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Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey

Title: CoFounder

Company: CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

Location: Alpine, Utah

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Educational Background

MBA, Harvard University
BS, Brigham Young University

Huntsman School Interactions:

Covey Leadership Center Founder 2020 - Present 
The World's Principled Leaders Series Speaker - March 19, 2021
Dean's Convocation Speaker - October 24, 2012


Stephen M.R. Covey is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust, and co-author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which under his stewardship became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th century, according to CEO Magazine.

As President and CEO, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, greatly increasing the value of the brand and enterprise. The company was valued at $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO and, within three years, he had grown shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey. 

A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded his own boutique firm—CoveyLink—which is a learning and consulting practice focused on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance.

Stephen recently merged CoveyLink back with FranklinCovey again, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where Stephen serves as Global Practice Leader.


The World’s Principled Leaders Series: Stephen M. R. Covey

Stephen MR Covey & Sean Covey, FranklinCovey, Covey Leadership Center Inauguration Program