Al Switzler is a co-founder and co-chair of VitalSmarts, an international training and consulting firm that has trained over two million people worldwide and worked with two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Al and the co-founders of VitalSmarts, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan and Mike Carter, have been inducted into the Ernst and YoungEntrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Mr. Switzler is co-author of three New York Times bestsellers: Influencer, Crucial Conversations, and Crucial Confrontations.
He has served on the faculty of several universities including The University of Michigan, Brigham Young University, Auburn University, and The University of Kentucky. Each of these institutions has recognized Al with awards for innovation and outstanding teaching.
An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts helps teams and organizations achieve the results they care about most.
With award-winning training products based on more than 30 years of ongoing research, VitalSmarts has helped more than 300 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 more than 2 million people worldwide.
Mr. Switzler is a warm, down-to-earth person who definitely has an easy, effective way of communcating with people. His presentation was insightful and humorous. At lunch following the presentation, we also learned that he is an accomplished cowboy "pote" and we were charmed when he performed one of his original "pomes" for us from his CD "Cowboy Pomes". Surprisingly, he has also composed charming lyrics and melodies for his CD, "Grandad's Lullabies"