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Motivational Keynote Speaker – Behavior and Performance

Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned motivational keynote speaker specializing in behavior and organizational performance. Jay has given keynotes and workshops in 20 countries across 4 continents, empowering audiences with a unique perspective on behavior, communication, and leadership.


Jay’s 2018 TEDx talk demonstrating a new approach to dealing with difficult people established Coeus Creative Group as a thought leader in the world of behavioral intelligence.

In 2020, the Forbes Business Council invited Jay to its prestigious membership to share perspectives of Behavioral Science and its application to business.


Jay holds a Master’s Degree in communication, is a designated Master Trainer from the ATD, and was twice honored with the Excellence in Training Award by the APCC. Jay was named “Top Trainer” in 2017, and again in 2019 in a special “All-Star” edition by the ATD Detroit.

Outside of business, Jay has served in government as well as an International Vice President for JCI, a global NGO. He attributes these experiences to granting him a better understanding of people and behavior in a variety of cultural contexts.


His passion for speaking comes through in every engagement and he is always excited to share his knowledge and experience to empower his audiences. His delivery style is engaging and fun, while still giving audiences immediately usable skills to build stronger relationships, enhance influence, and lead effectively.

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