The beauty of work creativity

small town library entrance
Biked 20 miles and conducted a coaching call from here. Told a client regarding contract negotiations, “We always start with a number and work down. i do not want to do that anymore.” The risk is she could tell me to take a hike. Or, her organization will never become vibrant. Or both. The opposite can (and should) happen.

The beauty of business creativity is no rules are required.

For example, this post is allowing for business fees layout.

All fees are US retail:

  1. Keynote $25k
  2. Half-day engagement $32k, up to 20ppl*
  3. Full-day engagement $39k, up to 20ppl*
  4. Two-day engagement $78k, up to 20ppl*
  5. Executive Vibrancy Coaching (virtual) $3,500/hr
  6. Executive Vibrancy Coaching (on-site) $5,250/hr
  7. Organizational Vibrancy Coaching (virtual) $16k/hr
  8. Organizational Vibrancy Coaching (on-site) $24k/hr
  9. Video recorded assets to keep, starts at $250k
  10. Masterclass: 100-episode If Disney Ran Your Life personal vibrancy podcast, $20k minimum or $2 per podcast per employee.

*Additional people may be added to half, full, and two-day sessions:

  • Half-day session, additional person fee $500
  • Full-day session, additional person fee $1,000
  • Two-day session, additional person fee $1,500


  • 50% payment at signing, 50% 30 days out.
  • 20% discount for 100% payment at signing
  • 20% discount for two to four product purchases
  • 10% additional discount for five or more purchases
  • It is possible to reduce fees by 50% following this strategy
  • One-time rescheduling (without $ penalty) is possible once contract is paid in full. However, all fees non-refundable.


  • Jeff’s only goal is to see you reach yours.
  • Organizational Coaching is for access to me, by anyone, anytime.
  • Using a gym personal trainer and gym client analogy, the trainer cannot do the reps. The trainer brings expertise, wisdom, and an “it” factor. The trainee, and the trainee alone must do the reps.
  • Jeff will never be an extra set of hands to do work that someone else in your organization should be doing.
  • Jeff will be your guide with world-class wisdom, experience, and insights.
  • There is no one better equipped nor more experienced in leading you to Organizational Vibrancy.
  • Jeff teaches you how to fish. Jeff doesn’t give you fish.

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Exposure trumps revenue in 2020

Dream. Create. Inspire. i am in charge of this at my company as the only full-time employee.

Exposure trumps revenue in 2020.

This revelation just appeared minutes ago while replying to an early business-day-client email.

This year is about marketing and getting the word out.


The theories about many business strategies and tactics are simply that, theories.

If you have owned your business for at least 11 years, you absolutely understand. If you are in the first year to five years, you haven’t yet discovered the reality of longer-term growth and reputation marketing.

Burn the ships.

.think .differently


Super excited.

Day one.

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Disney’s business hypothesis

Japanese steakhouse
Dinner at Disney’s Japan Pavilion last night.


Japanese steakhouse


Over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

Disney’s business hypothesis.

You’re welcome.



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Dear Global Speaker Bureaus

Disney Keynote Speaker
If you and your clients love Disney, your world just got more Magical.


Dear Speaker Bureaus…

One of the joys of writing is the opportunity to think on paper, like right now:

Ways you can book jeff noel:

North America keynotes are $26k net and client provides hotel. All other expenses included in fee.

International Keynotes are $36k net and client provides business-class airfare and hotel. All other expenses included.

Orlando Keynotes are $18,500 net, with no additional charges to client.

Workshops are $29k half-day and $39k full-day, net, plus $1.5k prepaid travel expenses.

International workshops, add $10k net.

Orlando workshops are $25k half-day and $35k full-day, net.


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Creative problem solving, Disney Style

iPhone calculator
Assuming client pays for hotel, typical 3-day expenses, using $400 average for airfare.


Creative problem solving, Disney Style…

Context: client and i are far apart on the daily fee for multi-day engagement.

First, please let me apologize for not baking negotiation-room into my offer. This is such an anomaly and i simply assumed you know by now that i .think .differently about everything.

Call Disney Institute and discover their parameters and fees about doing out-of-state engagements as well as on-site at a Disney Property…321-939-4600
(M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET).
While you’re at it, ask if you can request (guarantee) specific facilitators.

Working with a client – as we speak – who’s asked me to bid against Disney Institute’s offer of $46k for a one-day engagement for 50 people in Orlando at this client’s Orlando office (a rare move by Disney Institute to not require the class to happen on Disney property).

My out-of-state 60-minute keynote fee is $25k.

Disney Institute’s five-day Business Excellence class is $7,750 per person excluding travel expenses. Send only five leaders to Disney and it costs you $39k. Add conservative travel expense for five people to add another $4k…$43k for five people.

My Orlando 60-minute keynote is available for $15k. You can subtract $7.5k because there’s no three-day travel required. This brings us to $17.5k. If you want to save an additional $2.5k, you can pay 100% at contract signing.

There are several choices to negotiate with other entrepreneurs offering Disney content. Contact them. Ask them how long they worked at Disney and how long ago they left Disney, and if they actually ever worked at Disney (some haven’t). You will be astonished at the gap between them and me.

Some never worked at Disney (but they’re great curators), and some only worked a few years at Disney, and none of them have worked at Disney for two, three, or more decades. They are also less expensive.

Some of them are owners, and some have teams – ask for their very best facilitators (if you can’t get the owner) and see if they can guarantee that.

Additionally, to streamline administrative efforts (which cost money) on both ends, our contract should have a flat fee of $660 per trip for travel expenses (air, transportation, parking, meals, etc). This also assumes you will automatically book and pay for my hotel accommodations. i pay (and book) everything else from the travel fee you pay up front.


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