Doug Keeley

Doug Keeley

The Mark of a Leader

Doug Keeley is one of North America’s leading communicators and a self-professed “leadership junkie.”

After spending more than two decades charting new courses in the marketing and communications industry, Keeley founded The Mark of a Leader to showcase multi-media presentations of many of the world’s greatest leaders, teams, and brands discussing their principals of success. From leaders of Apple to Starbucks, from Roger Bannister to The Beatles, from Sir Winston Churchill to Benjamin Franklin, all of Keeley’s shows are customised to fit a conference’s needs, be it a keynote presentation or a series of smaller video breaks interspersed throughout a conference agenda.

As president and “lead digital storyteller,” at Mark of a Leader, Keeley has worked with a long list of blue chip clients including Frito Lay, HP, Lego, several MPI chapters, Microsoft, Pepsi, Scotiabank, Starbucks, Xerox, and many others.  He is also the author of the book, Mark of a Leader, designed to inspire readers with amazing tales of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things with their lives.

The Mark of a Leader

Doug Keeley’s core program is based on the belief that leadership is everyone’s job in an organization today, and that there is no “secret sauce” to leadership.

His principle, called “Five Level Leadership”, explores how, when human beings are fully engaged on all five of our levels (Spirit, Imagination, Intellect, Heart, Hands), there is virtually nothing we cannot do.

Doug brings this idea to life with incredible video stories of many of the world’s greatest leaders, teams, and companies, and shows how their leadership successes can be applied in today’s workforce.

The program can be used to create an unforgettable keynote, or Doug can facilitate/emcee an event, interspersing the amazing stories throughout and customizing the messages to any audience and theme.

Five-Level Leadership

This hands-on workshop takes the basic messages of Five Level Leadership and shows how they have been implemented by successful companies around the world.

Doug then challenges and works with audiences to discuss how they can better bring these ideas to life in their environment.

Like all of his sessions, this workshop uses video examples extensively, and is a mix of leader-led presentation and audience interaction.

The Art of Business

In this session, Doug and a team of experienced artists teach the audience the basics of visual expression and gets them to create theme-based art works in teams.

Typically, audiences are asked to create works expressing ideas about their market, challenges or opportunities, competitive pressures, the future, and so on.

This session gets participants outside their comfort zones by challenging them to create art, to work as teams, and to communicate abstract ideas. It is an incredibly powerful, hands on session which produces powerful insights into your business and how your people work together.

Comedy Improv

One of our Doug’s most beloved leadership stories is Second City, the most successful training ground in the world for young comics.

In this workshop, he tells the hilarious story of Second City’s success, highlighting many of the communication and leadership skills which they employ.

He then lead the audience through a basic comedy improv exercise which dramatically (and hysterically) illustrates the challenges of day-to-day communication, and provides insights into being better listeners and communicators.