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Jay Shetty

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Los Angeles, California, United States

Global Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Podcast Host of On Purpose & Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur

Jay Shetty, a global bestselling author, award-winning podcast host of ‘On Purpose’, and purpose-driven entrepreneur, has made an indelible impact on hearts and minds worldwide. With an astounding following of over 50 million across social media platforms, Jay possesses a talent for making purpose and ancient wisdom not only relatable but also practical and easily accessible. His journey of transformation and inspiration has touched the lives of millions across the globe.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

Inspired by Jay’s #1 New York Times Bestselling book by the same name, this talk distills the timeless wisdom that Jay learned as a monk into practical, daily steps anyone can take to live a happier, more meaningful life.

This session reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. Jay transforms the abstract lessons into simple advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, sharpen focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Jay proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

How to Find Your Purpose in The Workplace - Interactive

One of the top challenges for executives is raising employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere. Today, employees are genuinely searching for meaning, purpose and fulfillment in the workplace. When each person deeply understands how they fit into the bigger picture they become more motivated to align with the company’s goals.

With an emphasis on work-life integration, Jay understands that a separation of the two can create more stress, inevitably trickling into personal interactions. Jay guides participants into personal awareness and an understanding of their responsibility to co-create a meaningful trajectory. This highly interactive session may include the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1: Strengths Interactive – This extremely engaging activity allows participants to gain more insight about their strengths and potential. It allows them to start recognizing the dynamic nature of the workshop and become active participants rather than a passive audience. The simplest place to find purpose is in our strengths and where we naturally have impact. This is a group activity and high energy.
  • Exercise 2: Quadrant of potential – This activity allows time and space for some personal reflection. Self-awareness is a foundational element in finding your purpose. In this exercise, individuals will reflect on their personal qualities, skills, interests and weaknesses to gain a more in depth analysis of themselves. This activity helps attendees overcome the myth that purpose is only about loving what you do, it helps them recognize the value gained by doing things that they don’t necessarily enjoy.
  • Exercise 3: 3 Moments – This reflective activity allows attendees to recognize the origin stories that:
    (1) Helped form a value/lesson
    (2) Developed a personal strength
    (3) Inspired a way to connect with others/how you want to make them feel
  • Exercise 4: 2 Letters – More powerful than a purpose statement, attendees will write two letters to themselves. This exercise will allow participants to hone in on the ideal compliment or testimonial that they would like to receive in life – encouraging each participant to contemplate on how much impact they created & how much value they drove. These are subconscious purpose statements, which are much more emotive.
    (1) What advice would you give to your younger self?
    (2) At age 80, what will you regret that you did not do?

Takeaways include:

  • Understanding the scientific reasoning for purpose and meaning for a healthy life;
  • How to integrate one’s purpose with that of the company;
  • Practical techniques to give meaning to everyday activities.
Why Connected Thinkers Will Rule the Future

We’ve lived in times ruled by lawyers, doctors and bankers. We’ve moved onto a time ruled by coders, engineers, analysts and mathematicians for the Internet. The challenge that faces individuals today is to be a connected thinker. People who can bring together mindfulness, with modern psychology, trending technology and use it for social impact will see limitless possibility where others do not. Steve Jobs made calligraphy relevant to computers. Mark Zuckerberg visited an ashram in India so that he could reinforce the importance of what he and his company was trying to do. They see what others can’t see. They perceive the invisible connections. Because it’s what you don’t see that makes what you see today possible.

The best innovators expose themselves to a broad set of human experiences; experiences that literally kick-start the creative process. The key to thinking differently is perceiving things differently. To perceive things differently, you must be exposed to divergent ideas, places and people. This forces your brain to make connections it otherwise might miss.

This session reveals how we can tap into our creativity and innovation through behavioral science to create more powerful futures . Jay will share case studies, stories and exercises that enable session participants to learn more about themselves and how to begin the creative process.

Jay’s interactive approach introduces at least three exercises to help attendees to become more creative and innovative –identifying the top skills needed to thrive in 2020 –as recognized by the World Economic Forum.

