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Doug Keeley

A master storyteller, serial entrepreneur and leadership expert with a revolutionary presentation format

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Fee Range: 10000-19999

Through a multi-media presentation, Doug tells stories you of people famous and not-so-famous of people from around the world and throughout time. With many stories to choose from, you help Doug hand-pick the stories that best fit your theme and audience.

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Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader, is one of North America’s leading communicators, a serial entrepreneur, and a self-professed “leadership junkie”. He is an acknowledged expert at creating cultures of leadership at every level of organizations.

Doug started his first business in 1977, and quickly became a pioneer in the global marketing and communications industry, particularly in multimedia, live events, television, and the Internet. His companies have become creative powerhouses, and he has traveled the globe working with many of the world’s top corporations and executives.

Today Doug is one of the most sought-after speakers in North America with a unique, story-based presentation format that combines mesmerizing video and music, making the experience unforgettable! His amazing story vignettes feature great leaders and brands from the world of arts, entertainment, sports, politics, business, and philanthropy. They range from Oprah to The Beatles, Lance Armstrong to Sir Winston Churchill, Cirque du Soleil to Starbucks, and dozens more.

The program is unlike anything else in the market as it can be used as a keynote, as interstitials throughout a conference, or as the base on which to build workshops. His incredible blue chip client list includes ADP, Bank of America, Coca Cola, Disney, FritoLay, General Mills, HP, Lego, Microsoft, Pepsi-QTG, Scotiabank, Starbucks, Universal Studios, Xerox, and many other leading corporations, associations, and schools. Most of them have used The Mark of a Leader several times.

He has a book of inspiring stories, has authored many magazine features and columns, has appeared as a subject expert in several books on creativity and corporate culture, and been interviewed many times on radio and television on the subjects of leadership and innovation.

If you are looking for something totally different and incredibly powerful for your next conference, The Mark of a Leader is the answer.

The Mark of a Leader

Today his revolutionary program, The Mark of a Leader (, is inspiring leaders and workforces to improved performance with a revolutionary approach called Five Level Leadership.

We inspire people to change how they see themselves. We challenge and show them how to be better leaders, regardless of their role in an organization.

We do this through a very modern take on the age-old power of stories and storytelling. Using incredible video and music with a live storyteller, our unique approach brings conferences, workshops and training programs to life and makes them unforgettable.

The science is simple but powerful: we model some of the world’s greatest people, brands and ideas, and show how their approaches and behaviours can be used by anyone to become better leaders in their own right.

With over 50 stories in our library, every experience is unique. We select the stories and focus the messages based on your specific objectives, audience and agenda.
We are different from anything else in the market in several key ways:
1. We use multiple stories to ensure we touch different people in different ways
2. We use incredible multimedia and interactivity to engage everyone fully
3. Each experience is customized to each client and audience
4. We can be used many ways: Keynote, MC’ing, workshops, training and more.

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The Mark of a Leader
What is the Mark of a Leader?
It is a unique program for conferences, workshops, or training programs that uses the power of great stories and storytelling to Challenge, Teach, and Inspire audiences to perform better and improve their leadership. It also shows people how to be better storytellers and create cultures of ‘story’ in their organizations.
It is built on a powerful principle of engagement called Five Level Leadership, developed and proven while working with Fortune Global 500 companies over 25 years.

How Does it Work?
The program uses a live storyteller and a library of incredible video and music stories to create an unforgettable experience and drive behavioural change. The stories show how many of the world’s greatest people, companies, and ideas have changed the world, and then shows audiences how they can model that behaviour to perform better themselves.

What Audiences is it Appropriate for?
Virtually any audience. We have been part of everything from small management retreats to huge global sales conferences, “all employee” meetings, customer events, product launches, association meetings, and even school programs.
While our core message is leadership, we select and focus the stories for any program to your key messages – Change, Innovation, Customer Service, Teamwork, Communication, Recognition, etc.

Is it for Keynotes, Workshops, or Training?
The answer is all of them. The program is very flexible and very powerful. We can deliver an unforgettable keynote, insert the stories throughout an agenda, MC, host awards shows, run

How is it Different?
1. We use multiple stories in every program. Our approach gives audiences many different points of view, and also caters to the different styles and tastes of people in the same audience.
2. Our use of media and interactivity are unique. Our library of 50+ stories uses incredible video, soundtracks, live music, improv comedy and even magic to engage audiences while delivering powerful and lasting business messages.
3. Our flexibility and customization. We select the most appropriate stories from the library and then customize the messages and presentation for every audience, theme, and objective.

Storytelling for Leaders

Shows participants how to use the three key areas of story-work – storytelling, story-listening, and story-triggering – to influence, engage and inspire people.

Storytelling for Sales

Shows participants how to use stories effectively in the sales process, turning data and traditional case studies into engaging stories that enhance credibility and rapport.

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