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Jay Guilford

Creator of Cirque du Soleil's SPARK Leadership Training; Founder, CoWorks Leadership Strategists

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Jay Guilford Biography

For over 15 years, Jay Guilford has designed and delivered leadership solutions to executives and their teams from top-performing companies. In this capacity, Guilford has acted as a trusted advisor to company founders and namesakes of brands.

Most notably, Guilford created Cirque du Soleil’s leadership training program – SPARK. With SPARK, Guilford strapped executives into circus equipment and flew them high across Cirque du Soleil’s theaters and training studios. Instead of simply talking about trust, teamwork, and healthy risk-taking, executives experienced these concepts in real time.

Guilford has designed fully realized leadership programs for organizations and has trained executives and their teams from Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Mastercard, Swiss Life, SABMiller Brewery - Latin America, Club Med - Punta Cana, Kmart Australia, and other top-performing companies.

In his keynotes, workshops, and fireside chats, Guilford leverages his wealth of experience working with leaders and teams across a wide range of industries to impart practical, applicable guidance to audiences.

Guilford has a BA from Emory University and an MA from Columbia University.

Speaking Topics
  • CREATE-OVATION: 3 KEYS TO HARNESSING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION AMONG LEADERS AND TEAMS

    Drawing upon his many years collaborating with artists, directors, and technicians across various Cirque du Soleil shows, Jay shares insights on what it takes to nurture creativity and to continually innovate. In this talk, Jay uncovers, and then debunks, three myths that keep leaders and teams from tapping into their full creative power. Audiences discover that no matter what their role or industry, we all have the ability to devise new, exciting, innovative products, services, and solutions. We only need to be audacious and unwavering as we bring our shining, inspired ideas to life.

  • NOT WHERE WE WORK BUT HOW WE WORK: TOOLS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES AND MAXIMIZE RESULTS IN IN HYBRID, RETURN-T0-OFFICE, OR WORK-FROM-ANYWHERE ARRANGEMENTS

    In this talk, Guilford draws on his 15-years of experience training top executives and his work advising leaders and teams in the RTO/ WFH/WHA arrangements. He outlines three critical leadership competencies every leader needs to manage, mentor, and motivate teams in hybrid and remote work arrangements. Guilford connects these core leadership skills to winning "The War for Talent" and avoiding the fallouts of "The Great Resignation". The insights shared in this talk will help both leaders and their teams meet the moment we are all facing and succeed into today’s new world of work.

  • Getting “Woke” at Work: New Perspectives to Refresh & Transform Your DEI Efforts

    This talk takes listeners on a deep dive into bias. In this conversation, Guilford defines three forms of bias and then illustrates how these biases affect hiring, promotion, and pay, as well as a team’s level of creativity and an organization’s potential to increase its profitability. Guilford urges audiences to move beyond simply taking a moral stance about DEI by showing how such initiatives are business• and profit-critical in the midst of globalization, work-from-anywhere, and The Great Resignation. Next, Guilford provides examples of effective DEI initiatives used by top-performing companies. He closes by outlining three strategies organizations can immediately apply to increase the impact of their DEI initiatives.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jay Guilford for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jay Guilford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jay Guilford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jay Guilford?

    Booking fees for Jay Guilford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jay Guilford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jay Guilford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Guilford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Guilford for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jay Guilford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jay Guilford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Creator of Cirque du Soleil's SPARK Leadership Training; Founder, CoWorks Leadership Strategists

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Jay Guilford Biography

For over 15 years, Jay Guilford has designed and delivered leadership solutions to executives and their teams from top-performing companies. In this capacity, Guilford has acted as a trusted advisor to company founders and namesakes of brands.

Most notably, Guilford created Cirque du Soleil’s leadership training program – SPARK. With SPARK, Guilford strapped executives into circus equipment and flew them high across Cirque du Soleil’s theaters and training studios. Instead of simply talking about trust, teamwork, and healthy risk-taking, executives experienced these concepts in real time.

Guilford has designed fully realized leadership programs for organizations and has trained executives and their teams from Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Mastercard, Swiss Life, SABMiller Brewery - Latin America, Club Med - Punta Cana, Kmart Australia, and other top-performing companies.

In his keynotes, workshops, and fireside chats, Guilford leverages his wealth of experience working with leaders and teams across a wide range of industries to impart practical, applicable guidance to audiences.

Guilford has a BA from Emory University and an MA from Columbia University.

Jay Guilford Speaking Topics

  • CREATE-OVATION: 3 KEYS TO HARNESSING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION AMONG LEADERS AND TEAMS

    Drawing upon his many years collaborating with artists, directors, and technicians across various Cirque du Soleil shows, Jay shares insights on what it takes to nurture creativity and to continually innovate. In this talk, Jay uncovers, and then debunks, three myths that keep leaders and teams from tapping into their full creative power. Audiences discover that no matter what their role or industry, we all have the ability to devise new, exciting, innovative products, services, and solutions. We only need to be audacious and unwavering as we bring our shining, inspired ideas to life.

  • NOT WHERE WE WORK BUT HOW WE WORK: TOOLS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES AND MAXIMIZE RESULTS IN IN HYBRID, RETURN-T0-OFFICE, OR WORK-FROM-ANYWHERE ARRANGEMENTS

    In this talk, Guilford draws on his 15-years of experience training top executives and his work advising leaders and teams in the RTO/ WFH/WHA arrangements. He outlines three critical leadership competencies every leader needs to manage, mentor, and motivate teams in hybrid and remote work arrangements. Guilford connects these core leadership skills to winning "The War for Talent" and avoiding the fallouts of "The Great Resignation". The insights shared in this talk will help both leaders and their teams meet the moment we are all facing and succeed into today’s new world of work.

