Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to thrive at extraordinary levels.
Sam believes that accountability is the highest form of leadership. By challenging leaders to shift priorities, cultivate an organizational culture based on accountability, and inspire both individuals and teams to take ownership in fresh and results-producing ways – he helps companies dramatically increase engagement, communication, and productivity, leading to higher profitability and growth.
As a former executive and owner, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies sold over $100 million in products and services - which he successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Today, Sam writes, speaks, and consults with organizations around the globe to think differently, work with renewed purpose, and achieve record-breaking results.
His client's success has led to Global Gurus naming Sam as one of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. He is the author of eleven books including: No More Excuses, The Accountability Circle, Pivot!, I Am Accountable, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model.
As a keynote speaker, Sam helps leaders build accountability throughout their organization, and challenges audiences to both individually and collectively reach their best selves. Sam works with everyone from multi-national companies, corporations, and government agencies, to associations and entrepreneurs, to help make accountability their competitive advantage.™
Sam also hosts Accountability Roundtables™ to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture - and is the the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments.
Originally from Atlanta, Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is a Past President of the National Speakers Association. Sam is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
Your session delivered the perfect message at the perfect time! ‘No more Excuses!’ set the tone for a fast-paced and productive day. Attendees were upbeat and energetic as the rest of our program continued through the afternoon.
You were enthusiastically received by nearly 1,500 remodelers who were eager to hear what you had to say, then return to the worksite to put your words into action… I wish I could say that all of the over 200 speakers I work with annually were as conscientious and fun to work with as you.
Your keynote address was inspiring, funny and one of the most entertaining I’ve ever heard. I have received numerous comments from attendees and they seem to agree that it was one of the best ever! Coming from this group, that is quite a compliment.
“Sam’s performance on the platform as a keynote speaker validated the value of our company culture, affirmed its role as a compass on a sea of uncertainty in health care and identified accountability as the characteristic that sets an organization apart in the marketplace. The wisdom he shared will help produce positive outcomes for any business.”