Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organisations build capacity by managing their energy more skilfully and by challenging their fears, blind spots and current beliefs.
Tony has spent his career seeking to understand what makes it possible for people to grow, develop and evolve. He has long been considered one of the world’s thought leaders around sustainable high performance and building more human workplaces. He began his career as a journalist and has been a reporter for the New York Times, a writer for Newsweek, and a contributor to publications such as New York, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Fast Company.
Since founding The Energy Project in 2003, Tony has written extensively for the Harvard Business Review and the New York Times, including several articles that won worldwide attention: “Manage Your Energy Not Your Time,” “Why You Hate Work” and “Relax, You’ll Be More Productive” for HBR and “Addicted to Distraction” for the New York Times.
Tony is the author of several books, including “The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time” with Jim Loehr, which spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working,” a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller.
Tony has delivered keynotes and trainings to leaders of companies around the world, including Google, Unilever, Apple, Facebook, Whole Foods, Ahold Delhaize, Ernst and Young, Microsoft, Coty, the Los Angeles Police Department, the National Security Agency, and Save the Children.
Tony graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan. He is married to Deborah Pines, a psychotherapist, with whom he has two daughters, Kate and Emily, and four grandchildren, all of whom he adores. He is also an avid tennis player and ballroom dancer.
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