Chester Elton Bio

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Chester Elton

Bestselling author, motivational speaker, respected researcher

Chester Elton provides real solutions to help leaders develop robust cultures, increase their employee engagement, and lead high-performance teams.

His work is supported by research with more than one million working adults, revealing the proven secrets of why some leaders break through and others don’t. He is the author of award-winning New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling leadership books All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude, and Anxiety at Work. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold almost 2 million copies.

In 2022, the Global Gurus research organization ranked him No. 3 among the world’s top leadership experts and No. 3 for organizational culture. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and is a Thinkers 50 Coaching Award winner. Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works and a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant and coach to firms such as American Express, The World Bank, Zoox, Momofuku, and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.

He is most proud to be the father of four exceptional children, three delightful grandchildren, and married to the amazing Heidi for 40 years.