The Speed of Trust®: Foundations

Trust: today’s critical, learnable competency

How much is low trust costing you?

The Challenge

Does your team possess the right habits?

The vital currency in today’s connected, collaborative world is trust. Like any other discipline, creating trust is a learnable skill, and with the tenets laid out by Stephen M.R. Covey in his best-selling book The Speed of Trust, your organization can forego the slow, time–killing bureaucracies put in place because of mistrust, and start accelerating your business, and your bottom line, by moving at the speed of trust.


“You may not be able to control everything, but you can influence certain things. Trust starts with you.”


The Solution

Replace suspicion with productivity and uncertainty with prosperity through trust.

With high trust, communication, creativity, and engagement improve. Productivity speeds up and costs decrease as attention is redirected toward objectives instead of suspicion and frustration.

In the Speed of Trust® Foundations work session, individuals identify and address “trust gaps” in their personal credibility and relationships at work. Using “real work” situations in the work session, participants will:

  • Practice the 13 Behaviors of High Trust to develop, restore, and extend trust.
  • Create a Trust Action Plan to increase personal credibility and influence.
  • Practice communicating transparently, respectfully, and directly.
  • Identify how to extend appropriate levels of trust with co-workers.
  • Improve their track record of keeping commitments through a Peer Accountability Process.

What to expect

The Case For Trust

Build their own case for trust by identifying the impact of Trust Taxes and Trust Dividends on their current work projects.

Self Trust

Model trust through character and competence and take responsibility for increasing their own personal credibility.

Relationship Trust

Replace counterfeit behaviors with the 13 Behaviors of High Trust to develop, restore, and extend trust in key relationships.


Move With the Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R Covey


The Outcome

Discover how timeless principles can spark future successes

All participants prosper in a trust-based economy. The Speed of Trust® Foundations work session gives participants the ability to build trust, and accelerate the speed at which they establish it with clients, employees, and constituents. Discover how trust is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization.

Participant Kit

  • Participant Guidebook
  • Speed of Trust Action Cards
  • The Speed of Trust Book
  • Speed of Trust Digital Coach app
  • Trust Action Plan (TAP)