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. LEADERSHIP IOS: How to Build a Growth Mindset Culture

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

What does your team need to get better at in the next 12 months?  This deep-dive, high-content, customized keynote will address the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.    

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 create a growth 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, 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. LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS: Everything I Learned About Teaching I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Audience: Principals, Vice-Principals, High-School Teachers, middle-school teachers, School administration 

What’s the one trait students universally say they want in a teacher?
A sense of humour. In this practical and entertaining keynote, Jamie shows teachers how they can specifically bring more humour into their own staff rooms and their students’ lives because when they’re laughing, they’re learning.

In Jamie Mason Cohen’s motivating, entertaining and practical style he applies the stories from his time at Saturday Night Live to his decade-long award-winning teaching career. He is a TED-Huff Post International Teaching Award recipient and TEDx speaker. It is a keynote that inspires yet is grounded in actionable strategies.

He draws on his insights from his successful, front-line application of humour, growth mindset and mindfulness in his classrooms that can transform not just any classroom and a school’s culture but also the mindset of any teacher.

Humour in a class equals increased student engagement, less stress on the teacher and student, and better overall results. Jamie shows that any teacher can add more light, fun and creativity in their classroom through strategies tested for years and backed by real data.

This is What You’ll Learn:

  • Create a space where students are inspired to learn and start projects ahead of time because they can’t wait to investigate the subject
  • Help students feel more connected to their peers and the class
  • How to build a safe space to foster positive mental health for all students

You’ll Solve the Following Problems:

  • How to significantly improve enrolment 
  • How to aid teenagers from feeling overwhelmed during exam time so they manage their emotions and improve their grades. 
  • How to develop a culture-wide growth mindset for staff 

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

LEADERSHIP IOS: How to Build a Growth Mindset Culture

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

What does your team need to get better at in the next 12 months?  This deep-dive, high-content, customized keynote will address the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.    

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 create a growth 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 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

LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS: Everything I Learned About Teaching I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Audience: Principals, Vice-Principals, High-School Teachers, middle-school teachers, School administration 

In this practical and entertaining keynote, Jamie shows teachers how they can specifically bring more humour into students’ lives because when they’re laughing, they’re learning.

In Jamie Mason Cohen’s motivating, entertaining and practical style he applies the stories from his time at Saturday Night Live to his decade-long award-winning teaching career. He is a TED-Huff Post International Teaching Award recipient for innovation.  His approach to teaching,  and interacting with parents and students as Director, Student Activities and Department Head directly contributed to an increase in enrollment. 

He draws on his insights from his successful, front-line application of humour, growth mindset and mindfulness in his classrooms that can transform not just any classroom and a school’s culture but also the mindset of any teacher and administrator. 

Humour in a school equals increased student engagement, less stress on the teacher and student, and better overall results. Jamie shows that any teacher can add more light, fun and creativity in their classroom through strategies tested for years and backed by real data.

This is What You’ll Learn:

  • Create an environment where students are even more inspired to learn 
  • Help students feel more connected to their peers and their school
  • Contribute to learners feeling happier and more emotionally content through the creation of psychologically safe spaces
  • How to use graphotherapy to better understand your own strengths as an educational professional and see students’ full potential

You’ll Solve the Following Problems:

  • How to significantly improve enrollment 
  • How to aid students from feeling overwhelmed during exam time so they manage their emotions and improve their grades. 
  • How to build and model a growth mindset throughout a school

“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