Olympic Speed Skater & Design Thinking Expert
John “Kairos" Coyle is a true polymath: a champion athlete (Olympic medalist in speedskating, top-15 world-ranked cyclist), a widely-read intellectual (with an engineering and design degree from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg), a seasoned executive (former head of customer experience and innovation for a Fortune 500 firm), an NBC sports analyst, a 3 time TedX speaker, a professor and award winning author of two books, and a world-leading expert in the fields of innovation, design thinking, strengths, flow, resiliency, and “chronoception” - the neuroscience and psychology of time-perception. Ask him how to design “endless summers..." Read More >
Is There Time?
TEDx: How to Design Moments That Help You Live (Almost) Forever
The Brain Science of Stress and Performance
How to Design Endless Summers: Time Expansion Explained
Through the metaphor of sport, learn how individuals and teams can use innovation approaches to identify and leverage their unique strengths (and design around weaknesses). Become empowered to solve old problems in new ways and achieve breakthrough results.
Instead of trying to manage or reduce stress or get work-life balance back, learn how to perform better under greater stress (and enjoy it)! Explore a new model of resiliency, one where proactive challenges are designed to build capacity for ever greater performance under pressure, while learning the latest neuroscience of recovery. Change your relationship with stress by using the 3R method - Reduce, Recover and Reframe.
Neuroscientists have made dramatic progress in understanding memory creation. Recent advances show us that our ability to stand out, to be remembered, to be recalled, to win the sale is directly correlated to the kinds of memories generated within the brains of your partners, clients, or customers. What if you could design the kinds of interactions, experiences, and memories that would lead to being the last recall or “first call?”
Our days are filled with experiences and memories, some stored and retained and some not. What creates a memorable memory? What is the nature of the relationship between memory and time perception? How do we measure the true value of our time? This unique, mind-bending talk delivers breakthrough ideas on how to rethink your relationship with time and design time-stopping experiences for yourself, your loved ones and your customers.
From an empowering primer on leadership mindsets that are necessary to drive innovation, to more advanced topics such as:
1. Design Thinking overview and activation
2. Ideation best practices and ideation session to solve a problem specific to your organization
3. Innovation Antibodies (victim vs. creator)
4. Innovation Culture Kryptonite (knower mindset vs. learner mindset)
5. How (not) to create a culture of innovation, and more.
Is leadership bred or born? What if, for most, it is neither? What if a large subset of great leaders, influencers, and change-makers throughout human history shared only one highly learnable trait: the ability to tell powerful stories? Explore Joseph Campbell’s construct of the Hero’s Journey or “monomyth" through the lens of business and leadership. In the process learn the 8 step process on how to architect the business and customer stories that lead to legendary outcomes.
John takes his Design Thinking and innovation expertise, leveraged by dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and applies it to the human experience. Step by step, John applies creative destruction to our standard operating procedures related to strengths, resiliency and time, and reframes a new approach to innovate your life.
"John is such an authentic and engaging storyteller that you don’t realize what a polished presenter he truly is. He delivers on every level with a combination of humor and intellect."
"Your message is impactful any day, but especially now when many – the lucky – of us are taking this time for reflection and introspection...Your delivery was great. Virtual presentations are hard, especially the cadence, intonation and hand-gestures. I thought you did great at each and kept attention. This is a long way to say that we were thrilled to have you!"
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