Ken Keis

Ken Keis

Vancouver, British Columbia
Leadership & Life Purpose Expert | Wellness and Behavioral Assessment Strategies Coach
Ken Keis is a foremost global authority on behavioural assessment strategies and processes and an expert in leadership, management, wellness and purpose. Ken Keis is one of the most passionate presenters who provides unique developmental models to assist individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their potential and purpose.
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Ken Keis, PhD is an expert on leadership, life purpose, wellness, and the foremost global authority on behavioural assessment strategies and processes that increase and multiply your success rate. Ken Keis also has co-created CRG’s proprietary development models and written over 3.5 million words of content for 40 business training programs and 500+ articles. Ken Keis is an expert on assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live “On Purpose”!

An internationally known author, speaker, and consultant, in the past 28 years, Ken Keis has conducted more than 3000 presentations and 10,000 hours of consulting and coaching. Ken Keis is the author of Why Aren’t You More Like Me?, Deliberate Leadership, and The Quest For Purpose! Best-selling authors Kenneth Blanchard, Jim Kouzes, and Marshall Goldsmith have endorsed Ken’s work. Ken Keis’s experience covers all areas of development; career, business, sales, personal, professional, purpose, wellness, leadership, communications, team-building, HR and organizational. Ken Keis has served clients from Cape Town, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Vienna, and Brussels, to LA, Miami, Vancouver, Toronto, and Mexico City.

Many professionals herald CRG as the Number One global resource centre for personal and professional development. Over 1 million people in 30 countries and 12 languages have engaged in CRG processes to “Enrich Their Lives”. Professionals are so impressed with CRG processes, that 80% switch to CRG resources—no matter what they have been using or how long they have been using them. In this industry, that is an unparalleled success. Organizations such as the American Management Association, Justice Institute of BC, International Coaching Federation, and Adult and Career Development Network have embraced and endorsed CRG resources over others on the market.

CRG clients include Boeing, Chrysler, Honda, London Drugs, AT&T, GTE, Manulife Financials, European Union Center for Leadership Development, universities, career centres, and thousands of HR professionals, coaches, individuals and small business owners around the globe. Called one of the most passionate presenters you will ever experience, Ken Keis is also an Internet Radio Host, TV and Radio Guest, and Seminar Speaker. His focus is on sharing CRG’s unique developmental models to assist individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their potential and purpose in the emotional, mental, psychological, intellectual, interpersonal, physical, financial, and spiritual areas of life.




The Start Build Grow Show


EP. 219 Optimizing Personalities in Your Organization | Featuring Dr. Ken Keis

Leaders in the Trenches

Gene Hammett

397 | How to Become Self-Aware with Ken Keis

Ken Keis Topic Presentations

why aren’t you more like me?™ the secrets to understanding yourself and others

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Based on Ken Keis’ book of the same name, understanding ourselves and the differences of others and how that applies to every part of our life is critical to our everyday success. Professionally, career, or personally, it does not matter. Everyone has a personal style that is influencing their choices and preferences. If you want to be effective and intentional, then not only do you need to know yourself, but you must also understand everyone else to realize your full potential.

why don’t you sell the way that i buy?™

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Selling is nothing more than meeting the needs of a client or a buyer, as well as however they need to like and trust you to buy from you. Do you know what your selling style is? How about the characteristics and tendencies of the 21 patterns that both sellers and buyers demonstrate? Do you know how to identify your clients’ buying styles and what they need and want? Are you able to style-shift and demonstrate style flexibility for each customer? Using a customer-focused approach always nets results.

why don’t you lead the way that i follow?™

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  • Every leader must have one characteristic if they want others to follow, and that’s credibility! The fact is, every one of us has a level of credibility with everyone we meet, whether we want it or not. It is the price we pay for showing up. Do you know the impact that you are leaving on others? How do we lead others who are different than us?

