Author and Researcher
Gallup Senior Scientist
Tom Rath is a researcher, author and filmmaker who studies the role of human behavior in business, health and well-being. He has been described by business leaders and the media as one of the greatest thinkers and nonfiction writers of his generation.
Tom's most recent work includes the bestselling book Are You Fully Charged? and the documentary "Fully Charged," which explores the key elements of energizing one's work and life and features the world's leading social scientists. Tom's second children's book, The Rechargeables: Eat Move Sleep, was released in 2015.
Tom has written six New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? His book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was the top-selling book of 2014 worldwide on Amazon.com. Tom's bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements and Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes. In total, his books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.
In addition to his work as a researcher, writer and speaker, Tom serves as a senior scientist and adviser to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organization's work on employee engagement, strengths, leadership and well-being. He is also a scientific adviser to Welbe, a startup focused on wearable technology.
Tom previously served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now a guest lecturer. Tom, his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.