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Chester Elton

Chester Elton

International expert on motivating people, Chester Elton is a dynamic and engaging speaker. Covering areas of leadership, culture, customer retention and innovation, Chester has co-authored several publications with his books titled ‘The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution being a bestseller.

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Testimonials for Chester Elton

"You were simply outstanding. Specifically, your suggestions on low-cost-no-cost appreciation were well-worth stealing - the car wash in particular. Thank you for inspiring us and entertaining us, for making us laugh and for making us sing. We have been talking about how much we thoroughly enjoyed the show, for you are quite a performer -- delivering both steak and sizzle. Thank you forever, on behalf of all who were inspire"
Governor of Michigan           

"Adrian and Chester. I have to thank you for the fabulous presentation you made to Memorial Hermann middle managers. Your book is great; however hearing you deliver your message in person has so much more impact. You connect all the dots from living the culture of an organization, knowing individual employees and their contributions and efforts, and creating recognition/award opportunities that honor and value employees. Halleluiah, Brothers!"
Memorial Hermann Health Care System

"Chester has his finger on the pulse on what any industry needs to develop a positive workforce and build loyalty."

Hard Rock, International

99% of our senior executives rated Chester’s session excellent or good, which is amazing!"


"Chester excites audiences by making recognition fun and a daily opportunity. More importantly, he shows how giving the gift of a carrot can improve the lives of those in your care as well as your own. Our company is better because of Chester's involvement."

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Chester Elton's Biography

International expert on motivating people, Chester Elton is a dynamic and engaging speaker.  Covering areas of leadership, culture, customer retention and innovation, Chester has co-authored several publications with his books titled ‘The Carrot Principle and the Orange Revolution being a bestseller.  

Chester Elton is a bestselling business author and motivation expert. He was the co-author of the leadership books: Carrot Principle and Orange Revolution. Recently he was the highest rated speaker at a conference and has spoken to audiences all over the World.  

Chester Elton, called the ‘apostle of appreciation’ by Canada’s largest newspaper, is the co-author of several successful leadership books. The Carrot Principle and the orange revolution have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers, and his new book ‘All In’ was released in April 2012.   The books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide.  

Chester Elton is a motivation expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast company magazine and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 minutes.

Chester has spoken to pleased audiences from Seattle to Singapore, Denver to Dubai, and from Toronto to Istanbul. At a recent national society for Human Resource Management annual conference he was the highest rated speaker. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, Avis Budget group and Cigna.

Speaking Topics Include

All In – How Great Leaders Develop a Culture of Belief and Deliver Big Results

In this interactive and engaging session based on the New York Times bestselling business book “All In”—which includes research from more than 300,000 people in high-performance organizations—Chester Elton will teach leaders how to EngageEnable and Energize their workforces. The formula of E+E+E outlines how high-performance organizations deliver extraordinary results by creating a vibrant, productive culture where people believe that what they do matters and that they can make a difference.

In this presentation, Chester will relate fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented. Audiences will learn:

  • The 3 characteristics of the world’s most profitable, productive organizational and team cultures.
  • The 7 steps today’s most successful managers use to generate buy-in.
  • How managers at any level can build a productive workgroup culture of their own where employees commit to the culture and give that extra push of effort.


The Orange Revolution – How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization

New York Times bestselling author Chester Elton transformed the corporate playing field withThe Orange Revolution. This presentation reveals the synergy that exists among teams in the world’s most respected and innovative organizations—and teaches leaders how to tap into the power within any group of individuals. Chester will show how to achieve true teamwork, and how that can produce results that can immediately increase:

  • Productivity
  • Engagement
  • Loyalty
  • Innovation
  • Bottom-line results


The Carrot Principle – How the Best Managers use Recognition to Engage their People, Retain Talent and Accelerate Performance

New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Carrot Principle has become the preeminent source on employee engagement and recognition. Attendees will learn how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. Chester shows how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks and in doing so achieve higher:

  • Productivity
  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Customer Satisfaction