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Joseph Grenny

Over the past 25 years, Joseph Grenny has taught and advised thousands of leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised CEOs and senior executives on more than a dozen major change initiatives and was credited by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for being a key factor in helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program.

Grenny is the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers with almost 3 million copies in print: Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Crucial Confrontations, and Influencer: The Power to Change Anything.

An expert in topics ranging from influence and leadership to organizational change and effectiveness, Grenny has been cited in every major newspaper including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on more than 100 radio and television programs including ABC News, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and The Today Show.

Grenny regularly speaks and consults with leaders across the globe from East Asia to Europe. He has spoken at events such as the HSM World Business Forum and to organizations including NASA, the American Bankers Association, the Supreme Court of California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Public Works Association, and the American Society of Training and Development.

A seasoned executive and business strategy expert, Grenny has addressed executive-level teams for clients including Baxter, Yale Medical School, IBM, Progressive Insurance, Sprint, Textron, McGraw-Hill, Allstate, Eli Lilly, Texas Instruments, and Genentech.

Grenny co-founded VitalSmarts in 1990, which is one of the most respected corporate training and organizational development companies in the world. VitalSmarts has helped more than 300 of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors.

In 2007, Grenny and his co-founders were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for founding and leading VitalSmarts. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by the Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked eight times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in America and has trained more than 800,000 people worldwide.

In addition to VitalSmarts, Joseph Grenny co-founded Unitus, a nonprofit organization that has helped over 15 million people in developing countries achieve economic self reliance.

CURRENT PRESENTATIONS:
Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
The Four Crucial Conversations for Financial Agility: Respond Smarter, Faster, Stronger to Economic Downturns
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations & Bad Behavior
Silence Fails: The Five Crucial Conversations for Flawless Execution