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 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 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 called “3 therapy sessions in 3 minutes” by Therapist, Alyson Schafer 

2. How to Create a Learning Mindset Culture

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

In 2019, the greatest competitive advantage your team will have is how well they can learn quickly in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace. One effective way to do so is to develop a learning mindset culture 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 Education Winner for Innovation in Learning Strategies, and #1 Amazon best-selling author of LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS: Everything I Learned About Teaching, I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Jamie Mason Cohen, as he works with your team to create a culture in which everyone is an advanced and enthusiastic learner that leads to outcomes that matter most.  

Jamie has been committed to developing a learning mindset for over two decades. He created internationally renowned curriculum honoured by TED Education and has done extensive research on the creation of effective learning environments.  He overcame a stuttering challenge as a child, and is a media commentator on a range of subjects including leadership strategies, relationships, parenting, education, and celebrity handwriting analysis with over 55 appearances on CNN, Forbes, and The Morning Show.  He has applied his learning mindset system to his own career, growing his own consulting training business by 50% in one year. 

You will learn:

  • How your team can develop the 5 key areas of Jamie’s 5L learner mindset system: Love, Listen, Look, Lucid, Lead to immediately raise the level of your organization’s collective learning culture
  • How your team can identify which of the following 3 areas they may be showing up with that might hinder a learning culture’s mindset: perfectionism, arrogance, and conservatism
  • How to incorporate the ONE BIG THING process that encourages every team member to start, stop or continue doing the behaviours that help them contribute to a learning mindset culture
  • How to integrate Jamie’s GOS (Generalist Observation System) in which individual team members use strength-focused improv activities and advanced learning strategies to help the team solve problems and build on opportunities 

3. CO-CREATED LEADERSHIP

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

Culture is the story we tell our teams and our people. Conventional leadership keynotes sometimes fail because they don’t address these stories embedded in your culture. They also don’t provide actionable strategies to deal with the unique problems and opportunities that arise from the current processes and culture that are in place.  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, who formerly worked behind-the-scenes at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as he guides your team through an unconventional, inspired experience (part relevant and customized keynote, part riveting town-hall).  

Leaders at all levels of your organization will walk away with the belief that your organization’s unique competitive advantage is your uniqueness.

Your team will learn:

  • The top 5 creative competencies in your organization according to a quick survey done with your team, based on The Leadership Circle’s Leadership Culture Survey (strengths that contribute to leadership effectiveness and accelerated business performance)
  • Customized, actionable takeaways that can be immediately implemented to build on these identified competencies
  • The top 2 reactive tendencies that your team believes the organization needs to improve for better overall performance (overextended strengths that might be mitigating leadership effectiveness and performance)
  •  Customized, actionable takeaways that can be immediately implemented to resolve these tendencies
  • How to create an environment where mistakes become a gold mine for growth, learning, and greater overall performance

4. SATURDAY NIGHT LEADERS: How to Solve Problems Keeping You Up Until 3AM

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

Problem-solve faster and have more fun doing it.  

YOU have impossible deadlines, millions at stake, a changing industry, communication and alignment 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 for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, incorporates the sure-proof strategies and skills learned and inspired by the longest running show in U.S. media history to how any organization 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 seven 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 use improv skills to help deliver more market share, add-on business from existing customers and lower turn-over
  • Giving feedback that helps the team win without anyone feeling they’re losing
  • Improvising solutions under tight deadlines
  • How to incorporate a process to become an effective courageous communicator
  • How to adopt a ‘Saturday Night’ mindset to adjust in uncertain 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 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 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 called “3 therapy sessions in 3 minutes” by Therapist, Alyson Schafer

HOW TO CREATE A LEARNING MINDSET CULTURE

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

In 2019, the greatest competitive advantage your team will have is how well they can learn quickly in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace. One effective way to do so is to develop a learning mindset culture 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 Education Winner for Innovation in Learning Strategies, and #1 Amazon best-selling author of LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS: Everything I Learned About Teaching, I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Jamie Mason Cohen, as he works with your team to create a culture in which everyone is an advanced and enthusiastic learner that leads to outcomes that matter most.  

Jamie has been committed to developing a learning mindset for over two decades. He created internationally renowned curriculum honoured by TED Education and has done extensive research on effective learning environments.  He overcame a stuttering challenge as a child, and is a media commentator on a range of subjects including leadership strategies, relationships, parenting, education, and celebrity handwriting analysis with 55 appearances on media outlets such as: CNN, Forbes, and The Morning Show.  He has applied his learning mindset system to his own career, growing his own consulting training business by 50% in one year. 

You will learn:

  • How your team can develop the 5 key areas of Jamie’s 5L learner mindset system: Love, Listen, Look, Lucid, Lead to immediately raise the level of your organization’s collective learning culture
  • How your team can identify which of the 3 areas they may be showing up with that may hinder a learning culture’s mindset: perfectionism, arrogance, and conservatism
  • How to incorporate the ONE BIG THING process that encourages every team member to start, stop or continue doing the behaviours that help them contribute to a learning mindset culture
  • How to integrate Jamie’s GOS (Generalist Observation System) in which individual team members use strength-focused improv activities and advanced learning strategies to help the team solve problems and build on opportunities

CO-CREATED LEADERSHIP

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

Culture is the story we tell our teams and our people. Conventional leadership keynotes sometimes fail because they don’t address these stories embedded in the culture. They also don’t provide actionable strategies to deal with the unique problems and opportunities that arise from the current processes and culture that are in place.  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, who formerly worked behind-the-scenes at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as he guides your team through an unconventional experience (part relevant and customized keynote, part riveting town-hall).  Leaders at all levels of your organization will walk away with the belief that your organization’s unique competitive advantage is your uniqueness.  

Your team will learn:

  • The top 5 creative competencies in your organization according to a quick survey done with your team, based on The Leadership Circle’s Leadership Culture Survey (strengths that contribute to leadership effectiveness and accelerated business performance)
  • Customized, actionable takeaways that can be immediately implemented to build on these identified competencies
  • The top 2 reactive tendencies that your team believes the organization needs to improve for better overall performance (overextended strengths that might be mitigating performance)
  • Customized, actionable takeaways that can be immediately implemented to resolve these tendencies
  • How to create an environment where mistakes become a gold mine for growth, learning, and greater overall performance

SATURDAY NIGHT LEADERS: How To Solve Problems Keeping You Up Until 3AM

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

Problem-solve faster and have more fun doing it.

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 for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, incorporates the sure-proof strategies, skills and processes learned and inspired by the longest running show in U.S. media history to how an organization 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:

    • Use improv to help deliver more market-share, add-on business from existing customers and lower turn-over
    • Giving feedback that helps the team win without anyone feeling they’re losing
    • How to become an effective courageous communicator 
    • Improvising solutions under tight deadlines
    • How to adapt a ‘Saturday Night’ mindset to adjust during uncertain 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

“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