This session will achieve the following:

  • Understanding the four mindsets for being a leader of the future;
  • Greater collaboration between team members;
  • Enhance creative thinking amongst groups and teams;
  • Equip individuals with the tools and techniques needed to be more forward thinking. 
Resilience: The Art of Growing When You Want to Give Up

In this talk, Jay reveals that the most important muscles we can develop are those of resilience and learning to use pain for positive growth. You’ll learn what it means to build resilience and how we can build a stronger legacy on the foundation of struggle. Jay will share practical steps and encouraging insights on how hard times bring strength and beauty. By living into our own core values, practicing gratitude, creating TIME every day to reflect and develop our own behaviors in an environment where change is the only constant and levels of uncertainty the highest it’s been in generations, we can adapt, thrive, change and use moments that seem terrifying to build resilience and not give up.

The Millennial and Gen Z Mind

Millennials may be the most studied generation in history. Considering they will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, it comes as no surprise. The challenge lies in knowing how to recruit, retain and reward this new era as they puzzle their parents as much as their bosses.

In this insightful presentation, a millennial himself dissects the mind of his generation and Gen Z to inspire you about the possibilities and opportunities they can bring. 

Takeaways include:

  • Understanding what motivates and drives Millennials;
  • Understanding how to communicate with Millennials;
  • Knowing when a millennial is worth investing in;
  • Changing the way you view all generations.
Personal Online Brand

The question today is, if you don’t have an online brand, do you even exist? Every employee today can be a brand ambassador; every director needs to be a voice. We no longer live in a B2B world but a H2H, human to human world where people want to do business with people. The online world allows you to connect with clients, customers and colleagues in a truly unique way. Jay helps organizations create space for open and vulnerable discussions and provides practical tools individuals and companies can start practicing today.

Conscious Communication

A 75-year Harvard study found that the key to a fulfilling life can be unearthed through good relationships. And, the key to good relationships is good communication. Jay will share insights from timeless wisdom and modern behavioral science – illustrating how to form long term relationships and how to build trust from day one. He’ll explain why conflict should not be avoided and how to master the art of communication.

Self-Care For Service

We live in a guest first environment. This allows us to make a difference and impact in the lives of others. But to do this at an optimal level, we need to invest in ourselves. We need to take care of our moods, emotions, feelings and bodies.

This keynote will provide the simple tools and insights that people can implement from day one. This includes powerful breathing techniques for remaining calm under pressure, communication insights for a positive work environment and the hidden keys to guest satisfaction and experience.

This session will focus on how to bring your best energy to the workplace. Everything from workplace conversations to guest interactions are based on energy. If our energy is not positive, uplifting and empowering, it is challenging to work in any environment.

Digital Innovation: Preparing Your Mindset for the Future

What got us here, won’t get us there. More and more people are worried about robots taking their jobs, the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning pose real threats to our careers and companies. How can companies redefine their mindset for the new world? What skills need to be prioritized, enhanced and focused on and what we could let go of?

Jay believes the solutions for the future are sitting inside your company right now but often they’re not being asked the right questions. This sessions unlocks that potential.

Additional topics include:

  • Social Media Jay shares his social media expertise and insights that has helped him build over 35 million followers and 7 billion views worldwide.
  • Creativity Creativity is just connecting things as Steve Jobs put it but what connections are missing from your organization? Jay helps your teams think more laterally, uniquely and openly to discover new solutions.
  • Mindfulness
    This timeless technique can help your teams reduce stress, pressure and anxiety in the workplace. Jay shares practices and tools that anyone can use to find more calm and clarity in their lives.

Audience reviews:

  • Jay was phenomenal and we loved having him! He is everything we are trying as a company to push for – from a culture standpoint. We would absolutely love to have him here again. - Microsoft
  • Aside from being an excellent communicator, all of the advice, stories and tips Jay shared were spot on and super related to what the event was about. Everyone loved the session and Jay helped us end the event on a very high note. - Google
  • An inspiring speaker skilled at reaching global audiences, making connections with people, and artfully guiding them through self-awareness exercises to reach a higher purpose. He has the right balance of experience, empirical evidence and anecdotes to convey his messages. Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive and all who attended left with food for thought on how they can link their passions and skills with greater purpose. - Nasdaq
  • Jay delivered an inspiring talk as part of the ‘Digital Edge Programme’ we’ve been running at SAB Miller. His style and charisma really added to the event, with attendees leaving feeling inspired and pumped up about a world of possibilities. Jay is also a lovely guy to work with – humble, laid back and modest. Highly recommended. - SAB Miller
  • Jay has a special energy that draws people towards him, and a talent at taking people on a journey of digital learning understanding, and realization. Every time I meet Jay I learn something new and I walk away feeling ready to take on the next big challenge. Jay is not just the "urban monk", he's an inspirer, an innovator, a digital activist. - HSBC

