Grounded in faith, nourished with global experiences, and driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Johnny Tan’s life journey has prepared him to be a potent experiential speaker with a transformative message about the power of relationships, the nature of love, and the meaning of life.
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Nicknamed as Your Communication Chef, Johnny's keynote address on "What I Learned from my 9 Moms about Relationships, Life, and Happiness" entertains and inspires audiences with a fresh perspective on leadership, effective communication, and teamwork.
- Left home in Malaysia at 18 to attend college at Louisiana State University.
- Honed his leadership and organizational skills as a Chief Operating Officer.
- Served his community by initiating projects benefiting future generations.
- Lived the American Dream as a small business owner.
- Authored an award-winning and bestselling book to honor his 9 moms.
- Amassed over one million listeners for his FMMK Talk Radio Show.
- Excels as a Retreat Facilitator, Life Coach, and Mentor.
- Ballroom Dancing instructor and performer.
Johnny has been a guest on numerous radio shows, TV, and is also a Luminary on Inspire Me Today®. His practical recipes for living will enrich and inspire audiences, regardless of age, to value respect, trust, and cooperation in their personal and professional relationships; live a conscious life; and create opportunities to leave a legacy of love for others to benefit from and follow.
Inspirational and Motivational Keynote Presentations
#1 Personal Success Begins At Home
Harmony at home translates to self confidence, a positive attitude, and increased productivity at work. Utilize Johnny’s personal knowledge to create the “harmony at home" experience for your team-oriented millennials and your corporate family.
ROI for this keynote:
Johnny’s heartfelt stories about his relationships with his 9 moms will be delivered with high energy and an engaging style. His recipes for living will get everyone thinking while laughing.
The audience will:
- Gain a new perspective about conscious living and personal leadership.
- Experience a behavioral change that is lasting, because it is a life-changing personal paradigm shift.
- Contribute to the corporate family’s loyalty and success through improved team performance and customer service, leading to increased sales and profits.
#2 Create Tomorrow’s Leaders in Today’s Multigenerational Workplace
Companies today are fortunate to experience the dynamics of having four generations sharing the workplace. However, managing the diverse styles of the Traditional Traditionalists, Still-Booming Boomers, Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and Tech-or-Die Gen Ys, can be a challenge. The companies’ immediate organizational productivity and long-term strategic success depend on how well this multigenerational workforce performs as a synergistic team. Johnny will share expert insights into the four generations and their motivations, goals and communication styles, to bridge the generational gap.
ROI for this keynote:
Johnny will share leadership and communication recipes that are easy to implement when leading individuals and managing situations. The high energy and engaging presentation will transform your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage and strengthen loyalty.
The audience will:
#3 The Road To Wealth Is Defined By The Path Of One’s Relationships
- Learn how to identify points of generational conflict and areas of opportunity to defuse them.
- Practice specific strategies to strengthen verbal and non-verbal cross-generational communication skills.
- Gain skills which help their team to successfully leverage the many assets a multigenerational workforce can contribute to the corporate culture.
This inspirational, engaging and action-oriented presentation is specially designed for millennials, who will make up 75% of the global working professionals by 2025. As an experiential speaker, Johnny teaches the importance of building lasting relationships as the key to successfully achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance. His advice and anecdotes are drawn from his own experiences, and from successful professionals in a variety of industries who have been guests on his talk radio show.
ROI for this keynote:
Johnny’s message, delivered with high energy and an entertaining storytelling style, will provide current and future leaders with the blueprint to establish a professional brand that is essential prior to capitalizing on opportunities to build lasting relationships. His highly practical recipes for living will empower the audience to take action immediately and experience a dynamic change in their lives.
The audience will:
- Learn how to create their personal brands, and project a professional image both in person and online.
- Strengthen their verbal and non-verbal communication skills and networking prowess.
- Learn how to build lasting relationships in their professional and personal life.
- Develop strategies to assemble a winning team and promotes loyalty.
- Increase their opportunities for career advancement and personal success.
- Be inspired to improve their community and leave a legacy for others to follow.
