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For 15 years Jay Golden has traveled across countries and industries, coaching hundreds of speakers, entrepreneurs and innovators to shape and deliver their most powerful and purposeful stories. Jay has given speeches on four continents and has coached executives in tech, food, travel, and sustainability at companies like BMW, Environmental Defense, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, Virtuoso Travel and Rainforest Action Network.

He has also designed Legend, a highly-collaborative culture experience that weaves powerful storytelling, transformative story insights with a audience participation. 

Jay works with a variety of leaders to more deeply understand this ancient craft of story in a modern context, to gather and apply their life's insights to move their audiences towards thoughtful action. 


Listen to Jay's clients' stories here.


Interactive Keynotes

The stage is everywhere today: in the car, at your desk, in the back yard, at the launch of a product, and on the biggest platform upon which you've ever stood.

Jay's interactive trainings and keynotes support innovators that are both right-brain and left-brain thinkers, as he weaves cutting-edge brain science and meaningful, relevant retellable stories into lively, participatory experiences. While his storytelling strategies are top-level, it's the audience collaboration that is transformative. Throughout the process, Jay gives leaders new tools and techniques to help them reach back into their origins and insights in order to help them better shape their impacts, and illuminate their visions. Jay's work always builds meaning, messaging and purpose to help his audiences transform their own audiences.

Six Steps to Effective, Memorable Stories

Six Steps shows how your crafted insights are your most precious assets in this new era. Jay's interactive keynote take the audience on a journey to discover surprising secrets about storytelling as they learn how their own life experiences can help them better inspire, pitch more effectively, and develop more purposeful leadership. Six Steps reveals:

  1. Why storytelling is so powerful and lasting

  2. The different kinds of storytelling that will transform your leadership and your business

  3. How to apply unforgettable framework that will help shape any story or presentation

  4. How to find the key insights and lessons of your life that illuminate why you care, and help your audiences care as well.

  5. How to use stories to deepen talks, strengthen connection with audiences small and large, and define thought leadership from the inside out

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"Jay is a skilled presenter who energetically articulates the transformational power of story in branding. Our attendees walked away with a step-by-step understanding of how to craft effective, authentic narratives."

Denver Lewis, Conference Content Manager, Expo East

"Our audience loved Jay's keynote and are still raving about it a year later. A hands on practical experience that is equally enlightening as it is fun. Anytime we could have him back we would want him back!"

David Nihill, Founder, FunnyBizz Conference

The Book

Retellable The Book

"For any leader seeking to be memorable, this is a vital read."
-David Redhill, Global CMO, Deloitte Consulting

Retellable: How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose, that reveals Jay's core philosophies that he's applied with hundreds of leaders. It's  is a study that draws you into the art of transformation and adaptation through this ancient and yet very modern vehicle of storytelling. Retellable is a fun and edge-pushing work that offers Jay's versatile framework, the Journey Curve, as well as many anecdotes, examples and insights you can use in your writing, speaking, organizational storytelling, and culture change.

While we all know how important stories are, and know a good story when we hear one, we don’t always know how to tell them. Retellable is a book about how you can find and tell yours.


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Retellable The Journal

Drawn from a decade of story gathering and shaping techniques employed for leaders around the world, the Retellable Story Journal is designed to help you collect your key stories, whether you're assessing a career pivot, evaluating an era of your life, or looking for new ways to create authentic connections with your various audiences.

The journal provides 42 prompts and builds on Jay's universal storytelling framework, the Journey Curve, to help you gather your story collection and see your life's journey in a useful and inspiring manner.

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Storytelling Services

Story Coaching

Over the course of 3-12 months, Jay works to deeply understand your landscape and your hurdles, helping you develop retellable stories for speeches, pitches and leadership conversations that guide action. It is fun and meaningful work with life-changing impacts.

Training & Speaking

Jay leads highly-interactive  storytelling workshops and keynotes that help build communication and story skills for leadership in sales, marketing, and public speaking.  Participants come away with paradigm-shifting mental models, a starter collection of stories, and a deeper connection to one another.

Story Crafting

The problem with telling a core story is that there is too much data and a wide array of stakeholders from which to gather. But when we frame stories as data, and find how they connect into a greater story, we can then put them together for various outputs to serve your various storytellers.


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Please send us a message to inquire about speaking engagements, story services, and more.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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