Nick Sarillo

Build a Positive Culture on Purpose

Nick is a successful business owner, author and speaker on the topics of business culture, entrepreneurship, leadership and customer loyalty. Nick’s businesses serve as a great example of how living your company’s purpose and values creates a world-class culture achieving award-winning customer service, higher margins and an engaged, productive workforce. In his talks, Nick shares real-life ideas, strategies and processes that can turn any small business into a successful, high-performance organization. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Inc. Magazine and NBC’s Nightly News. Nick’s restaurant was named a 2017 “Small Giant” by Forbes.


Nick’s title could be Chief Story Teller! By being authentic and vulnerable, the stories and experiences he shares are truly inspiring and thought-provoking. Equally important, he backs up the stories with simple and actionable ways to move forward. The business owners and teams attending Aileron’s LIFT summit walked away with new ideas to evolve their culture, develop their people, and improve their leadership.

— Nicole Luisi, Aileron

Using Nick’s leadership tools, we transformed how we work together and communicate. Teamwork, collaboration, and little to no drama, have made us more efficient and the best part is that we are all having more fun than ever.

—  Mark Mitchell, Lifetime member of State Farm’s Presidents Club

Nick brought passion to a whole new level while telling his story at Summer Brand Camp. He delivered a unique and heart felt message that left the audience with actionable items to take back and implement at their own organizations. Attendees were touched and motivated by his story and talked about it for weeks after the event! Nick would be a great addition to any speaker line up.

— Sarah Atkinson, Director of Marketing, People Report & Black Box Intelligence

[Nick] quickly connected with our leaders through his genuine and powerful storytelling style. Nick provided practical, relevant and thought-provoking tools. In addition, Nick shared with our leaders his proven methods to improve team retention, productivity and customer service. Most gratifying was to hear from a number of our leaders having implemented those tools within their teams.

— Cynthia Riehman, Director Leadership & Organizational Development, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago