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About Rusty

I teach leaders around the world how to make a bigger impact and grow their business through thought leadership.

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Bold and transformational.”

Steve Forbes
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Rusty’s insight into thought leadership and Authority Marketing was such a great addition to our symposium. His energy kept attendees captivated and his tips provided practical takeaways for marketing practitioners. Attendees have immediately put his ideas into practice and been rewarded with demonstrable results. He would be a tremendous value add to any speaking lineup!”

Laura Shields
Associate Director, Oregon State University

Rusty is an engaging and terrific speaker! I invite him back year after year, because course attendees rave about his talks. His ideas and tips have been instrumental in our course attendees getting major media, including Oprah, Good Morning America and The Early Show.”

Julie Silver, MD
Physician, Researcher & Director of Multiple Harvard Medical School CME Courses

Authority Marketing

My latest book, Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant (ForbesBooks, 2019), was written alongside my friend Adam Witty, Founder & CEO

Mastering the New Media Landscape

The world of mass media, in which a few, prime national outlets controlled the messages we all see and hear, has largely vanished. The giant boulders you once had to move to get coverage


Rusty loves having the opportunity to be a part of a number of organizations and collaborate alongside so many talented people. These are his current ventures.

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authority assessment

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Are you positioned as a mission-driven thought leader in your space? Take my Authority Assessment to find out.

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Keynotes & Workshops

Rusty delivers a variety of presentations – virtual and in-person – and always tailors his content to the needs of the audience he’s serving.

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Here are a number of e-books, downloads and resources that will help you on your journey to make a bigger impact and grow your thought leadership.

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