Keynote Presentations

Jake offers keynote presentations that touch on a variety of leadership topics.
Don't find a fit? Connect with Jake to build a program that fits the outcomes for your event.

The Power of Asking Questions

We live in a time where it is faster and easier to tell people what, when, and how to do things. We are use to teachers/professors, parents, and even the older lady at the grocery store telling us what to do. When you find yourself in a leadership position and take on new responsibilities, it feels like you have to continue the trend of telling people what to do. What if there was a different way?


Jake first learned the power of asking questions after his fraternity brother started to complain about the group's process. Since that time, Jake has found that asking questions has lead to improved relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. This keynote serves as a great motivation to improve relationship building among student leaders, can help frame conversations regarding recruitment for student organizations, and help teammates resolve conflicts.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate how open communication positively impacts organizations

  • Practice asking non-leading questions and listen for content

  • Develop meaningful relationships and humility through intentional conversations

Leadership: Great Power, Greater Responsibility.

You did it! You have been chosen for a formal role within your organization, but now what? What will you do with your position and how will you get members in your organization to follow? This session will invite participants to breakdown what they know leadership to mean and how it is practiced. Participants will leave the session with a renewed sense of their leadership philosophy and how they will use it in their position. 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Articulate their own leadership philosophy and where it comes from

  • Understand leadership as a process and the importance of relationships

  • Identify the balance between power and influence in the leadership process

Failure: My Favorite F-Word

Being a student leader is hard. Whether you're a multi-sport athlete, president of an organization, a RA or all three of those things! The common misconception that we have about leadership is that we are supposed to be perfect all the time and have all the right answers. When we don't have the right answers and we keep messing up, it can feel like the sky is falling. In this keynote presentation, participants learn why failing actually helps you win. In sharing his own stories of failing: from failing classes, in his relationships, and the closure of his fraternity, Jake shows students how they can win even if they fail.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, students will be able to:

  • Practice critical and intentional self-reflection

  • Find grace to learn from their mistakes

  • Develop strategies to persevere in the face of failure 


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