Keynotes

1. What your Signature Says About Your Leadership Style

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

We could all benefit from receiving an accurate, unbiased and different snapshot of our weaknesses and strengths to help us grow.  Personal development is leadership development. But what if traditional performance reviews have been shown to be demeaning to employees and have a negative effect on organizational culture. Join 20-year handwriting analyst-graphotherapist and certified leadership trainer at The Leadership Circle, Jamie Mason Cohen as he explores why performance reviews don’t work, what we need to do instead, and how to use simple, unconventional and effective self-assessment tools to bring out the potential in every individual in your organization. Individual audience members will leave feeling recognized for the unique individuals who they are without discounting the success they’ve already had.  They’ll experience something new and unique because they’ve seen it all and done it all before. Your traits are your story; let’s write the next chapter. 

Audiences will learn:

  • How to identify your weaknesses and strengths on the spot to help you gain a new level of self-awareness through your handwriting traits
  • Real business world strategies to deploy your strengths wisely so that they grow and don’t become liabilities
  • Prescriptive, one-on-one speed handwriting analysis after the talk that can lead to breakthrough aha moments in your life

 

2. COYOTE MINDSET: How to Adapt and Build a Growth Mindset Culture

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

The coyote is the most adaptive animal in North America. It’s growth rate goes up every year despite a constantly changing world around it.   

In 2019, the greatest competitive advantage your team will have is how well they adapt in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace. One effective way to do so is to develop a growth mindset to effectively adapt.   

Join certified The Leadership Circle trainer, MBSR graduate (Mindful-Based Stress Reduction), former behind-the-scenes staff member of Saturday Night Live, TED-ED Winner for Innovation in Learning Strategies, Jamie Mason Cohen, as he works with your team to help your team discover your own Coyote Mindset that leads to outcomes that matter most.  

Jamie’s own commitment to developing a growth mindset for over two decades includes reading and applying what he’s learned from 900 books on personal development, helping a learning institution dramatically improve enrolment, overcoming a learning challenge as a child and growing his own consulting business by 50% in one year. 

You will learn:

  • How your team can develop 4 key areas of a growth mindset: self-awareness, personal learning, composure, and balance, to and raise the level of your organization’s collective inner game
  • How your team can identify 3 areas they may be showing up with that hinders a growth mindset: Perfectionism, arrogance, and conservatism
  • The ONE BIG THING process that encourages every team member of the team to start, stop or continue doing the behaviors that help them grow and contribute to the team’s overall success
 

3. CO-CREATED LEADERSHIP: How to live leadership in a time of change and uncertainty

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

The goal is to scale the collective leadership capacity of your organization. But what if the way we learn about leadership doesn’t speak to your team’s complex and changing challenges? The honest insights that your team whispers to each other in the hallway never make it to the actual meeting. What if the outcomes that matter most lie within those buried insights? 

Conventional leadership keynotes often fail to get across essential strategies because they are not designed for the problems your team needs solved. If the answers are hidden in plain sight, then how can you create psychological safety to bring those gems to the surface?

Join Jamie Mason Cohen, certified leadership trainer with The Leadership Circle, and a former staff member at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as he guides your team through an unconventional experience (part relevant keynote, part riveting town-hall) in which leaders don’t dictate, they participate.

Your team will learn how to:

  • Tell the truth about perceived problems in a timely fashion to solve them
  • Make even better business decisions in ambiguous, changing situations
  • Embolden your staff to see that their views can make a difference
  • Create an environment where mistakes become a gold mine for growth

4. SATURDAY NIGHT LEADERS: How to Solve the Problems Keeping Your Team Up Until 3AM

Audience: CEOs, Corporate teams, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

YOU have 7 days to create a project from scratch with a team of dozens.

YOU have impossible deadlines, millions at stake, a changing industry, challenges with team members, and jobs are on the line if the show’s not a hit with the audience.  

Jamie Mason Cohen, who once worked in corporate entertainment for the Executive Producer of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels, incorporates the sure-proof lessons and skills learned and inspired by the longest running show in U.S. media history to how a corporate team can adjust and thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. 

Structuring the in-depth interactive, high-content, practical and humorous deep-dive keynote into 7 parts, Jamie will get your audience thinking on their feet about how to solve the priority problems that are keeping them up until 3 AM.  Each part of the experience represents a day of the week and a tangible step towards closing the gap between where they currently are and where they want to be.

This is What You’ll Learn:

  • How to work effectively, calmly and efficiently under pressure in any business crisis
  • Giving and receiving feedback that helps the team win without anyone feeling they’re losing
  • Improvising innovative solutions under tight deadlines
  • How to adopt a A ‘Saturday Night’ mindset to adjust and manage uncertain and changing contexts 
At the end of the deep dive keynote, your team will be energized, equipped and ready to yell: LIVE FROM YOUR WORK, IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT! 