why don’t you teach the way that i learn?™

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  • The debate is significant if there are learning styles or not. However, after 30 years of working in the field with students, there is no question in our experience, that there is a strong correlation between instructional and learning styles. One of the authors of the program almost failed high school but has now authored over 3 million words of content. The school system did not have a teaching style that served him.

living on purpose - from mediocre to meaningful

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  • Over 80% of individuals dislike what they do, from mildly irritated to loathe. Only 10-20% feel fully connected to their purpose, passions, and calling. This number is not acceptable. Based on Ken Keis’ book The Quest For Purpose, we take you through a journey of self-discovery of confirming your purpose in all areas of your life.

secrets to performance optimization - a holistic approach to development and success

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Everybody talks about increasing performance, but how do you do it? One of the keys is that it is rarely one item but many factors that contribute to who we are and what we need to be aware of, to realize our potential. In this session, we will share with you CRG’s proprietary holistic development model so you have a roadmap to follow to develop yourself as well as others.

transforming leadership - required skills for the 21st century leader

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  • In a recent study, over 70% of individuals felt that their leader was incompetent. In other research, the number one reason for a leader’s failure was their lack of interpersonal skills. We address this issue in this session based on our book Transforming Leadership, plus share our over 30 years of work in the field of leadership development. There are many great models on characteristics and qualities, but we help you focus on five groups of skills which are foundational to any leader’s success – no exceptions! What the world needs now more than ever is Transforming Leaders!

dying to live - lifestyles of the healthy and wise

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  • In the developed world, over 50% of workers are stressed or highly stressed. Stress costs the UK economy 10% of its annual GDP. In the US, stress-related costs are over $7,500 per employee annually, and in Beijing over 80% of the workforce is now highly stressed. So what to do about it? Using the framework and research found in our published Stress Indicator and Health Planner, you will identify your stress levels in five critical categories, and you will be able to immediately identify what to do to improve your wellness and reduce your stress!

expectation management™ the five steps and system to winning in management

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • One of the pieces missing for leaders is a process or system to ensure they have in place what it takes to be successful in managing others. There is no magic, but there are foundational elements that must be part of your managerial system and process, otherwise, there will be gaps in your ability to achieve the desired performance. We outlined the five key steps and components that equip you to win as a manager or leader.

what do you really value? how to make the right decision (almost) every time

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • What would it mean if you could make the right decision every time? Impossible? Maybe not! The challenge in today’s fast-paced world is that we actually have too many choices, options, and possibilities. Filtering the noise can even become burdensome unless you shift to making values-based decisions. The problem is that most individuals and businesses don’t know what they really value. But once you really know your core values, you can reduce your stress, increase your effectiveness and realize results faster.

the quest for purpose - how to find it and live it!

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • According to Gallup’s recent 142-country study, less than 13% of the global workforce is engaged at work. Why? Simply put, people lack individual purpose and organizations lack vision. Discovering our interests and natural talents is not only incredibly enriching and personally meaningful, but it demonstratively increases our success. The Quest For Purpose is an interactive process that will teach individuals how to discover and live their life On Purpose and assist them to help others do the same. Dr. Keis’ dynamic, high-energy presentation is based on his book The Quest For Purpose, which is a roadmap for professionals through a powerful quest to determine their life passions, purpose, interests, and visions.

    What would it mean to individuals and society if everyone was fully engaged and enjoying their life? Wow right? That’s what Ken’s The Quest For Purpose process does!


Ken is an excellent speaker bringing passion and knowledge to his presentations. A crowd-pleaser, his workshops are always the first to fill up at our conferences. His area of expertise is topical focusing on leadership training, effective learning practices, and workforce development. Kudos to Ken for keeping his message current and for making learning fun and pertinent.

Linda Scott

Conference Organizer & Consultant
Conference Board of Canada

From one of the evaluations of Ken’s presentation at our recent conference, “I really like his interaction and experiential activities. Very well done.” Of the 40 workshops we offered, Ken received the most positive evaluations, ranging from 85 to 97% approval ratings.

