EXPO keynote speaker will explore employee engagement and culture

Best-selling author Eric Chester, an expert on employee engagement and workplace culture, has been confirmed as keynote speaker at the United Motorcoach Association’s Motorcoach EXPO 2020 in Nashville.

Chester, who will speak at the annual UMA luncheon on Monday, Jan. 20, has been conducting research in his field since 1986. He founded The Center for Work Ethic Development and created a curriculum to teach young adults vital employability skills.

He was one of the first authors to address the radical differences of the post-Gen X workforce in his 2002 bestseller, Employing Generation Why: Understanding, Managing, and Motivating Your New Workforce. A follow-up book, Getting Them to Give a Damn: How to Get Your Front Line to Care About Your Bottom Line, was released in 2005.

He published a book for youth in 2011—Bring Your A Game to Work: The 7 Fundamental Values That Will Make Every Employer Want to Hire You and Fight to Keep You! In 2012, Chester released Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce, the first business book written on work ethic since 1904. His latest book, On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out, was released in October 2015.

Chester speaks at more than 60 meetings and conventions each year. He holds the Certified Speaking Professional credential awarded by the National Speakers Association. He is a 2004 inductee into the Council of Peers Award of Excellence International Professional Speakers Hall of Fame—an honor earned by less than five percent of all professional speakers in the world.

He is frequently interviewed by the national media (including Good Morning America, ABC News 20/20, CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, USA Today, MSNBC and Fox News) to provide insights on work ethic, employee engagement and workforce development.


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