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Jay Shetty is a British-born #1 New York Times best-selling author, award-winning storyteller, podcast host and former monk, on a mission to make wisdom go viral.
In 2019, he was AdWeek’s Young Influentials cover star, described as “an emanation of spiritual force.” In 2017, Forbes named him to their 30 Under 30 List for being a game changer in media. In 2018 and 2019, he was the Streamy Awards Best Health & Wellness Creator of the Year. His viral videos have been viewed more than 8 billion times and he is followed by over 40 million people across social media.
In 2019, Jay created On Purpose, now the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In its opening year, it ranked #1 on Spotify in India and in Apple’s Top 20 Podcasts of the Year. Guests include superstar athletes (Kobe Bryant and Novak Djokovic), music icons (Alicia Keys), business leaders (Ray Dalio) and cultural activists (Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors).
In 2020, Jay authored his first book, Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday. The book debuted at #1 on the The New York Times and The Sunday Times best-seller lists, and was named “Unputdownable” by Amazon, where it held the #1 spot worldwide.
In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can and should think like a monk.
When Jay isn’t writing or making videos, he’s coaching. He is the founder of the Jay Shetty Certification School, a purpose-driven educational institution offering accredited certifications in life coaching to individuals and organizations. He’s been a keynote speaker around the world, everywhere from Google to Microsoft to Netflix to HSBC, and has developed corporate training programs for a multitude of clients. His Online School has been attended by over 2 million students and his Genius Coaching community provides weekly programming on the principles and practices for health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.
Speech Topics & Descriptions
Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Inspired by Jay’s #1 New York Times Bestselling book by the same name, this talk distills the timeless wisdom that Jay learned as a monk into practical, daily steps anyone can take to live a happier, more meaningful life. This session reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. Jay transforms the abstract lessons into simple advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, sharpen focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Jay proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
How to Find Your Purpose in The Workplace – Interactive
One of the top challenges for executives is raising employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere. Today, employees are genuinely searching for meaning, purpose and fulfillment in the workplace. When each person deeply understands how they fit into the bigger picture they become more motivated to align with the company’s goals.
With an emphasis on work-life integration, Jay understands that a separation of the two can create more stress, inevitably trickling into personal interactions. Jay guides participants into personal awareness and an understanding of their responsibility to co-create a meaningful trajectory. This highly interactive session may include the following exercises:
- Exercise 1: Strengths Interactive – This extremely engaging activity allows participants to gain more insight about their strengths and potential. It allows them to start recognizing the dynamic nature of the workshop and become active participants rather than a passive audience. The simplest place to find purpose is in our strengths and where we naturally have impact. This is a group activity and high energy.
- Exercise 2: Quadrant of potential – This activity allows time and space for some personal reflection. Self-awareness is a foundational element in finding your purpose. In this exercise, individuals will reflect on their personal qualities, skills, interests and weaknesses to gain a more in depth analysis of themselves. This activity helps attendees overcome the myth that purpose is only about loving what you do, it helps them recognize the value gained by doing things that they don’t necessarily enjoy.
- Exercise 3: 3 Moments – This reflective activity allows attendees to recognize the origin stories that:
1. Helped form a value/lesson
2. Developed a personal strength
3. Inspired a way to connect with others/how you want to make them feel
- Exercise 4: 2 Letters: More powerful than a purpose statement, attendees will write two letters to themselves. This exercise will allow participants to hone in on the ideal compliment or testimonial that they would like to receive in life – encouraging each participant to contemplate on how much impact they created & how much value they drove. These are subconscious purpose statements, which are much more emotive.
1. What advice would you give to your younger self?
2. At age 80, what will you regret that you did not do?
– Understanding the scientific reasoning for purpose and meaning for a healthy life;
– How to integrate one’s purpose with that of the company;
– Practical techniques to give meaning to everyday activities.
Why Connected Thinkers Will Rule the Future
We’ve lived in times ruled by lawyers, doctors and bankers. We’ve moved onto a time ruled by coders, engineers, analysts and mathematicians for the Internet. The challenge that faces individuals today is to be a connected thinker. People who can bring together mindfulness, with modern psychology, trending technology and use it for social impact will see limitless possibility where others do not. Steve Jobs made calligraphy relevant to computers. Mark Zuckerberg visited an ashram in India so that he could reinforce the importance of what he and his company was trying to do. They see what others can’t see. They perceive the invisible connections. Because it’s what you don’t see that makes what you see today possible.
