Keita Demming

Keita Demming

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Toronto, Ontario

Leadership | Transformation | Disruptive Innovation & Business Performance Expert

Thought leader, Keita Demming Keita is an award-winning educator and coach who is working to transform companies into places and spaces that are idea-driven and people-centred. He and his team at The Covenant Group help future-proof organizations with strategies to manage complexity, rapid change, disruptive innovation & systems performance. Keita Demming works with organizations and leaders to develop new approaches to their thinking and systems to add value to each organization's strategic objectives. Keita is one of Canada's most disruptive thinkers and is passionate to transform organizations to identify and implement plausible innovation opportunities.
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KEITA DEMMING BIOGRAPHY

Keita Demming is a leadership, innovation and performance, management consultant. He and his team at The Covenant Group have built the online coaching platform “Coach on the Go” which acts as a virtual coach for entrepreneurs and business builders. At the core of their developmental work is the belief that building any new training programs or workshop starts with people.

As the Head of Development and Innovation,  Keita generates added value by driving new and existing relationships. Keita is passionate about developing high-performing organizations and generating novel solutions to assist leaders in managing complex challenges under pressure. Keita works with organizations to develop new approaches to their thinking and systems to add value to each organization’s strategic objectives.

Keita Demming brings academic research and a wealth of experience in working with his business partner Norm Trainor with the Covenant Group. Together they coached tens of thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations on how to develop new lines of business or overcome complex problems that stand in the way of success. Conversations with Keita Demming introduce leaders and organizations to powerful systems of processes for radical and accelerated change.

Keita’s approach brings new heights to the word “innovation”. Drawing on academic research on innovation and organizational change and managing disruption through complexity.  He is one of Canada’s leading experts at translating strategy into systems and processes while providing the tools that transform mindsets and bring leaders to take immediate action and generate results.

Keita Demming also leverages technology and user experience design to help develop programs and products that will add value to high-performing organizations, delivering proven products and coaching to clients through effective learning experiences and implementing internal processes that ensure his teams and clients excel based on the strategy.

He shows how lasting success comes from leading with people, not simply managing them. As a podcast host, Keita Demming’s disruptive conversations has interviewed some of North America’s top CEOs and business leaders to identify strategies and the secrets of personal leadership through willpower discipline and self-control to be able to drive their organization and focus their work on innovation and disruption.

Keita Demming holds an MSC in “Organizational Change and Development, Complexity Theory, and High Performance from the University of Manchester. He also holds a PhD in workplace learning, development management, transformational learning, social innovation, and business Innovation from the University of Toronto. He is the recipient of the IDPM Best Thesis of the Year Award for his approach to “Rethinking Development Management and Organizational Change”.

For his PhD, Keita Demming argued that all innovation is social. Life is intensely social and to make change happen we need to change what we do and say daily. His thesis sought to understand how we create change by transforming the things people do and say within organizations. He is passionate about developing high-performing organizations by preparing them for the future by sharing proven systems that are designed to generate novel solutions in managing complex challenges under pressure.

Keita challenges the dominant discourse of organizational change and assists leaders in re-conceptualize their approach to include a more complex informed perspective. Keita Demmings Disruptive Conversations podcast unpacks how people who are working to disrupt a sector or system think. He transforms companies into places and spaces that are idea-driven and people-centred to help them build and foster cultures that embrace design, accountability, foresight, strategy, and innovation.

As a Trusted Advisor and Thought Leader in design, strategy, and innovation, Keita Demming strongly believes that the more we learn from others, the more likely we are to find our own journey a little bit easier. One of his proudest personal achievements is the community he helped grow around TEDxPortofSpain, part of the popular TED Ideas festival and one of the most successful TEDx events in the world.

Books

BUILDING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS
BUILDING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS
This ebook will teach you how high-performing teams manage team dynamics and redefine their performance.
FOCUS IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
FOCUS IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
The purpose of this ebook is to share the most effective guidelines for structuring a world with fewer distractions.
Strategy to Action. Run Your Business Without It Running You
Strategy to Action. Run Your Business Without It Running You
Strategy to Action consists of four different interlinked mindsets: Future and Today’s Eagle, and Today’s and Future Wolf, each in conversation with the other. In the domain of the Eagle, you identify future long-term direction and clarify your short-term approach. In the domain of the Wolf,...

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Keita Demming Topic Presentations

Strategy To Action

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  • Keita Demming’s methodology seamlessly blends design thinking, strategic planning, and innovation mapping, anchored deeply in academic research and practical application. At the heart of his approach lies the understanding that strategy alone is not sufficient—it must be coupled with actionable insights and a dynamic action plan that is integrated into the daily work of an organization. By prioritizing split testing and rigorous implementation, Demming ensures that strategies are not just theoretical constructs but are tested, iterated, and optimized in real-world scenarios. This process enables organizations to navigate the complexities of today’s business landscape with agility and precision, turning ambitious visions into tangible outcomes through systems, process and daily commitments.

    Demming’s framework emphasizes the critical role of research in identifying the most effective pathways for innovation and growth. Through a meticulous process of mapping out the innovation landscape, he helps organizations to identify key opportunities and challenges. The incorporation of design thinking principles further empowers teams to approach problems with creativity and empathy, ensuring solutions are not only efficient but also resonate deeply with the target audience. This holistic approach to strategy, underscored by a commitment to actionable steps and continuous learning through split testing, sets the stage for organizations to achieve breakthrough performance and lasting impact.

Embracing Disruption & Unleashing Innovation

Design Thinking: Empowering Systems for Transformational Change

Adapt, Transform & Lead: Revolutionizing Leadership

Future-proof Leadership: Navigating Market, Industry, and Workforce Shifts With Agile Strategies

Enhancing Business Performance: Unleashing the Power of Systems Improvement

The Future of Work: Unlocking Talent, Engagement, and Innovation in the 21st Century Organization

The Blind Spot That Could End It All for Your Business

Automation Vs People: Striking the Right Balance for Lasting Success

Data-driven Decision Making: Unleashing the Power of Analytics for Business Success

Unlocking Peak Performance: the Power of Purposeful Work and Positive Habits

The Power of Impact: Redefining Marketing and Building A Powerful Reputation

Testimonials

The Covenant Group has a proven program that will help us grow. Any company looking to take the next step in its development should be involved in The Business Builder. 

DAVID SUNG

CFP CLU RHU - PRESIDENT
NICOLA WEALTH MANAGEMENT

I have interacted with other coaches previously, and I find The Covenant Group to be the most value-added by a significant margin.

THANE STENNER

MANAGING DIRECTOR
 GRAYSTONE CONSULTING OF MORGAN STANLEY

Norm, Keita and the team bring an unusual combination of deep industry knowledge and proven business-building fundamentals along with an eye toward innovation and the best practices for driving growth in the new digital economy. They truly care for your success, and it shows in the value they deliver

JOSHUA HOLLANDER

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NORTH AMERICA
HORTON INTERNATIONAL

The Covenant Group has helped focus our business development strategy and provide quality leadership advice that has been very useful to me as an entrepreneur.

JASON BOUDREAU

FOUNDER
VELA WEALTH

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