Keynote Speaker: Helping Companies, Leaders & HR Professionals Build the Highest Performing Cultures & Most Engaged Teams 

“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

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
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
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
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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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 Jason Treu’s “Cards Against Mundanity” game for only five minutes at today’s at PRSA Dallas Luncheon and I didn’t want it to end! Hope to do this activity with my team at work!”

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

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

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

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

“Appreciate the long chat last week during the AA-ISP Leadership Offsite in Tubac. Your insights on the Top 1% of sales ... read more
Cory Storkamp

Cory Storkamp

Global Lead
Inside Sales Customer Success, Microsoft

“Our Phoenix PRSA Chapter had the honor of hosting Jason at a recent member luncheon and to say we were impressed ... read more
Rachel Brockway

Rachel Brockway

PRSA Phoenix

“Very grateful that Jason was able to join us as a guest speaker at our recent AA-ISP Austin Chapter meeting. ... read more
Gary Smyth

Gary Smyth

Director of Inside Sales
President of AA-ISP Austin Chapter

“I loved your session in Tubac (at the Sales Leadership Summit), and have been exploring the files on the Google drive. ... read more
Erin Metroff

Erin Metroff

Sr. Director of Inside Sales
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming on the show. We actually used your card game in one of our professional ... read more
Dominic Lawson

Dominic Lawson

Host of The Startup Life Podcast & Owner of Owls
(an education consulting firm that tailors professional learning and instructional content to help school and district leaders improve the way teachers and students learn, interact and perform.)

“Jason joined the AA-ISP (Global Inside Sales Association) for our Spring Leadership Retreat with 50+ Sales Leaders from companies ... read more
Kameron Hobbs

Kameron Hobbs

Sr. Director
Meeting Planner and Global Marketing & Operations at AA-ISP

“Jason presented to our AA-ISP NYC, NJ, CT members chapter meeting where Jason conducted an interactive session ... read more
Derek Garrard

Derek Garrard

Head Of Sales Development

“Jason was an excellent and very motivational speaker at our April Social Media Dallas event. His innovative framework ... read more
Cassie Pekar

Cassie Pekar

VP of Communications
Social Media Dallas

Book Me for Keynote Speaking, CONFERENCEs, Workshops or Company Meetings

Jason’s a dynamic keynote speaker that weaves valuable content, insightful stories and tangible tools into his speaking engagements so you walk away with strategies and tools to significantly improve your workplace culture, employee engagement and leadership development.

He approaches organizational culture and teamwork as the most paramount assets to an organization’s financial success, provides audiences with specific, concrete no-cost ways to create a thriving organizational culture.

As an experienced speaker (75+ engagements in 2019), Jason will provide two key things for your next event

1. A great experience on stage —He’s presented to audiences both large and small in a variety of different settings and contexts. He creates an interactive experiences where audience members put his strategies into actions right in the session. So they walk away knowing it will work and tools to use. 

2. A great experience off stage —I know as a conference planner, there are a lot of details you have to manage and juggle. The speaker should be the last of your concerns. I worked many event planners and are regularly told I’m the easiest/most low maintenance speaker they’ve ever worked with.

Topics: I speak on building great teams, team building, people management, employee engagement and the future of work. I’m able to present both keynotes and workshops for audiences of all sizes.

I would love to visit with you to learn more about your conference or organization and how we can best work together to accomplish your goals.

Selected Speaking Engagements (2019)


  • Utility Concierge (corporate workshop)
  • Private (corporate leadership workshop)


  • AA-ISP (Inside Sales) National Leadership Retreat/Conference (keynote speaker)
  • PRSA Phoenix (keynote speaker)
  • Tri-State SHRM Regional Seminar & SHRM & HRCI Certified (keynote speaker)
  • PRSA Austin (keynote speaker)
  • AA-ISP (Inside Sales) Austin (keynote speaker)
  • Private (corporate leadership workshop)











Jason Treu (Troy) is a Chief People Officer and employee engagement and leadership development expert. 

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 such as 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 venture capitalists, 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 60,000 copies.

He also was a featured speaker at 2017 TEDxWilmington for his talk on, “How to Get CoWorkers to Like Each Other.” His breakthrough employee engagement and team building game Cards Against Mundanity has been played by more than 20000+ people to increase performance. It’s being used in leading companies such as Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA Team), Ernst & Young, Google, Gillette, Microsoft, Oracle, PRSA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Phillips May Corporation, Worldwide Express, CareHere, and many others.

He has his law degree and master’s in communications from Syracuse University.


Most Requested Keynote Topics

1. Secrets to Building the Highest Performing and Most Innovative Teams.

Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive. How did it feel to be connected to something bigger and feel like you could accomplish anything? What if you could recreate that feeling and success on every team you were on? What if you could accomplish this across your entire organization? 

That feeling (and success) you just thought of is the most powerful business asset. It’s the foundation for a highly successful “people strategy.”

In this interactive session, attendees will learn how to “dial in” to the right behaviors to maximize employee engagement by skyrocketing trust in minutes. They’ll also play the Cards Against Mundanity game (in small groups) so they’ll experience how these strategies will work for them. They will also walk away with deep relationships with other attendees.

It’s based on research studies where participants built their closest relationships in their lives with a complete stranger in minutes.

More than 20,000 employees have played it at Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Ernst & Young, Google, Gillette, Microsoft, Oracle, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Worldwide Express, CareHere, Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA team), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Novartis, Merck, and many others.

Here’s What Attendees Gain:

  • Learn the “secret” strategies to quickly maximize performance, engagement, collaboration, and problem-solving.
  • Discover how to build high levels of trust both internally and externally with third-parties (such as clients, prospects, etc.) to instantly create great working relationships and maximize productivity
  • Walk away with best practices on how to manage, interact and engage (up, down and across) much more effectively to maximize teamwork and reduce conflicts.

Bob Perkins | AA-ISP | Founder & Chairman: 

“People loved Cards Against Mundanity. Great keynote.

Thanks again for speaking at the event.”

2. How to Build Great Teamwork

Learning how to best work with others is something that derails and stalls organizations. Over many years, I’ve seen tremendously talented and productive teams struggle because of subtle misunderstandings, miscommunications, and unspoken conflicts.

More than two-thirds of business failures stem from these issues. Miscommunication costs companies $4200 to $10,000 per employee, per year. That’s $420,000 to $1,000,000 for a company of 100 employees!

Leaders talk about the importance of communication, teamwork, and trust. But they rarely say exactly how to do it.

Here’s What Attendees Gain:

  • Learn the top five reasons teamwork gets derailed.
  • Learn the four foundations the most successful companies have in place (and you should too!)
  • How to create three high-impact and overlooked programs to dramatically improve communication and reduce conflicts.

3. How to Eliminate 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 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


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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