Simple doesn’t mean easy

Disney Keynote Speaker Jeff Noel
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Simple doesn’t mean easy. Simple can be easy, but generally simple is elusive. Most think simple is too elementary.

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What does Jeff recommend as the best place to start?

For bottomline-folks, these three points are for you. Detail-oriented folks, everything after that is for you.

  1. Start with 60-minute Disney Customer Service Keynote for everyone.
  2. Followup (same day option) with the Disney Chain of Business Excellence Private Keynote for your top 5-10 C-Suite Executives.
  3. Finish with two-day Disney Chain of Business Excellence session for your top 20 leaders. Individual retail is $128k. Bundle and pay for all 3 at signing for $67k.

Context is everything…17 considerations so you know and understand what league you and your Company are playing in…

By the way, if you are the CEO, Owner, Founder, or all three, or you are in the CEO’s inner Executive circle (top 4-12 depending on company size) you are the perfect audience for this message.

To be clear, using an athletics analogy, Jeff’s audience is for Executives aiming for the Olympic finals, preferably the podium, preferably Olympic Gold.

It’s kinda fun to do the impossible.

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  1. Growth dilutes culture
  2. So does average leadership behaviors
  3. Good and very good aren’t good enough
  4. Everything matters
  5. Nothing is optional
  6. Every leader is telling a story about what he or she values
  7. We judge ourselves on our intentions, others judge us on our behaviors
  8. Your culture is either by design or by default
  9. What grade for culture last year?
  10. Culture = Habits
  11. Habits = Results
  12. Culture = Results
  13. How bad do you want it?
  14. Why?
  15. What’s missing or needs to level up?
  16. Remember why you got into what you’re leading now?
  17. Still on fire for it?

So what?

There’s nothing wrong with not being on fire, but it has no place in Jeff’s world.

Jeff has been in Customer Service for 45 years, 30 at Walt Disney World, including 15 teaching at the world-renowned Disney Institute. He is the preeminent expert. He learned it. He did it. He teaches it. Plus he’s been inside 2,000 different global businesses to various degrees of depth: from a discovery call or two for a keynote, to multi-year engagements for cultural resetting.

We told you that to tell you this, here is Jeff’s “Disney-Standard” three-step process for resetting any culture.

  1. Disney Customer Service Keynote for every employee (no size limit)
  2. Disney’s Leadership Chain of Business Excellence Private C-Suite Keynote (top 5-10 inner circle Executives)
  3. Two-Day Disney Leadership Chain of Business Excellence session (top 20 Company leaders)


  • Step 1 rallies the organization around a clear, concise, and compelling world-class, time-tested Customer Service framework. After the keynote, none of your employees need to wait for Leadership, HR, or Finance approval to transform the way they serve others. If this is all you need to jump start things, awesome. If you think you might need or want more…
  • Step 2 unwraps the gift of Organizational Vibrancy’s five industry-neutral pillars and Jeff’s cumulative research on the 19 architectural blueprints to set all five pillars to the highest, world-class standard. Learn why everything matters and nothing is optional. Learn also how to be intentional where you used to be less internal or even ignored seemingly unimportant details. This keynote is the big picture interconnectedness message. Improve one pillar, the other four benefit. Neglect one pillar the other four suffer. Improve two, bigger positive ripple. Neglect two, deeper hole to climb out of. Maybe too deep. Deep breath. Exhale…Bonus: Jeff credits $10k of this keynote fee to future sessions if you continue your journey together. If this makes perfect sense – and it will – then you move to pro-level cultural commitment…
  • Step 3 rallies your top 20 leaders. This two-day session drills down to the next level of understand the remarkable power in simple, powerful common sense business insights. Jeff will essentially do five consecutive activity-based keynotes. He’ll unpack all 19 Organizational Vibrancy blueprints and use his home run activities for your team to feel the message, far surpassing a lecture’s impact. The second half of day two, Jeff stays by your side and passes the baton to you to spend the afternoon crafting your initial call-to-action “cultural resetting” blueprints. When you do this well, you walk out with your marching orders…a chief cultural reset owner with five direct reports – the individual pillar owners – who now possess clear accountability, and clear next steps with calendar targets.

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The beauty of paradox and .thinking .differently

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My superpower is an insatiable desire and ability to .think .differently

Ben, open to any edits….while a foundational business concept, it (my TEDx Talk’s message) is unknown to the world. i use this concept personally and have been teaching it to our son (now 18) and am convinced this has the power to change our world into a happier, more productive, and more joyful place, one inch at a time. 

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That space between worry and care-free

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And the Oscar goes to Patience (and faith).


The phone rang as i was cycling to the gym yesterday. A college buddy works for the nation’s largest financial planning firm.

They’re having their annual leadership conference in Orlando next January.

While he’s not the final decision maker, his recent promotion has elevated him to a position of greater responsibility and influence.

Out of nowhere, he’s recommending me to be their Leadership Keynote Speaker.

Plus, in three hours, a conference call with a different client to discuss May’s Leadership retreat with a client i’ve been talking to for nearly a year and a half.

Reality is this: i’m currently without a signed contract for my next paid engagement. Nothing for the remainder of 2016 and it’s only March 1.

The Oscars, a few days ago, highlighted the best of the best.

The best of the best here at home?

Patience and faith are the frontrunners in my life.

Note: Real time update today, June 9, 2016 – things have fallen into place. This year will be better than last year.




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A note about professional speakers

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Took this with my iPhone during Disney’s 2103 annual Service Awards banquet.


A note about professional speakers.

There are a ton of them.

Whom should you hire?

There are all trying to get picked, and they make their skills, experience, and abilities sound ah-mazing.

i on the other hand, dislike (understatement of 2015) hype. So i wrote this thought the other day:

My recipes aren’t complicated. Anyone can tell you what the recipes are (even by copying mine). But no one can explain them in depth and breadth, with personal Disney example after personal Disney example.

Photo above: In 2013 my wife and i were celebrating our 30th Disney anniversary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with hundreds of others celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 year Walt Disney World years-of-service milestones.




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