What your Signature Says About Your Leadership Style

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

We could all benefit from receiving an accurate, unbiased and different snapshot of our weaknesses and strengths to help us grow.  Personal development is leadership development. But what if traditional performance reviews have been shown to be demeaning to employees and have a negative effect on organizational culture. Join 20-year handwriting analyst-graphotherapist and certified leadership trainer at The Leadership Circle, Jamie Mason Cohen as he explores why performance reviews don’t work, what we need to do instead, and how to use simple, unconventional and effective self-assessment tools to bring out the potential in every individual in your organization. Individual audience members will leave feeling recognized for the unique individuals who they are without discounting the success they’ve already had.  They’ll experience something new and unique because they’ve seen it all and done it all before. Your traits are your story; let’s write the next chapter. 

Audiences will learn:

  • How to identify your weaknesses and strengths on the spot to help you gain a new level of self-awareness through your handwriting traits
  • Real business world strategies to deploy your strengths wisely so that they grow and don’t become liabilities
  • Prescriptive, one-on-one speed handwriting analysis after the talk that can lead to breakthrough aha moments in your life

COYOTE MINDSET: How to Adapt and Build a Growth Mindset Culture 

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

The coyote is the most adaptive animal in North America. It’s growth rate goes up every year despite a constantly changing world around it.   

In 2019, the greatest competitive advantage your team will have is how well they adapt in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace. One effective way to do so is to develop a growth mindset to effectively adapt.   

Join certified The Leadership Circle trainer, MBSR graduate (Mindful-Based Stress Reduction), former behind-the-scenes staff member of Saturday Night Live, TED-ED Winner for Innovation in Learning Strategies, Jamie Mason Cohen, as he works with your team to help your team discover your own Coyote Mindset  that leads to outcomes that matter most.  

Jamie’s own commitment to developing a growth mindset for over two decades includes reading and applying what he’s learned from 900 books on personal development, helping a learning institution dramatically improve enrolment, overcoming a learning challenge as a child and growing his own consulting business by 50% in one year. 

You will learn:

  • How your team can develop 4 key areas of a growth mindset culture: self-awareness, personal learning, composure, and balance, to raise the level of your organization’s collective inner game
  • How your team can identify 3 areas they may be showing up with that hinder a growth mindset: Perfectionism, arrogance, and conservatism
  • The ONE BIG THING process that encourages every team member to start, stop or continue doing the behaviors that help them grow and contribute to the organization’s overall success

CO-CREATED LEADERSHIP: How to live leadership in a time of change and uncertainty

Target Audience: Leaders, Managers, Business Professionals, Association Executives

The goal is to scale the collective leadership capacity of your organization. But what if the way we learn about leadership doesn’t speak to your team’s complex and changing challenges? The honest insights that your team whispers to each other in the hallway never make it to the actual meeting. What if the outcomes that matter most lie within those buried insights?Conventional leadership keynotes often fail to get across essential strategies because they are not designed for the problems your team needs solved. If the answers are hidden in plain sight, then how can you create psychological safety to bring those gems to the surface?

Join Jamie Mason Cohen, certified leadership trainer with The Leadership Circle, and a former staff member at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as he guides your team through an unconventional experience (part relevant keynote, part riveting town-hall) in which leaders don’t dictate, they participate.

Your team will learn how to:

  • Tell the truth about perceived problems in a timely fashion to solve them
  • Make even better business decisions in ambiguous, changing situations
  • Embolden your staff to see that their views can make a difference
  • Create an environment where mistakes become a gold mine for growth

SATURDAY NIGHT LEADERS: How To Solve the Problems Keeping Your Team Up Until 3AM

Audience: CEOs, Corporate teams, Business leaders, Business conferences, Association Executives, Managers

YOU have 7 days to create a project from scratch with a team of dozens.

YOU have impossible deadlines, millions at stake, a changing industry, challenges with team members, and jobs are on the line if the show’s not a hit with the audience.  

Jamie Mason Cohen, who once worked in corporate entertainment for the Executive Producer of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels, incorporates the sure-proof lessons and skills learned and inspired by the longest running show in U.S. media history to how a corporate team can adjust and thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. 

Structuring the in-depth interactive, high-content, practical and humorous deep-dive keynote into 7 parts, Jamie will get your audience thinking on their feet about how to solve the priority problems that are keeping them up until 3AM.  Each part of the experience represents a day of the week and a tangible step towards closing the gap between where they currently are and where they want to be.

 

This is What You’ll Learn:

  • How to work effectively, calmly and efficiently under pressure in any business crisis
  • Giving and receiving feedback that helps the team win without anyone feeling they’re losing
  • Improvising innovative solutions under tight deadlines
  • How to adapt a A ‘Saturday Night’ mindset to adjust and manage uncertain and changing contexts 
  • At the end of the deep dive keynote, your team will be energized, equipped and ready to yell: LIVE FROM YOUR WORK, IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!

 

“I cannot imagine having a better opening keynote speaker than Jamie Cohen.”

Tracy Blyth
Event Organizer, Canadian Society of Association Executives

“I believe the business world's rapid rate of change is leaving many teams struggling to catch up. To build a culture that thrives in volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, your team needs to learn how to co-create an environment of shared discovery of where you are now, where you want to be, and what needs to change. "

Jamie Mason Cohen on Co-Created Leadership