  • Getting “Woke” at Work: New Perspectives to Refresh & Transform Your DEI Efforts

    This talk takes listeners on a deep dive into bias. In this conversation, Guilford defines three forms of bias and then illustrates how these biases affect hiring, promotion, and pay, as well as a team’s level of creativity and an organization’s potential to increase its profitability. Guilford urges audiences to move beyond simply taking a moral stance about DEI by showing how such initiatives are business• and profit-critical in the midst of globalization, work-from-anywhere, and The Great Resignation. Next, Guilford provides examples of effective DEI initiatives used by top-performing companies. He closes by outlining three strategies organizations can immediately apply to increase the impact of their DEI initiatives.

Jay Guilford Videos

  • Jay Guilford - Leadership Strategist
    Jay Guilford explains the impact of leadership behaviors on creativity, diversity, profit-critical scenarios, and the levels of engagement of hybrid...
  • Preview of Episode 80 - We're NOT clowning around with ...
    Apr 25, 2022 ... ... 80 - We're NOT clowning around with Leadership Coach Jay Guilford ... Jay has quite literally worked with a bunch of clowns at...
  • Communicast: A Communication Skills Podcast | Jay Guilford: Be ...
    Apr 12, 2022 ... James "Jay" Guilford literally used to work with a bunch of clowns. Jay developed the leadership training program for Cirque du...

FAQs on booking Jay Guilford

  • How to book Jay Guilford?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jay Guilford for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jay Guilford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jay Guilford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jay Guilford?

    Booking fees for Jay Guilford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jay Guilford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jay Guilford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Guilford for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Guilford for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jay Guilford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jay Guilford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jay Guilford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as CREATE-OVATION: 3 KEYS TO HARNESSING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION AMONG LEADERS AND TEAMS, NOT WHERE WE WORK BUT HOW WE WORK: TOOLS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES AND MAXIMIZE RESULTS IN IN HYBRID, RETURN-T0-OFFICE, OR WORK-FROM-ANYWHERE ARRANGEMENTS and Getting “Woke” at Work: New Perspectives to Refresh & Transform Your DEI Efforts. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jay Guilford for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jay Guilford generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cheryl Cran, Holland Haiis, Natalie Nixon, Cassandra Worthy and Seth Mattison. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jay Guilford for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jay Guilford Speaking Topics

  • CREATE-OVATION: 3 KEYS TO HARNESSING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION AMONG LEADERS AND TEAMS

    Drawing upon his many years collaborating with artists, directors, and technicians across various Cirque du Soleil shows, Jay shares insights on what it takes to nurture creativity and to continually innovate. In this talk, Jay uncovers, and then debunks, three myths that keep leaders and teams from tapping into their full creative power. Audiences discover that no matter what their role or industry, we all have the ability to devise new, exciting, innovative products, services, and solutions. We only need to be audacious and unwavering as we bring our shining, inspired ideas to life.

  • NOT WHERE WE WORK BUT HOW WE WORK: TOOLS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES AND MAXIMIZE RESULTS IN IN HYBRID, RETURN-T0-OFFICE, OR WORK-FROM-ANYWHERE ARRANGEMENTS

    In this talk, Guilford draws on his 15-years of experience training top executives and his work advising leaders and teams in the RTO/ WFH/WHA arrangements. He outlines three critical leadership competencies every leader needs to manage, mentor, and motivate teams in hybrid and remote work arrangements. Guilford connects these core leadership skills to winning "The War for Talent" and avoiding the fallouts of "The Great Resignation". The insights shared in this talk will help both leaders and their teams meet the moment we are all facing and succeed into today’s new world of work.

  • Getting “Woke” at Work: New Perspectives to Refresh & Transform Your DEI Efforts

    This talk takes listeners on a deep dive into bias. In this conversation, Guilford defines three forms of bias and then illustrates how these biases affect hiring, promotion, and pay, as well as a team’s level of creativity and an organization’s potential to increase its profitability. Guilford urges audiences to move beyond simply taking a moral stance about DEI by showing how such initiatives are business• and profit-critical in the midst of globalization, work-from-anywhere, and The Great Resignation. Next, Guilford provides examples of effective DEI initiatives used by top-performing companies. He closes by outlining three strategies organizations can immediately apply to increase the impact of their DEI initiatives.

Jay Guilford Speaker Videos

  • Jay Guilford - Leadership Strategist
    Jay Guilford explains the impact of leadership behaviors on creativity, diversity, profit-critical scenarios, and the levels of engagement of hybrid and remote teams.
    Preview of Episode 80 - We're NOT clowning around with ...
    Apr 25, 2022 ... ... 80 - We're NOT clowning around with Leadership Coach Jay Guilford ... Jay has quite literally worked with a bunch of clowns at Cirque du ...
  • Communicast: A Communication Skills Podcast | Jay Guilford: Be ...
    Apr 12, 2022 ... James "Jay" Guilford literally used to work with a bunch of clowns. Jay developed the leadership training program for Cirque du Soleil ...
    Episode 25 | Lessons from a Bully Boss: Leadership Behavior and ...
    Dec 30, 2021 ... Jay Guilford has a very interesting background. He once worked with a bunch of clowns— literally. A few years ago, he ran away with Cirque ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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