The World’s Leading Authority in Story-based Leadership


Christopher Kai is the founder & CEO of The Mathem Group, a Beverly Hills-based leadership and sales training firm. He is one of the world’s leading authorities in story-based leadership, a Fortune 100 global speaker, #1 global bestselling author, and founder of GPS, the premier speaker training program in the world with clients in 120 cities, 29 countries, and 6 continents. He is a former business strategist and executive speechwriter at American Express. Elon Musk once exclaimed during an interview, “Wow, you really know a lot.”

His clients include: Google, American Express, Discover, New York Life, Merrill Lynch, Farmers Insurance, Bank of America, and the U.S. Consulate. He has authored 5 books, has been featured on CNN, ABC News, BuzzFeed, Fast Company, and Forbes and is a former Huffington Post contributor.

His 4 main keynotes are about: 1. Story-based Leadership 2. Team Building 3. Story-based Sales Mastery and 4. Elevate Your Business Relationships. He has also given keynotes for colleges, universities and non-profits. All of his keynotes are based on his 20-years of global experience and exhaustive research. Outside of his business, he founded Mondays at the Mission, the only homeless youth program of its kind in the world at Union Rescue Mission, the largest private shelter in the U.S. They have helped 1,000s of homeless students stay in school, find jobs and attend college. Their esteemed speakers list include: Grammy and Oscar winners, FBI agents, Navy Seals, Olympians, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, world record-holding swimmer Diana Nyad, and business visionary Elon Musk.


“Chris is a great speaker.” 

– John Paul DeJoria
Founder of Patron Spirits and John Paul Mitchell Systems


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“Wow! You Really Know A lot.”

– Elon Musk


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  • “Though there were 167 speakers at the global conference in Zurich, Switzerland had I only come to hear you speak, it would have been well worth my time.”
    Alexander Roitinger
    Head of Strategic Transformation
    SIX Financial Information
  • “Christopher elevated the event to a TED Talk-level conference."
    McKinsey & Co.
  • “In all the years we have had our annual leadership conference you were our best speaker ever! No one has ever received a standing ovation except you, Christopher.”
    Sheltair Executive Vice President Lisa Holland
  • "Very powerful. Very inspiring. He will rock your crowd. I highly recommend him."
    UGG Boots Founder Brian Smith
  • "Christopher Kai is an amazing person, a great speaker."  
    Atari & Chuck E. Cheese’s founder and Steve Jobs’s mentor Nolan Bushnell
  • "You far exceeded our expectations as a keynote speaker and sales training expert. We absolutely look forward to working with you in the near future."
    New York Life
  • "Wow, you really know a lot."
    Elon Musk
  • "Inspiring and insightful."
  • "The key concepts Christopher shared with us about how content is no longer king but rather communication is king will be tremendously helpful in building stronger client relationships."
    Merrill Lynch


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