Keynotes, Training, Workshops & Laughter!

For 25+ years, John Sweeney and the Brave New Outpost team have been harnessing transformational laughter to help professionals activate their best, most innovative, and most resilient mindset. 

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What is the BRAVE NEW OUTPOST all about?

John Sweeney & Margi Simmons are as comfortable leading high-octane leadership workshops for the C-Suite as they are giving standing-ovation-worthy keynotes for All Employee Meetings. 

Our secret sauce is our team’s unique ability to combine vulnerable, hilarious, humor with customized strategic content and messaging. Our insight comes from decades of experience working with the highest levels of leadership at the best companies in the world.

Brave New Outpost stands for laughter, authenticity, empathy, getting comfortable being uncomfortable, everyday innovation, and embracing change as fuel!

3,500+ EVENTS. 20+ YEARS.


 For 20+ years, we’ve worked with hundreds of clients across every industry to activate and practice a new approach to innovation, change management, culture, storytelling, communication, belonging & inclusion… and a whole lot more.  Our passion is to serve as guides for behavioral and mindset changes that positively impact our world. We bring decades of field experience, a few good tools and maps, and boundless energy as we explore new territories together with our clients.

Not your typical keynote speaker…

Corporate trainer by day, “Jiggly Boy” by night…John Sweeney’s alter-ego is beloved by Kevin Garnett and NBA players and fans across the league. This custom project for the MN Timberwolves went viral, with over half a billion views. The best part? Jiggly Boy fans and viewers have raised over half a million dollars for Smile Network International.

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