Tony Schwartz

President & CEO

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, which helps companies fuel sustainable high performance by better meeting the needs of their employees.

Tony's most recent book, The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. His previous book, The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time, co-authored with Jim Loehr, spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 28 languages. In 2013, Tony launched a biweekly column for the New York Times titled “Life@Work.” Tony is a contributor to numerous publications including The Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review, and for three years, he wrote the most popular blog on He is also a regular contributor to CBS This Morning.

Tony began his career as a journalist. He has been a reporter for the New York Times, an editor at Newsweek, a staff writer at Esquire, and a columnist for Fast Company. He also co-authored the #1 worldwide bestseller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump, and wrote What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America.

Tony has delivered keynotes to audiences around the world and has worked with leaders at dozens of organizations including Google, Unilever, Coca-Cola, EY, Genentech, Bank of America, Alcoa, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Whole Foods, as well as the World Economic Forum, the Los Angeles Police Department, and Conscious Capitalism.

Drawing on the multidisciplinary science of sustainable high performance, Tony’s abiding passion and lifelong commitment is to change the way the world works.

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Keynotes & Press

Our Four Core Needs

The Chief Energy Officer

from the blog

Humanity as a Competitive Advantage

It’s about a move from the focus on “what” to “how,” from an orientation to the external world to one that includes our internal experience and from getting more out of people to investing more in them, so they’re more energized to bring the best of themselves to work.

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