Contemporary thought leaders in the field of personal development as of my last training cut-off in September 2021:
- Tony Robbins – A motivational speaker and author known for his seminars and self-help books like “Awaken the Giant Within.”
- Brené Brown – A research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair. Known for her work on vulnerability, courage, empathy, and shame.
- Deepak Chopra – An Indian-American author, public speaker, and advocate of alternative medicine.
- Robin Sharma – Known for his “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” series, Sharma’s work focuses on leadership and personal development.
- Simon Sinek – A British-American author and motivational speaker known for “Start With Why” and his theory of the ‘Golden Circle’.
- Angela Duckworth – A psychologist known for her research on grit and self-control. She is the author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.”
- James Clear – An author known for his work on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His best-selling book is “Atomic Habits.”
- Carol S. Dweck – A psychologist known for her work on the mindset psychological trait. She wrote “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”
- Stephen Covey – Though he passed away in 2012, Covey’s work continues to influence the field of personal development. He’s best known for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
- Tim Ferriss – An author, podcaster, and entrepreneur. Known for “The 4-Hour Workweek” and his experiments in lifestyle design.
- Marie Forleo – A life coach, motivational speaker, author, and host of MarieTV.
- Eckhart Tolle – A spiritual teacher and author known for “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth.”
- Daniel Goleman – An author and science journalist known for his work on emotional intelligence.
- Gretchen Rubin – An author, podcaster, and speaker. Known for her work on happiness and habit formation, including “The Happiness Project.”
- Jordan Peterson – A Canadian psychologist and professor known for his work on psychological constructs and self-improvement. He’s the author of “12 Rules for Life.”
Remember, personal development is a very personal journey and different approaches work for different people. It’s important to find the thought leaders and strategies that resonate with you and align with your goals and values.