Christopher Kai

Christopher Kai

The World's Leading Authority in Story-Based Leadership
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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

    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

    “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 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

    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

    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
  • Why Book Christopher Kai?

  • By his mid-20s he was one of the youngest business strategists and communication experts at American Express on Wall Street working on their largest Fortune 500 global sales accounts.

  • Teaches you how to find the right events to prospect, engage, and secure new clients, investors, or donors using a simple 3-step process based on 20-years of global sales and strategic communication experience.

  • With humor, inspiration and wit, he walks you through 7 proven ways to shorten the sales cycle based on science, strategic storytelling and multi-sensory listening he learned from a former 24-year FBI veteran.
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    Christopher Kai is the world’s leading authority in story-based leadership where he breaks down the science on why story-based leaders like Steve Jobs are the most admired innovators in the world. He is the founder & CEO of The Mathem Group, a Beverly Hills-based leadership training firm, 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 including the #1 global bestseller “Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities” and has been featured on CNN, ABC News, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Fast Company and Forbes. As a former prolific singer-songwriter he co-wrote a song considered “the best song on the internet.”

    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. Outside of his business, he founded Mondays at the Mission, the only homeless youth program of its kind in the world at Union Rescue Mission, the largest private shelter in the U.S. They have helped 1,000s of homeless students stay in school, find jobs and attend college. Their esteemed speaker list includes: Grammy and Oscar winners, FBI agents, Navy Seals, Olympians, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, world record-holding swimmer Diana Nyad, and business visionary Elon Musk.

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    “In all the years we have had our annual leadership conference you were our best speaker ever! No one has ever received a standing ovation except you, Christopher.”
    --Sheltair Aviation

    “I honestly learned more in 15 minutes from Christopher than I have at a whole day event with Anthony Robbins.”
    --Christoph Choo, Top 1% of real estate brokers internationally

    “Christopher Kai is an amazing individual and a great speaker.”
    --Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's and Steve Jobs' first employer

    “Wow, you really know a lot!”
    --Elon Musk, Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder and CEO billionaire

    “Inspiring and insightful.”

    “The key concepts Christopher shared with us about how content is no longer king but rather communication is king will be tremendously helpful in building stronger client relationships.”
    --Merrill Lynch

    “You far exceeded our expectations as a keynote speaker and sales training expert. We absolutely look forward to working with you in the near future.”
    --New York Life

    “Very impressed with his level of research.”
    --City National Bank

    “Very powerful. Very inspiring. He will rock your crowd. I highly recommend him.”
    --Ugg Boots Founder Brian Smith