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Sam Silverstein

    • Founder of The Accountability Institute™
    • Named one of the World’s Top 5 Organizational Culture Professionals by Global Gurus
    • Bestselling author of 11 books, including: I Am Accountable, No More Excuses, The Accountability Circle, Non-Negotiable, & Pivot!
    • CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame inductee
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$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Sam Silverstein Speaks Live and Virtual

Sam Silverstein Speaks Live and Virtual

Virtual Keynotes / Programs

Virtual Keynotes / Programs

Culture by Design

Culture by Design

Why Have Sam Silverstein Present To Your Team?

Why Have Sam Silverstein Present To Your Team?

Accountability is a Way of Thinking

Accountability is a Way of Thinking

Accountable To vs Accountable For

Accountable To vs Accountable For

No Matter What - Sam Silverstein

No Matter What - Sam Silverstein

Committing to Accountability

Committing to Accountability

Sam Silverstein Speaker Biography

Accountability & Leadership Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to thrive at extraordinary levels. By challenging leaders to shift priorities, cultivate an organizational culture, and inspire both individuals and teams to take ownership in fresh and results-producing ways – he is helping companies dramatically increase productivity, profitability, and growth. Sam has been inducted into the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame and Global Gurus has named Sam Silverstein as one of the World's Top 5 Organizational Culture Professionals.

Sam Silverstein is the founder of The Accountability Institute™and the Certified Accountability Advisor™ that certifies advisors to help companies develop stronger leaders and build greater accountability throughout their organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Theory of Accountability, I Am Accountable, Non-Negotiable, No More Excuses, Making Accountable Decisions, No Matter What, and The Success Model.

As a former executive and owner, Sam 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. He works with entrepreneurs, multi-national companies, corporations, and government agencies to drive increased accountability, engagement, and productivity.

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 has been inducted into the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speakers Hall of Fame. He is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information on Sam Silverstein, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.

All of Sam’s sessions are CUSTOMIZED after a detailed research call with your team prior to the event.

The Theory of AccountabilityTM

This engaging program forces a reconsideration of how we view accountability. As Silverstein explains, “Accountability is not a way of doing. Accountability is a way of thinking about people. Particularly how we think about people.” When individuals and leaders actively create the future they want to live, frame their mindset around abundance rather than fear, and take persistent, relentless action in support of the experience they are generating, their beliefs, and their relationships, they will experience personal and organizational transformation unlike any other.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the three mindsets of accountability and how to apply them personally and organizationally
  • Create a specific outcome/goal and achieve it every time
  • Empower a team to identify priorities, eliminate obstacles, and enhance communication
  • Discover and leverage the enormous power of commitments both individually and at all levels of the organization


The Power of Keeping Commitments…No Matter What™

What does it look like when EVERY member of your organization keeps their commitments? When truth and values are held in the highest esteem? When authenticity permeates all relationships? It looks like next-level success. It feels like positive momentum. It lays the foundation for creativity, collaboration, and high performance.

Sam knows first-hand how to create a corporate culture that engages employees, maximizes productivity, and inspires accountability. You’ll walk away from his program with highly effective tools to build trust, enhance engagement, cultivate more meaningful relationships, and truly come together as a cohesive team. There’s never been a more important time to create a shift in culture and commitment.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Design and model a culture based on organizational commitments and values
  • Leverage the power of your cultural values – internally, externally, and communally
  • Develop both current and future leaders throughout the organization
  • Remove obstacles and excuses in order to inspire collaboration and accountability
  • Create an organizational culture obsession that will drive your culture to stronger performance and customer experience

The Highest Form of Leadership™  

To win in today’s market, organizations need leaders who can innovate. Explore diversity. Cultivate creativity. Nurture cohesiveness. And foster a culture that embraces change. When they do? Employee engagement soars. Collaboration gets exciting. Productivity is elevated and exponential growth is possible.

Sam shares game-changing strategies with audiences that help clearly define core values, connect them to every member of an organization and make them the driving force behind every decision. Sam’s ability to help companies build rock-solid foundations and cut through the clutter and noise of distractions throughout every facet of their company culture, business processes, customer connectivity, and communication.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Take ownership of your company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Use company values to drive decisions at all levels
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Become and develop impactful leaders

I Am Accountable

It’s time to show excuses the door. Whether at work or at home, people often make excuses out of over-commitment, lack of understanding, or poor time management. In a world where there are more resources available than ever before – it’s time to get to the bottom line. Ultimately, they make excuses by focusing on what they cannot control instead of focusing on what they can control.

