Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
Sinek is the author of three best-selling books:
– The global bestseller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
– The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
– And his latest book, just launched September 2016, is the New York Times bestseller, Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration
Simon has four more books pending, including Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, coming out late 2017.
A trained ethnographer, Sinek is fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.
Simon is also best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It has since risen to the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com, gathering 27+ million views and is subtitled in 43 languages.
Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Disney, jetBlue, MARS, SAP, KPMG, Pfizer, NBC, government agencies and entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and with the senior leadership of the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Army and Navy, as well as Special Forces Agencies.
Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including: The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, NPR, and BusinessWeek.
Sinek is active on social media and writes his own blog, simonsinek.com.
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is active in the arts and not-for-profit world, including charity: water, an organization devoted to helping bring clean water to the over 700 million people around the world. He also serves on the board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company and lives in New York.
"Thank you for taking the time to enlighten the Air Force's newest senior leaders. The feedback we received from the group was unanimous—having you there was invaluable and memorable for each of them."- Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
"I feel like you gave me a language for something that I have been exploring and wrestling with for a long time as a marketer here – so thank you for the personal impact you have had on me. I also got incredible feedback from many participants about how inspired they are - even the video staff and bartender commented to me how powerful the session was!"- Director, Microsoft
"Simon was one of the most impactful speakers at Birthing of Giants."- Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurs
"Your presentations to our audience at the Sales Summit was extraordinarily well received. Your insights touched a nerve here and left an indelible mark on those who were present. The evaluations were off the chart."- National Sales Summit
"Mr Sinek's message of "start with why" resonates very clearly with military professionals of all ranks who are sworn to defend a set of ideals in a values-based organization."- General, United States Air Force
"In one hour Simon Sinek answered 100 questions I have had about my company in terms of why my employees stay, how I can get everyone to be excited about the company instead of just a few, how to sell more services, and how to retain clients. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing him speak."- CEO, IT Outsourcing Company
"Simon was great - he made a huge impact and was extremely well received..we could not have been more thrilled with his presentation. It has all of us thinking about 'Why'! Thank you for your help in arranging this, we are very pleased."- Director of Industry and Practice Groups, Gowlings
"The show was a home run and our client was extremely happy with Simon’s keynote. I heard many conversations the rest of the night as attendees were discussing their own “Why” for what they do and all were singing his praises. Thank you both for all your help in making our event a success. I look forward to working with CAA in the future."- Production Coordinator, TalkingTree Creative