ABOUT JAMES "JAY" GUILFORD

James "Jay" Guilford is a forward-thinking corporate trainer and keynote speaker.  While working at Cirque du Soleil, Jay designed trainings, breakout sessions, and team building modules for nonprofits and corporate groups.  He has worked with top-performing companies including Google, Microsoft, Mastercard, SAB Miller Latin America, Club Med Punta Cana, Swiss Life, Kmart Australia, and Toyota Canada.

Jay holds a BA from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and an MA from Columbia University (New York, NY).   In addition to providing insights to corporate and non-profit groups, Jay is an avid jogger, documentary aficionado, and an ice cream fanatic.

 

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Mission

Jay maximizes the potential of each and every group through strategic and engaging sessions.  These sessions are designed to boost productivity, promote self-awareness, and increase group synergy.  

 

Vision

Jay motivates learners to use strategic collaboration, clear communication, and confident leadership. After sessions with Jay, participants learn that these approaches both improve group dynamics and positively impact the bottom line. 


Goal

Jay strives to help groups improve morale and maximize outcomes.  After working with Jay, organizations experience an immediate boost in morale.  Further, they learn to adopt a collective approach to leadership, an approach that increases accountability.  Jay promises to present unique perspectives, lead audience members to ah-ha moments, and help participants generate take aways that they can immediately apply to their personal and professional lives.