Tom Rath

New York Times Best-selling author and Global Practice Leader, The Gallup Organization
Tom Rath
  • Senior Scientist and Advisor to Gallup
  • Former Vice Chairman of the VHL cancer research organization
  • Best-selling author whose books have sold over 5 million copies
  • Discusses a variety of topics, including leadership and wellbeing

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Tom Rath is one of the most influential authors of the last decade. He studies the role of human behavior in health, business, and economics. Tom writes and speaks on a range of topics, from wellbeing to organizational leadership.

Tom has written several international bestsellers including the #1 New York Times best-seller How Full Is Your Bucket?. His 2007 book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, was listed as the top selling business book worldwide by The Economist. Tom’s most recent New York Times best-sellers are Strengths-Based Leadership and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In total, his books have sold more than 5 million copies and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal’s best-seller list.

Tom serves as a Senior Scientist and Advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing. Tom also served as Vice Chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now a guest lecturer. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.

Tom’s next book is based on more than a decade of research and personal experiences. In Every Choice Counts (to be published fall 2013), Tom explores how everyday decisions profoundly affect our health, energy, and productivity.

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Building on Your Strengths

Engaging Employees from Recruitment to Retirement

Strengths-Based Leadership

Well-Being: The Five Essential Elements

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