Tony Schwartz is founder and CEO of The Energy Project, a company that helps individuals and organizations fuel energy, engagement, focus and productivity by drawing on the science of high performance. Tony has written four bestselling books. The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, became aNew York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller within months. His previous book, The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time, co-authored with Jim Loehr, has been translated into 28 languages.
Schwartz has also published widely about leadership, engagement and culture change. His articles include “The Paradox of Productivity: How Sony Pictures Gets More Out of Employees by Demanding Less”, published in the Harvard Business Review. Schwartz began his career as a journalist. He was a reporter for the New York Times, an associate editor at Newsweek, a staff writer at New York and Esquire magazines and a columnist for Fast Company. He co-authored the #1 worldwide bestseller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump and also wrote What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America.
Schwartz has delivered keynotes to audiences around the world and has done leadership work with senior executives at dozens of companies including Google, Apple, Sony, Ford, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Gillette and Barclays Capital, as well as the Los Angeles Police Department, the Cleveland Clinic, Harvard Business School and the National Security Agency. He has also served as an executive coach to more than two dozen CEOs and senior leaders.
Tony lives in New York City with his wife Deborah, a psychoanalyst. They have two daughters, Kate, a theater director, and Emily, who works at the Energy Project.