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Rocketmen, Collaboration, and Legendary Leadership

By Karen Harris | Jun 05, 2019 | Comments Off

If you haven’t seen the new biopic Rocketman that chronicles the life, love, and musicianship of Sir Elton John, it’s proving itself to be one heck of a box office hit. Powerful cinematography, extraordinary music, and packed with jaw-dropping performances.

In a recent keynote, one of cmi speaker management’s incredibly talented speakers, Jason Hewlett delivered an inspired message about the power of collaboration by spotlighting the historic duo of Reginald Dwight (who would later become Elton John) and his decades-long lyricist and business partner Bernie Taupin.

Jason shares the value of turning to the people around you, your colleagues and coworkers, and even what he refers to as “lost members” (those who are no longer associated with you) to help clearly and accurately define what your signature moves are in business.

Collaboration didn’t happen organically for the two rock legends. In a May Time Magazine article, Taupin shares his review of the new movie, and Time’s columnist Andrew Chow sheds light on what was then an unlikely match between singer and songwriter.

“In 1967, they both answered the same advertisement from Liberty Records seeking songwriters. John couldn’t write lyrics; Taupin couldn’t write melodies. But when John was handed an envelope of Taupin’s poems, he was moved by their lyricism and began cutting demos to them.”

“When we started it out it was really just me and him,” Taupin said. “It was very much a sort of stream-of-consciousness,” Taupin said of his own lyrical style. “I would write whatever I felt, and he would jerry-rig it into a song.”

Thank goodness fate brought that illustrious pair together. The world is a better place for the collaboration they shared and the music they’ve made.

Around here, we’re big on collaboration as well. Our amazing team of professionals connect and create together on a daily basis to make what some days feels like magic happen for our talented team of keynote speakers.

Jason Hewlett, we love your extraordinary showmanship, and the way you help audiences all over the globe discover what it means to become a Legendary Leader. As you so profoundly share, leadership is about promises made and promises kept. Keep it up. The world needs more of that!

Signing Off on a Signature Move in the Wake of Leaving Neverland

By Karen Harris | Mar 15, 2019 | Comments Off

In the wake of the new Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland and the subsequent interview with Oprah Winfrey, keynote speaker Jason Hewlett is retiring his Michael Jackson impressions and even taking the extraordinary steps to remove footage from his wide volume of videos.

That’s a bold move, at considerable time and expense for Jason – but it doesn’t come as a surprise to us, nor his growing audience base. Jason’s entire career, speaking and business foundation, and his life is now and has always been “family friendly first”.   

In his revealing post regarding the decision, Jason shares the inherent pull of integrity that has him walking away from “the moonwalk” and all things Jackson in his performances and keynotes. He also describes the decision as less from a place of judgement and more from a place of empathy and his own internal compass of what he feels is right for himself and his audiences.

Jason’s powerful keynote topics often revolve around what he calls “The Promise” for leaders, teams, innovators, and organizations. The often hysterical, always entertaining, and even emotional messages have attendees asking themselves deep personal questions about their own personal and professional promises and what that means when leading a purposeful life.

As one of our valued keynote speakers, we fully support Jason’s decision and applaud him for being tapped and tuned in enough to the world conversation, as well as his own integrity level to make this move.

Our world is a very complex one, especially in today’s advances of 24/7 news cycles and often embroiled social media spirals. There are rarely easy answers or simple black and white situations. What there is a lot of however are compassionate, promise-filled people like Jason Hewlett who are constantly reaching to produce the highest value with integrity and honor. We’re proud to be the team that helps him bring his messages to the world.

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Becoming Legendary Leaders - Jason Hewlett

By Dori Pominville | Jan 22, 2019 | Comments Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhvxIaOYeUc&list=PLlhfpPEx8ark53hBmgjaf45zhUmXT8ey3

Learn more about Jason and his brand NEW topic here!

The Promise to Yourself

By Dori Pominville | Sep 18, 2018 | Comments Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJPVmukhwE0

Learn more about Jason Hewlett!

