Get the Best Motivational Speakers
for Your Next Event

Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are known in the industry as two of the best speakers on the circuit, immediately capturing the attention of their audiences and engaging them to learn and grow. Gostick and Elton aim to bring audiences around to a new way of thinking regarding empathetic, mission-driven leadership.

Positive Reinforcement
in the Workplace

Societal norms have a powerful effect on most everything we do, not least of all how we run our workplaces. It can be difficult to convince some leaders that the way to higher production and improved efficiency in the workplace is through valuing and recognizing employees for their good work, not through intimidation or pressure.

There is hope. Many employers send their people to events where they can hear Gostick and Elton and be exposed to a new way of thinking about how to engage and inspire employees.


In Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, Gostick & Elton explain why gratitude, when done right, can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover

An excellent presentation with contagious energy! We had a lot of positive feedback. I really appreciate the great content, engaging our team, and provoking our thinking as we strive to improve our leadership capabilities in support of our culture journey

Chief Human Resource Officer, Keurig Dr. Pepper 

Anxiety in the Workplace

Anxiety in the workplace is rampant today, and a significant contributor is the way we manage our people. Workplaces without psychological safety ramp up anxiety in high-performing employees and can plant the seeds of worry in normally confident workers.


Anxious workers burnout at more than twice the rate of other employees, don’t stay long at their jobs, and certainly don’t recommend their workplaces to friends or family.


Gostick and Elton’s research shows almost half of U.S. workers say that anxiety affects how they do their jobs, and three-quarters say the top reason for their anxiety is their supervisor.


Gostick and Elton detail these issues in their bestselling book, Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done. When you bring them in as corporate speakers, they can touch on vital resilience strategies.

Adrian was AWESOME!! We were very pleased with his presentation and have him on our list to invite back for future events

CEO, Scheduling Institute

Gostick & Elton: Motivational Speakers

When you choose Gostick and Elton as keynote speakers, you will not only captivate and enlighten your audience, but you’ll also spark change. Gostick and Elton became inspirational speakers after years of diligent research with more than 1 million working adults. Gostick and Elton deliver more, because they have more — more books, more research, more education, more experience, more knowledge, and more dedication to building great workplace cultures.

All In: How the Best Leaders Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results is based on the New York Times bestselling business book All In—which includes research from more than 300,000 people in high-performance organizations—Gostick & Elton teach leaders how to Engage, Enable and Energize their workforces.

“You both were outstanding! We have received so many awesome comments about your presentation.  Many are saying this is the best futureFOCUS conference they have attended. Your presentation rating has an average of 4.92 out of 5 from over 120 attendees. WOW.

Director, Delta Dental

"We invited Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick from The Culture Works to speak to our US Medical Affairs Team during a department virtual meetings. WOW! They did a fabulous presentation. Very engaging and very much aligned with our meeting theme, ‘Stronger Together.’ They talked about how high-performance cultures are engaged, enabled and energized—where people are committed to the mission of the enterprise, support each other every day, and remind each other often why we do what we do. They met with us in advance and worked closely with us throughout the meeting planning process to ensure their message was aligned and impactful. Both Chester and Adrian were amazing."
Mark Page
Head of US Oncology Medical Affairs, Daiichi-Sankyo

The Best Team Wins: 5 Disciplines of the Most Effective Team Leaders

Based on an 850,000-person study of the most profitable, innovative work teams, the authors introduce the new science of teamwork. Most employees now work collaboratively, but 96 percent of executives cite poor teamwork as the main source of workplace failures. It might be the most-pressing question organizations must address: How can managers better lead teams to improved performance given the volatility and challenges they face today. This session introduces solutions to address:

  • Enhancing speed to productivity
  • Working cross-functionally
  • The rise of the Millennials/GenZ             
  • Attracting & retaining great talent