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James
Laughlin

7-Time World Champion, Leadership Strategist and Mental Skills Coach

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James Laughlin is a sought-after High Performance Leadership strategist. He has won seven world championship titles as a musician, made world history by leading his kiwi team to world champion victory, hosts global leaders in his leadership programme and is the mental skills coach for Canterbury Rugby.

James is the founder and host of the #1 ranked, Lead on Purpose podcast where he interviews former world leaders, pro athletes, Fortune 200 CEOs and thought-leaders. James delivers leadership and high-performance keynotes across the globe and is based in New Zealand.

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The Leaders Edge - Vision Precedes Victory

Tough times call for great leaders. These last few years have presented a huge amount of uncertainty for companies and teams across the globe. Everything rises and falls on leadership, and there's one key ingredient that great leaders embrace to guide themselves and their teams through turbulent times.

The leadership greats like Mandela, Sir Edmund Hillary, Mother Theresa and Margaret Thatcher all understood that without a vision, people perish.

This keynote is delivered in the form of heartfelt stories designed to connect and inspire the listener to heighten their awareness and take action to lead with monomaniacal vision. Each participant will be provided with the High Performance Vision Model™ that they can implement in their teams and organisations.

High Performance Habits

Where health ends, high performance begins. Believe it or not, this mantra is embraced by many 'high performing' individuals and teams. When we look at the anxiety pandemic, the stress-related sickness and the rapidly increasing suicide rates it's about time that we re-shape what high performance truly means.

This keynote will take the participants on a journey into high performance including the highs and lows and they will walk away with an understanding of the neuroscience behind habit installation. They will also complete at R.E.M.S.™ report in real time which will give them the information they need to improve their habits in life and work.

Motivation: from Mediocre to Meteoric

Over the last few years, so many people have left long-standing careers in what is being called the Great Resignation. But let's be clear, great team members don't leave great teams. Great teams require great leaders who understand human-needs psychology. When you learn to help your people meet their humans needs, you will experience engagement, passion, trust and motivation.

This keynote will delve into what the six core human needs are, how we meet them and how you can help others meet their needs. When you meet two or more of these needs you rewire your neuro bio-chemistry making the action, behaviour or task automated and habitual.

Each participant will go on a journey of story telling along with accessing a high performance framework that will equip them with the tools to inspire massive levels of sustainable desire.
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I invited James to speak at the Local Government New Zealand gathering of Mayors, Councillors, and Chief Executives from across the South Island. James mixed his remarkable personal achievements and experiences with his interactions with inspirational leaders from across the globe to take us on a journey that inspired and challenged us. His message of vision preceding victory was the topic of reflection of attendees at the kai that followed. If you are looking for somebody to inspire your team with new perspectives, James is your man. Local Government New Zealand

James delivered a powerful and engaging session with our NZ team last week. The feedback from our team was great and I had so many personal takeaways and reminders on a range of fronts. I left inspired and energized and now look forward to putting the learnings into place. James put a lot of care and attention to ensure he hit the brief and he is a real professional. Thanks James, you're a great guy to match the amazing content!

Stellar

James recently spoke at our annual Livestock Conference. He was an engaging, energetic speaker who bought some really great insights for our team.

Alliance Group

James came and spoke to our people as part of our commitment to employee wellbeing at Rabobank New Zealand. We’ve had some outstanding and dynamic speakers over the years, but none like James. The feedback we have received on his talk has been consistently great and he was very well received, with many of our people stating he was the best speaker we have engaged to date. The webinar James delivered was full of insights and practical tips our people could take away and apply in their lives straight away to achieve improved wellbeing. James is an engaging, natural speaker that connects well with his audience, to help them make necessary changes in their lives. Hire him, you will not be disappointed!

Rabobank

Our experience with James was really positive. He met in person with senior members of our team to ensure his content fit with our theme and resonated with our audience. James took the time to learn about our business by watching and reading background material we provided him with, even learning our values and tying his content back to these. Our audience took a lot away from his session and we saw evidence of this in a workshop session later in the day, where breakout groups were directly quoting his terms and referencing his theories and ideas in their presentations. We feel like we got a great return on our investment in James' session and we felt that he was engaged and interested in our people and what we do as a business.

Fulton Hogan

When we were looking for a Keynote Speaker, we wanted a speaker who could engage with our network on multiple levels while delivering key messages. James absolutely fulfilled what we were looking for and more. James was an absolute highlight at our conference.

The New Zealand Automobile Association (AA)

Absolutely a privilege to have James Laughlin speak at our company's conference. The team was all buzzing afterward. We highly recommend James.

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