Jesse Sostrin

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What we read on our job descriptions and what we encounter in the actual workplace are two very different things. This is the double-reality of work and it has the potential to undermine our performance and erode the quality of our working lives. For the last decade I have been a cartographer of sorts, painstakingly mapping the ecology and terrain of work’s greatest challenges. My passion is to help people discover how to “go beyond” their barriers to learn faster, perform better, and craft the working life they want. – Jesse Sostrin

Dr. Jesse Sostrin is a nationally recognized workplace expert who writes, speaks, and consults about the often elusive challenges of getting great work done. He is the author of Beyond the Job Description: How managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013) and Re-Making Communication at Work (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013), both of which helped to establish his place in the next generation of influential thinkers challenging everything we thought we knew about success at work.

Focusing on the often overlooked intersection between individual and organizational success, Jesse is a perceptive observer of the world of work. He has been featured on a number of television and radio programs, including MSNBC, Fox Business, and NPR. His ideas have been published in a variety of online and print publications, including Huffington Post, FastCompany, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Sun (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), and The Philadelphia Inquirer. As a columnist he is a regular contributor to,, AOL Jobs, and Brazen Careerist.

As a thought leader, Jesse has pioneered breakthrough concepts such as the Hidden Curriculum of Work®, the Job-within-the-Job, and the Mutual Agenda. He is known for translating complex ideas about the workplace into simple language and useful tools that drive learning and performance for individuals and teams.

In his role as the Founder and President of Sostrin Consulting, Jesse designs solution-driven consulting engagements for a range of companies. Among others, Jesse counts InfoGard Laboratories, Hyatt, Walmart, ConAgra, Microsoft, and Allstate as clients and partners.

As a keynote speaker, Jesse’s signature blend of inspirational and results-oriented ideas translate to innovative and highly interactive programs. If you are interested in having Jesse speak at your next corporate meeting, conference, or creative event, he would love to be a part of your continuing education. No matter the size, he is available for virtual events like webinars, as well as onsite management workshops and keynote lectures.

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