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.” He delivers unique, multi-media presentations that focus on inspiring and equipping audiences to be better business storytellers, and use the power of stories to fuel sales, leadership, and culture.

After spending more than two decades charting new courses in the marketing and communications industry, Keeley founded Stories Rule!, and, over the last 15 years, has inspired hundreds of thousands of people through his keynotes around the world. 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 customized 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 Stories Rule!, 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.


Stories Rule!

We are in an era of unprecedented noise. Attention is the new currency and it is getting more and more difficult to get and keep people’s attention. Stories are the one proven way to connect and have your message stick. Learn how to use stories to get and keep people’s attention, make connections, and build relationships.

Five Level Leadership

Great stories touch us on all five of our levels: Spirit, Imagination, Intellect, Heart and Hands. That is why they move us and why we remember them. Doug Keeley shows leaders how to work and engage others fully to create stronger cultures and deliver better performance.

Collaborate to Win

Nothing great was ever done alone. In this presentation, Doug illustrates the power of WE vs ME in action, highlighting incredible teams who have changed the world and giving insights into how to communicate and cooperate, so everyone wins.

Change is a Choice

Change may be the only constant in business today, and yet most people fear change and most leaders are not great at communicating change. In this presentation, Doug shows audiences that change is a choice, and that resistance usually carries a high price. He includes show inspiring examples of teams that have taken the leap and won.

Small i Innovation

Many organizations get stuck in the idea that innovation is about big, game-changing ideas. The truth is that most innovation is incremental, the result of many small ideas and changes. Here Doug will inspire and challenge audiences to change their lens, leaving them with practical ideas on how to do just that.