Donna Brendon

General Manager
BC Career Develop Association

Keis and Javidi articulate a new, fascinating framework for achieving greater results as a leader. All professionals who are striving to find or re-find their footing at work will benefit from the key principles and thought-provoking exercises posed in this powerful, interactive book!

Marshal Goldsmith


The learning went very fast, each moment was well structured. I have been given a great gift of learning the language of PSI. Thank you!

Chris Hoina

International Academy of Public Safety

An exceptional and impactful program that will help deliver results with confidence! Ken is brilliant.

Dr. Mitch Javidi

International Academy of Public Safety

I learned a lot about myself here and I really enjoyed learning from Ken. He provides a lot of good case studies and examples. Good job.

Frances Tan

Articles & Media

Ken Keis Living on Purpose, Realizing Your Potential

On Purpose Magazine

Ken Keis Author, Speaker, Trainer and Foremost Authority on Assessment Strategies and Processes that Increase and Multiply Success. Talks About Living on Purpose and Realizing Your True Potential.

Abbotsford entrepreneur Ken Keis to receive national 4-H award in online presentation

Abbotsford News

Ken Keis has been named 4-H Canada’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2022. This prestigious award is given to a former 4-H member who carries values instilled in them through the 4-H program to their everyday lives as contributing leaders in their communities. But as a youth, Ken Keis...

Entrepreneur Ken Keis Named 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

4H Alberta

Entrepreneur, Ken Keis has been named 4-H Canada’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2022. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Ken during the 2023 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, which be held virtually with host, Canadian Olympic Gold Medallist, Jon Montgomery, on Feb....


John Golden

Finding Your Purpose with Dr. Ken Keis


John Golden

The Ideas of Value: What Do You Really Value? with Dr. Ken Keis

Breakthrough Academy


Personality Tests: A Scientific Method To Team Building - Dr. Ken Keis


The Quest For Purpose: A Self-Discover Process To Find It and Live It!
The Quest For Purpose: A Self-Discover Process To Find It and Live It!
SELF-HELP/SUCCESS/MOTIVATION/BUSINESS/CAREERS START LIVING YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE NOW! Gallup research confirmed that nearly 90% of employees are indifferent or actively disengaged at work. Less than 10% of the population believes that they are living a fulfilling life On Purpose! These are...
Why Aren't You More Like Me? Discover the Secrets To Understanding Yourself and Others
Why Aren't You More Like Me? Discover the Secrets To Understanding Yourself and Others
Discover the secrets to understanding yourself and others Introvert Extrovert Active Passive Why do we act and think like WE do Why do those around us act and think like THEY do What makes us different Nature Nurture Or both In this readable book, Ken Keis introduces us to Personal Style, a unique...
Deliberate Leadership: Creating Success Through Personal Style
Deliberate Leadership: Creating Success Through Personal Style
THE LIFE-CHANGING BOOK ON LEADERSHIP! The principles and strategies in Deliberate Leadership apply to everyone who wants to lead themselves and others more effectively—whether you are a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a Law Enforcement or Military Officer, a Small Business Owner, a University Dean,...
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Ken Keis keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Ken Keis delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Ken Keis from Vancouver, British Columbia for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

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Are you looking to hire Ken Keis for your event? Ken Keis Vancouver, British Columbia is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Ken Keis is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Ken Keis is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Ken Keis from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Ken Keis to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Ken Keis creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Ken Keis from Vancouver, British Columbia offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Ken Keis is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Ken Keis focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Ken Keis will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Ken Keis’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Ken Keis speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Ken Keis for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Ken Keis is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Ken Keis speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Ken Keis to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Ken Keis for your event. As Ken Keis's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Ken Keis and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Ken Keis for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Ken Keis, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada’s top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

When SBC receives a request to book Ken Keis we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization’s event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Ken Keis about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker’s fees. If you are looking to hire Ken Keis, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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