In addition to Johnny’s keynote presentations, he has three fun-filled, content-rich, proprietary workshops that can be custom tailored to meet your company’s specific needs. All of Johnny’s presentations are high energy, funny, practical, and designed for audience participation. The workshops can be presented as unique stand alone programs, delivered in parts sequentially, or scheduled during successive events. Please allow 90 to 120 minutes for each program.
#1 Effective Communication: Listen and Talk Your Way to Success
This workshop is designed to teach individuals critical techniques from Johnny’s upcoming book, Listen and Talk Your Way to Success: 3 Keys to Effective Communication. Diffusing potential conflict before it begins and resolving conflict amicably with dignity and respect are essential ingredients for personal success. The presentation, filled with hilarious anecdotes, provides participants with recipes to:
- Forge lasting relationships that open doors to partnerships and opportunities.
- Reach out to colleagues with genuine enthusiasm, support and gratitude, to build trust for mutual success and achievement.
- Use constructive notes and personal experiences to support and encourage colleagues, strengthening lasting relationships.
ROI for this workshop: A harmonious work environment with effective communication reduces misunderstandings. The participants will develop a proactive approach to identify, clarify and resolve conflicts, confront bullies, promote camaraderie among team members, and strengthen loyalty, resulting in increased productivity.
#2 Turning a Job into a Career
This workshop helps individuals develop a concept of personal ownership that leads to increased productivity, and better positions them for potential career advancement. Participants will learn how to identify their intellectual and emotional gifts and take responsibility to maximize these gifts in ways to benefit themselves, co-workers, and their employer.
ROI for this workshop: We all have the capacity to determine our attitude about our work. When employees channel their passion into their work, and view their job as a career, they will experience the satisfaction of being in the sweet-spot of life, and the company will benefit from increased loyalty and strengthen its corporate culture.
#3 Synergy In 3 Easy Steps: The Power of Teamwork
These proprietary workshops teach participants the ultimate mastery of teamwork through personal leadership and non-verbal communication. The program utilizes the core elements of ballroom dancing and transforms them into a fun, engaging and entertaining activity that nurtures compassion, understanding and empathy. The workshop provides opportunities for the best practices of cooperation, and experiencing mutual satisfaction through achieving a common goal.
A] Corporate Team Building: This workshop is designed for companies and organizations seeking an innovative, energetic and effective Team Training program for their Millennial Workforce. The course motivates participants to build confidence in themselves and in each other through creative thinking and trust. Everyone will learn the dynamics of being a leader and a follower.
Participants will be assembled into teams and have the opportunity to select a dance they would like to perform as a group. Options include Swing, Salsa or Cha-Cha. Everyone will be taught the basic dance steps and techniques that sharpen their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. They will learn that respect builds trust, which in turn leads to cooperation. Each team is encouraged to create a unique 30-second introduction to complement their dance performance as the final highlight of the workshop.
ROI for this workshop: This activity is an excellent way for group members to experience personal development, contribute to their team’s "creative rhythm," and acquire new teamwork skills to utilize in the workplace. Improved team spirit nourishes loyalty and strengthens the corporate culture.
B] Couples: This workshop is designed as an interactive activity ideal for Couples Retreats, Marriage Encounter weekends, church sponsored Wedding Engagement classes, and programming at Corporate Events hosted by companies seeking to provide a unique, family centered benefit for executives and their spouses. The main focus is for couples to foster a greater awareness of their partnership and their partner’s needs. Each pair will learn the dynamics of leading and following, and discover the joy of dance floor intimacy.
Participants will learn a dance style of their choice from a selection of Waltz, Rumba or Swing. Couples will be taught the basic dance steps and techniques that sharpen their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. They will learn that respect builds trust, which in turn leads to cooperation and love. At the end of the workshop, all couples will demonstrate their dance routine and share their experience about the newly acquired partnership skills.
ROI for this workshop: This activity is an excellent way for couples to discover or rediscover their “partnership rhythm” through authenticity, humility and speaking from the heart. Enhanced harmony between two people invigorates a greater real connection.
Choosing the right speaker, trainer or facilitator...
Many presenters can get people laughing and fired up. However, when the event is over the educational message is often forgotten and everyone returns to “business as usual.”
