We’re thrilled to announce the 2021 UNC CAUSE Keynote Speaker — Jia Jiang!
Jia Jiang is the founder and CEO of DareMe, a company that trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. He is known as the Rejection Guy, and on his blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy, documents and analyzes his journey to discover and conquer the fear of rejection. He is a newly minted TED speaker. His book Rejection Proof is a #1 bestseller. Jia holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
Keynote Address: Influence Beyond Your Box
Based on race, gender, education or job function, society and organizations put us into different boxes and tag us with stereotypes. Even more damaging, however, are the boxes we unconsciously put ourselves in. In this talk, Jia teaches organizations and individuals how to lead and influence beyond their boxes.
Register for 2021 UNC CAUSE so you don’t miss the keynote at 3:00 PM (ET) on Tuesday, October 5, the first day of the conference!
“But by not even asking, we are rejecting ourselves by default—and probably missing out on opportunity as a result.” – Jia Jiang
About Jia Jiang
Jia Jiang is the owner of Rejection Therapy, a website that provides inspiration, knowledge and products for people to overcome their fear of rejection. He is the CEO of DareMe, a company that teaches people and trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. In 2015, he authored the Amazon bestselling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection and was one of the most viewed TED Talks of 2017 (see video below).
Several years after Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he took a life-altering risk and stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship. His result was everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. This was the catalyst that set Jiang on the path to his true calling.
To conquer the fear of rejection, Jiang embarked on a personal quest and started a blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy. His journey revealed a world that was hidden in plain sight — a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. He discovered that rejection can be much less painful than we believe and that the fear of rejection is much more destructive than we know.
Jiang grew up in Beijing, China and migrated to the United States at age 16. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.