Chip Conley
Founder, Joie de Vivre
CHIP CONLEY Author and Joie de Vivre Founder Chip Conley is the world's most prolific boutique hotelier having overseen the conception, creation, and management of more than fifty unique properties while running the company he founded at the age of 26. Chip guided Joie de Vivre (JDV) as its CEO for two-dozen years and grew it into an award-winning collection of hotels, restaurants and spas – the second largest boutique hotel company in America. Chip is now a strategic advisor to JDV, and an author, speaker and veteran practitioner of emotional intelligence in business. In his New York Times bestselling book, EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success, he takes us from emotional intelligence to emotional fluency. The preeminent thought leader at the intersection of business and psychology, Chip speaks around the world on finding meaning at work. He is a regular blogger on The Huffington Post and his own blog at He has been honored with the highest accolade in the American hospitality industry, the coveted ISHC Pioneer award, and was named the Most Innovative CEO – and JDV the "2nd Best Place to Work" – in the entire Bay Area. He received his BA and MBA from Stanford University, and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Psychology from Saybrook University, where he is the 2012 Scholar-Practitioner in residence.


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