Speaker Biography

Born and raised in London to his Indian parents, Jay Shetty was a shy and introverted young boy who always yearned to make a positive difference in the world. His life took a remarkable turn when he received a last-minute invitation to listen to a monk speak. In that moment, Jay began to question and redefine the very essence of success, aspiring to a life of service, impact, fulfillment, and passion. However, he grappled with the challenge of integrating these aspirations into his life while pursuing a path in university. During his school years, Jay spent vacations living with monks in India, immersing himself in their wisdom and teachings.

After graduating from Cass Business School in 2010 with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Management Science, Jay remained driven by a deep desire to positively impact those around him. He felt uncertain about how his degree aligned with his purpose. It was then that Jay made the decision to embark on a three-year journey as a Hindu monk in India and the UK. He traded his suits for robes, shaved his head, and embraced a minimalist lifestyle. Waking up at 4am, taking cold showers, and simplifying his diet became his new normal. Through dedicated study and up to 8 hours of daily meditation, Jay delved into the ancient practices of breath and mindfulness, immersing himself in the timeless philosophies and sciences of the East. During this transformative period of self-discovery, Jay realized that his life’s calling extended far beyond himself—he was determined to help others find their purpose.

In 2013, Jay faced the challenging transition of leaving the monastery and returning to London. He grappled with the conflicting teachings of the monastery and the world he desired to engage with. Former classmates from university sought his wisdom and invited him to speak at their companies, where Jay shared valuable insights on productivity and practical applications of his monk learnings in the workplace. Simultaneously, Jay observed the world’s shift towards a digital landscape. After months of job applications and interviews, he joined Accenture in 2013 as a consultant.

Jay soon recognized the immense potential in bridging the wisdom he had gained from his monastic experiences with the rapidly expanding digital world. Despite their apparent differences, Jay saw profound similarities between the two realms. This led to Jay creating short videos and posting them on YouTube. His inspiring videos caught the attention of Arianna Huffington, who invited him to become the Host of HuffPost Rise in New York. In the fall of 2016, Jay embraced the opportunity and made the momentous move across the pond to join HuffPost. Since then, he embarked on a journey of sharing viral wisdom, amassing over 10 billion views and fostering a global community.

Jay Shetty harnessed the transformative power of digital and audio media with the launch of “On Purpose with Jay Shetty” in 2019. This groundbreaking and award-winning podcast tops the charts as the world’s leading Health and Wellness podcast with over 35 million monthly downloads, consistently ranking among Spotify’s Top 10 Podcasts and earning a spot among Apple’s Top 20 Podcasts of the Year. Through captivating and sincere dialogues, Jay engages in conversations with some of the most influential and insightful individuals on the planet. From President Joe Biden, Oprah and Selena Gomez to Will Smith, Tom Holland, Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez, Lewis Hamilton, and Kobe Bryant, Jay’s podcast attracts an array of notable guests, enabling him to delve deep into thought-provoking discussions that inspire and enlighten his listeners.

Jay has been honored by Forbes 30 Under 30 as a media game changer, recognized as “One To Watch” by People Magazine, crowned Best Health & Wellness Creator of the Year and Podcast of the Year at the Streamy Awards, featured as a Young Influential cover star by Adweek, and listed among “The 40(ish) Most Powerful People in Podcasting” by The Hollywood Reporter. Furthermore, Jay has won four Streamy Awards, two Shorty Awards, a Webby Award, and an Ambies Award, among others. Jay has also appeared in publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Men’s Health, The Wall Street Journal and has made appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Drew Barrymore Show and Nightline.

When Jay isn’t writing or making videos, he’s coaching as the founder of the Jay Shetty Certification School, a purpose driven educational institution offering accredited certifications in life coaching to individuals and organizations. As a keynote speaker, Jay has traveled around the world on global stages on behalf of powerhouses like Google, Microsoft, Netflix, HSBC, and has developed corporate training programs for many of these organizational clients. His online courses have been attended by over 2 million students and his “Genius Community” provides weekly programming on the principles and practices for health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.

Currently, Jay resides in Los Angeles with his beloved wife, Radhi Devlukia-Shetty. Together, they continue on their shared mission of spreading love, purpose, and positive transformation to individuals around the world.