Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Expert Thought Leader, & Professional Pilot

Jason O. Harris
Speaking Fee: $20,000 to $30,000

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Jason O. Harris At A Glance:

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Harris learned first-hand about cultivating cultures of commitment, accountability and trust through his military career that has spanned more than two decades. Lt Col Harris is a highly sought after keynote speaker, best-selling author and professional pilot. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and continues to serve as a reservist in the Air Force. Jason shares his unique combat and leadership lessons and expertise with high level national associations and Fortune 500 companies.

As a fourth-generation military member, Jason’s distinguished career in the US Air Force spanned nearly three decades. He served (continuously) on active duty and as a member of the Air Force Reserve Command from 2001 through 2023 with his last assignment as a flying Squadron Commander. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, he flew multiple aircraft over the course of his career including 11 deployments with more than 2,000 combat hours and 470 combat sorties around the globe.

 These high-risk combat experiences have all served as the launching point for his proprietary “No Fail Trust®” methodology. His proven methodology serves organizations and teams as a tool to empower executives and team members to foster an environment of mutual trust, responsibility, and productivity. 

Lt Col Harris is an established, nationally recognized keynote speaker in the areas of Leadership, Corporate Culture, High Performance Teams and Psychological Safety. He has shared his expertise with numerous high-level associations and Fortune 500 companies including Cisco Systems, Caterpillar, Ford and Lockheed-Martin. Additionally, his insights have been featured in publications like Forbes magazine, multiple podcasts and, most recently, in the History Channel show, Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters. 

While his impressive resume continues to grow with accolades, achievements and contributions, Jason remains steadfast in his  commitment to serve. Leveraging his experience and work alongside the most senior military leaders, Congressional Leaders and even the Vice President, Jason Harris’ mission is clear. To relentlessly dedicate himself and those he serves to develop a culture of commitment, accountability and trust.

  • NO FAIL TRUST®: The Flight Plan To Cultivating a High-Performance Team

    This transformative keynote empowers leaders and teams to deliver consistently excellent results through a culture of No Fail Trust®. Jason shares tactics, techniques, and practical tools for navigating the inevitable turbulence of life and cultivating high-flying levels of empowerment, commitment, and accountability across your organization.

    This program is perfect for leaders and teams:

    •Seeing a lack of engagement and trust but unsure how to foster greater connection and collaboration
    •Struggling to improve their team’s performance and productivity (or their own!)
    •Needing practical strategies for navigating the ever-changing challenges of life and business

    The audience will leave with:

    •A new understanding of the critical role trust plays in improving engagement, collaboration, and performance
    •A clear framework for cultivating unparalleled trust and enabling greater empowerment, commitment, and accountability
    •Practical techniques for adapting to unexpected conditions and challenges while maintaining a high level of trust
    •Immediately actionable steps for improving their collaboration, productivity, and job satisfaction
  • NO FAIL TRUST® and the Future of Work: Empowering Remote and Hybrid Teams for Peak Performance

    This highly practical keynote equips the audience to develop trust and effective communication regardless of their team members’ physical location. Sharing his own unique leadership experiences, Jason demonstrates how to build a thriving, productive environment for your team, whether they’re remote, hybrid, or in the next office over.

    This program is perfect for leaders, teams, and HR professionals:

    •Adapting to the complexities of hybrid and remote work environments
    •Struggling to build trust and overcome communication hurdles, especially within a virtual or hybrid team
    •Needing practical strategies for fostering productivity and empowerment in remote employees

    The audience will leave with:

    •A better understanding of the future of work and its implications for team dynamics
    •Practical strategies for overcoming the challenges of leading and communicating with geographically diverse teams
    •Actionable insights and practical tactics for engaging and empowering employees for peak performance
Jason's presentation is dynamic. His information and training are practical and easy to apply to both work and personal lives. Couldn't recommend him any higher.

— Richard Hedgecock, CAE, President, Indiana Constructors

“Inspiring presenter” who was able to share lived experiences that resonated with the members of our “employee resource group”. The members appreciated his passion and transparency. We are hoping to have another opportunity to invite him back to present to our organizational leadership.

— Ben Middleton, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone

97% of survey respondents rated the talk at 5/5 stars. They most cited enjoying Jason's enthusiasm, inspirational storytelling, and trust-focused subject matter. After this talk, 100% of respondents would recommend attending a Horizon Talk to a colleague. I've had multiple leaders come to me to say they'd like to keep the convo around trust going on the heels of the momentum Jason created. Jason was so accommodating and supportive of our planning team. He really took the time to tailor his message to our employees and the impact that resulted was tangible. Thank you!

— Jen Yingling, Senior Analyst, Emergent BioSolutions

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