders and organizations in nearly every industry to help transform company culture and create a better working world.

As a trained ethnographer, Simon has discovered remarkable patterns about how the greatest

leaders and organizations think, act, and communicate. He is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact on the world. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking and leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

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Simon Sinek

  • World-renowned Consultant, Motivational Speaker & Best-Selling Author
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Fireside Chat with Simon Sinek

Session length: 90 minutes

2019-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 Thursday, November 21st 9:00 EDT

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, he is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books and is fascinated by the people that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Over the years, 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.

In this session, coaches will have an opportunity to ask Simon their burning questions about his astonishing insights into leadsership and organizational development empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained from the session with their clients.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Insight into what makes the greatest leaders in organizations and the world.
  2. Clarity surrounding coaching presence and the relationship you have with your clients.
  3. Insight into what it takes to be established as one of the greatest coaching & leadership thought-leaders in the world.