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In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, communication, management, and motivation. Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Al has » Read Full Bio
In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, communication, management, and motivation. Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Al has researched methods for driving rapid sustainable and measurable change in behaviors.
Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Instructor
Al is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers, Change Anything, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, and Influencer.
In addition to authoring bestsellers, Al has served on the faculty of several universities including the University of Michigan, Brigham Young University, Auburn University, and the University of Kentucky. These institutions have recognized Al with awards for innovation and outstanding teaching.
Whether Al's delivering a keynote at a large conference or facilitating a small executive retreat, major corporations and associations from across the U.S. and a dozen other countries delight in the quality and candor of his 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.
Al is the former president of two consulting firms and director of training and management development for a large healthcare organization. Al is also cofounder of VitalSmarts and currently serves on its board of directors. With award-winning training products based on thirty years of ongoing research, 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. VitalSmarts has been ranked twice by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has taught two million people worldwide.