Keynotes, Workshops, & Programs
PRAGMATIC POSSIBILITY TO ENTER THE NEW WORK OF WORK WITH INTEGRITY, CREATIVITY, AND – YES – WONDER.
The New World of Work offers possibilities and challenges.
If you’re a team leader, HR executive, or conference organizer, does this sound like your
work place or conference participants?
- They’re fatigued with productivity but want to be fueled with purpose.
- They hunger for a work culture of curiosity, creativity, and surprising delight.
- They want their brands to tell their entrepreneurial or company story – with integrity and surprise.
- They want their brands to be personable but not private.
My keynote talks motivate and equip teams, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals, to thrive at branding, creative action, and teamwork.
The Surprising Advantage Toward Effortless Mastery
What if the secret to mastery among high-performing innovators was not 10,000 hours of deliberate practice but something much more counter-intuitive? Base on Jeffrey’s research of over 100 high-performing innovators (The Tracking Wonder 100), this talk offers a new take on what it means to reach mastery in creative and entrepreneurial fields.
- An intelligent naivete triumphs over know-it-all expertise when it comes to innovating and reaching toward mastery.
- Learn the 3 factors that contribute to mastery in creative fields (Hint: They do not include 10,000 hours or grit).
- Wonder is the singular human experience that elicits profound shifts in empathy for co-workers, renewed creativity, and pro-active versatility.
- Counter-intuitive “non-doing” activities such as deliberate daydreaming make us more creatively productive.
For entrepreneurs, professionals, and organizations who want to delight customers, inspire innovative thinking & action, and distinguish their brand.
THE STORY YOUR BRAND LIVES
Your team’s marketing efforts flounder without knowing your brand story. This talk takes your audience through a 4-part Brand Story strategy that motivates your team and makes marketing effective and enjoyable. Your team or audience will:
- Learn why focusing on branding versus a brand gains a greater return
- Find out the most important way to view potential customers
- Discover strategies to distinguish a brand in the content glut
- Receive actionable steps to start telling a powerful brand story
For entrepreneurs, professionals, and organizations ready to leverage the power of story for branding & marketing.
WORKSHOP AND PROGRAM TOPICS
My workshops & programs are customized to help creative entrepreneurs and organizations enter the New World of Work with integrity, creativity, and wonder.
Both of the topics below can be modified to conference workshops of 90 minutes to 3 hours. In some cases, I can customize a workshop on another related topic.
Both of our programs below are modifiable to half-day, 2-day, and 6-day onsite immersions.
THE INTEGRAL BRAND STORY EXPERIENCE
For businesses ready to align their mission, message, and work culture
The companies and small businesses that win today can tell the story of what they do, for whom, and why it matters now in the early 21st century. Thriving companies also have an internal brand in which the work culture reflects the outer brand. The Integral Brand Story Experience.
SHAPE THE CORE STORY
Key decision-makers create a 7-part brand story foundation for brand identity and messaging.
LIVE THE STORY AT WORK
Team members develop aligned personal brands so every team member’s personal purpose aligns with a collective company purpose.
DELIVER THE STORY
Marketing and delight-based customer engagement assures the brand story captivates and elevates a community of customers.
A WORK CULTURE OF WONDER
A culture of wonder creates more openness, generosity, creativity, & surprising delight within a work culture. We can show you how.
WONDER INTERVENTIONS AT WORK
A program for organizations primed to foster a truly OPEN work culture
A workshop for creative entrepreneurs & professionals hungry to break better in their work flow
Wonder is not kid’s stuff. It’s radical grown-up stuff. The singular experience of wonder can boost your generosity, fuel your creativity, and deepen what you care about. Sounds nice, but how do you experience wonder amidst your daily punch list? In this evidence-based workshop of psychological interventions, Jeffrey shows you how to:
- learn to switch from worry to delight within minutes
- experience radical openness and ease in conversation
- gain tools to awaken your natural “young genius” playfulness
- watch your mind’s wonders with amusement more than anxiety
When You Hire Me You Can Count On
You’re under pressure with tight deadlines. When you contact me, a team member will be in touch promptly. You can count on clear, responsive communication from us.
Before an event, you, a team member and I will have a conversation to assure I understand precisely your audience’s needs and your needs.
Possibility & Pragmatism
So much is possible when we couple our ideals with what works. Every talk helps people see what’s possible by giving them immediately actionable steps to make a difference.
You want your audience to feel connected. I engage your audience before and after a talk. I want them to feel charged to creating a new story of working well and making a difference.
A Little Extra
If your event is public and you want a PR boost, we’ll make an announcement on our blog and social media channels. We’ll make a resource page just for your event attendees that will include my slide deck and links to other useful resources. Someone on my team will follow up with a few questions to assure I met your expectations.
I have electrified audiences from 50 to over 500 in several countries. Every talk differs. So, you won’t get a “packaged” talk here. But do know that for over 20 years, I have had the honor to interview, work with, and speak to literally thousands of innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs, and scientists all with the aim to understand how people can thrive in times of challenge and change.
My Topics Include:
MISSION-DRIVEN BRAND STORY
People want brands – from solo-preneurs to big companies – to stand for something meaningful and to demonstrate that they live the story they tell. The brands, big and small, that drive change in the 21st century elicit purpose from its team members as well as from its community of clients, customers, and fans.
AN OPEN CULTURE OF WONDER
The secret avantage among top performers across several fields is their capacity to maintain an abiding openness, beginner’s mind, and creative ingenuity. A culture of wonder fuels entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and organizations to bust biased ways of seeing what is and create what could be.
LEAVE YOUR AUDIENCE LIT UP!
The best events leave memorable impressions. That’s what you want for your event’s attendees – a lasting memory that will energize their best work and leave them talking about your event long after.
My signature keynotes equip audiences to brand with integrity, create optimal work cultures, and shape a work life that brings out their best ideas & qualities
Jeffrey Davis’s workshop was a conference highlight. Gave a group of lawyers who are intent on putting purpose into their legal practices a rare opportunity to do just that in the branding workshop he led at this year’s international conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. As one satisfied workshop participant put it, Jeffrey’s workshop was her “favorite part of the conference.”
DEBORAH BURAND | Co-Director of the Grunin Center for Law & Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Law
“Jeffrey Davis knows how to light up an audience. He’s consistently delivered heart-opening, mind-expanding workshops for our audiences that help participants reconnect with their capacity to create on a whole different level. If you want to bring wonder and fresh ideas to your event, you’re in great hands with Jeffrey Davis.”
JONATHAN FIELDS | The Good Life Project
“Jeffrey delivered exactly what we were looking for – a session that would both inspire and elicit interaction. He was engaging, insightful, and stimulating. His presentation generated numerous “aha” moments. A delight.“
LUCILLE DIDOMENICO | Chair, Annual Conference Planning Committee, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers & Executive Director, Conference of Southwest Foundations