As the founder of the Accountability Movement™, Sam brilliantly lays out the relationship between what we value and what we can control and illuminates the strategies, mindsets, and tools necessary to eliminate excuses from our personal and professional lives. Accountability is a way of thinking. It is how we think about ourselves and others.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Discover your foundational, relational, professional, and community values
  • Connect your values to the art of living an accountable life
  • Improve your relationships through keeping commitments
  • Eliminate excuses that hold you back from their potential


The Accountable Leader's Guide to Change

Change is an integral part of our world. The ability to get ahead of it, manage it, or initiate it for any organization falls squarely on the shoulders of leadership. Focusing on what people do won’t cut it anymore. Truly accountable leaders instead turn their focus on changing the way people THINK.

Sam brings audiences together to best understand what a powerful catalyst change can be for positively growing business, redefining relationships, and letting go of the status quo. Leaders who meet change head on and make it their partner, drive momentum and deliver results.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the “Change Categories” all people fall into and how to motivate each person successfully
  • Communicate more purposefully utilizing The Terms of Change™
  • Empower your team to drive change versus resist change
  • Master the one thing organizations must believe if they are going to effectively create an organization that thrives through change

Building a High-Performance Workplace Culture

Great teamwork does not just happen by itself. Teamwork is built into the corporate culture. Teamwork becomes the standard for which you are known when a strong set of values are created and established throughout the organization. Another foundational element of great teamwork is the ability to identify the commitments that all members of the organization make and keep. 

Sam Silverstein has helped organizations around the world build more effective teams that have led to a measurable increase in communication, collaboration, innovation, and bottom-line results.

In this talk, Sam Silverstein uniquely illustrates the difference between tactical and relational commitments and knows just how to get your people focused on what really matters. Sam will lead a conversation on what leaders need to do to create effective teams, why and how all of your people will benefit from contributing to the team, and how each individual can be accountable to each other through the course of business.


C-Suite Culture Conversation™

In this powerful facilitated conversation, Sam leads a discussion with leaders from your organization to discuss all aspects of workplace culture. Sam will uncover what is working and what is not. He will lead the panel to share insights that everyone in the room will be able to apply immediately.

Sam will also engage the audience and bring them into this powerful workplace culture conversation. In a great culture, everyone has a voice at the table and Sam delivers on that promise in this impactful experience.

During the facilitated conversation, attendees will come away with:

  • Best practices for designing a culture
  • Common challenges that can derail even the best culture
  • Ways of engaging people to contribute to their part of the culture
  • Proven and implementable ideas on how to create a sustainable positive workplace culture longterm

[This program is a great fit for associations and groups of leaders working to create a stronger culture.]


Impact of Accountability in Healthcare

It’s no longer enough for hospitals and health systems to have a mission statement hung on a wall. To meet society’s demands in our consumer-driven healthcare marketplace, organizations must change the way they think about people and relationships.

Sam teaches healthcare professionals from every level to take ownership and commit to their organizational mission and values and how to weave them throughout every facet of their culture, clinical processes, patient care, and communication. You’ll walk away with highly effective tools to build trust, enhance engagement, cultivate more meaningful relationships, and truly come together as a cohesive team.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Promote engagement by creating a culture based on commitments and values
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Remove obstacles and inspire collaboration to improve patient care
  • Communicate more purposefully utilizing The Terms of Change™

*Alternate Title:  The Power of Keeping Commitments…Developing Healthcare Leaders


This presenter has passed a rigorous assessment of their equipment, environment, and skills presenting remotely using platforms like Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting, or any others. You can be assured that your virtual event will run smoothly with this Certified Virtual Presenter.

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April 9, 2022

Our professional organization received many positive coments about the content, the energy and the impact of Sam's presentation with us. Thank you Sam and Executive Speaker's Bureau

TN Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association (TNHFMA)

January 17, 2022

Sam's interactive presentation fit our audience perfectly. Member feedback was very positive and what we were striving for.

American Rental Association (ARA) of Missouri and Sam

November 9, 2021

Sam's presentation for our employees was great. He discussed themes that our employees related to and were able to build upon in their professional and personal lives.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT)

September 30, 2021

February 25, 2020

From start to finish - from the pre-booking call Sam took with the client, to the pre-event call to further discuss goals and objectives, to onsite and on stage - Sam was a Home Run! -Ron Blackmore NextLevel Talent

NextLevel Talent

February 11, 2020

Sam was very Impactful speaking to our group. We heard executives quoting him for the remainder of the conferance. Sam is also very easy to work with, patient with our scheduling

The Anchor Group

February 7, 2020

Sam really delivered exactly what we needed. He inspired the entire group.

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