Keynote Speaker on Leadership, Team Performance & Motivating Others

“The workshop and game were excellent: the team was very appreciative of the event, and it kept coming up as one of the best experiences they’ve ever had.[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] As a manager, that was great to hear. Throughout the following two days, we hosted some guests from other groups, and we asked them to answer random cards in front of the audience: some of their answers were surprisingly deep and instantly helped to establish trust between them and our teams.” [/read]

Alberto Grazi

Alberto Grazi

Google’s Head of Americas Video Solutions Consulting

“Jason’s presentation helped HR professionals across the OKC metro tackle employee engagement by doing deep dives into who the [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] team members and why they do what they do. He provided a great card game to help get to know one another in a quick and meaningful way which could easily be brought back to the workplace and used to. Our members gave great reviews and we hope to have him back soon.” [/read]
Greg King

Greg King

VP of Programs
Oklahoma City Human Resources Society

“Jason’s presentation and Cards Against Mundanity game instantly resonated with our group, and was the start of new connections [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] across our organization. In my experience as a sales leader, I know that candid, vulnerable conversations lead to building a foundation of trust within a team. When strong relationships are fostered, my salespeople reach a higher level of engagement, and higher performance levels are the result. Jason’s method ensures a quick path to honest dialogue in a really fun, unique way!” [/read]
Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Senior Director
Head of Corporate Sales at Southwest Airlines
AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals.)

“Jason’s session was life-changing…both professionally and personally. When we began, I sat amongst a group of strangers.[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] But 45 minutes later I felt I was among a group of friends. The questions were powerful and thought-provoking. We shared some laughs and shed some tears. I left the session feeling inspired to use the lessons learned at my organization.” [/read]
Saki Indakwa

Saki Indakwa

The Ralph Douglas West Ministries
PRSA Houston President 2017-2018

“I was impressed after I heard Jason speak at a PRSA Dallas Luncheon. When our company was planning activities for an upcoming [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] meeting, I immediately thought of Jason’s team building cards (Cards Against Mundanity). Jason not only provided all the materials we needed, and he was kind enough to walk us through the game, answer our questions, and provide insight from the survey results. The team enjoyed the activity and we received feedback that members felt more engaged after participating. I would highly recommend him as a facilitator for any team meetings.” [/read]

Pamela Thompson

Pamela Thompson

Blue Cross Blue Shield

“Our clinic was struggling to maintain a positive morale. After attending Jason’s workshop, I was able to take what he said and put it into action. [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] After our first team building session, I noticed a difference in how the group was communicating. The transformation has been steady and continues to grow. Word quickly spread within my company on how successful this experience was so there’s plans to use Cards Against Mundanity in other clinics across the nation.” [/read]

Angie Higgs

Angie Higgs

Director of Clinical Services

CareHere — Provides employer-sponsored work-site healthcare access in 200+ centers over 26 states that has served more than one million patients last year.

“Jason did a great job of not only giving me the nudge I needed to explore a team workshop but he also did a fantastic job of organizing and running it! [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] The workshop was very beneficial and our leaders immediately felt the impact it had on the team as a whole. Whether you have a high or low performing team I would highly recommend Jason’s workshops as a great tool to improve the team’s performance.” [/read]

Josh Pluemer

Josh Pluemer

Vice President of Operations

“Jason’s presentation was really resourceful and opened up managers at our organization to have conversations on best [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] practices to lead their teams. His workshop and game helped to build cohesion between managers from different departments. Jason has a very interactive approach to his coaching that provided managers to have some practical lessons at the end of the session. We are very fortunate to have him present to our managers, he is an inspiring leadership coach that provided management lessons through his past experiences. I highly recommend Jason’s training sessions and presentations to spark innovation, motivate employees, and improve leadership skills within your organization.” [/read]
Patrick Mandapaka, PhD, AICP

Patrick Mandapaka, PhD, AICP

Assistant Director
Transportation Department
Houston-Galveston Area Council

“Jason had a tremendous impact on our User Summit. His presentation set the tone for tone open, thoughtful and productive conversation throughout the week.
[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] Attendees told me they will be taking these principles and practices back with them to their companies. They are very excited to put them into practice. I’d highly recommend Jason at your next event.” [/read]

Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Chief Commercial Officer
Logistical Labs

“Understanding self-awareness is an essential component for a team to truly evolve into a high-performing unit. Jason offered a fresh perspective[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] during our team retreat on how to recognize your blind spots that hinder success. Our team will continue to use Jason’s materials to further build the dynamics of our team to become more awesome and more amazing each day.” [/read]

Meagan Coughlin, APR

Meagan Coughlin, APR

Public Outreach Manager
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Transportation Department / MPO
Houston PRSA Board of Directors & Programs Chair 

“Jason did an outstanding job invigorating and motivating our members as the first speaker for EY Young Guns Toastmasters’ Distinguished Speaker Series.[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] His presentation “How to like your coworkers” fell on eager ears as we all went on this journey through his speech to challenge ourselves to build better relationships with our coworkers so that we could build better performing teams in our workplace. He approached the matter with facts, statistics, and personal testimonies so that everyone could understand how to execute and implement his advice.

