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Jay Kiew

Innovation and Change Navigation Strategist

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Jay Kiew is a change navigation strategist and world-renowned keynote speaker with more than 13 years of strategy and human capital experience. He has created more than $2B of impact for 400+ executives by designing, developing, and delivering organizational transformation, but his story extends far beyond the professional arena. Kiew is a half-blind cancer survivor, whose life is a testament to resilience in the face of adversity. His remarkable blend of professional expertise and personal resilience equips leaders to hack through the thick of change and disruption.

Kiew spent his corporate career working at Deloitte, TELUS, and ADP, where he led mission-critical strategic transformations. This included a $150-million primary care health policy reform, $13-million tech transformations, doubling app users from 1 to 2 million, and scaling 15 product lines to $35 million in 12 months.

At the age of 19, Kiew became the world’s youngest Distinguished Toastmaster. He has since been featured in the Financial Times, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Ivey Business Journal, Change Leadership, and more. He also sits on the Project Management Institute’s Board of Directors for the Canadian West Coast Chapter.

Kiew holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and is a Prosci-certified PMP and Insights psychometric practitioner.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • It was so easy to work with Jay Kiew. His presentation was engaging, full of energy, and included tips and tricks that the audience can easily take back to their own organization. I would love to work with him again!

  • Having Jay has driven a substantial shift in our organizational culture. Jay has guided our teams to understand our broader corporate values, fostering an enriching environment of collaboration across teams. The positive influence of Jay’s relatable and empathetic approach is evident. His unique ability to balance corporate requirements with understanding real-life challenges has ushered in a new era of higher expectations and commitment within our city.

  • Jay’s passion and energy is magnetic, and his collaborative approach has a natural warmth that draws people together.

  • Jay’s powerful intensity juxtaposed beautifully with his ability to share vulnerably. His message resonated with everyone in the audience.

  • Engaging. Detailed-oriented. Jay Kiew is efficient and focused while managing to also be charismatic and put people at ease. He has brought incredible value to our team!

  • Jay Kiew’s presentation was a significant highlight of the weekend — constantly referenced by attendees. His mix of personal stories and professional advice was both motivating and relatable, making a lasting impact on everyone who listened.

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