AUGUST TURAK is a successful corporate executive, entrepreneur, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He is the founder of the educational nonprofit the August Turak Foundation (previously Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation).

His book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, uses 1000 years of Trappist business success and his own entrepreneurial experience to demonstrate the monks are not successful businessmen despite adhering to only the highest ethical values, but because they do.

An inspirational true story, Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life, combines Turak‚Äôs $100,000 Templeton Prize winning story with original oil paintings from award-winning artist, Glenn Harrington.

Turak has published many popular leadership articles for Forbes and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, and Business Week.

Turak writes and raises cattle on his seventy-five-acre farm outside Raleigh, NC.