Kai Kight hits a high note with innovative music, message
Virtuoso violinist Kai Kight will use music as a tool to get business leaders to think differently about how to develop their companies and themselves as professionals during his presentation at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) conference.
In addition to being a longtime musician who first picked up the violin at age 3, Kight, a Washington, D.C. native now living in Los Angeles, is also a composer and is a regular performer at conferences such as TedX who travels the world with his message for today’s business leaders.
“What I do is use music as a metaphor to talk about life essentially,” Kight said. “I tell a number of stories in which I take people through my own position as a musician, as a creator and as a performer of music, and translate those stories into takeaways that can affect how we view leadership of companies and organizations, and the people we interact with. For me, music is kind of a universal language you can use to connect and pass into that emotional level behind the idea of the interactions that we share.”
Kight will present his unique mix of musical performance and presentation with an emphasis on inspiring business leaders to create and explore.
“I am going to challenge the audience not just to play notes that have already been written, follow the same routine patterns, the same strategies that have always been written already, but to make new music as leaders to carve out a new path, to compose a new way for what they do,” Kight said.
In combining his music with a message, Kight will seek to help the TCCE audience come to embrace the idea of change and innovation in their respective careers and job fields.
“How do you change the music in you organization, your industry, or your region or area? How do you create that change?" Kight asked. “That is really what I am going to be focusing on because it is going to be a lot of internalization of how you make change as a person and how do you tap into that to inspire others to make that change as well. The music metaphor, I like it because it can connect with even the most disparate audiences. So I look forward to it.”
Last fall Kight released his debut album Renegade and was named a top 12 speaker for 2015 by Corporate & Incentive.