Greg Link is co-founder of the former Covey Leadership Center,
CoveyLink, and The Global Speed of Trust Practice, a fast-growing
global consultancy committed to influencing influencers to
grow their careers and their organizations at The Speed of Trust.
A recognized authority on leadership, trust, sales, marketing, and
high performance, Link is a sought-after advisor and speaker. His authentic and engaging
style endears him to audiences at all levels – from senior executives to the
front lines. He is a “business expert who speaks” not a “speaker that theorizes.”
Link, his business partner Stephen M. R. Covey, and the team at The Speed of Trust
Practice equip people and organizations to transform toxic relationships, teams, and
organizational cultures and to harness high trust as a performance multiplier. Link
convincingly challenges the age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue
and demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver—a learnable and
measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable,
and relationships more energizing.
As co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center, he orchestrated the strategy that led
Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two
bestselling business books of the 20th century according to CEO Magazine, selling
over 20 million copies in 38 languages. He created the marketing momentum that
helped propel Covey Leadership Center from a start-up company to a $110+ milliondollar
enterprise with offices in 40 countries before merging with Franklin Quest to
form FranklinCovey.
He also led the Center’s international publishing success resulting in partnerships
with over 30 publishers worldwide. This included making publishing history in Japan,
leading the strategy that sold over one million copies of a foreign language translation,
non-fiction business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, in Japanese.
He was also instrumental in formulating and executing one of the world’s largest
international business satellite broadcasts with partners Lessons in Leadership and
Fortune Magazine.
Link has taught The Seven Habits, Principle Centered Leadership, and The Speed
of Trust and advised executives at numerous leading enterprises, including Hewlett
Packard, the U.S. Navy, Sony, Chevron, IBM, Microsoft, Boeing, and many other wellknown
organizations. He is a trusted confidant.
His business acumen and experience as a successful, real-world executive inform his
presentations and make them uniquely relevant to clients and convention audiences
alike. Link and business partner Stephen M. R. Covey are currently co-authoring a
new book titled Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy and Joy in a Low-Trust World
to be published in January 2012.
Link resides with his wife, Annie, on a quiet stream in the shadows of the Utah Rockies
in Alpine, Utah.