John Coyle

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John K. Coyle is a true polymath: a champion athlete (Olympic medalist in speedskating, top-15 world-ranked cyclist), a widely-read intellectual (with an engineering and design degree from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg), a seasoned executive (former head of customer experience and innovation for a Fortune 500 firm), an NBC sports analyst, a 4 time TEDx speaker, a professor and award-winning author of two books, and a world-leading expert in the fields of innovation, design thinking, strengths, flow, resiliency, and “chronoception” - the neuroscience and psychology of time-perception. Ask him how to design “endless summers..."

Superseding these achievements is John’s mastery of the art of storytelling. John frames his talks through the lens of the Hero’s Journey (or “monomyth”) while elegantly mixing-in data-driven frameworks based on the latest research and science. John has been fortunate to cultivate as friends and mentors experts like Steven Kotler, David Kelley, David Eagleman, Daniel Coyle, Moran Cerf, Chip Conley, and others who have contributed to his books, articles, and talks. John is able to emotionally grip his audiences from the opening words and yet leave them empowered with actionable steps and changes. John's hair-raising tales from his multiple walks in life, examined through the lens of neuroscience, technology, and psychology have created raving fans all around the world (check out his 75+ LinkedIn recommendations). In the year before COVID John was a lead keynote speaker in more than 15 countries across the globe including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Canada and dozens of cities and states in the USA. 

John’s key (and repeat) clients have become a who’s who of successful enterprises including Google, Cisco, Stanford, IDEO, American Airlines, Optum, Kellogg, Allstate, PwC, McDonalds, Coke, Pepsi, and the Dubai and Jordanian Royal Families. John has been known to bring the super-hot chilies he cultivates to client engagements for impromptu tastings and may arrive at engagements via unorthodox transport mechanism to increase the adventure factor - plane, train, car, bike, one wheel, motorcycle or, lately, a recreational vehicle. With the onset of CO-19 John decided to sell most of his belongings and his home to travel around the country in a luxurious RV. Perhaps, if you bring him in to speak, he will drive by and invite you in for a super-hot chili tasting.

John is currently at-large somewhere in the southwest of the USA in his RV and hard at work on his 3rd book Counterclockwise: Designing Endless Summers. This book will be a prescriptive guide on how to slow, stop, and reverse the perceived acceleration of time that most adults feel, and experience the endless summers of youth again.

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