Keynote Speaker
Richard Sheridan

Lead with joy and watch your team fly

About Richard Sheridan
"I find Rich’s talk telling a story about how we as human beings should be in constant “intentional” design to bring joy to our workplace. This is fundamental to achieve any greater business outcome. He explains true meaning of "business value of joy" through the Menlo story..."
— Agile Coach, Fortune 500 Companies


"Joy, Inc." and "Chief Joy Officer" author Richard Sheridan is the CEO, chief storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations. When Sheridan decided to start his own company, he and his partners decided that the company’s purpose would be to bring joy to the world through software and to teach this method to others. Sheridan was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2003, sharing his “hire yourself” story with the world.

Sheridan has addressed audiences across the world. He and his message of joyful leadership have been featured in press outlets ranging from Inc, Forbes and New York magazines to Bloomberg, U.S. News & World Report, NPR’s On Point podcast, NPR’s All Things Considered, and the Harvard Business Review. His videos for organizations such as Gemba Academy, VitalSmarts, and the Arbinger Institute continue to inspire audiences around the world. He was inducted into the Shingo Academy in 2022 for his work supporting the principles of organizational excellence.

Menlo has received worldwide notice for its unique culture, including recognition by Inc. Magazine as the most joyful company in America. Menlo has also been recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for 11 straight years and has received a lifetime achievement award for Freedom at Work from WorldBlu, as well as five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. Today people come to Menlo from all over the world—nearly 20,000 in the past seven years alone—to learn about Menlo and how they can create a culture of joy in their own organizations.