Greg McKeown (born in London, England, in 1977) is a public speaker, leadership and business consultant, and author. He is the founder and CEO of THIS, Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency based in Silicon Valley. In 2012, The World Economic Forum inducted McKeown into the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
His most recent project, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, (Crown Business, April 2014), is a business and self-help book that discusses how to lead a more meaningful and successful life.
McKeown earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business after studying communications and journalism at Brigham Young University.
Originally from England, he is now an American citizen, living in Menlo Park, California. Prior to founding THIS, Inc., Greg worked for Heidrick & Struggles' Global Leadership Practice.
Greg McKeown is the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and co-author (with Liz Wiseman) of the Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. He is also a blogger for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers Group.
Greg Mckeown speaks on how to live and lead as an Essentialist. In 2014, McKeown interviewed Al Gore at the Annual Conference of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and received an invitation from the Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon, to speak at his Annual Innovation Conference.
McKeown has been interviewed on television and radio shows including NPR's All Things Considered and NBC.