Keynotes & Speaking: Stephen M. R. Covey 





Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the bestselling book, The Speed of Trust™ (and son of Stephen R. Covey, author of 7 habits of Highly Effective People™) is a sought-after and compelling motivational keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance.

This dynamic presentation will go beyond a dialogue of trust as a soft social virtue, and give leaders a greater vision of trust as a measurable, strategic advantage in all facets of life and work.


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"Stephen M. R. Covey delighted the audience of 1300 students, faculty, business, and community leaders at our Daniel’s Business School speakers series at Denver University. The Speed of Trust topic is extraordinarily relevant, and Stephen brought it alive in a riveting and inspiring style.  Reactions to both Stephen and his message have been universally positive.”  –Dean, Christine Riordan


Introduction to The Speed of Trust™

The Speed of Trust™ challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver—a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. You'll discover the powerful principles from the book, The Speed of Trust™ and learn about the 4 CORES® of Credibility and the 13 Behaviors® of High Trust leaders, as well as measuring Trust Taxes™ and Trust Dividends™ within your team or organization. Stephen emphasizes that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. 


Learn three big ideas on Trust:

  • Trust is a Measurable Economic Driver

  • Trust is the #1 Competency of Leaders Today

  • Trust is a Learnable Leadership Skill

About Stephen M. R. Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey leads the Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust™, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book.

He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. Covey passionately delivers that message and is dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father's book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President & CEO. Under Covey's direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President & CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries. This greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Covey was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Over the years, Covey has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he's consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO.

Covey currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities, including the Human Performance Institute—the leader in energy management technology—where he serves as Advisory Board Chairman. Covey resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

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What You Can Expect:


Stephen M. R. Covey is a dynamic, passionate speaker and the most influential thought leader on trust. Through illustrative examples, case studies and principles - you'll be moved by this experience to gain a fundamental paradigm shift about trust as a leader. During the presentation, Covey will discuss:

  • How trust gives organizations and individuals a competitive advantage and will make your company and career thrive.

  • Why a leader's priority must be to build confidence by getting results in a way that inspires trust.

  • How trust can be quantitatively measured in an organization.

  • What steps you can take to implement the 13 behaviors common to high trust leaders and organizations.

  • How you can get results faster and more cost-effectively by developing trust on both a personal and an organizational level.



Recommended Resources


Learn more about The Speed of Trust™ by watching the video above or from the articles below printed in Chief Executive Magazine and Chief Learning Officer Magazine:

The Business Case for Trust


Trust is a Competency