John is the Founder of The Art of Really Living, an Olympic silver medalist, Stanford d.school grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, SVP 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. John is a thought leader in the field of horology – the study of how we, as humans, process time. His topics include designing a life for strengths, developing greater resiliency, bringing innovation into your organization, and the brain twisting “CounterClockWise” – how to stop time from accelerating by designing your life to include more meaning and memories. When you design your life around your strengths and cultivate your resilience, you can master the art of really living: Creating more meaningful experiences and intense memories. His mission is to innovate the human experience, and he has been applying “design thinking” to Fortune 500 companies, careers, and leadership challenges for more than 20 years.
Strengths 2.0 - Applying "Design Thinking" to Individual and Team Strengths and Weaknesses.
Consider the adage “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Is it time for a new approach? Through the metaphor of sport, learn how individuals and teams can use innovative 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,
- decide what to delegate or outsource; and
- achieve greater collaboration with customers and colleagues.
Resiliency 2.0 - Applying Design Thinking to Stress and Resiliency.
Instead of trying to manage or reduce stress (or get “work-life balance back”), learn how to perform better under even 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 new neuroscience of recovery.
Time 2.0 - Applying Design Thinking to Time and “Chronoception.”
Move from time management to time mastery. We know about the time value of money, but do we truly understand the investment value of our time? In this unique mind-bending talk, John shares breakthrough ideas on how to re-think your relationship with time. He demonstrates that our brains process time in a non-linear manner, and hence, the value of an increment of time is unrelated to its duration. Using both story-telling and data, John explores how to slow, stop and reverse the perceived acceleration of time, and live summers longer than when you were a kid.
Leadership 2.0 - Innovation Mindsets and Why They Matter.
Engaging and entertaining narrative and storytelling on what innovation is (and isn’t), why mindset matters, helpful tools and frameworks, the nature of insights, and a primer on design thinking and creative problem-solving.
Workshop Descriptions (from 90 minutes to two full days, also offered as interactive and engaging webinars)
Leadership 2.0 - Innovation Leadership Development Series.
Innovation is the key to successful business growth, but do your leaders have the necessary mindsets, tool-sets 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 - Innovating the Human Experience (or "The Gift of Time").
John K. Coyle 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. In these sessions, we will leverage design thinking to re-frame three questions to achieve a fully self-actualized life.
- Instead of “How do I fix my weaknesses,” ask “How do I design for my unique strengths?” (hacking
- Instead of “How do I reduce my stress to perform better,” ask “How do I perform even better
under greater stress (and learn to like it)?” (hacking the limbic system)
- Instead of “How do I achieve more years in my life,” ask “How to achieve more life in my
years?” (hacking chronoception)