IKIGAI KEYNOTE SPEAKER
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN IKIGAI KEYNOTE SPEAKER?
Almost all keynote speakers who present the ikigai concept have no idea that the majority of their presentation consists of culturally appropriated concepts.
If your keynote speaker is pushing a Venn diagram, and making claims that ikigai is a word from Okinawa, the secret to a long and happy life, and the reason why Japanese never retire then know you'll be hiring someone who is misinforming your audience.
In short, ikigai is a concept relatable to positive psychology and eudaemonia. It ties together psychological elements such as life affirmation, goals/dreams, meaning of life, meaning of existence, sense of life satisfaction, resilience , environmental mastery, social affiliation, autonomy, personal growth, physical health and life enjoyment.
As ikigai includes a sense of self-progression and a sense of being socially affiliated with others, it increases your self-awareness of making a contribution to others; No doubt an asset you'd like your audience to build.
Don't Be Fooled
"Ikigai is not your bliss. It's not a lifestyle or concept from Okinawa. It's not a sweet spot of a Venn diagram." - Nick Kemp
IKIGAI KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Don't make the mistake of hiring a keynote speaker who'll misinform your audience with western appropriations and romantic notions on the ikigai concept. Hire me, someone who has lived in Japan, built connections with Japan's leading academics and spent years researching the ikigai concept and Japanese psychology.
- NICHOLAS KEMP
IKIGAI KEYNOTE SPEAKER CHECKLIST
Ask these questions to your "ikigai expert" or keynote speaker:
- Have you lived in Japan?
- Can you speak Japanese?
- Have you read the Japanese literature on the ikigai concept?
- Have you spent years researching the ikigai concept?
- Have you built connections with Japan's leading ikigai academics?
- Are you published on the ikigai concept?
If your keynote speaker can't answers yes to most of these questions, then most likely they will misinform your audience with western interpretations. They have no place on your stage.
MY IKIGAI KEYNOTE
My signature ikigai keynote covers:
- The Mother of Ikigai, research pioneer Mieko Kamiya
- Ikigai & Ikigai-kan
- The eight ikigai needs
- The constituent elements of ikigai
- Psychometric tools and scales
- Inspiring and real life personal stories
HOW WILL MY KEYNOTE BENFIT YOUR AUDIENCE?
Nick provides thought provoking and practical keynotes and speeches on ikigai and other Japanese cultural concepts that energise and inspire change. Nick goes to great lengths to provide culturally accurate evidence based presentations that are respectful to Japanese culture rather than romanticised and western interpretations.
As a life worth living is one full of experiences and opportunities that allows us to feel like we are making a contribution, after listening to Nick's speech, your audience will have the agency to decide what they can be for them and how many they'll pursue.