Stephen M. R.  Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust, and co-author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. 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 be a best seller. As President and CEO, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During his tenure, he grew the company from $2.4 million to $160 million and orchestrated the merger of Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey. A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded his own boutique firm—CoveyLink—a learning and consulting practice focused on increasing and leveraging trust. Stephen recently merged CoveyLink with FranklinCovey, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where he serves as Global Practice Leader.