Chester Elton Bio

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Chester Elton

Bestselling author, motivational speaker, respected researcher

Chester Elton has spent decades conducting research into what engages employees in the highest performing cultures. He has surveyed more than a million workers across the country about their work experience. The result has been New York Times bestsellers, hundreds of keynote speaking engagements, and thousands of grateful managers and CEOs.

Chester and Adrian Gostick founded FindMojo, a global assessment company that helps businesses and organizations identify motivational strategies to improve employee productivity, boost job satisfaction and employee retention, and reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace.

Chester’s bestselling books include All In, The Carrot Principle, Learning with Gratitude and Anxiety at Work. These books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.6 million copies around the globe.

Fortune magazine has called Chester and his innovative ideas “fascinating” and the New York Times has called him “creative and refreshing.” Chester has been interviewed on 60 Minutes and NBC’s Today show, and is frequently quoted in the Harvard Business Review and Wall Street Journal.

While Chester is in demand as a motivational speaker for businesses, he also serves as an executive coach for corporate leaders. Chester has coached many top executives at corporations and institutions including American Express, the World Bank, Cubic Corporation, Pepsi, Duracell, the New Jersey Devils, and many more, teaching leaders the skills they need to design and create a better workplace culture to improve performance and productivity.

Chester sits on the board of Camp Corral, a nonprofit serving the children of wounded and fallen military heroes and is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.