Empowering You with High Performance, Innovation, and Strategy for Worldwide Impact.
With 25 remarkable years at Microsoft and as the former head coach for Satya Nadella’s innovation team, JD is at the forefront of reshaping how the world innovates.
But this is just the beginning.
JD Meier is not just a name. JD Meier is a symbol of transformation, innovation, and strategic excellence.
Become a Better Leader, Innovate Better, Make Greater Impact
Develop the mindset, skillset, and toolset to inspire, influence, and lead people and teams more effectively.
Innovate better through proven practices for innovation to drive continuous improvement and stay ahead in your industry.
Make greater impact means not only achieving personal success but also making a meaningful difference and scaling your impact.
I Help Leaders Change the World!
Hi, I am JD Meier.
I help leaders change the world. I’ve learned a lot over my years at Microsoft on how to build great things, how to build high performance innovation teams, and how to scale impact around the world.
As a strategist, advisor, and high-performance coach, I’m on a mission to inspire individuals and organizations at the cutting edge.
I’ll share with you principles, patterns, and proven practices, as well as stories, strategies, and skills, along with methods, models, and maps to help you change your game and operate at a higher level.
My frameworks and mental models alone are priceless and are keys to the future.
Change the World Your Way
To change the world, the best way is to change yourself first.
All things are created twice, first in the mind, then in the world. Your business is a reflection of you, and the outer world reflects your inner engineering.
Changing the world comes down to changing your world and scaling your ideas through influence and impact.
I’ll help you realize your potential and grow skills so you can scale your influence and impact.
Dream Big, Start Small
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein
Around here, we dream big and make it happen.
Dreaming big is a skill.
To dream big, you have to practice imagination. And imagination is one of the most powerful tools you have to change anything in business or life.
I’ll teach you how to use your imagination to dream big and make things happen.
The Power of the Greater Good
The power of the Greater Good is one of the most powerful forces you can have on your side.
The Greater Good means aligning your goals and actions with a broader sense of purpose and positive impact.
When you have the power of the Greater Good on your side, you inspire people to join you and do great things.
I’ll teach you how to leverage the power of the Greater Good to do great things.
Good for People, Good for the Planet
Every business has to reimagine itself to be Good for People, Good for the Planet.
I use “Good for People, Good for the Planet” as a simple mantra to inspire people to build a better world for the greater good.
The last decade was about “utility computing” and the cloud.
The next decade is building better businesses that are Good for People, Good for the Planet.
I’ll share with you stories, strategies, and skills to inspire innovative scenarios for sustainability.
World-Class Frameworks to Change the World
I have a large library of mental models and frameworks I’ve curated over more than 20 years at Microsoft.
Frameworks can help you think better, make better decisions and take better actions, individually or as a team.
I have a long history of creating world-class frameworks at Microsoft to empower individuals, teams, and leaders to achieve extraordinary results.
I’ll share my frameworks with you.
Book of Dreams for Better Innovation
I originally created the Book of Dreams to scale innovation on Satya Nadella’s innovation team.
It created a movement at Microsoft and became a catalyst for innovation around the world.
On the public side, the Book of Dreams has helped inspire and transform scenarios in automotive, banking, manufacturing, media, retail, telco, and even the future of sports.
On the private side, the Book of Dreams has helped inspire and transform scenarios in defense, education, healthcare, and even the future of cities.
I’ll teach you my Book of Dreams framework so you can innovate like a pro in any domain.
High Performance Innovation Teams
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” — Phil Jackson
Innovation is a team sport. You can play the game of innovation better if you know how to build better teams.
I’ve led remote teams around the world at Microsoft for more than 20 years.
This forced me to learn proven practices for remote innovation, better team collaboration, and how to scale leadership with skill.
I’ll teach you what I know.
Trifecta of Transformation: Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship
“The only way to win is to innovate.” — Steve Jobs
I believe the core skills for effective transformation are the Trifecta of Transformation:
- Innovation: Applied imagination for solving problems and creating value, as Steve Jobs and Einstein emphasized.
- Leadership: The ability to scale ideas, inspire people, and make an impact.
- Entrepreneurship: A strong business sense involving opportunity, risk-taking, proactive problem-solving, and resourcefulness.
I’ll show you how to combine these skills to build better teams, orgs, and businesses and thrive in the age of innovation.
Ship Like a Master Microsoft Program Manager
“The market rewards execution, not ideas.” — Steve Jobs
Imagine if you had the power and confidence to ship game changing ideas, solutions, and products.
I honed my execution skills as a Microsoft program manager for more than a decade, shipping high impact project on time, on budget and creating waves of change around the world.
I’ll teach you how to combine execution excellence with the power of the Greater Good to create an unstoppable force for positive impact in the world.
From Employee to Entrepreneur
Google CEO Sundar Pichai asked employees to be “more entrepreneurial.”
What this simply means is learn the market, take more risks, be proactive in coming up with new ideas and solutions, and be more resourceful.
Individuals across various roles are recognizing the value of entrepreneurial skills for future-proofing their careers.
Whether you aspire to be an entrepreneur, refine your entrepreneurial skills, or nurture your inner-entrepreneur, I’m here to help you harness the true potential of entrepreneurship.
Visionary Leaders Can Forge the Future and Change the World
The world needs more visionary leaders that dream big, like Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Yvon Chouinard, Steve Jobs, etc.
Discover the transformative power of high performance, innovation, and strategy with me.
I’ll help you become a Visionary Leader and master the skill of Creative Vision.
Let’s shape the future together for the greater good.
Explore and Expand the Art of the Possible
Welcome to JDMeier.com – where high performance, innovation, and strategy intersect.
Whether you’re a seasoned executive, an emerging entrepreneur, or a change-maker, I’ll equip you with the tools to transform your future.
Your journey to transformation in the digital era starts here.