“We haven’t had an event like this for years. It was the most on-point, useful dialogue we have had. Your communication style engaged the crowd quickly and your real life stories really helped cement the concepts. Many thanks for your time and effort. You made a difference.” – Steve Steele, Chief Executive Officer, IBMC College
Jan captivates audiences as he shares real-life stories of his experiences in business leadership, leadership education, the military, and wilderness expeditions. Through these stories, Jan demonstrates how to develop strong, effective leaders who engage and inspire others, and are able to effectively execute the strategy required to grow your organization to new levels of success.
Jan’s keynotes are designed to engage inherent self-reliance and enhance performance through new strategies that:
Developing self-reliance allows you, your team, and your organization to become more resourceful, collaborative and focused in your ability to produce meaningful and sustainable results. This keynote provides an overview of Self-Reliant Leadership principles and concepts. Audience members will leave with a workable plan on how to embrace adversity, strengthen the leader/teacher role, and “hear the unheard” to leverage introspection to create powerful outcomes.
Self-Reliant Leadership is built on trust and emerges from strong shared values built on solid character traits. This keynote addresses the four key ‘leadership levers’: People, Process, Structure, and Rewards, and their role in developing character in the people around you to foster an environment of uncommon accountability and performance.
Self-Reliant Leadership is centered on embracing adversity, strengthening the leader/teacher role, and ‘hearing the unheard.’ Leaders develop self-reliance to create powerful futures through a confluence of Sparta’s discipline, Socrates’ self-awareness, Aristotle’s courage, Emerson’s self-reliance, and Thoreau’s reflective humility. This keynote addresses how to unleash the virtues of character for leaders to inspire and transform multi-generational organizations with a common purpose.
What are you doing to attract and retain top talent in a tight labor market? Effective business is focused on people working across generations for a common goal, but every employee is ultimately a volunteer, and more and more they’re choosing to look for greener pastures. This keynote hones in on retention of top talent as a key indicator of leadership effectiveness and provides valuable tools to keep employees inspired, innovative and engaged.
Custom Workshops for Senior Leaders Seeking to Build and Strengthen High Performance Teams
Jan’s workshops unleash the talents of a diverse workforce by helping senior leaders and their teams develop self-reliance and align heroic aspirations across an organization. Designed to accelerate change, drive growth, and achieve extraordinary outcomes, workshops combine rich content in an interactive format that engages leaders in discovery utilizing real-world challenges.
By focusing on the results leaders aim to achieve, and facilitating in the context of specific current and future challenges, participants discover how to:
Leadership Keynote for Veterans Day, Bonneville Power, Portland, OR – November 8, 2016
Leadership Keynote & Workshops for Startup Gathering in Cork, Ireland – November 18-20, 2016.
Lessons from the Patagonia Crucible – Audacity, Adaptability & Accelerating Team Development – University of Colorado Denver – December 6, 2016.
Lessons from the Patagonia Crucible – Audacity, Adaptability & Absolute Commitment, Portland, OR, December 14, 2016.
Corporate Workshop, Denver, CO, January 13, 2017.
Keynote, Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association, Stillwater, OK, January 19, 2017.
Lessons from the Patagonia Crucible – Audacity, Adaptability & Absolute Commitment, REI Flagship Store, Seattle, WA, January 23, 2017.
Lessons from the Patagonia Crucible – Audacity, Adaptability & Absolute Commitment, Chicago, IL, February 8, 2017.
Corporate Workshop, Denver, CO, February 10, 2017.
Keynote/Workshop, Corporate Client, Denver, CO, February 16, 2017.
Ireland Tour, May 20-30, 2017.
Corporate Executive Planning Retreat, Tabernash, CO, August 14-16, 2017.
Corporate Executive Strategy Retreat, Tabernash, CO, September 19-22, 2017.