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Keynotes & Presentations

"Excellent and straightforward guidance to start a team down the path to a true learning organization... Thanks Jake!"

Murray Elliott, President & CEO of Energy Safety Canada

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Fewer Errors

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Concise.  Practical.  Engaging.

I'm not a motivational speaker.


I'm an expert on workplace errors who gives fast-paced, interactive, and powerful keynotes to groups like yours.


I show your group how pilots, firefighters, paratroopers, and other high-reliability experts manage the risk of errors, and how your people can, too.

Explore my five (5) popular keynotes below.

"We got more practical ideas from Jake than from any other keynote we can remember.


After dinner, we talked about Jake's presentation for more than TWO HOURS!


That led to REAL change when we returned to the plant."

Maintenance & Reliability Leader at the Xcelerate 2019 conference

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"We engaged Jake as a keynote speaker for our company-wide safety conference.


Our leaders, from field foreman through executives, were unanimously impressed.


Since Jake’s presentation, our project managers and field foreman have told me that they are starting to experiment with many of the practical ideas that Jake taught us."

Fred Barlow, Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Reliance Electric, Inc.

Which keynote is best for your group?

Seven Practical Steps to Build a Culture of Safety and Human Reliability

Unwanted errors and surprises can threaten life and limb, ruin careers, and cost $37 billion each year.

In this fast-paced presentation, you’ll hear powerful stories – some funny, some dramatic -- and you’ll learn seven concrete, practical skills you can apply immediately in your teams. These seven steps are used by: pilots, firefighters, military paratroopers, air traffic controllers, electric power utility system operators, and other high-reliability teams across the globe.


  1. Take a Learning-Based Approach

  2. Build Psychological Safety

  3. Lead After Action Reviews

  4. Transform Investigations

  5. Apply Classic Defenses

  6. Improve Systems

  7. Build Resilience

"We have brought in many speakers over the years to address HOP, Psychological Safety, and serious and fatal injury prevention.


Jake's style and delivery stand out. Not only does he deliver great content, but he is very engaging and uses technology and audience interaction to keep the audience's attention from beginning to end.

And perhaps most importantly, he provides practical and actionable information that the audience can take and use immediately."

Lisa Brooks,

North America NSC Networks Director

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