Sam Silverstein, CSP, CPAE

Sam Silverstein has been a top-rated keynote speaker for the past 29 years

Accountability 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. Ultimately Sam teaches and inspires leaders to design a high-performance culture to build stronger businesses, communities, and people.

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 is helping companies dramatically increase productivity, profitability, and growth. Sam believes that accountability is the highest form of leadership.

As a former executive and owner, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies sold over $100 million in products and services. 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. As a keynote speaker, Sam challenges audiences to discover and reach their best selves. He helps leaders build accountability throughout their organization. Sam works with entrepreneurs, multi-national companies, corporations, and government agencies to drive increased engagement and productivity. Sam is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Legends of Professional Speaking.

(CPAE, or the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, is the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame award for lifetime achievement in the area of speaking excellence. CSP is the international designation for Certified Speaking Professionals and is awarded to individuals for certain achievements and education in the speaking profession.) CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Speaker Hall of Fame.

Recognized globally as an accountability and leadership expert

Global Gurus recently announced Sam Silverstein as one of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. The author of eleven books including No More Excuses, Pivot!, The Accountability Circle, I Am Accountable, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model, keynote speaker Sam Silverstein is the founder of The Accountability Institute™and the Certified Accountability Advisor. Sam hosts Accountability Roundtables™ to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture.

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.

Team Beliefs

Sam’s trusted team believes strongly in “walking the walk” – not just “talking the talk”. In other words – they live by the accountability commitment they so passionately share with their clients and the world. What they know is that accountability is the catalyst that sharpens the competitive edge for a successful and sustainable organization. They hold firmly to the belief that every organization has a unique fingerprint that gives them the ability to excel in their industry far beyond what they can comprehend. They believe that when an organization taps into that unique fingerprint by understanding their mission and purpose with absolute clarity, focusing on what is in their control, valuing people, and making these principles non-negotiable — an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability is created.

Our Purpose

To help people and organizations be better, discover their potential, and be the best they can possibly be.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help 100,000 executives and business owners build a more accountable business and create a sustainable high-performance culture.

We serve our mission through three specific activities:

We are teachers. We educate people on ways to improve and be their best. We share new insights and ways of looking at issues, challenges, and opportunities. We share different ways of believing and thinking.
Through the use of events, experiences, and evidence We support the beliefs that we teach. This breathes life into the beliefs and helps people take action. We help people take the “first step” in their new adventure.
We provide ongoing encouragement, tools, and resources to help people stay on course. Change is difficult. We all face challenges throughout our journey. We come alongside and stay ready to help others overcome those challenges and achieve the goals they aspire to.


Do What’s Right – Integrity
We make decisions based on the belief that our word is our bond and doing what is right is always the right thing to do. We commit to this no matter what.
Respect All People
We see all people as equal. We value other people’s opinions, appreciate their beliefs, and recognize the importance of their priorities.
Create Significance In People’s Lives
We create meaning in our lives and the lives of the people around us. We look for ways to create significance for our family. We make the effort to get to know people. We look for potential in the people with whom we come in contact. We encourage people. We participate in our community and work to make a difference.
Live is an adventure. We actively live that adventure when we live with integrity, respect and significance.
“Be strong and resolute”

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