Al Switzler: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Al Switzler

Business Expert on Change, Communication & Influence

In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, and communication. Co-founder of VitalSmarts, Al has researched methods for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors.

Al is the former president of two consulting firms and director of training and management development for a large healthcare organization. In 2007, he and his coauthors were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for their work in founding and leading VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and organizational development.

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. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by the Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked four times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has taught two million people worldwide.

In their new book, Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success, Al and his co-authors offer a new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one’s working relationship with others, one’s overall health, outlook on life, and so on.

For example, why is it that 95% of all diet attempts fail? Why do New Year’s Resolutions last no more than a few days? Why can’t people with good intentions seem to make consistent and positive strides in the way they want to improve their careers, financial fitness, physical fitness, and so on?

Based upon the latest research in a number of psychological and medical fields, the authors of Change Anything show that traditional will-power is not necessarily the answer to these strivings, that people are affected in their behaviors by far more subtle influences. Change Anything shows how individuals can come to understand these powerful and influential forces, and how to put these forces to work in a positive manner that brings real and meaningful results.

The authors present an array of everyday examples that will change and truly empower your audience to reexamine the way they go about your business and life.

Whether delivering a keynote speech at a large conference or facilitating a small executive retreat, major corporations and associations from around the world delight in the quality and candor of Al’s speeches. Drawing from a large pool of corporate experience and knowledge, Al has addressed an impressive clientele including AT&T, Xerox, IBM, Sprint, Ford Motor Company, BASF, Philips, Lockheed Martin Aerospace, and Intermountain Health Care. His ability to entertain and inspire his audience to improve their personal and professional lives has clients asking for his return again and again.

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