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The Big Hook


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The Big Hook


Life is a story.

Everyone knows that a good story has a beginning hook, a middle build and an ending payoff. The most important part of that story is the beginning hook. If you don't “hook” the reader with an engaging message right from the outset, they won’t read on and your story is wasted!

So, what’s your “hook” as an emerging leader? Do you have what it takes to engage your organization, your community or your family? Do you have the capability to help others create their own remarkable stories?

Our own “hook” is to offer you a fresh, life-changing experience that will help prepare you for an uncertain future. We promise that The Big Hook Experience will be unlike anything you have seen before, changing how you lead yourself and the way you lead others.

If you are hooked, read on… as we present to you an original experience that will literally change your life.

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the what


the what


WHAT IS THE BIG HOOK EXPERIENCE?

The current approach to leadership development isn't working, so The Big Hook is taking a fresh approach to guiding high potential leaders through the growth process they will need to meet the many challenges of competing on a global stage.

The Big Hook Experience brings emerging global talent face-to-face with industry architects, academics, world-class athletes and storytellers in intimate, facilitated groups for a personalized growth experience. Big Hook Invitees will learn as much or more from their peers as from the speakers and coaches. With a firm foot in the past, a mind in the present and an eye on the future, the Big Hook Experience inspires a global vision.

But that’s just the beginning.

The coaching begins when the experience in Ottawa ends. Where traditional programs fail by dropping the ball once the introduction is over, we’re just starting the ball rolling. Our visionary engagement APP—Simply Hooked—will keep you “hooked in” to our coaches, our speakers, our network, and your Big Hook Experience peer group. Our technology will keep you, the modern leader, connected. You will be a permanent member of our global Big Hook family.

 Our invitees will be selected from a list of global applicants and will join us in Ottawa from Monday, May 9th to Thursday, May 12th, 2016.

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the why


 

the why


 

WHy THE BIG HOOK EXPERIENCE?

The age of the human workplace is now.

To have real influence in your organization, your community and your family, you must be of world-class calibre and have the ability to lead yourself first. In our view, leaders today are being asked to run before they know how to walk. The Big Hook Experience will give you the means to walk… and then run… confidently toward your vision.

The Big Hook Experience emerges from a restlessness with the status quo. Our team has worked globally in some of the world’s top organizations and we firmly believe that leaders everywhere are underachieving. The usual developmental solutions are tired and repetitive. 

Data like Gallup’s 2013 State of the Global Workplace support our beliefs. Over 140 countries were studied, and the results are startling:

  • only 13% of employees are actively committed to doing a good job
  • 63% of employees merely put their time in
  • and a staggering 24% of global workers are actively disengaged – acting out their discontent in counterproductive ways, negatively influencing their co-workers, missing days on the job, and driving customers away

The challenges that we all face today are immense, but we cannot hope to find real solutions if 87% of our workforce isn't committed to the task. Instead, we just keep applying band-aids and hoping for the best.

Change is simply happening too fast for us to be able to count on just a handful of people.

And we know that the next 25 years will move even faster than the last 25.

This new world demands original thinkers.

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the who


 

the who


 

WHo is THE BIG HOOK EXPERIENCE?

John Haime and Julien Leblanc are world-class teachers and lead The Big Hook team. They have captivated audiences in 39 countries and on every continent. John is a leading global Performance Specialist with a compelling client list of the world’s top executives, professional athletes, Olympians, and artists. Julien is a serial entrepreneur and a visionary thinker whose goal is to have every leader reach his or her full potential. His global client list ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Learn more about the full team here.

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who is coming


 

who is coming


 

WHO will attend THE BIG HOOK EXPERIENCE?

The Big Hook Experience invitees are a diverse cultural group of high potential men and women who would rather be pioneers than settlers.

They require an acute level of self-awareness to maximize their abilities. They are authentic, confident and ambitious, with a life-long commitment and appetite for self-improvement. Life balance and sensitivity to global realities are priorities.

The Big Hook Experience invitees will embrace the opportunity to succeed the baby boomers with a modern, fresh, optimistic vision of the future.

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the where


 

the where


 

WHere is THE BIG HOOK EXPERIENCE?

In our experience, experiential learning is fundamental to motivation and retention. An inspiring setting ignites the passion and motivation to engage.

The city of Ottawa—also the capital of Canada—is perennially ranked as one of the world’s leading cities, and provides the stage for the four-day Big Hook Experience.

Surrounded by museums, art galleries, beautiful architecture, sport venues, and filled with culinary delights, Ottawa will be your home for the week and will impress you with its world-class cultural amenities.

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Are you ready to shape your future and the future of others?

Are you ready to be Hooked In to an experience that will provide you with fresh, world-class knowledge, connect you with like-minded global leaders and provide you with ongoing, world-class coaching?

Take the Lead and contact us to learn more.