“A charismatic speaker.”
– Minal Bopaiah, United Nations Tribune
“A man of integrity and vision who is always one step ahead in terms of innovation and ideas.”
– Charles Alexander, Publisher
– Lorna Cunningham, Small Business Administration
“James spoke with fantastic clarity, distilling a range of complex subjects into easily digestible take-home pointers.”
– Jane Marsh, Study UK
“First rate. Highly recommended.”
– Patrizio Chiozza, Emmeci Srl
JAMES TAYLOR: THE CREATIVITY KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR YOUR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
James Taylor knows your audience is desperate to find new ways to innovate and thrive in an increasingly competitive world. His inspiring and results-driven keynotes are known for combining high energy with practical steps, big picture strategy and actionable tactics. After advising some of the world’s most creative individuals and companies, ranging from Grammy award-winning artists and best-selling authors to Silicon Valley tech startups and innovative multi-nationals, James’ keynotes provide frameworks for creativity that help organizations achieve exponential growth. Whether he’s speaking to small groups of business executives in New York or auditoriums of thousands in Europe or Asia, each talk is customized to make the biggest possible impact for his audience. Through inspiring stories, engaging visuals, and actionable techniques, James will help unleash the creativity in your people.
James Taylor is an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, writers and rockstars how to build innovative organizations and design the creative life they desire. As the founder of C-SCHOOL™ and host of The Creative Life Podcast and TV Show, he’s taught thousands of individuals in over 120 countries through his online courses, books, videos and keynote speeches.
From managing the careers of global rockstars, to launching 20 online schools, to talking creativity with royalty and billionaires, to hosting creative retreats in Italian villas and Scottish castles, to giving keynote speeches from New York to Riyadh, to coaching high-profile authors and Silicon Valley CEO’s, to teaching thousands around the world through his online courses at C-SCHOOL™, James Taylor is undeniable proof that we are entering a new creative age.
James Taylor holds a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.), was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO and ‘ONTRApreneur of the Year” from U.S. business automation leaders ONTRAPORT. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.
JAMES' THREE MOST BOOKED THEMES AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Topic: Creativity/Innovation/Change/Artificial Intelligence
Business is changing at the speed of light. Today exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight. In this new world, one where McKinsey & Co predict that 45 percent of jobs will be automated in the next 20 years, there is one distinctly human competitive advantage you must leverage – YOUR CREATIVITY. In this tailored, entertaining and highly visual one-of-a-kind keynote, James Taylor takes the audience on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of the world’s most creative and innovative individuals and organizations. During this presentation creativity expert and creative correspondent James Taylor will show your audience how to discover (or rediscover) their creative process, how to build a creative culture, and why they are only one idea away from revolutionizing their industry.
Topic: Creativity/Innovation/Future Trends
It is estimated that by 2020 an additional 3 billion people will be coming online for the very first time. As these new consumers and competitors enter the marketplace the World Economic Forum have labelled creativity as one of the top three skills businesses will need to develop in their people in order to compete. In ‘Creativity: How We Create, Innovate and Thrive in a Global Economy,” creativity expert and founder of C.SCHOOL™, James Taylor shows what you can do today to succeed in a world where creativity is becoming king.
Why has creative genius flourished in specific cities and countries at certain times in history? In his insightful talk he describes the link between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. After spending years living and working in technology, education and entertainment in San Francisco, Vancouver, Asia and London, James Taylor reveals what today’s cities and countries can learn from the most creative places in history and the modern world.