One of my personal goals in writing my book and delivering speeches is to return this beautiful concept back to its original cultural context and move readers and audience members, who are familiar with or use the Venn diagram, from cultural appropriation to cultural appreciation.
Nicholas Kemp ‧ SPEAKER • AUTHOR • COACH • JAPANOLOGIST
For the Japanese, is not a career-focused motivational framework, a secret hack to longevity, or a single life pursuit. Ikigai is a spectrum of all your past, present, and future experiences in your life that have been, are, and will be worthwhile. It is the accumulation and anticipation of life experience that makes your life feel worth living. At the centre of the spectrum, in this ikigai universe, are your various social roles and relationships where you can contribute to others in your own unique way to find significance.
WHAT DOES THE KEYNOTE COVER
Nick provides thought provoking and practical virtual and on-site keynotes and speeches on ikigai and other Japanese cultural concepts that energise and inspire change. Nick goes to great lengths to provide culturally accurate evidence based presentations that are respectful to Japanese culture rather than romanticised and western interpretations.
As a life worth living is one full of experiences and opportunities that allows us to feel like we are making a contribution, after listening to Nick's speech, your audeince will have the agency to decide what they can be for them and how many they'll pursue.
THE IKIGAI KEYNOTE
Nick's signature ikigai speech covers:
- The Mother of Ikigai, research pioneer Mieko Kamiya
- Ikigai & Ikigai-kan
- The eight ikigai needs
- The constituent elements of ikigai
- Psychometric tools and scales
- Inspiring and real life personal stories
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