About

MY STORY

My very first memory as a 1st grader at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Woodside, Queen was my teacher punishing me for talking too much in class. I was also labeled as being a “slow learner” so I felt stupid as well. The worst thing growing up however was that I was teased and bullied for being the shortest kid in my class for all eight years in elementary school. In my 8th grade graduation book, my friends wrote “Don’t worry. Be patient. Eat those vitamins. You will grow.” Another friend called me a “pygmy.” That photo you see on the right is at my 8th grade graduation where I towered over no one at 4’ 10”. No one expected much from me.  

But, eventually I would grow taller, more bold, confident, and vocal. I could have never imagined that I would be making a living becoming a Fortune 100 global speaker where along the way, I have met and/or collaborated with some of my favorite entrepreneurs and leaders in the world.

My Life Story Lesson is Simple:

You have a voice – a powerful one.

Never let anyone silence your voice because your story is a gift to the world. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Trainer.

Many of our clients aren’t satisfied with Christopher’s 45-minute keynote speeches — they want more. To answer this demand, Christopher offers ½ Day, Full Day, and 3-Day C-Suite Corporate Retreats for a very selective clientele. For corporate retreats, we curate an A-List roster of world-renowned experts in sales, leadership, branding, marketing, team building, and negotiation. Inquire for details on our “Contact” page.

Keynote Speaker.

For almost 20 years, Christopher has been a global speaker. He has given over 1,000 presentations to a global audience from 30 countries. His audiences include Fortune 100 companies like Google, New York Life, American Express, Farmers Insurance, and Bank of America as well as the U.S. Consulate, Merrill Lynch, WeWork, Spaghetti Warehouse, City National Bank, Duke University, University of Southern California, University at Buffalo, and U.C. Berkeley. He has been featured on ABC News, BuzzFeed, CNN, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Inc. and Forbes has recognized him as “an international speaker.”

Executive Coach.

For 20 years, Christopher has worked with c-level executives from Fortune 100 companies. His primary areas of expertise in executive coaching is in: global strategy, exponential sales, and the science of executive-level communication skills. Inquire for details on our “Contact” page.

  • Full Bio

    Christopher Kai is the founder & CEO of The Mathem Group, a Beverly Hills-based leadership training firm. He is a Fortune 100 global speaker, #1 global bestselling author, and founder of GPS, the premier speaker training program in the world with clients in 100 cities, 24 countries, and 5 continents. His clients include: Google, American Express, New York Life, Merrill Lynch, Farmers Insurance, Bank of America, City National Bank, the U.S. Consulate and notable non-profits like the Milken Family Foundation.

    He has authored 6 books which include: Communication is King: How to Avoid Feeling Like a Pawn in Any Situation, Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities” and “Work: The 4 Pillars of Productivity.” He has been featured on Forbes, ABC News, Fast Company, CNN, BuzzFeed, Inc. and Huffington Post. Forbes has recognized him as “an international speaker,” Inc. has said he’s “the billionaire networker” and “networking expert” and Elon Musk once said, “Wow, you really know a lot.”

    His main keynotes revolve around: story-based leadership, sales, work productivity, team building, communication skills and networking. His audiences have called his speeches “life-changing,” “profound and powerful,”  “never seen anything quite like it” and “he has an aura that surrounds him when he steps on stage.”

    Outside of his business, Christopher is the founder of Mondays at the Mission, the world’s most unique homeless youth program at Union Rescue Mission, the largest private shelter in the U.S. He is a former professional singer-songwriter where one of his songs went viral and A.V. Club said that it was “the best song on the internet.” In his mid-20s, he was one of the youngest business strategists and communication experts at American Express on Wall Street in New York City working on their largest Fortune 500 global sales accounts and a former executive speechwriter for the former CFO and vice chairman of American Express.

  • What Drives Me

    I felt like a pawn as a kid. And, I never knew how to change that feeling until I became an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. When you can communicate with clarity, you gain an immeasurable level of confidence and conviction. What drives me now is to help you gain that same level of confidence and conviction so that you can be the king or queen in your personal and professional life.