Why do you think your message is critical in the oil and gas industry at this time?
At this critical time of uncertainty given the geopolitical landscape for the oil and gas industry, it is critical that the leaders across the many organizations in this association understand, appreciate and implement trust. Without trust, especially from the leadership, it is going to be so much more challenging to overcome the headwinds of adversity.
There is a lot of stress in many aspects of the oil and gas industry. Trust within organizations and amongst partner organizations will help to weather the turbulence ahead.
What do expect to be the key takeaways from your message?
Commitment, Connection and Community within the industry despite the many challenges and uncertainties in the current climate. Impart wisdom and key ideas in how to cultivate trust within your individual organizations and amongst the member organizations of COGA.
August 28th is the last day of The Energy Summit, and also our closing evening event at Coors Field. Who will you be rooting for – Rockies or Red Sox?
Well, first and foremost, I live in and absolutely love Colorado, so I think it’s a no brainer for me to go with The Rockies. Oh yeah, and it looks like they might finish out quite strong this year!
How do you personally stay current on these issues?
I believe it is our inherent civic duty and obligation to stay well versed in the issues that impact us directly and indirectly. Personally, my daily rituals and course of business ensures that I stay informed and abreast in relevant issues, locally, nationally and abroad. This desire to stay informed is also part of my military heritage and fabric as a military member and the appreciation for being a well informed citizen.
About Lt Col. Jason Harris
Jason Harris is a motivational speaker, consultant, and certified character coach who values dedication, service and excellence. As a decorated combat veteran, Jason brings unique perspectives gained from his battlefield experience to your organization, empowering you to unleash the untapped potential of your employees. Using real-world examples, Jason sheds light on how the invaluable talent each person brings to your organization can positively impact your mission. Jason learned the value of dedication at an early age growing up in East Oakland, CA, as the second of six children in a single-parent home. Jason’s dedication, hard work, and determination to avoid a life of poverty and mediocrity inspired him to earn a congressional nomination to the United States Air Force Academy which lead to an accomplished military career as a decorated Air Force pilot. Jason’s career has been a model of service recognized with awards and decorations.
Earning several military awards for his superior military career has proved this attitude and consistent mission of excellence. Jason knows that excellence is a journey, not simply a destination. This perspective inspired him to teach, develop, inspire, and mentor hundreds of future Air Force leaders as an academic instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He brings this same dedication to his work with business leaders as they strive to empower their teams and achieve greater success.
Through harrowing, life-altering experiences, Jason has learned the importance of cross-generational communication relying on men and women from half his age to twice his age. This communication is based on mutual trust and is the basis for his No Fail Trust™ methodology. The trust he instilled in his air crews kept them in the sky and out of harm’s way. Jason recognizes the value of empowerment and how to create and cultivate an environment of trust, where talent flourishes and people grow into and own their destiny. He is dedicated to sharing his insights and approach to the business world through his speaking, consulting, coaching, and training.
In addition to his speaking and consulting engagements, Jason continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve as a Joint Mobility Planner at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Northern Command. He also flies the friendly skies with American Airlines as an International First Officer. Jason and his wife reside in Colorado Springs, CO, with their young daughter and golden retriever.