Eric Chester is the premier expert on school-to-work transition and the emerging workforce. As a former teacher and coach-turned motivational speaker for millions of students, Eric soon became a highly sought after speaker for hundreds of leading companies that needed to know how to manage and motivate post-Generation X’ers.
Mr. Chester is the Founder and CEO of Reviving Work Ethic, a speaking, consulting, and training firm dedicated to helping leaders end entitlement and restore pride in emerging workforce. With work ethic being a primary concern for today’s employers, he frequently appears on national media to provide insight and perspective to business leaders and concerned adults. He authored the books Employing Generation Why and Getting Them to Give a Damn before writing Reviving Work Ethic–A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Workforce–the first business book on work ethics since 1904, which is due to be released in January 2012.
Mr. Chester is also the Founder and CEO of the Bring Your A Game to Work Initiative, a comprehensive work ethic training and certification program for teens and young adults. Through more than two decades of interactions and interviews with innumerable employers and teenagers in various work environments, Mr. Chester developed "The A Game," an entertaining, spirited, compelling compilation of ideas and curriculum that focuses on instilling the values and practices employers are seeking in their young workers.
Eric Chester and his wife are parents of four generation Y aged adults, and live in Golden, Colorado.