JJ Brun

The retired spy

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JJ Brun, better known as the Retired Spy, has developed a great talent for helping people get their ideas across by simply learning how to read others. He is an Interpersonal Skills Expert. This expertise is recognized internationally in utilizing cultural insights as a strategy to effectively communicate, relate and connect across cultures. Trained by the military to operate in hostile environments to work with, and get buy-in from, very skeptical locals, he is truly someone who has walked the talk.  He was with the Canadian Forces in the Middle East, in Bosnia and in Croatia where, amid the chaos of blurred front lines and unstable loyalties, he established networks of local contacts pulling in critical cooperation, using some of the techniques he reveals to his audiences.

After serving the Canadian Forces (15 years within the Intelligence Branch), he continued his training and is now a master-trainer in the DISC methodology and a NLP expert. He founded DHC Consulting Inc., a training company dedicated to inform and enlighten people on the subject of Human Behaviour and effective communication practices.

Whether you are communicating with employees, colleagues or family or involved in negotiations, you will get buy-in after hearing this keynote. He uses entertaining and captivating stories from the field and from home to help his audiences see how changing a few words can make a world of difference when they can read people. 

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Presenting Ideas and Getting Buy-in

This is his signature speech. Ever had a great idea shot down by a skeptic? Discover the way to communicate and gain buy-in when presenting an idea to your audience every time you speak.  World-class communicator, JJ Brun shares 3 keys that will equip you to connect with any group for maximum impact.  Imagine what you could accomplish:

Targets: Finance and IT Professionals, Project Managers


The People Puzzle

Collaboration is a hot topic everywhere right now. This is why The People Puzzle is such a popular keynote and workshop series by Jean (JJ) Brun, the retired spy. 

It has implications for leadership, decision-making and relationships that reach a broad and diverse audience. Internal and external collaboration is big as companies, institutions and government departments are changing the way they operate. Anybody who has ever had a great idea shot down, knows that it is not easy to move beyond lip-service and really collaborate. It is a cultural change that takes an expert to show the way.

Target: Leadership training, Human Resources


Especially for Elected Officials

A big challenge for elected officials and municipal staff is getting other councillors and staff to buy-in and support their ideas and proposals. If you have ever had a great idea shot-down, you will appreciate what this means.

Targets: Municipal politicians and municipal staff, school trustees


Getting Closer to the Prospect

“If I had only known that, I could have closed the deal,” or “if I had only known that I would not have ….” We hear statements like this from brokers and sales people all the time. Can you imagine the difference it would make to your closings if you knew how to get the full story right away and knew how to find what was really important to each of your prospects? You would close more deals, more often, wouldn’t you?

Target: Sales reps, real estate agents, brokers, financial advisors.