Drew Dudley wears a fedora, a dress shirt, vest and tie. He is standing in front of a brick wall and smiling.

Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley has been described as one of today’s most motivating and inspiring leadership speakers. His lollipop moment movement has encouraged people around the world to discover the leader within themselves.

Dudley is the founder and chief catalyst of Day One Leadership, Inc., which helps organizations around the world improve their leadership capacity. His clients have included over 75 colleges and universities and some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations: McDonald’s, Dreamworks Animation, JP Morgan Chase.

Prior to founding Day One, Dudley spent eight years as the director of one of Canada’s largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto. He also served as national chair of one of Canada’s largest youth charities mobilizing 35,000 volunteers to raise a million dollars annually to support the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Dudley has spoken to over 250,000 people on five continents and been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com. In his TED talk, “Everyday Leadership”, Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives. It has been voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time and TIME, Business Insider and Inc. magazines have all named his talk as one of their ten speeches that will make you a better leader.

Dudley’s first book This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters debuted at number six on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and has gone on to become an international bestseller. The book explains how organizations can build leadership values and put them into practice to create behavioural changes proven to increase commitment, pride, productivity and happiness.