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Joe Mull, CSP

Leadership and Workforce Expert
Author of Employalty: How to Ignite Commitment and Keep Top Talent in the New Age of Work

  • Captivating expert on workforce, leadership, and teamwork subjects
  • Author of Employalty: How to Ignite Commitment and Keep Top Talent in the New Age of Work
  • Programs combine humor, stories, research, and takeaways on how to find and keep devoted employees, become better bosses, and create thriving workplaces.

Known as a dynamic, captivating speaker, Joe is a sought-after expert on workforce, leadership, and teamwork subjects. He is the author of 3 books including Employalty: How to Ignite Commitment and Keep Top Talent in the New Age of Work. Joe hosts the popular podcast Boss Better Now and his work as a leadership and workforce expert has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Newsweek, and moreJoe previously managed training at one of the largest healthcare systems in the country and has taught leadership courses at two major universities. Joe’s programs combine energy, humor, stories, and rich social science research with clear, real-world takeaways on how to find and keep devoted employees, become better bosses, and create thriving workplaces.

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Travels From:

Pittsburgh, PA

Fee Range:

$15,000 – $35,000

Favorite Food:

Chips & Queso

Joe Mull's Bio

Joe works with organizations that need their leaders to become better bosses, the kind who know how to cultivate commitment in the workplace.

Known as a dynamic, captivating speaker, Joe Mull, M.Ed, CSP teaches leaders and business owners how to be better bosses and make work “work for all”. He is the author of three books: Cure for the Common Leader, No More Team Drama, and his latest, Employalty: How to Ignite Commitment and Keep Top Talent in the New Age of Work. He is the host of the globally popular Boss Better Now podcast, ranked in the Top 100 of all management podcasts (Apple). His podcast was recently named by SHRM as a “can’t miss show for leaders” (along with Brené Brown and Harvard Business Review) and was also a finalist for last year’s People’s Choice award in the Business/Management category.

As a thought leader and subject matter expert, Joe brings decades of real-world experience to his writing and speaking. He previously served as head of Learning & Development for Physician Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he directed learning strategy and implementation for one of the largest physician groups in the U.S. Prior to his years of service in healthcare, he spent a decade working in leadership and program development roles in student affairs in higher education and taught leadership courses at two major universities. Joe has appeared as an expert in multiple media outlets including Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and the International Business Times.

Joe holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA). Held by fewer than 20% of professional speakers worldwide, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking excellence.

Joe resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife, three children, and a needy dalmatian named Flash.


Partial Client List:

  • ASOA
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dignity Health
  • Forbes
  • Good Morning America
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedExpress
  • SHRM
  • Siemens
  • State Farm
  • TEDx
  • “I’ve hired speakers for years - celebrities, experts, you name it. I’ve never had someone serve an audience so completely. Substance, humor, engagement, takeaways…Joe was just amazing.” 

    Leslie Peterson NCHA
  • “Joe was FANTASTIC! Loved working and talking with him! He did a great job communicating up until the event, great job presenting and following up. We greatly appreciate working with Joe.”

    Claire Arent KHCA
  • “Joe exceeded every expectation. He is an AMAZING speaker. Our attendees loved his program. He actually gave me goosebumps.”

    Stephanie Haney BlueCross BlueShield
  • “Our attendees raved about Joe all week. He did four sessions…8 hours of programming and got a nearly perfect score. He is an amazing facilitator and made a lasting impact. We would love to have him back.”

    Meghan McBride Siemens
  • "That was the best keynote I've ever seen. Usually, we go to these things, we sit, we listen, and they say nothing. It's fluff just to make us feel good. Joe's program made us feel great AND gave us so much we could use right away. My boss and I sat there and loved everything about it."

    Sarah Tolson Sceptre
  • “Joe Mull was amazing. His keynote was all anyone was talking about for the rest of our conference. It was so inspiring, but also filled with so many practical takeaways. Our attendees loved Joe…he made our planning committee look really good!”

    Samantha Engler American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators
  • “Joe Mull is a master educator and inspiring presenter who instantly captures the minds and hearts of his audiences. I was captivated by his entertaining style that audiences eat up. Very rarely does one find such an invaluable combination of talents and skills. I recommend Joe with enthusiasm.”

    Brian Lee Custom Learning Systems

Joe Mull's Keynotes

Employalty: How to Ignite Commitment and Keep Top Talent in the New Age of Work

The employee revolution is here. As workers everywhere quit, retire, or change jobs, do you really understand what leads ordinary people to become dedicated employees? In this compelling program, leadership and retention expert Joe Mull dispels the pervasive myths that are hindering hiring (Hint: it’s not all about money and it’s absolutely false that ‘no one wants to work.’) and shares the three factors that determine whether someone will join your organization, stay long term, and commit to doing great work. Participants will leave with a simple yet powerful framework for turning organizations into destination workplaces that meet the needs and values of a changed workforce.

The Great Boss Factor: How to Activate People and Cultivate Commitment

Are you engaging in the interactions that lead people at work to join, stay, care, and try? While there are dozens of things leaders have to get right to lead effectively, there are 3 specific habits that play an outsized role in triggering emotional and psychological commitment on the job. In this engaging primer on leading teams in a new age of work, Joe Mull mixes real-world stories with the latest social science research to give leaders at all levels clarity on what they must say and do to #bossbetter.

We're All in This Together: Creating a Culture of No Drama Teamwork

Why do some teams become high-performing, close-knit, no drama workgroups and others don’t? Joe Mull spent years researching this question, resulting in his book “No More Team Drama: Ending the Gossip, Cliques, and Other Crap that Damage Workplace Teams”. In this captivating, laugh-out-loud funny keynote, teams and leaders learn the 4 habits that improve the quality of interactions between employees at work and that transform a team of people into a band of collaborators.

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