Jason T. Collett is a vibrant leader with a fresh voice that cuts through layers of assumptions and old-school paradigms. His energy and enthusiasm are focused on helping individuals and businesses succeed. Collett’s experience and accomplishments are tailored into a meaningful and pragmatic message that audience members enjoy, understand, and apply.
Collett has balanced roles as an entrepreneur and a global leader. Uniquely, Jason simultaneously built, operated and sold small businesses while also holding global HR leadership positions in several Fortune 500 companies. His exceptional career path was paralleled with personal accomplishments and adventures in high altitude ice climbing, competitive sailing, skiing, snowboarding, and surfing around the world. Truly a wealth of experience, Collett boils concepts down to the basics, evokes change, and stirs audiences with his inspiring message.
A Message from Jason: I am truly blessed in that I live my passion of advising and coaching Executives and HR Professionals every day. As a Professional Speaker and Certified Executive Advisor, I live my dream supporting others in achieving theirs. I help people remove barriers, apply strategy, and create meaningful careers making a positive difference in their organizations, their communities and within their own lives.
My diverse career started as a child cellist. Touring Europe, Asia and the U.S., I spent the majority of my teen years pursuing music. I experienced dozens of cultures and a multitude of diverse viewpoints while living with over 200 host families, before the age of 19. It taught me self-reliance, perspective, stage presence, and the impact of leveraging emotion positively to make a difference.
I discovered my flair for psychology within business during my college years. I began experimentally applying my behavioral education as a rock/ice climbing instructor. Not only did I train great leaders, but I developed executive influence and strategic leadership skills in myself. I built, managed, and grew a small business, training professionals. I learned first-hand how to build a company from scratch.
My executive career began with Schneider National. With International responsibilities, I cultivated my understanding of working in a large global company. My progression continued with Bank of America, Honeywell, and Domtar, leading Talent Management, globally. I led international teams and was responsible for Executive Development, Performance Management, Change Management, Learning, Organizational Effectiveness, Continuous Improvement, Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Employee Engagement, and HRIT.
Simultaneously, I started, built, operated and sold small businesses, including DNA/Forensic Laboratories, Craft Breweries and a consulting firm. These incredible multifaceted experiences provide me with a continuum of insight on leadership, strategic planning, operational execution, and talent management, across the spectrum of diverse businesses, start-up to Fortune 100.
Now, as a Certified Executive Advisor, and SHRM District Director in South Carolina, I inspire, educate, support, and mentor business leaders and HR Professionals around the world. Through dynamic Keynotes on the big stage, individualized executive coaching, virtual group and one-on-one programs, and in the corporate classroom, I am thrilled to help others blaze their personal path to success.
I am very eager to learn about you, your organization, and the theme in which I will customize my message to support your efforts.
The Heart of Leadership – A Mountaineers Leadership Lessons from the Highest Summits in the World
Leveraging HR Skills to Drive ROI – Stop Being Just a Department of Expense/Support
How to Get a Seat at the Table – Developing Strategic Executive Influence
Drug Testing Truth & Myth – Dealing with Workplace Substance Abuse and Marijuana Legalization
Assets to Asses – Developing People-Strategies in Start-up, Growing, verses Global Companies
How Change has Changed – Customized Leading for 5 Generations in the Workplace
Start-up Pitfalls and Challenges; What to avoid when building a new business (Entrepreneurial or HR Focus)