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Sam Silverstein

    • Founder of The Accountability Movement™
    • Named one of the World’s Top Organizational Culture Professionals by Global Gurus in 2020
    • Bestselling author of 9 books, including: I Am AccountableNo Matter What
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Why Have Sam Silverstein Present To Your Team?

Why Have Sam Silverstein Present To Your Team?

Sam Silverstein Speaker Reel

Sam Silverstein Speaker Reel

Culture by Design

Culture by Design

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’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 ten 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 colletively 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.


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

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.

*NEW Virtual Topic: The Power of Keeping Commitments… No Matter What™

As one of the World’s Top Organizational Culture Professionals, Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to find new ways to thrive during volatile times. Getting back to our old “normal” may not be possible at this time, however, what we can do is focus on what is, in order to succeed even in the midst of the challenging circumstances we all face.

In this virtual session, Sam will challenge leaders, and inspire dispersed teams to maintain accountability to the core values and relationships that make up the foundation of your organizational culture and are the key to your success moving forward. Actionable takeaways include:

  • Empower your team to drive change versus resist change
  • Remove obstacles and excuses, improve communication, and inspire a culture of true collaboration & accountability
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Leverage the power of your cultural values – internally, externally, and communally

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 and vision
  • Use company values to drive all decisions
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Connect your organizational culture and values to your community
  • Become and develop as impactful leaders


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


The Power of Keeping Commitments…No Matter What™
Alternate Title: Culture by Design VS Culture by Default

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

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

Building Effective and Accountable Teams

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 a 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 lead 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 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.


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


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

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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

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