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.
How 2 Rise 2 the Top WIth Your Story
Three-year-old Gail was so poor her dress was made from a potato sack. Wilhelm was a high school dropout in Los Angeles who grew up on a street with prostitutes and drug dealers. In high school, Preston used to work at McDonald’s as a short-line cook. Oprah “Gail” Winfrey, Leonardo “Wilhelm” DiCaprio, and Jeffrey “Preston” Bezos are three of the most successful individuals in the world who all had the most humble beginnings.
Fortune 100 global speaker Christopher Kai has interviewed or researched more than 2,000 of the world’s most inspiring individuals like Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, and Jeff Bezos. In this groundbreaking keynote based on his new book “Story-based Leadership: How 2 Rise 2 the Top with Your Story,” he shares the 2 common skills that will define your success. How you share your story helps you stand out. But, who you know in your network will determine your success.
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
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
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.
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
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
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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