The best innovators expose themselves to a broad set of human experiences; experiences that literally kick-start the creative process. The key to thinking differently is perceiving things differently. To perceive things differently, you must be exposed to divergent ideas, places and people. This forces your brain to make connections it otherwise might miss.
This session reveals how we can tap into our creativity and innovation through behavioral science to create more powerful futures . Jay will share case studies, stories and exercises that enable session participants to learn more about themselves and how to begin the creative process.
Jay’s interactive approach introduces at least three exercises to help attendees to become more creative and innovative –identifying the top skills needed to thrive in 2020 –as recognized by the World Economic Forum. This session will achieve the following:
– Understanding the four mindsets for being a leader of the future;
– Greater collaboration between team members;
– Enhance creative thinking amongst groups and teams;
– Equip individuals with the tools and techniques needed to be more forward thinking.
Resilience: The Art of Growing When You Want to Give Up
The Millennial and Gen Z Mind
Millennials may be the most studied generation in history. Considering they will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, it comes as no surprise. The challenge lies in knowing how to recruit, retain and reward this new era as they puzzle their parents as much as their bosses. In this insightful presentation, a millennial himself dissects the mind of his generation and Gen Z to inspire you about the possibilities and opportunities they can bring. Takeaways include:
– Understanding what motivates and drives Millennials;
– Understanding how to communicate with Millennials;
– Knowing when a millennial is worth investing in;
– Changing the way you view all generations.
Personal Online Brand
The question today is, if you don’t have an online brand, do you even exist? Every employee today can be a brand ambassador; every director needs to be a voice. We no longer live in a B2B world but a H2H, human to human world where people want to do business with people. The online world allows you to connect with clients, customers and colleagues in a truly unique way. Jay helps organizations create space for open and vulnerable discussions and provides practical tools individuals and companies can start practicing today.
A 75-year Harvard study found that the key to a fulfilling life can be unearthed through good relationships. And, the key to good relationships is good communication. Jay will share insights from timeless wisdom and modern behavioral science – illustrating how to form long term relationships and how to build trust from day one. He’ll explain why conflict should not be avoided and how to master the art of communication.
Self-Care For Service
We live in a guest first environment. This allows us to make a difference and impact in the lives of others. But to do this at an optimal level, we need to invest in ourselves. We need to take care of our moods, emotions, feelings and bodies.
This keynote will provide the simple tools and insights that people can implement from day one. This includes powerful breathing techniques for remaining calm under pressure, communication insights for a positive work environment and the hidden keys to guest satisfaction and experience.
This session will focus on how to bring your best energy to the workplace. Everything from workplace conversations to guest interactions are based on energy. If our energy is not positive, uplifting and empowering, it is challenging to work in any environment.
Digital Innovation – Preparing Your Mindset for the Future
What got us here, won’t get us there. More and more people are worried about robots taking their jobs, the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning pose real threats to our careers and companies. How can companies redefine their mindset for the new world? What skills need to be prioritized, enhanced and focused on and what we could let go of? Jay believes the solutions for the future are sitting inside your company right now but often they’re not being asked the right questions. This sessions unlocks that potential.
Jay was phenomenal and we loved having him! He is everything we are trying as a company to push for – from a culture standpoint. We would absolutely love to have him here again.
Aside from being an excellent communicator, all of the advice, stories and tips Jay shared were spot on and super related to what the event was about. Everyone loved the session and Jay helped us end the event on a very high note.
Jay delivered an inspiring talk as part of the ‘Digital Edge Programme’ we’ve been running at SAB Miller. His style and charisma really added to the event, with attendees leaving feeling inspired and pumped up about a world of possibilities. Jay is also a lovely guy to work with – humble, laid back and modest. Highly recommended.
An inspiring speaker skilled at reaching global audiences, making connections with people, and artfully guiding them through self-awareness exercises to reach a higher purpose. He has the right balance of experience, empirical evidence and anecdotes to convey his messages. Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive and all who attended left with food for thought on how they can link their passions and skills with greater purpose.