Jason has a rare gift of charismatic insight that allows him to command the attention of the audience and deliver an impactful message. His delivery was fantastic and engaging.

Jason on behalf of EY Young Guns and myself, I appreciate the valuable contribution you made in making our Distinguished Speaker Series a success. Our members are still singing your praise. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and the wisdom you have shared have had an impact on our organization and the bonds we create as we work together.” [/read]

Lonnada Green

Lonnada Green

Ernst & Young
Enterprise Support Service & Vice President of Public Relations
EY YoungGuns

“Getting to work with Jason was a game-changer. I thought my team was close before playing Jason’s Cards Against Mundanity, but seeing [read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] how much they bonded during the hour we spent playing was amazing. I cannot stress enough – ANY relationship will be strengthened by playing this game. I’ve played with family members, friends and coworkers in other departments and the results speak for themselves. Beyond that, Jason has continued to offer his insights & suggestions on how I can better navigate difficult situations in the workplace. I’m a better leader with a higher functioning team after my time with Jason.” [/read]

Kate Stott

Kate Stott

Director of Enterprise Operations

“I really enjoyed your presentation on maximizing team performance. I am very excited to use your tools within our team, including playing Cards Against Mundanity.”

Ashley Ellison

Ashley Ellison

U.S. Xpress, Inc. Director, Capacity Optimization

“I played @jasontreu’s “Cards Against Mundanity” game for only five minutes at today’s @PRSADallas #PRSALuncheon and I didn’t want it to end! Hope to do this activity with my team at work! #PRSADallas”

Marissa Borjon

Marissa Borjon

Product Communications
Toyota North America

“I have known Jason for over a decade. In addition to his skill as a major connector of people, he is spot on when it comes to corporate culture, leadership and helping C-level executives[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] identify their blind spots.

I would highly recommend him if you are looking to take your company and culture to the next level.” [/read]

Darren Squires

Darren Squires

Director of Digital Strategy

“Our group of ambassadors enjoyed your team building presentation and excited to try the game with their team/organization.[read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”]
After having a conversation with Jason, I immediately felt like a friend of his. Jason is passionate about helping others not only reach organizational goals, but personal goals as well. As a recent college graduate, I am always seeking ways to grow as a young professional and Jason gives great advice on how to do so. I am excited to get my hands on Jason’s best-selling novel, Social Wealth.” [/read]

Jazmin Gutierrez

Jazmin Gutierrez

Business Coordinator
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

“Do you want to get to the next level? Jason’s Team Building Workshop will help you open doors in your life, that you never knew they were there![read more=”… read more” less=”… read less”] Thank you again for coming out this Wednesday. We are so excited to have you come out again.” [/read]

Sandra Garcia

Sandra Garcia

Membership Coordinator
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

“Thank you Jason. Our group really enjoyed your team building presentation — I heard very positive verbal feedback immediately after!”

Jennifer Little

Jennifer Little

Board of Directors & Head of Programming
PRSA Dallas

Book Me for Your Next Keynote Speech, Team Offsite, Workshop or Company-Wide Meeting

My speaking goal is to create an extraordinary presentation and deliver the ideal speaking outcomes for you by knocking the ball out of the park. I’m a leadership, team building, and motivational keynote speaker in Dallas, Texas. I conduct keynote speaker services, workshop, training, facilitates executive team offsite meetings, breakout session leader, and speaks to groups of all sizes.

Whether you are a conference, franchise group, association, organization (including the c-suite or executive team, sales, IT, finance, legal or operations), startup, venture capital, private equity, or law firm, I tailor each speech to combine humor, motivation, science-based, thought-provoking content and storytelling into my keynote speeches and practical trainings that results in an immediate return on investment.

I deliver extraordinary talks on areas such as:

  • How to build the highest performing and most innovative teams and organizations in 45 minutes or less (no matter what the size)
  • Why self-awareness is the #1 factor for leadership and organizational success
  • Why psychological safety can increase performance by 20+ percent 
  • How to quickly create culture change through trust building
  • How to more effectively manage others through truth-telling, caring, accountability and setting high expectations

I cover areas such as leadership, team and workforce performance, employee engagement and retention, innovation and creativity, sales, operations, managing others, and much more.


Jason Treu (Troy) is an executive coach who helps executives, managers, and teams to maximize their leadership potential and performance, along with building and executing their career blueprint.

Jason also has “in the trenches experience” helping build a billion-dollar company and working with many Fortune 100 companies. He spent 15+ years working in marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley working with influential leaders like Steve Jobs (Apple & Pixar), Reed Hastings (CEO at Netflix), Mark Cuban, Mark Hurd (CEO at HP), Paul Wahl (President of SAP), and many others.

Through his coaching, his clients have also met industry influencers such as Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Chris Anderson, high-profile VCs, and many others. He’s also helped his clients create more than $1 billion dollars in wealth over the past three years and secure seats on influential boards such as TEDx and xPrize.

Jason is the best-selling author of Social Wealth, a how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships, that’s sold more than 50,000 copies and has more than 130+ five-star reviews.

He was a featured speaker at 2017 TEDxWilmington for his talk on, “How to Get CoWorkers to Like Each Other.”

