Dr. Casey Reason is an award-winning author and prominent speaker, coach and thought leader in the areas of organizational behavior and leadership development. He’s also a business development specialist and instructional designer who has used his background in research, pedagogy and digital and blended learning to lead unique growth opportunities for the institutions he’s served.
Casey has over two decades of experience as a keynote speaker, leadership trainer and executive coach. His specialization is helping leaders learn to consistently create organizational cultures ideal for innovation. His message is that all innovation comes from learning, and the best leaders know how to create a culture where innovation and the continuous pursuit of better ideas are non-negotiable working conditions. He’s keynoted dozens of major conferences, authored seven books and been featured in numerous journals and blogs. He’s coached CEOs, led C suite leadership training and provided high-impact aspiring leadership training for companies like American Express, General Dynamics, and Origami Owl. His first book was endorsed by Dr. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Casey is also a national expert in the concept of Professional Learning Communities as an approach to leading deep and sustaining organizational renewal in k12 education using collaboration as a central focus.
Casey is also an expert in emergent approaches for instructional design and cutting edge digital/blended learning solutions. His company has facilitated the development of an impressive catalog of hundreds of award-winning digital products, including Grand Canyon University’s inaugural doctoral program in leadership studies. Dr. Reason has led and/or served on design teams all over the world, serving clients like the Tata Group, Starbucks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mindspace, a training company that specializes in using gamification as a high-impact training strategy.
He unique skillset blending innovative leadership training and transformative instructional design was featured in an article on Forbes.com after winning the Blackboard International Designer of the Year award. This prestigious international award came as the result of a blended learning digital leadership training product Casey developed several years ago for a high profile, international client.