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Neen James

Neen James

    • International Productivity Expert
    • High energy, sales and leadership expert
    • Author of Attention Pays
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Neen James Speaker Biography

Neen James is the author of nine books including Folding Time™ and her most recent, Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, BMW, and the FBI, among others.

Neen earned her MBA from Southern Cross University and the Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association. She has received numerous awards as a professional speaker, is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global, and is a member of the prestigious League of Heroic Public Speakers.

Neen is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally, and meeting planners love working with her – they often describe Neen as the energizer bunny for their events.

With a strong background in learning and development and managing large teams at various corporations, Neen is the perfect fit for organizations who want implementable strategies that will help their employees avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say ‘no’ to requests that steal time and focus from real goals and priorities.

Oh, did we mention that Neen is Australian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and a little cheeky. She also considers herself an unofficial champagne taste tester … and a really slow runner.




You don't have time to do everything; you only have time to do what matters! As leaders, we are constantly being asked to do more with less. If we can get clear about those activities that make the biggest difference to our productivity we can get twice as much done in half time and free ourselves up to get on with whatever else we choose. This keynote is perfect for leaders who want more control so they can manage their time, focus their attention and manage their energy. In this interactive and high-energy program you will:

  • Increase time accountability so you can achieve more
  • Discover strategies to get you home earlier 
  • Develop engagement techniques for all communication situations 
  • Get clear on focused activity for greater results 
  • Increase your sense of contribution and control 
  • Eliminate distractions and increase effectiveness 
  • Learn how and when to say ‘no’ and still be a team player 
  • Introduce work-life integration for more balance at work and home.

If you feel overwhelmed running from one project to the next, or feel like you will never get to the end of your to-do list, or wonder how you will ever get it all done… you might need to learn how to Fold Time. You will leave this practical and entertaining keynote understanding how you leverage time and get more done!



Everyone is distracted these days. How about you? Are you trying to skim this, or actually reading it? Many leaders today are often overwhelmed, overstressed and over-tired. We need to move from the ADD economy to the attention economy. 

Successful people pay attention to. And today few know how to truly do it. In her high-energy keynote, Neen combines sassy Aussie attitude and wicked smart research to teach practical strategies your team can apply with colleagues, clients and at home. Neen’s keynote outlines how the art and science of paying attention will: 

  • Accelerate business development and increase sales 
  • Increase client satisfaction through little-used attention-focusing techniques. 
  • Attract, retain and develop top talent in your organization. 
  • Provide tools for increased employee and client engagement. 
  • Focus on productivity to maximize effectiveness. 
  • Help build better, more loyal relationships with clients and colleagues.

Your team will leave with the tools they need and inspired to take action to create more significant moments that lead to more profits for your team and your organization.



Stephen Covey’s four quadrants. The Food Pyramid. Simon
Sinek’s Golden Circle. These ideas spread and impacted
millions of people.

Your ideas are powerful and they deserve to spread. But before they can spread, people need to understand them. And one of the most powerful tools to help people understand your ideas is a contextual model.
For years, Neen James has been helping speakers, leaders and visionaries translate their ideas into powerful, spreadable, repeatable contextual models. Today, she’s here today to help you do just that.

Neen will share:

  • When ideas spread (and when they don’t) and how a powerful contextual model will help you communicate, spread and make more money from your ideas.
  • Why visuals are a vital communication tool to accelerate engagement and deeper understanding.
  • A proven methodology and specific language to assist sales conversations and provide a competitive edge.

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