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Adrian Gostick

Culture, High-performance Teams, and Wellness Expert

Fee Range: $30,001 – $50,000
Phone: 800-328-6008

#1 New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick provides advice to some of the world’s most successful organizations on building culture, managing change, and leading high-performance teams.

Gostick is a global thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the workplace training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude, and Anxiety at Work. His award-winning books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world.

Gostick is a leadership strategy columnist for Forbes, and his work has been called “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and CNBC, and is often quoted in The Economist, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. In 2022, Adrian was ranked as a top 10 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture.

As an executive coach, Adrian is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches cohort. His consulting clients include PepsiCo, Zoox, Boursa Kuwait, Rolls Royce, and Duracell.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Building an All-In Culture, Managing Change and Enhancing Engagement

While most leaders understand their most reliable competitive advantage comes from their people, few know how to get their teams “all in”—convincing employees to buy into the strategy they’ve put forward.

Adrian offers managers at all levels specific how-tos for each step, and tells fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.

Designed for senior leaders and managers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian has presented on culture and engagement to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.


The 5 Disciplines of Today's Most Effective Work Groups

Leadership is about people, but many managers get so busy they lose sight of those who deliver the results. The best leaders have high expectations for their team members while also creating environments where their people know the plan, are focused on areas that need attention, and feel appreciated for every step forward.

The payoffs in getting this right come not only in leaders boosting performance and morale, but in gaining a better understand of their team members, how they are contributing, and what more they have to give.

Designed for senior leaders and managers (can be tailored to include all employees), Adrian Gostick has presented on leadership issues to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.


8 Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

96% of executives cite poor collaboration as the main source of workplace failures. How can we lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges teams face today, including: increased speed of change, the need to work more cross-functionally, the emergence of more remote, global & gig workers, and the rise of Millennials & Gen Z.

Adrian’s research shows a set of disciplines makes the biggest difference. He helps manage generational differences, speed productivity, inspire innovation and robust debate, and create true alignment around customers.

Designed for audiences of all levels—from individual contributors to CEOs—Adrian Gostick has presented on teamwork to corporate audiences and conferences worldwide. The session is always customized to an organization’s specific culture challenges based on pre-calls, interviews and research.

You have made another set of raving fans (about 250 new folks) who were truly inspired by your discussion. We will not let you down either – and plan to continue this theme. I always learn something new from you each time I hear you speak – so thank you for sharing your gift with me – and us.
Ascension Healthcare


What can I say, Adrian was awesome! He delivered a fantastic message that left our people inspired at our annual GM Conference. We will see him again soon.
California Pizza Kitchen


Thank you for joining us at the Danaher Leadership Conference. Your presentation not only complemented the other presentations in the Leadership flight, you really were the keynote. Your messages were right on and they resonated beautifully with all. Your wonderful delivery of insightful lessons with great humor captured the minds and hearts of all. As one participant said later that day, Adrian spoke for an hour and if he went for 2 hours we’d still be with him.


Thanks for a terrific presentation on employee engagement at our Leadership meeting. You stimulated a lot of energized discussion, and everyone enjoyed your talk very much. I especially appreciate that you went the extra mile to understand our particular issues and focal points and work them so seamlessly into your presentation. 
GE Capital Treasury


I wanted to send a quick thank you note for your outstanding performance today. Thank you for time you spent preparing for the session, and your personal touch in making it relevant to the audience. It shows that you’re not just a smart guy, you care about what you do. I’m confident this will be one of the highest-rated sessions of the conference. Thank you for performing above and beyond all expectations, and it was a pleasure to work with you.
Healthcare Staffing Summit


On behalf of everyone at Intel, I want to thank you for presenting at the Marketing Track at the Intel Sales and Marketing Conference in Anaheim. The response to your session, in terms of the attendance and hallway buzz and energy among the people in who participated, has been fantastic. Your participation definitely contributed to the overall success of the event.


The feedback was outstanding! Adrian made a significant and impactful contribution to our meeting and our journey as a company. Everyone is talking about “being in the wheelbarrow” and being “all-in.” We now have some highly motivated senior leaders.


Extremely engaging and motivating talk! Most importantly, you tailored the content perfectly to ensure it was relevant to our fast-paced and forever-changing needs.
Morgan Stanley

Anxiety at Work

Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done: Gostick, Adrian, Elton, Chester: 9780063046153: Books

All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results

All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results eBook : Gostick, Adrian, Elton, Chester: Books

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage By Adrian Gostick

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results: Gostick, Adrian, Elton, Chester: 9780062965783: Books

The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance

The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance: Gostick, Adrian, Elton, Chester: 9781501179860: Books

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