#1 New York Times Bestseller & Former Monk
Jay Shetty is a British-born #1 New York Times best-selling author, award-winning storyteller, podcast host and former monk, on a mission to make wisdom go viral.
In 2019, AdWeek made him their Young Influentials cover star, describing him as “an emanation of spiritual force.” In 2017, Forbes named him in their 30 Under 30 List for being a game-changer in media. People Magazine named him “one to watch.” In 2018 and 2019 the Streamy’s named him the Best Health & Wellness Creator of the Year. His videos have been viewed more than 8 billion times and he is followed by over 40 million people across social media.
In 2019, Jay created On Purpose, now the world’s #1 Health podcast, in its opening year ranked #1 on Spotify in India and in Apple’s Top 20 Podcasts of the Year. Guests include superstar athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Novak Djokovic, music icons like Alicia Keys and business powerhouses such as Ray Dalio.
In 2020, Jay authored his first book, Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose every day. The book debuted at #1 on The New York Times and The Sunday Times best-seller lists and was named “Unputdownable” by Amazon, where it held the #1 spot worldwide.
When Jay isn’t writing or making videos he’s coaching. He is the founder of the Jay Shetty Certification School, a purpose-driven educational institution offering accredited certifications in life coaching to individuals and organizations. He’s been a keynote speaker around the world, from Google to Microsoft to Netflix to HSBC, and has developed corporate training programs for many clients. His online courses have been attended by over 2 million students and his Genius Community provides weekly programming on the principles and practices for health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.
His first book, Think Like a Monk, is an effortless guide on how ANYONE can be courageous, compassionate and determined in our fast-paced, stressed out and the disconnected world – with over 1 million copies sold.
Inspired by Jay’s #1 New York Times Bestselling book by the same name, this talk distills the timeless wisdom that Jay learned as a monk into practical, daily steps anyone can take to live a happier, more meaningful life. This session reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. Jay transforms the abstract lessons into simple advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, sharpen focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Jay proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
One of the top challenges for executives is raising employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere. Today, employees are genuinely searching for meaning, purpose and fulfillment in the workplace. When each person deeply understands how they fit into the bigger picture they become more motivated to align with the company’s goals.
With an emphasis on work-life integration, Jay understands that a separation of the two can create more stress, inevitably trickling into personal interactions. Jay guides participants into personal awareness and an understanding of their responsibility to co-create a meaningful trajectory.
Millennials may be the most studied generation in history. Considering they will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, it comes as no surprise. The challenge lies in knowing how to recruit, retain and reward this new era as they puzzle their parents as much as their bosses. In this insightful presentation, a millennial himself dissects the mind of his generation and Gen Z to inspire you about the possibilities and opportunities they can bring.
What got us here, won’t get us there. More and more people are worried about robots taking their jobs, the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning pose real threats to our careers and companies. How can companies redefine their mindset for the new world? What skills need to be prioritized, enhanced and focused on and what we could let go of? Jay believes the solutions for the future are sitting inside your company right now but often they’re not being asked the right questions. This session unlocks that potential.