Alan Weiss shouldn’t be much of a secret to anyone reading this. For 35 years he has consulted with the top organizations, public and private in the world, and has coached and mentored top-flight executives and entrepreneurs. His 34 books appear in 8 languages. Three of them are in the top ten of current consulting books in print, and another is among the very top professional speaking books in print.
He has worked in and visited 57 countries, is in the Speaker Hall of Fame®, has been granted the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Management Consultants in New England, and is the sole non-journalist (and one of only seven people) to received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Press Institute.
His audio, video, and print material appear weekly in a variety of sources. For more information, you can find his complete bio here. He may well be the only person at his level of accomplishment who makes himself directly available to the public on a daily basis.
Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc. has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times Corporation, and over 500 other leading organizations. He serves on the boards of directors of the Trinity Repertory Company, a Tony-Award-winning New England regional theater, Festival Ballet, and the Newport International Film Festival.
His speaking typically includes 30 keynotes a year at major conferences, and he has been a visiting faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, Boston College, Tufts, St. John’s, the University of Illinois, the Institute of Management Studies, and the University of Georgia Graduate School of Business. He has held an appointment as adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rhode Island where he taught courses on advanced management and consulting skills. He holds the record for selling out the highest priced workshop (on entrepreneurialism) in the 21-year history of New York City’s Learning Annex. His Ph.D. is in psychology and he is a member of the American Psychological Society, the American Counseling Association, Division 13 of the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He serves on the Board of Governors of Harvard University’s Center for Mental Illness and the Media. He has keynoted for the American Psychological Association on two occasions.
He is a 2006 inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, representing the top 1% of professional speakers in the world.
His prolific publishing includes over 500 articles and 32 books, including his best-seller, Million Dollar Consulting (from McGraw-Hill). His newest is The Global Consultant (with Omar Kahn, John Wiley and Sons). His books have been on the curricula at Villanova, Temple University, and the Wharton School of Business, and have been translated into German, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese.
He is interviewed and quoted frequently in the media, and is an active member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. His career has taken him to 55 countries and 49 states. (He is afraid to go to North Dakota.) Success Magazine has cited him in an editorial devoted to his work as “a worldwide expert in executive education.” The New York Post calls him “one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America.” He is the winner of the prestigious Axiem Award for Excellence in Audio Presentation.
In 2006 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Press Institute, the first-ever for a non-journalist, and one of only seven awarded in the 60-year history of the association.
He has coached the former and present Miss Rhode Island/Miss America candidates in interviewing skills. He once appeared on the popular American TV game show Jeopardy, where he lost badly in the first round to a dancing waiter from Iowa.