Top Team Building Keynote Speaker

Team Building Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC, and The Wall Street Journal and his clients including many of the Fortune 500.

Top Team Building Keynote Speaker James Taylor is an insightful and inspiring keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur, famous for his expertise in team building, innovation, leadership, and collaboration. In the past 20 years, James has traveled the world, speaking in 35 countries, and offering highly inspiring and entertaining keynotes to companies and individuals. His audiences come from industries such as technology, banking, financial services, consumer products, professional services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and more.

From the US to Europe, and Asia to the Middle East, Taylor has provided motivation to his audiences on the topic of team building, as well as on how to enhance collaboration, increase productivity and accelerate innovation. His long list of clients includes many of the Global Fortune 500 such as Apple, Sony, Intuit, Bell, Cisco, Accenture, Roche, GSK, EY, UPS, Tata, Chubb, IBM, Honeywell, Visa, Dell, McDonald’s, as well as national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about Team Building for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

Team Building is a term used to describe various types of collaborative activities that enhance social relations and define roles within teams through collaboration. Team building activities are very important since they improve performance in collaborative environments. Team building is one of the foundations of organizational development and can be applied to various groups, including (but not limited to) sports teams, school classes, military units, or flight crews. It is one of the most used group-development activities within organizations. Strategies such as corporate love-ins or team-building retreats are commonly employed by well-known organizations with the intent of building strong teams. These strategies aim to solve underlying concerns and build trust, by engaging in activities other than what the team members usually do in their day-to-day work environment (e.g.playing, sports, etc.)

Team building has been scientifically associated with improvements in team effectiveness. The four pillars of team building – goal setting, role clarification, problem-solving, and interpersonal relations – greatly enhance team productivity. Communication, sharing, and providing support are among the interpersonal skills that any team-building program aims to address and improve. Having fun with co-workers is also one important component of team building, ultimately making team members more focused, aligned, and productive.


In addition to booking James Taylor as your Team Building keynote speaker here are some of the most popular books on Team Building:

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
by John C. Maxwell

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
by Jon Gordon

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
by Daniel Coyle


Here is a selection of other team building related conferences and events that book team building keynote speakers:

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Team Building Summit, Omaha, NE, US

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Online Office Games, Virtual

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Leading Resilient Teams and Organizations Programme, Europe, Uk, Singapore, Virtual

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SIGUCCS Team Building Event, Virtual

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Gallup at Work SUMMIT, Virtual


There are a number of highly-rated podcast shows that cover all things team building.

Team Building Podcast


Building Teams with TEAMES & CO

Team Building Saves The World

Building Your Team

Clients Include:





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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