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Founder & CEO, Go Together™ Global
Best-selling Author, Go Together
Keynote Speaker, Coach & Consultant

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Go Together Book

Go Together

How the Concept of Ubuntu Will Change How You Live, Work and Lead

The illusion that we are separate from each other, more different than similar, is eroding our ability to work, live, and lead effectively. What if we all focused on the powerful idea of ubuntu instead? This transcendent African philosophy embraces the belief that we are universally connected to each other—and Shola Richards suggests it could transform the way we treat others, making us kinder and more respectful to others, on and off the job. Without ubuntu, he argues, we cannot truly live a productive and satisfying life. Go Together is a thought-provoking read that could change our own behavior . . . and the world around us.

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Making Work Work

The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment

Shola Richards had reached the end of the road: after nearly two years at a soul-sucking job, he felt numb and suicidal. So he quit and devoted himself to nothing less than transforming the workplace, turning it into a space of respect, courtesy, and endless energy. Making Work Work focuses on inspiring current and future leaders to start a movement that will banish on-the-job bullying, put meaning back into work, and enhance coworkers’ happiness and engagement. Richards, whose popular blog has a worldwide following, explains why inaction is insane, why we must move forward with positivity, and why the “abc” employees (read on to find out what “abc” stands for) are so destructive. This motivational guide will stay in readers’ hearts and minds long after they finish reading it.

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In the News

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Los Angeles’ Most Inspiring Stories―Meet Shola Richards

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What Workers Crave More Than Money

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Dad Explains in Viral Post Why He Won’t Walk Alone

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Ubuntu: The One Word to Change How You Work, Live and Lead

In this vulnerable and thought-provoking TEDx talk, Shola introduces the transcendent concept of Ubuntu, while showing how it can be used to transform how we work, live and lead.

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Shola shares his remarkable origin story and his unshakable passion for workplace civility and kindness.

CBS This Morning Interview

Shola discusses his mega-viral article “Why I’ll Never Walk Alone”, and why it’s more important than ever to lean into difficult conversations about racial equity.

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Shola's Blog

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Hi! I am Shola

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Over a decade ago, I was drowning in the despondency of yet another workday. My success as the top regional performer had been numbed by a culture of incessant workplace bullying. And, I’d recently made the situation worse by filing a formal complaint. In short, I was collateral damage in a company without the process or intention to address my experience.

Exhausted from the drama, with an unrecognizable version of myself at the wheel, I intentionally swerved off the interstate in an attempt to take my own life. But in that half-second, my reflexes responded, and I yanked the wheel away from disaster. As I clipped the guardrail on I 405, something changed...

...a burning desire to reverse a trend that happens daily to sixty-five million people in this country alone. This catalyst has since become Go Together™ Movement - a transformational roadmap of mindset, behaviors, and tools that transform workplace cultures and drive results.

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I help organizations build compassion, competence, and accountability in the workplace. As a result, sustainable and joyful peak productivity, engagement, and satisfaction become the new norm.

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