Andy Worshek

  • Speaker, Expert on Intent-Based Leadership

    Andy Worshek imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.

    Andy served in the navy for 24 years, and achieved the rank of Master Chief. Andy was assigned to the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe with captain David Marquet – then ranked last in retention and operational standing. Together, they teamed up and turned that ship around by developing a new model of leadership that built leaders at every level. Intent-Based Leadership took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy.

    After Andy’s departure from the ship, the USS Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and crew to positions of leadership, including ten subsequent submarine captains.

    Stephen R. Covey rode the USS Santa Fe and said it was “the most empowering organization he’d ever seen” and wrote about the USS Santa Fe leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

    Andy is prominently featured in the best-selling leadership book Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders which tells the turnaround story of the USS Santa Fe. Fortune magazine named it the #1 must-read book to read and USA Today put it on their list of the 12 best business books of all time.

    Before joining the Turn the Ship Around Team, Andy practiced intent-based leadership as the director of Human Resources and Personnel Development at McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP, the premier accounting firm in Wyoming. Andy is a SHRM-SCP certified Human Resources Professional and lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming with his wife.


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