Tim Ash – Keynote Topics

Tim’s most popular keynote topics are on subjects related to evolutionary psychology, corporate culture, leadership, sales, and marketing. Workshops and multi-day trainings are also available both in-person and virtually.

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[CULTURE & LEADERSHIP]

The Initiated Tribe: How Evolved Leaders Are Winning The War For Talent

Are you losing the war for talent?

There’s a massive demographic worker shortage looming and the competition is getting fiercer. And the expectations of employees have also radically changed – demanding much more than a paycheck.

As an executive, you’ve seen the devastating effects in your workplace:

  • Reduced productivity and engagement
  • Higher employee turnover
  • Inability to attract top talent

The competition for talent is not some “soft” issue. It is the brutal reality blocking your company’s growth.

But what if you could:

  • Understand our deep human need for tribal belonging?
  • Discover the mechanisms by which any group can reliably be bonded?
  • Create powerful initiation experiences that produce loyalty and excellence?

Well, you can!

Evolutionary psychology expert and bestselling author Tim Ash takes you on a provocative tour through our distant past to upgrade your modern workplace.

  • Fortify team performance: Unleash the collaboration, creativity, resilience, and communication that automatically result from deeper social bonds.
  • Attract excellent employees: Grow your company more quickly as your employer brand becomes a powerful magnet for like-minded high-performers who are eager to participate in your company culture.
  • Hone your leadership skills: Ground in the durable science of evolutionary psychology to unlock the best behavior in your people and teams.

Don’t miss this transformative experience!

 

[MARKETING AND BRANDING]

Branding Through Initiation: How to build fanatical tribes of customers who love your products

Does your brand inspire fanatical loyalty?

There’s a massive war for consumer attention and it is only getting worse.

As a marketer, you’ve seen the devastating effects in your industry:

  • Channels are multiplying
  • Consumer engagement is lower than ever
  • And costs are skyrocketing

The competition for attention is not some “soft” issue. It is the brutal reality blocking your company’s growth.

But what if you could:

  • Understand our deep human need for tribal belonging?
  • Discover the mechanisms by which any group can reliably be bonded?
  • Create powerful initiation experiences that produce loyalty and passion?

Well, you can!

Evolutionary psychology expert and bestselling author Tim Ash takes you on a provocative tour through our distant past to upgrade your modern brand.

  • Reduce churn: Stop the revolving door and have repeat buyers for stay for a lifetime.
  • Boost response: Flip low response rates to attracting people who seek you out based on your brand reputation.
  • Create evangelists: Turn fickle consumers into passionate members of your brand tribe.

Don’t miss this transformative experience!

 

[MARKETING & PERSUASION]

Unleash Your Primal Brain: Tapping the unconscious to move people to action

Drop a rock. It falls and hits the ground.

Once you understand brain evolution, many of our decisions will become easily predictable. To a scary degree, we are walking robots with knee-jerk responses, and not the rational geniuses with free will that we like to imagine.

What if you understood how the brain really makes decisions, and could consistently influence it? In this dynamic keynote, bestselling author and neuromarketing expert Tim Ash will teach you key strategies for influencing the primitive and irrational parts of the brain that are really in charge of our actions.  You’ll learn how to tap powerful universal motivations and automatic responses to deliver your marketing message on-target every time. 

Walk away with a new perspective on the brain, and several durable and practical strategies for ethically influencing your audience.

Are you ready to be inspired? 

Only an illogical person would miss this session…

 

[CULTURE & LEADERSHIP]

Unleash Your Primal Brain: How People Evolved To Spread Culture!

People are bizarre! 

Unlike other animals which occupy wide ecological niches, we did not physically adapt to our environment. Instead we placed one giant evolutionary bet on spreading culture. 

We can learn more from our surrounding tribe than we ever could in a lifetime of direct experience.

In this dynamic keynote by evolutionary psychology and marketing expert Tim Ash you will learn:

  • What makes people physically different from all other animals
  • How genes and culture co-evolved us
  • The building blocks of culture
  • How we learn and teach others
  • The importance of blind faith and following social rules

Get ready – it’s going to be a wild ride!

 

[SALES & MARKETING]

Unleash Your Primal Brain: The Transformative Power of Storytelling!

There are countless animal species which can communicate and use sophisticated language.

But storytelling is a uniquely-human superpower! We have used it to build massive civilizations, and to take over the whole planet. 

What drove us to evolve this sophisticated new ability? The only way to unleash the power of storytelling is to understand it’s deep evolutionary roots.

In this dynamic keynote by evolutionary psychology and marketing expert Tim Ash you will learn about:

  • How we can literally mind-meld with others
  • How stories create causality and help us to understanding the world
  • Practicing important skills without paying the high price
  • Reinforcing tribal cohesion and unity

Get ready – it’s going to be a wild ride!

 

[PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY]

Unleash Your Primal Brain to Get Stuff Done!

Why is doing the right thing so hard?

Whether it’s updating your resume, planning to clean your house, or working on that long-term project at work, do you find yourself struggling to keep the simplest commitments to yourself and others?

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Learn to harness the power of evolutionary psychology to create motivation and follow-through and achieve your goals!

You’ll learn:

  • Why doing nothing is the default option for your brain
  • How to motivate yourself with fear and pain avoidance
  • The power of commitment and externalizing accountability
  • Shaming and the weight of social sanctions
  • Playing with triggers to make good things easier and bad things harder to do

Buckle up—you’re about to become more productive!

 

[LEADERSHIP & PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS]

Unleash Your Primal Brain: Decision-making Under Duress

The results are unpredictable, but you have to act now!

What if you understood how the brain really makes decisions, and could consistently influence it? In this dynamic keynote, bestselling author and evolutionary psychology expert Tim Ash will teach you key strategies for influencing the primitive and irrational parts of the brain that are really in charge of our actions.  You’ll learn how to tap powerful universal motivations and automatic responses to make better decisions every time. 

Walk away with a new perspective on the brain, and several durable and practical strategies for improving your personal and professional performance.

Are you ready to be inspired? 

Get ready – it’s going to be a wild ride!

 

[EVENT PLANNING]

Unleash Your Primal Brain: Creating Memorable Events!

What makes an event stand out?

It’s probably not what you think….

In this dynamic keynote by evolutionary psychology and marketing expert Tim Ash you will learn about:

  • How to create the most vivid and long-lasting memories
  • The power of storytelling
  • Understanding the power of motion and images in presentations
  • How synchronized group activities make people feel better about themselves
  • Why conformity and compliance is deeply rooted in our nature
  • The power of competition and belonging to a tribe

 Are you ready to be inspired? 

Get ready – it’s going to be a wild ride!

 

[ASK ME ANYTHING]

Fireside Chat with Tim Ash – Author of Unleash Your Primal Brain

Worldwide keynote speaker, and bestselling author Tim Ash is an expert in evolutionary psychology and digital marketing. Join Tim for an unleashed ask-me-anything session about evolutionary psychology and how our brains really work. Sure to me an exciting and no-holds-barred exchange!