Monday, March 27, 2023

The Unstoppable Leadership Group!

I’ve been on a bit of a roll lately. Last week I announced my first book Unstoppable Power had been published. The response has been nothing short of incredible, thank you!

Today I want to shine a bright light on another important piece of my professional life. I’ve spent nearly three decades working with leaders at every stage of their careers, and now I have officially launched my leadership coaching and speaking company, Unstoppable Leadership Group. All of the details, contact information and much more can be found over at

Coaching to me is far more than a templated series of conversations or cookie-cutter approaches. My career as a human resources executive and management consultant has centered around meeting leaders exactly where they are, focusing on their specific challenges, goals, pressures, etc…and partnering closely to achieve their success.

I’m excited to continue that work!

The other important piece I want to highlight today is the speaking I’ll be doing. I’ve had the privilege to deliver keynote addresses at large association events, company user-conferences, serve as the emcee for CHRO events, provide half-day workshops and more. I’m looking forward to bringing my high energy approach to corporate and association events in the future!

Why does all of this matter? 

I see far too many leaders struggle to find the path forward to make an impact in their organizations, let alone to accelerate their careers. The burden of leadership has never felt heavier, and it’s time to provide support for the ranks of leadership and get them fired up about the incredible opportunities ahead!

Let’s connect. Let’s explore what your goals are. Let’s discuss how I might bring my high octane speaking style to your next event.

Let’s go!

And, as always, thanks for being here.



Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Big Announcement!

I’m fired up today! It’s time to announce some exciting news. Actually, I have several announcements today. In many ways I can’t believe it’s finally happening…yet here I am!

I am publishing my first book: Unstoppable Power: Leverage Energy, Risks and Relationships and Accelerate Your Leadership Career today! It is a straightforward conversation with leaders whether they are 25, 35, or 55 to help them differentiate themselves, lead effectively and move ahead faster.

Second, I am launching a leadership coaching practice. I am committed to supporting leaders who sincerely want to make a meaningful difference both in their careers and in the organizations they lead.  I have limited capacity for clients as I will continue leading the strategic planning work at IRI Consultants.

Lastly, I am also kicking off my speaking practice. I’m excited to work with a variety of organizations for their corporate meetings, as emcee for conferences or to deliver a keynote address…all events I’ve done in the past and continue to do today!

To order the book…inquire about coaching or speaking opportunities…or just to learn more please check out my new website: JAYKUHNS.COM.

Thank you all for the incredible support you have provided over the years. This new phase of my journey was a long time coming…and I’m ready to go!

Thanks for being here.


Monday, March 13, 2023

What Is It About Kindness?

I’ve been sharing a fair amount of content about kindness recently. It seems to resonate more than usual though. Sure, it’s a great topic to discuss, particularly if you’ve made a significant commitment to make kindness part of your professional, personal and volunteer lives.

But something is different lately.

The reaction is not what it once was. The level of engagement has amped up considerably. Maybe we’re experiencing a quiet return to values that put people first, instead of political or extremist agendas on the right or left?

I hope so. 

I’m a big free speech person, but it seems some leaders out there want to restrict what we are allowed to say, and read, and teach as well as how we’re allowed to run our organizations. And all sides are pretty loud as they shout about what is “best” for society. Hmmm. I’m not so sure these views make sense in a free society.

Yet, kindness seems to be winning in spite of it all.

I’m greatly encouraged that this trend has emerged. I’m hopeful that common sense is returning to leadership. Imagine that…common sense. You remember that, right?

Thanks for being here.



Monday, March 6, 2023

The One Thing

Decide now.
Execute now.
Minimize risk now.
Engage employees now.
Grow revenue now.
Develop your people now.
Attract talent now.
Lead now.

Whew. We have a lot to do….now.

So what is the modern leader supposed to focus on? Juggling so many priorities is exhausting. At least it can be for me.

Perhaps only focusing on one thing is best? But wait a minute, with such a long list of responsibilities how could we possibly narrow our focus to just one thing?

The one thing is you.

I’m not trying to be a smart-ass here. The reality is your long list of responsibilities is not going to change. You aren’t necessarily going to work smarter, faster, slower, or more efficiently to a large degree.

There is simply too much on each of your leadership plates to snap your fingers and make it all better. That is a fantasy.

However, prioritizing yourself is not.

Sure, there are plenty of posts about self-care, and finding time to stop, think, reflect, blah blah blah. I’d rather focus on three things that will help you focus on you right now.

1. Eat better. Not rocket science. You know what you put in your mouth…make better choices.

2. Try to get a bit more sleep. Most often that’s not possible, but when it is, go for it.

3. Move your body. You don’t have to go full on in the gym, but you do need to take the stairs once in a while, go for a walk, or do some push-ups. Everything counts.

That simple formula will prepare you for the avalanche of work that keeps coming at you. Plus, you’ll feel better too.

Thanks for being here.