Leadership Expert | Author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last
Who Am I
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to
build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches
leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world
in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work,
Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global bestseller, Start With
Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and his newest book, the New
York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull
Together and Others Don’t.
Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their
organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered
some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the
environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to
sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.
He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the
subject that became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com. Sinek’s
unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted
international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders
and organizations, including Pfizer, NBC/Universal, jetBlue, the military, multiple
government agencies, embassies, and local entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor
of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and with the
senior leadership of the United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps.
Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has
commented for local and national press, including The New York Times, Inc. magazine,
NPR, and BusinessWeek.
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly
regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and not-for-profit world,
working with charity: water, an organization devoted to helping bring clean water to the
over 700 million people around the world who don’t yet have it. He also serves on the
board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company.
Executive Longevity™ Specialist and Transformational Speaker
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.