He has his law degree and master’s in communications from Syracuse University. He’s also been on more than 500+ media appearances on TV, radio, podcasts, online/print media on major outlets such as CNBC, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, CW, FOX News Radio and many others

My Most Requested Topics

Depending on your needs, here are three of my most requested speaking engagements:

1) How to Build the Highest Performing and Most Innovative Teams in 45 Minutes
Think about the best team you’ve ever been on.

The team that was the most cohesive, cooperative, deeply connected, and productive.

Maybe it was a job, a sports team, club, startup, an event you were apart of, etc.

How did it feel to be connected to something bigger, to sort of lose yourself in that moment?

That feeling you just thought of is…THE…most…powerful…business…asset…on…earth.

It’s what separates the top 1% from all the rest.

Leaders struggle and stay awake at night trying to figure out how to create that feeling and conditions for others to thrive.

Unfortunately, many leaders believe that building high performing and innovative teams are like your DNA – you either have it or not. THAT’S NOT TRUE AT ALL. It’s not luck nor an accident.

It’s backed by science and intentionally developed and prioritized by leaders. Business leaders can learn how to “dial in” to the right behaviors and environment to put every person in a peak state of performance and innovation.

Why does this ultimately matter? Collaboration is taking over the workplace. With employees spending more than half their time working together, teamwork is critical to organizational success and market leadership. However, according to Gallup, almost 70% of employees are disengaged and it’s costing U.S. businesses $550 billion every year.

The secret to building the highest performing and most innovative teams is building a foundation based on four principles: psychological safety, vulnerability, truth-telling and aligned purpose.

Research overwhelming supports this premise:

  • Harvard found over a 10-year study of 200 organizations that ones with a strong culture increased net income by 756% versus ones without it only increased by 1%.
  • Employee retention rates went up 200% when companies spent one hour during the onboarding process having new employees get to know one another.
  • Companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share

After spending three years interviewing more than a thousand individuals, including leaders and teams in Fortune and Forbes Top 10 Workplaces, I’ve discovered specific strategies and activities any organization can do to quickly significantly increase bottom-line metrics, communication, collaboration, innovation, problem-solving, engagement and employee retention.

I’ll also share specific strategies and tactics the top 1% of managers use to get others to perform at their peak level on a continuous basis. You’ll be able to put these to work immediately.

Together, we’ll demystify team performance and innovation and show you how to operationalize it so you can spread it across any size organization and any industry.

We’ll also play my breakthrough team building game, Cards Against Mundanity, to build deep relationships in 10 minutes or less. It’s “the secret sauce.” More than 5,000 people have played the game including organizations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, PRSA, Oracle, E&Y, and many others. 

After the presentation, organizations regularly seeing 20%+ gains in trust, engagement, and closeness. That translates into immediate productivity, problem-solving and innovation gains.

We’ll cover together:

  • Why disengagement and lack of trust is killing team success
  • The “secret” strategies for building the highest performing and innovative teams
  • Specific strategies (including the exact questions to ask) to much more effectively manage others, including managing upwards, across teams, and enterprise-wide
  • Specific activities you can do quickly maximize performance, engagement, collaboration, communication, and engagement
  • Experience why this will all work for you by playing my game, Cards Against Mundanity

2) How to Eliminate Your Crippling Leadership Blind Spots
The single biggest predictor of your success is a combination of your self-awareness and emotional intelligence. The challenge is only 10% to 15% of leaders are self-aware, but 95% of them believe they are. The managers and leaders that need the most help either don’t seek it out or resist the training and help. Their blind spots end up significantly negatively impacting performance, collaboration, retention and bottom line metrics.

The key to create quick meaningful behavioral change and get to buy-in is that their unconscious patterns, many stemming from childhood, are sabotaging their success. Behavioral change is about pattern recognition much more than skill development. For example, a leader may be a poor listener because they grew up in a household of six children where talking over others got them heard. They may have had to shout at the dinner table for mom and dad to hear them, listen, and give them what they wanted.

We’ll cover together:

  • Why self-awareness and emotional intelligence matters in the workplace and why prioritizing it in training and development is critical
  • Why people get and stay stuck in negative patterns that derail them
  • Specific activities and tips to make quick behavioral changes

3) How to Develop Authentic Influence & Persuasion to Increase Leadership and Management Effectiveness
I share the key steps to allow any person to go from ordinary to extraordinary as a leader in your organization or business. When you can leverage influence and persuasion effectively, you create situations where everyone wins because you can build trust, rapport, and likability at a lightning speed.

Here is What You Can Expect From Me

1. Prompt response to your email and telephone correspondence.
2. Personal consultation before the event to ensure I understand what you want.
3. Promotion of your event on my blog, email, and social media channels.
4. Superior delivery with actionable insights, anecdotes, challenges, and conversational tone, along with any leave behind resources that are needed.
5. Immediate follow up after the event to answer any questions for attendees, feedback, and any ways that I can help moving forward.

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Thanks again for considering me for your event. You can take the next step by checking my availability and find out more. Just click on the button below. Either myself or someone on my team will get back with you right away.

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