"Team building is what you do with people, not what you do to people." - Tyler Hayden

Tyler Hayden

Teamwork, Leadership and Peak Performance Expert

Tyler Hayden is an international leadership and team consultant, elected government official, and founder of the Message In a Bottle book series. He has over two decades of experience as a speaker and organizational consultant and is the author of more than a dozen books and measures on personal development, leadership, and team building. His business is motivational keynote presentations, non-traditional team-building programs and virtual team design consultations. Tyler’s clients include some of the world’s largest corporations like Scotiabank, Manulife, and Caterpillar and associations, like the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Project Management Institute (PMI). Tyler is a keynoter, team-builder and author. He has developed program solutions for groups in areas of leadership, management, teambuilding, staff motivation, personal development, and soft skill development.

Tyler Hayden is the author of 6 books, 2 audio CDs, 3 interactive CD ROMs, a team design App, 3 board games, tools and measures. His training materials have been sold worldwide, and he has delivered hundreds of high-energy keynotes and team-building programs. Tyler balances his busy speaking career with two other business ventures — Message In A Bottle Book Series, and an App Design Studio — both of which provide business and life solutions in innovative ways. All work and no play? No way!

Hayden enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures and high-adrenaline activities, like skydiving, canyoning and survival camping.Tyler spends some of his “free” time building folk art sculptures and paintings. Finally, a description of Tyler would not be complete without a word about his greatest source of affluence: family. Tyler Hayden is a loving husband to Laurie, a high school principal, and proud father of Tait and Breton, his beautiful little girls. Tyler and Laurie look forward to building a loving family and continuing to make a difference in the quiet seaside community of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Tyler Hayden invites you to join him on a magnificent journey of Livin’ Life Large™!

As a keynote speaker, Tyler Hayden has spoken to groups ranging in number from 20 to 5,000. He delivers a professional presentation that ensures that the message is designed with the audience’s learning in mind. Tyler Hyden’s team events are high energy and information packed. Tyler works diligently beforehand along side your team leads to ensure the delivery of consistent and powerful messages that resonate with your team.

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Based on Tyler’s bestselling book Livin’ Life Large: Simple Actions that Create Success, this show will not only have your group rolling in the aisles with laughter but will also have them leaving the presentation room with simple changes that they can easily make to begin to create a balanced lifestyle in both their personal and professional lives.

Tyler delivers keynote speeches like you’ve never heard before! The content for Livin’ Life Large combines expert storytelling, current research about your custom learning objectives, engaging audience participation, and Tyler’s clean corporate humour. This presentation is all about creating long-term life satisfaction by living “every single moment of every single day.” In doing so we are able to effectively and efficiently balance the rigorousness that work and life throw our way.

This presentation has been a hit at conferences and conventions from 50 to 5,000 people. It’s hilarious. It’s high energy. It drives impact. It’s 100 percent Tyler Hayden.

You are invited to spend an interactive (and hilarious) session exploring some things that we can do to keep our teams engaged and functioning collectively.  Our exclusive MIQ process is a way of gathering information on your team member’s individual learning intelligences and then applying them to the collective group to help managers discover and create phenomenal opportunities for leadership.

Friday! is the best day of the week because it is a gateway to freedom… But, you know that, that freedom is not yours because of looming deadlines, emails to respond to, and product to deliver. So somehow you innately change your state of mind to meet the needs of the day. You will seamlessly achieve everything, cause it’s Friday!, and you’ve got plans for the weekend. Friday! truly is a state of mind. It is a time when you pull out all the stops, get busy, and get ‘er done. Join Tyler as he explores the 9 ¾ most important skills to living the Friday! state of mind, everyday. Laugh along with Tyler while you learn among other things to: drop old behaviors, boost creativity, master meaning, create connection, optimize optimism, vet vision, and peak perform.

If you are not pushing the envelope you aren’t living.  But really, are you going to climb Everest?  The closest we will probably get to Everest is the ride at Disney.  But just because we aren’t climbing Everest doesn’t mean that we can’t live an adventure lifestyle. Walk with Tyler through some everyday adventures that you can find in your own community or with a quick commuter flight.  Learn about the psychological and physical benefits of injecting adventure into the everyday.  Find out why and adventurous workplace is a profitable workplace.  Develop a new mantra of instilling the power of adventure in your everyday.  Explore quick techniques of imparting that sense of adventure to your community, children and co-workers.

Do you have an event or conference coming up and need someone to keep all the moving parts in sync? Then, check out Tyler Hayden's Big M.C. offering. The Big M.C. answers a meeting planners’ need to build a conference experience that will not be soon forgotten. Tyler carefully and hilariously weaves the business of the day with innovative and exciting audience interaction. The Big M.C. is a custom conference solution that maximizes Tyler’s impact throughout your conference schedule.

Some components recently chosen for the Big M.C. have included:

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  • Keynote Speaker Interviews/Games

  • Icebreakers

  • Networking

  • Full Conference Team Building

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Team Building with Intelligence – Effective Icebreakers and Debriefing Tools

This book is designed for managers, trainers, and team designers who want to reach more people with greater accuracy. Using Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences and Tyler Hayden’s Multiple Intelligence Quotient you will quickly realize that reaching employees means adjusting your style to deliver and assign tasks as they relate to the individuals strongest intelligence. Not only will you grasp this simple approach, but you will also have hours of ready to use tools at your finger tips. This book does not collect dust!

Coffee Talk and Coffee Talk 2

This intimate and interactive team-building game will have you and your team getting to know one another with the flip of a page. This is the premiere way to get your groups talking and a real hit at your next meeting, retreat or road trip!

Livin’ Life Large

Life is simple. We make it complicated. Livin’ Life Large®™: Simple Actions that Create Success is the most basic personal development book ever written using small-town Canadian wisdom. Changing your life and getting the most out of every single moment of every single day is simple. That is the big secret of success life is simple. A successful life is not the life of a person who makes the most money or has the most possessions. It is the life of the person who is happy, a person who can balance working hard and playing hard and who remembers that at the end of the day the person who wins had the most fun.

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