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Christopher Kai, speaker

Christopher Kai

    • The World's Leading Authority in Story-Based Leadership
Full Bio
Fee Range

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

California

WorldWebForum 2019

WorldWebForum 2019

TEDx - How to Live a Life Worth Remembering

TEDx - How to Live a Life Worth Remembering

Christopher Kai is the founder & CEO of The Mathem Group, a Beverly Hills-based leadership training firm. He is the world's leading authority in story-based leadership, a Fortune 100 global speaker, #1 global bestselling author, and founder of GPS, the premier speaker training program in the world with clients in 100 cities, 24 countries, and 5 continents. He is a former business strategist and executive speechwriter at American Express. Elon Musk once exclaimed during an interview, "Wow, you really know a lot."


His clients include: Google, American Express, New York Life, Merrill Lynch, Farmers Insurance, Bank of America, and the U.S. Consulate. He has authored 5 books and has been featured on CNN, ABC News, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Fast Company and Forbes. His main keynotes revolve around why story-based leaders are the most admired innovators in the world because they understand the science and psychology of connection and communication skills.

Story-Based Leadership:
HOW TO INSPIRE YOUR TEAM TO ACTUALLY LOVE THEIR WORK

Steve Jobs. His name invokes a story. His mission was to change the world. According to a gallup poll a whopping 87% of individuals surveyed were either disinterested, disliked, or hated their jobs. Christopher Kai shows you what science has confirmed — that employees, especially millennials, want a sense of purpose, a sense of mission at work and not just a paycheck — they want to love their jobs.

You Will Learn That:

- Why a piano holds the keys to your success as a leader
- The 3 science-backed ways to motivate your employees
- What love can teach you about leadership

 

Better Together:
THE 3 KEY BREAKTHROUGHS IN TEAM BUILDING

For more than seven years, MIT’s Human Dynamic Laboratory has studied 1,000s of employees in various departments in different companies around the world. They found that team building indeed is a science that can be measurable, observable, and most importantly improved. Christopher shares these 3 breakthroughs interwoven with his own experience leading teams at American Express and at his own firm.

You Will Learn:

- What Jeff Bezos knows about team building
- The 3 patterns of communication that are the best predictors for team success
- How to be 50% more successful in your team

 

Inspirational:
HOW TO LIVE A LIFE WORTH REMEMBERING
“Voted #1 Speaker at TEDx Sugarland.”

Over the last 10 years, Christopher Kai has had the unique opportunity to interview 500 of some of the most successful and unique individuals in the world. They include: olympians, Grammy winners, FBI agents, Navy Seals, neurosurgeons, bestselling authors, Heads of State and pioneers like astronaut Buzz Aldrin, world record holding swimmer Diana Nyad and business visionary Elon Musk. Based on their 20,000 years of life experience, they all understood 3 basic truths that allowed them to live a life worth remembering. Christopher shares these surprisingly simple truths to help you live a life worth remembering.

 

Sales Success:
WHY LISTENING IS THE NEW SALES DISRUPTER

Sales isn’t just about selling. Selling begins well before you meet your prospective clients and the true disruption is in asking intentional questions and listening and watching for specific cues from your prospective clients. Christopher Kai masterfully and profoundly summarizes the 5 key elements of listening based on a 1,000-year-old Chinese character. This type of listening is also used by FBI hostage negotiators.

You Will Learn:

- How to save time prospecting the right people
- How to connect with anyone based on 4 happy chemicals
- What FBI agents know about sales

 

Connect:
NETWORK LIKE A ROCKSTAR

According to a Forbes article regarding Network Science, your network is the #1 best indicator for your career success. Traditional networking is dead. Learn 3 types of networking backed by science that works with anyone, anywhere in any situation based on my #1 global bestselling book “Big Game Hunting: Networking with billionaires, executives, and celebrities.”

You Will Learn:

- Why your network is the #1 best predictor of your career success (Forbes)
- The Success Mindset based on 20 years of research
- Follow up the right way and be 80% more successful in sales

 

Work:
THE 4 PILLARS OF PRODUCTIVITY

How do you get more done in less time feeling less stressed each day? According to a Forbes article, leaders who have poor communication skills have companies plagued by:

- Low Morale
- Lack of Credibility
- Lack of Innovation
- Lack of Focus
- Lack of Purpose

As a result, surveys have shown that workers only spend 35% of their time actually doing work-related activities. That’s a lot of wasted time, frustration, and lost productivity.

You Will Learn:

- The 3 key ingredients to a short, productive meeting
- The one surprising way to stop feeling overwhelmed each day
- How to communicate your message 65% more effectively

 

 

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