Contented Cow Partners

is the team of Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden, Employee Engagement speakers and consultants, and the authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling “Contented Cows” business book series. We work with organizations worldwide, by speaking at conventions, conferences, and other meetings of corporations, professional associations, and other organizations; delivering leadership training; conducting employee and customer satisfaction surveys; and providing executive coaching. Our mission is to improve organizations’ performance through having a focused, fired-up, and capably led workforce.

Our work was among the first to establish a clear connection between an organization’s people practices and its profit performance.


Having a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line. It’s no accident that the organizations consistently identified as winners also happen to be some of the best places on earth to work. This occurs not as an afterthought, but as a vital, premeditated element of business strategy.


Funny, hard-hitting, practical, at times a little outrageous, or in your face. But always professional. We do our homework, get to know your audience, your industry, and your challenges before we address your group. More than telling you what we think, we’ll tell you what succesfful organizations have learned and done – That Employee Engagement is not a social or humanitarian issue. It is a business issue.


  • Decades of experience leading real people in real companies, in good times and bad.
  • The cold, hard facts about the ROI from treating employees with dignity, respect, and consideration, while insisting on high standards of performance.
  • Inspiring examples of companies that know how to do it right…and a few that don’t!
  • A presence honed from hundreds of keynotes, seminars, and coaching sessions with leaders like yours, that will cause people to sit up and take notice, and do what’s necessary to create a “Contented Cow” organization.