Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations grow and transform so together they can prosper, add more value in the world, and do less harm.
Tony has grounded his life and his work in the belief that human beings are forever capable of becoming better versions of themselves. He is considered one of the world’s thought leaders around building more human, humane and higher performing organizations.
Tony began his career as a journalist, and he has been a reporter for the New York Times, a writer for Newsweek, and a contributor to publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, New York, Esquire, and Vanity Fair.
Since founding The Energy Project in 2003, Tony has written extensively for the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review, including several articles that have won worldwide attention: “Manage Your Energy Not Your Time” and “The Productivity Paradox” for HBR, and “Why You Hate Work,” “Relax, You’ll Be More Productive,” 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, the Los Angeles Police Department, Kaiser Permanente, 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.