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Richard Whiteley is a business practitioner who can relate to executives because he has "walked in their shoes." He co-founded The Forum Corporation, which grew to a 700 person global training and consulting firm with a 29-year average annual shareholder return of 36%. He has also owned a retail store in Boston's famed Faneuil Hall for nine years.
Mr. Whiteley is a dynamic speaker who has spoken to over a million business people in 300 organizations, in 30 countries. His book, The Customer Driven Company was named one of the top four business books by FORTUNE magazine and one of the top 10 of the decade by Human Resource Executive Magazine. His book Customer Centered Growth (Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, 1999) was named top five by Selling Power magazine and was a BusinessWeek best seller. His 2001 book, Love the Work You're With became a CEO- READ best seller. He also wrote The Corporate Shaman and is currently working on a book, entitled Meditating for Type A's and another on the topic of selling.
Mr. Whiteley was named one of the top 100 consultants in the world by Executive Excellence Magazine and one of the top 100 "Best Minds" in the area of leadership. He was awarded Leadership and Spirit awards by Instructional Systems Association's (ISA) in 1997 and 2007.
Richard Whiteley has taught classes at Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, Babson College, University of Southern California, Boston University, and others. He has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Harvard (conventional) where he has studied with medicine people for past 18 years (unconventional). He also served in the United States Navy for over three years.
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