Johnny’s highly practical recipes for living have a lasting effect on people. These heart-centered principles are easy to embrace and implement. The results are immediate and the knowledge gained is authentic. When people experience a personal paradigm shift, they will remember what they learned and their behaviors are transformed forever.
According to Johnny, “Respect the past, because it is a classroom for lessons learned. Be prepared for the future, because it is your destiny. Always live in the now, because every moment is a memorable experience.”
The built-in flexibility of Johnny’s proprietary workshops allows you to customize the experience to meet the needs of your event and audience. The ultimate goal is to deliver a message that will resonate with and inspire your unique audience. Please contact Johnny for a free consultation to address your specific needs and the message you want your audience to take away from the workshop. Together with Johnny you can create an unforgettable, content-rich, entertaining event that will be high-energy, engaging, and transformative.
Your leaders will lead more effectively, your team members will be more empowered, and your company will experience a stronger corporate culture that promotes respect, trust and cooperation... the essential ingredients for sustaining loyalty and perpetual success!
Johnny Speaks to... Business Groups, Corporate Training Programs, National Conventions, Business Seminars, Women’s Organizations, Christian Programs, Youth & Collegiate Programs
Where To Use Johnny: Opening & Closing Keynote, Banquet Speaker, Workshop Training, Company Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Retreat Facilitator, Lunch and Learn Programs
From My Mama’s Kitchen®
“Johnny has an incredible story that brings to life lessons learned and applied throughout his journey. Listening to and learning from Johnny will change your perspective and your life!”
— Carece Slaughter, CEO, Wealth & Business Coach, Strategic Planner, Speaker | Purpose Directed Wealth Strategies®
“In sharing his personal story about overcoming life’s challenges with great enthusiasm for the future, Johnny’s leadership speech brought inspiration to my team. We were left with renewed energy, focus, and strategic skills to use in enhancing our work and home life.”
— Kathleen Tucci, Founder and CEO, Light Beam Productions
“Although we proclaimed we are a corporate family, it is sometimes easy to forget how many lives we impact daily because of business demands. Johnny’s potent leadership message and his insightful presentation from his book, From My Mama’s Kitchen, gave me the awareness and appreciation of my role and how I have the opportunity each day to positively influence both my employees and customers.”
— Michael Burnett, Vice-President, Midwest Tropical
"I've known Johnny for over two years, having first met him as a guest on his FMMK Talk Radio show, where he interviewed me and asked questions about my novel "The Collectibles". One of Johnny’s questions was What is your recipe for living? As we talked for an hour, and then another, I was fascinated by the depth and understanding in Johnny’s approach, and deeply moved by his interest in other people, and more importantly, how he could see and bring out the best in them. As founder of From My Mama's Kitchen, and author of the award winning book of the same title, Johnny explores a subject to which he is fully committed: Unconditional Love. I’ve watched him address audiences and seen the expression on their faces as he conveys his wisdom and reaches their hearts. As well as an accomplished author and talk radio show host, Johnny is an accomplished motivational speaker with an amazing business background, committed to using his keen organizational and leadership skills to make the lives of others better."
— Jim Kaufman, Chairman of the Board, The Kaufman Group, Ltd.; Author; Former Chairman, Board of Imaging the World
“Johnny’s ability to ‘reinvent’ his presentation to fit our specific needs and program was nothing short of impressive! He demonstrated a sincere desire to discover our guild, to carefully listen to our needs and what we are working towards… was obvious from the moment we met him. Every person who filled out our feedback forms recognized the impact and significance of Johnny’s keynote address. The quality of his presentation and the personality he brought to the talk was as enjoyable as it was moving.”
— David W. Smith, Chairman, Heritage Writers Guild
“Johnny revealed to us what the immense power of unconditional love can do for our personal and professional goals. His character and beliefs are not only the product of his adopted mom’s upbringing, but eight other exceptional moms have had a direct influence in his life’s journey. Johnny’s message delivers value and motivation to all who are willing to accept the impact of a mother’s unconditional love.”
— Anthony A. Kung, Toastmasters Group