Keynote Speaker John Coyle

John Coyle

Design Thinking & Innovation Expert, Olympic Medalist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Professor, NBC analyst and Horologist

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $30,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Illinois, USA

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John is one of the world’s leading experts in Design Thinking as well as an Olympic silver medalist, Stanford grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, and Professor of Innovation. As a speaker and author, his talent is weaving facts, examples and intellectual principles into engaging stories which bring his topics to life, and leave you with actionable ideas.

  • The best way to unlock human potential and drive growth is to design lives, careers, and teams maximizing strengths rather than fixing weaknesses.
  • The best way to innovate your life and business so you can take on greater challenges and grow is to increase personal resilience.
  • When you design your life around your strengths and cultivate your resilience, you can master “chronoception:” expanding time by creating more meaningful experiences and intense memories.

In his presentations, John shares real-life stories from his experiences of finding his own strengths and resilience as an Olympian, innovator and father. His metaphors and practical guidelines empower his audience to take extraordinary action to innovate their lives and careers to achieve breakthrough performance and create meaning in the process.

As one of the world’s leading experts in “design thinking” and innovation, John K. Coyle has presented to multiple Fortune 100 companies, business associations, Universities, and on 2 TEDx stages. John is a graduate of the Stanford, with a Kellogg MBA.

Testimonials 4

  • If you seek an engaging and thought provoking presentation on innovation, ideation, and design thinking, I strongly recommend John. I met John when he presented a half-day seminar to a group of very successful CEOs. He was great! All the CEOs got new perspective and insights to help lead their business and their people.

    Jim Heller

    Owner, Heller Consulting, Inc.

  • John Coyle exceeded all expectations at the 2016 ACETECH Whistler Summit. His powerful message about slowing the acceleration of time by designing a life with more meaning and memories really resonated with this exclusive audience of 120 technology CEOs. He challenged them to think differently about their lives from a perspective they could all relate to.

    John was an absolute delight to work with and I would highly recommend him as a speaker.

    Kathy Troupe

    Executive Director, ACETECH

  • Wow! When you book John Coyle as a speaker you get so much more than just a “motivation speech”. I had the pleasure of listening to John at a recent insurance broker meeting and was impressed with his ability to weave emotional storytelling in with practical advice that was applicable to everyone in the audience (even the spouses that attended). He takes the audience along on his life journey, sharing the good, bad and the ugly. His willingness to be transparent and REAL makes him easy to relate to (even if he is an Olympic athlete). I highly recommend John if you are looking for a top-notch speaker at your next event.

    Jennifer Daniel

    VP Workplace Solutions, Transamerica

  • John was recently a Thought Leader for a Keller Center of Corporate Learning of DeVry University event and he was incredibly engaging during the live event and really captivated the audience throughout the webinar. I highly recommend working with John; he was easy to work with and has such a passion and drive for what he does it’s absolutely contagious.

    Amy Heitzkey

    DeVry University

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Leadership 2.0 - Innovation Leadership Development Series

Innovation is the key to successful business growth, but do your leaders have the necessary mindsets, toolsets and knowledge to make it happen? Empower your leaders with a data-driven framework and innovation mindset to breakthrough to the next level. Partnering with your planners and senior executives, John will help you select from these modules to create a series that will deliver the best value to your organization:

  • Innovation leadership mindsets and why they matter
  • Cultivating a culture of innovation: the role of the innovation leader
  • Design thinking overview and activation
  • Ideation best practices and practice
  • Strengths-based leadership
  • The resilient leader
  • Innovation burning platform (building the case for innovation)
  • Innovation world cafe
  • Innovation antibodies (victim vs. creator)
  • Innovation culture kryptonite (learner mindset vs. knower mindset)
  • Diversity, inclusion and innovation
  • Innovation and design thinking train-the-trainer program

Life 2.0 - Innovate Your Life!

John takes his innovation expertise, leveraged by dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and attacks some of life’s larger questions. Step by step, John applies creative destruction to our standard operating procedures and assumptions about strengths and weaknesses, stress and resiliency, and time and “chronoception” (how humans experience time). The program includes science-backed data, real life stories, introspective self-analysis, and personal roadmap planning and development.


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