Joseph Grenny, Best Selling Author and Cofounder of VitalSmarts
Over the past twenty-five 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—receiving credit from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ President as a key factor in helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program.
Joseph is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers with almost three million copies in print: Change Anything, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, and Influencer.
An expert in topics ranging from influence and leadership to organizational change and effectiveness, Joseph has been cited in every major newspaper including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs including ABC News, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Today Show.
Joseph regularly speaks and consults with leaders across the globe from East Asia, to India, 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, Joseph 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.
Business Results Expert
Joseph cofounded VitalSmarts in 1990, which is one of the most respected corporate training and organizational development companies in the world. VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors.
In 2007, Joseph and his cofounders 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 cofounded Unitus, a non-profit organization that has helped over 15 million third world poor achieve economic self-reliance.