Stephen M. R. Covey

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Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Advisor

Covey is a sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance.  Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

  • Fee Range: $15,001 - $25,000
  • Travels From: Utah
  • Topics: Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Growth, Leadership, Organizational Development

Speaker Bio

Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide.  A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the author of The SPEED of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver—a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

 

He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Covey passionately delivers that message and is dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

 

He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President & CEO.

 

Under Covey’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status.  As President & CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times.  During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries. This greatly increased the value of the brand and company.

 

The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Covey was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey. Over the years, Covey has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO.

 

Covey currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities, including the Human Performance Institute—the leader in energy management technology—where he serves as Advisory Board Chairman.  Covey resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

Topics

Demand for high trust leaders is at an all time high. Stephen M.R. Covey is the author of the long anticipated new book , The SPEED of TRUST , and is a sought-after voice for this growing , global movement. He speaks with the authority of a leading international expert on Leadership, Ethics , and Trust. He is an engaging speaker and presents a compelling case for The SPEED of Trust that has resonated with audiences across the country and around the world. His presentation is informed by his experience as the CEO of a hundred-million-dollar firm. This perspective rings true with corporate and association audiences alike.

Organizations today are facing a growing crisis. Covey believes he has discovered the one thing that changes everything . . .

That one thing is . . . TRUST.

A 2002 study by Watson Wyatt shows that total return to shareholders in high trust organizations is almost three times higher than the return in low trust organizations. That's a difference of nearly 300%! An education study by Stanford Professor Tony Bryk reports that schools with high trust have more than a three times higher chance of improving test scores than schools with low trust. Trust is the most relevant speaking topic in organizations across all industries today because it directly impacts performance and sustainability in this new, flat world economy.

Not only does Stephen M.R. Covey speak on the most relevant topic today; he speaks from one of the most credible platforms of authority on trust, leadership performance, and ethics in the world. The SPEED of Trust challenges the age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver-a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

Look to your own experience. The most memorable speakers you have encountered in life are the ones that had something important and relevant to say that had an impact on your life and/or your organization. NOT the ones with the funniest jokes or the most flamboyant style whose impact evaporated like cotton candy. Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father's book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century according to CEO Magazine.

Covey energizes audiences in business, government, associations, and non-profit organizations with his highly relevant take on the key to performance in this new, global economy. His behind-the-scenes perspective is a refreshing contrast to trite and superficial speakers pretending to understand business.

Business at the Speed of TrustTM
Leading at the Speed of TrustTM
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Beyond Compliance: An Inside Out Approach to High Trust Leadership

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