Anton Gunn

Anton J. Gunn is a nationally recognized leadership development and healthcare reform expert. He works with healthcare organizations who want to advance patient care, increase productivity and quality outcomes by developing  Presidential Leadership practices.

Anton knows what it means to empower individuals and organizations. With forward-thinking ideas and enterprising approaches, he has helped diverse and dynamic leaders turn perpetual problems into progressive solutions. His elite experience and cutting-edge analysis make him the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership.

Anton Gunn is a Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He has a Masters Degree  in Social Work from USC and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential  Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, the Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, and on Good Morning America. 

He has a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, the Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, and on Good Morning America.

"You deserve to be a great leader, and you deserve a team full of great leaders. My goal is to get you there by helping every step of the way."


Meet Anton Gunn 


The Admired Executive

How to Increase Your Influence and Impact

Your effectiveness as a leader is only as strong as your ability to influence. The problem is most organizations do not give their leaders the tools on how to create lasting impact on their workforce. According to a recent Gallup workplace study, 70% of US Employees are disengaged at work. A recent study revealed that 71 percent of workers in 19 industries are actively looking for new jobs. Additionally, 44% of the workforce is unhappy, underperforming and overlooked by their management or leadership.


Anton Gunn knows the negative impact of an ineffective leader. Nearly 30 years ago he was a disengaged team member and a marginal performer on a bad team. He was in a toxic culture full of unfairness that forced him to quit that organization. But since that time, he has risen to become a top c-level executive, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama with over two decades of successful consumer and employee engagement experience. Anton Gunn has learned that anyone can become a greater influencer as a leader by embracing 7 simple principles.

Your audience will leave knowing how to:
  • Inspire those you lead and create a positive legacy in their lives

  • Create quality communication within your organization

  • Develop passion that leads to greater performance

  • Engage your teams in the power of personal development

  • Build a culture that is caring, helpful and trusting.

People First, Patients Second

How to Create a Culture of Engagement, Empowerment, and Innovation that Transforms Patients' Lives

In this new era of healthcare, patient satisfaction and quality of care have become make or break for America’s hospitals and health systems. According to Harvard Business Review, patient satisfaction and quality outcomes are highly dependent on the engagement, commitment, dedication, and skills of the healthcare workforce.  According to Gallop, currently less than half of the healthcare workforce is highly engaged. Other research from the New England Journal of Medicine  shows 55% of physicians want to leave the medical profession and one of the top three indicators of mortality (death) risk in the healthcare setting is nurse engagement level. This lack of engagement is a risk to patient safety and can cost health systems one-third of their annual profits.


As a former healthcare advisor to President Barack Obama and a c-level executive in Forbes list academic health system, Anton Gunn has seen the negative impact a stressed, disengaged and burnout care team can have on the patient experience resulting in medical errors, unnecessary harm, frequent readmissions and decreased reimbursement rates. Anton has learned that healthcare organizations can transform their patient experiences and quality outcomes by embracing 7 simple principles.

In This empowering presentation. your audience will learn how to:
  • Increase the emotional commitment of team members to your mission

  • Create an organization culture of continuous caring, with leaders that are helpful and trusted by the workforce

  • Build a world-class team that reflects the diversity of your patients

  • Build an inclusive experience for every patient and team member

  • Inspire a safety culture that is focused on learning and improvement through accountability

Build Your Culture, Boost Your Bottom Line

 How to Develop a Culture that Gets Big Things Done

Creating a world-class culture of engagement will increase your financial profitability. When compared to all other industries, finance and banking suffer from high customer switching rates, low employee engagement levels, high turnover, and absenteeism.

According to Forbes, for banks, 20% of lost business is due to poor service. The number of customers switching from one bank to a competing bank ranks higher than those who switched internet service providers, and even wireless phone companies. After working twenty-two years as a C-level executive in the customer-driven and customer-centered healthcare industry, Anton Gunn has learned the most profitable organizations have great customer service and great customer service rooted in developing a world-class workplace culture.

In This Empowering presentation, your audience will learn how to:
  • Create quality communication with your employees and customers

  • Develop an effective rewards and recognition process

  • How to build high performing teams that reflect the diversity of your customers

  • Model great service recovery by modeling great employee relations

  • Build a culture that is caring, helpful and trusting.

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