Seventeen Years in the Making

By Karen Harris | Jul 13, 2018 | Comments Off

How One Speaker Kept the Faith, and Delivered on The Promise

Fresh off his recent closing keynote at The Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker Jason Hewlett, received a standing ovation from the more than 15,300 audience members and realized the cumulation of a vision and goal set in 2001 when he embarked on his speaking career:  To speak on the mainstage at MDRT.

“During my entire youth there were MDRT plaques lining the hallways of our home,” shared Jason. “My Dad, John Hewlett, being in the upper echelon of the most successful in the world in life insurance and financial planning fields, his lifetime membership in MDRT made it my goal as well. When I began my career in 2001 looking for big stages to perform on, asking my Dad where I should begin, he recommended MDRT because they had the best speakers at their conferences he’d ever seen. I made my first call to them, and I’ve submitted to be on their stage as a speaker every year since.”

For Jason, it was a home run, Olympic medal, life-changing moment. “Well-earned, well-deserved, and we are quite sure just the tip of the iceberg for what is next for this show-stopping entertainer and keynote speaker” shared Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speaker management. “He lights up the stage with humor, impressions, and an animated presentation that is just out of this world. More than that, however, he CONNECTS with messaging that is relatable, heart-warming, and exactly what audiences are looking for today.”

The topic he took the stage with was his signature, “The Promise” which compels audiences to take a long look at the impact their own “promises” make on the lives around them. While fun, engaging, and completely entertaining – the keynote has poignant moments that leave audience members feeling transformed, inspired, and motivated to take positive action in their lives.

“There is so much heart and humanity that just pours out of every speech Jason delivers,” shared Julie Escobar, industry consultant. “He is loved by audiences, adored and respected by his colleagues and peers, and a dream for meeting planners to work with. High entertainment, low ego, and a double-watt personality – all make him a speaker companies want to hire again and again.”

In a world that can certainly use a lot more fulfilled promises and big dreams coming to fruition, Jason’s journey to keynote for one of the most prestigious events hosted by the world-class organization of MDRT sends a resounding message to all of us. Keep your promises. Keep the faith. Stay focused and driven. Extraordinary things can happen when you do.

Great work, Jason. We can’t wait to see what event you’ll headline next.

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame - Jason Hewlett

By Dori Pominville | Jul 11, 2018 | Comments Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yinoaBy6wnU&t=15s

Learn more about Jason Hewlett and his amazing signature keynote, The Promise, here.

In What Ways Are You Like Hemingway?

By Jason Hewlett | Jun 19, 2018 | Comments Off

I’m writing to you from Key West, FL.

When people think of Key West they mostly think of key lime pie, which I am sorry to say, I can’t even stomach.

However, when I saw on my calendar I was booked to be in Key West I thought of only one name: Hemingway!

About a decade ago I first visited Ernest Hemingway’s home here with my wife and our friends.  Today I enjoyed the tour once again and am inspired.

He is one of the great prolific writers in American History.... Read the rest of Jason's blog post here!

The Promise to The One: The Family Pet

By Jason Hewlett | Jun 11, 2018 | Comments Off

This post is about The One.

How we treat The One who sits before us, if we engage fully, look them in the eye, or are glued to our phones and distracted when that person needs our attention.

The Promise to The One is to care for, help, love, and embrace The One in our lives that means so much to us...

Read Jason's full post on his blog here!

More about Jason Hewlett here.

Rock Star Leadership - Jason Hewlett

By Jason Hewlett | May 15, 2018 | Comments Off

In this hilarious, entertaining, yet movingly insightful keynote, Leadership Speaker Jason Hewlett adds some fun twists and turns for leadership teams. In it, he shares never-heard-of leadership stories of those who seriously changed the game. You’ll laugh, even cry, as Jason takes you on an extraordinary journey of legendary performers who changed the face of entertainment because of their willingness to be different. To lead. To step away from expectations and rise to rock-star levels. Read more about Jason Hewlett's Keynote Topics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6viOcidgoC0

Entertainment with a Message - Jason Hewlett

By Dori Pominville | May 01, 2018 | Comments Off

Jason Hewlett is in a state of transition. When he is booked for an event, often he is asked "Do you still do the singing, voices and faces we know you for?". Jason is here to tell everyone, "Of course"! He's all about entertainment with a message. Find out more below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JuXqW30jro