Stephen M. R. Covey

Author and expert of The Speed of Trust and Trust & Inspire.

Pack your event with inspiration, expertise, and lasting change.

Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and Trust & Inspire. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. 

As president and CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, greatly increasing the value of the brand and enterprise. The company was valued at $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he had grown shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Stephen co-founded CoveyLink, a consulting practice, which focuses on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance. 

Stephen recently merged CoveyLink with FranklinCovey, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where Stephen serves as global practice leader.

Watch as Stephen M. R. Covey describes a new way to lead; Trust & Inspire vs. Command & Control.

Articles by Stephen M. R. Covey


3 Ways to Build Trust and Stellar Remote Teams


Why Trust Is the Top Requirement for Building and Growing Your Company


Want Your Company to Land on a ‘Best Workplaces’ List? First, You Need to Do This
Quote PNG

We tend to judge ourselves by our intent and others by their observable behavior.

— Stephen M. R. Covey

Questions about booking a speaker?

From logistics to deliverables and everything in between, working with us is easy!

Request a Demo