About Me

Tony Loyd is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and podcast host. He facilitates the growth of purpose-driven changemakers so that they can thrive and increase their impact.

Tony has been personally trained in the science of climate change by former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of the Climate Reality Project. The Climate Reality Project is a grassroots network of more than 20,000 trained leaders who live and work all over the world.

Tony is the Executive Producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where he shares positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions. Social Entrepreneur is downloaded more than half a million times in over 180 countries.

He is a TEDx speaker and the best-selling author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs.

He is a former Fortune 500 executive with companies such as John Deere, Medtronic, and Buffalo Wild Wings. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, talent management, and leadership development.

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My Journey

Do you have a feeling that you were put on earth to accomplish something…more? I did. Here’s what I found.

In 2014, I was a successful Fortune 500 executive. I have a wonderful wife and children. I live in a comfortable home, and have everything that I need. But something was missing.

Somedays, it felt like I consumed food, to create energy, to go to work, to make money so that I could consume more. Do you know that feeling? The purpose of my life has to be more than consumption.

At work, I was particularly bothered by an overemphasis on shareholders over all other stakeholders. Two fundamental questions grabbed me, and would not let go:

  • To meet the needs of shareholders, do we have to sacrifice other stakeholders such as employees, customers, the communities in which we work, and the planet upon which we depend?
  • If we focus on shareholders alone, is that a sustainable business model?

I could not shake these questions. So, I decided to try to answer them. In the process, I discovered companies that found a way to marry profit and purpose. These companies are called social enterprises. The people who run social enterprises are called social entrepreneurs.


Inspired by the work of these social entrepreneurs, I left my job. I began to mentor these changemakers. As they told me their stories, I knew I would have to share their stories with others. That’s why I started Social Entrepreneur. Social Entrepreneur exists at the intersection of profit and purpose. We tell positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions. 


I am a keynote speaker. I speak on topics at the intersection of profit and purpose. I am most often asked to talk about climate change, social entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate social responsibility, and finding meaningful work. I customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Best-Selling Author

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