VitalSmarts Announces Partnership with Charles Duhigg, Bestselling Author of “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better”

PROVO, UT – September 5, 2018 – VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and leadership development, announced today a partnership with Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the New York Times bestselling books The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. VitalSmarts and Duhigg will partner to create a training course featuring the skills taught in his bestsellers.

“We are thrilled to add Charles to our lineup of thought leaders,” says Andy Shimberg, CEO of VitalSmarts. “Charles’ research has already impacted millions of readers with a better understanding of how to change behavior and increase employee effectiveness. We look forward to leveraging our award- winning training methodology with the transformative power of these skills—helping millions more around the world realize personal and professional success.”

Duhigg joins VitalSmarts’ team of bestselling authors Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield and David Allen as a speaker and thought leader helping people to change behavior, increase leadership effectiveness and improve the way they interact with work and life. Duhigg is equally enthusiastic about the partnership.

“I’m incredibly excited to partner with VitalSmarts, a company that has shared important ideas and insights with millions of learners,” says Duhigg. “The marriage between my research and their expertise in training delivery will create a world-class experience for those wanting to master the skills from The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. The world will be a better place—with stronger habits, and more productive days—because of their work.”

VitalSmarts and Duhigg are in the early stages of creating training innovations that will launch in 2019. In the coming months, they will release additional learning opportunities in the way of articles, webinars and speeches. The training offerings Duhigg and VitalSmarts are developing will join the VitalSmarts brand of premier corporate training solutions.


About VitalSmarts. Named a Top 20 Leadership Training Company, VitalSmarts is home to the award- winning Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Accountability®, Getting Things Done®, and Influencer Training® which are based on the New York Times bestselling books of the same titles. When used in combination, these courses enable organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing employee behavior. VitalSmarts has consulted with 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained two million people worldwide.

CONTACT: Brittney Maxfield of VitalSmarts, L.C. +1-801-724-6272, or

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