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.
Entire countries are on lockdown or are beginning to open up to a “new normal.” Stock markets are crashing. Hundreds of millions of employees around the world are now unemployed. Even those that are still employed face extreme uncertainty. Will there be a second wave? When will we develop a vaccine? How can we stay hopeful during this very challenging time? In times of crisis, history has taught us that the leaders who understand how to remain poised, confident and courageous can inspire and comfort their teams, clients, companies and countries. We share 3 specific ways you can lead your teams with more empathy, compassion and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were both U.S. Presidents. One is still remembered almost a century later with just his initials – FDR. The other is long forgotten. Why? What words, tone of voice, or body language do effective leaders use to communicate their message? What one area did McKinsey & Co. find after surveying 20,000 customers in 5 different industries across 3 continents can dramatically improve your connection by 40%? How did Harvard researchers decide that asking “How are you?” is a waste of time. What should you ask?
According to a McKinsey report called the “Consumer Decision Journey” where they surveyed 20,000 customers in 5 different industries across 3 continents, they found that 74% of the sale came down to two areas: 1.) the direct interaction and 2.) consumer-driven marketing. Christopher breaks down these two areas and illuminates how we can all be more successful in sales by building rapport through storytelling.
Until traveling to physical events and setting up face-to-face meetings become safer, how can you communicate online and with actual phone calls with your colleagues or clients more effectively? Why is listening so much more important than talking? What one question can you ask that surprisingly reveals a lot about a person’s priorities? Based on my 20-years of experiences as a global speaker, publisher, author, executive speechwriter, and former singer-songwriter, I dive into how you can fundamentally connect and engage better with anyone.
Uncertainty is a part of life whether it is a global pandemic, change in leadership, or just a lack of employee motivation. How do you stay motivated, productive and happy at work when new situations arise that create unforeseen challenges? I have studied 1,000s of successful leaders over the last 20 years and I found that the most resilient and adaptive leaders all had 3 specific leadership skills that allowed them to inspire their company or country to be purposeful, productive and happy individuals even during the most challenging times.
According to a Forbes article the E-Learning space will grow to be a $365 billion Industry by 2025. The current and next generations cannot rely on full-time jobs any more to potentially provide them with a lifetime of employment. With the advent of the internet, e-commerce, and now e-learning, anyone with a computer, wifi connection, and a strong desire for entrepreneurship, can create a location-independent business and live, work and travel anywhere the world. Christopher Kai, a self-proclaimed “the least tech-savvy person you will ever meet” was able to create an online speaker training program using just his smartphone and successfully secured clients in 100 cities, 20 countries and 5 continents within less than two years.
“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.”
“I honestly learned more in 15 minutes from Christopher than I have at a whole day event with Anthony Robbins.”
“Christopher Kai is an amazing individual and a great speaker.”
“Wow, you really know a lot!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Very impressed with his level of research.”
“Very powerful. Very inspiring. He will rock your crowd. I highly recommend him.”