Stewart Emery

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"The first CEO of est (now Landmark Education) and cofounder of Actualizations in 1975 (an international learning and development company), he is considered one of most influential people in the human potential movement and has been awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree by John F. Kennedy University as an acknowledgement of his contributions.

"Since the 1970s Stewart has been a force to be reckoned with in the self-help industry, especially in the area that relates with leadership, performance, and self-improvement. Over the last 15 years Stewart has led thousands of employees and hundreds of managers around the world through Vision/Values/Strategy/Leadership initiatives. The initiatives are based on the research from the international bestsellers Built to Last (Jim Collins and Jerry Porras), Good to Great (Jim Collins) and Success Built to Last, which he co-wrote with Porras and Mark Thompson...

"Stewart has been involved with other bestselling books throughout the years, the latest of which—Do You Matter? How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company—was released in September 2008 by FT Press. Co-authored with iconic designer Robert Brunner (who founded Apple’s legendary Industrial Design Group and hired Jonathan Ive), Do You Matter? has become required business reading. Stewart’s previous noteworthy books include You Don’t Have to Rehearse to Be Yourself and The Owner’s Manual for Your Life...

"In addition to keeping a busy writing and speaking schedule today, he serves as vice president of the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of more than 100 top transformational leaders in America that serves well over ten million people in the personal growth market. Some of its members include other bestselling authors such as Chris and Janet Attwood, Jack Canfield, Stephen M.R. Covey, Gay Hendricks, Lisa Nichols, Marci Shimoff, and Marianne Williamson. He is also a consulting creative director-producer for a digital media and book series with FT Press (Pearson)." [1]


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  1. Stewart Emery, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2013.
  2. Hoffman Institute Foundation Advisory Council, organizational web page, accessed September 19, 2013.