Since graduating from high school in
1985, Jerome Mayne – a regular guy, had a kid, got married, had
another kid, built a real estate investment company, got divorced,
built a finance company, went to prison, got cancer, lived, got out
of prison, had miracle child, and then he got married again.
Needless to say, he has a few stories
In his mid-20s Jerome was an aspiring
finance professional. His first job in the corporate world was with
a national mortgage banking corporation. He grew as an entrepreneur,
climbing the corporate ladder until he finally reached the top
position of president and CEO of the companies that he founded.
His stay on the top ended in a
hurricane of FBI investigations, indictments, criminal court
appearances and finally, prison. He was charged with mail fraud,
wire fraud and money laundering stemming from his actions years
earlier while working at his first job in finance. He ultimately
received a 21 month prison sentence and his life was changed
Since his release from prison Jerome
has shared his story and experience in the hopes of helping students
and business professionals make the right decisions when the right
decisions aren’t easy. He is not Frank Abignale, but he is less
expensive than Frank Abignale.
"I work with organizations who want their people to make the right
decisions when the right decisions aren’t easy. I address the
"slippery slope", the consequences of fraud and the importance of
ethics. Ultimately, I help business professionals stay out of
To be honest, I don’t deal too much with the mechanics of preventing
fraud. I care about the attitudes of corporate professionals and
their ethical choices. I inspire and motivate business men and
women to be better at what they do. After all, companies don't go
to prison, people do - and I speak from firsthand experience.
One of my presentations is titled Fraud & Consequences. It includes
my real life story as a former white collar criminal; an
entrepreneur who crossed the line. My story explodes into a
nightmare of FBI investigations, federal court and finally prison.
This presentation will eliminate the "gray areas" that exist in
today's, business-as-usual, corporate culture. This presentation is
a real life lesson in corporate ethics.
I am serious because I have powerful keynotes on serious issues, but
I make the information easy to digest because it is presented in a
humorous fashion. Most of the time my presentations and workshops
qualify for continuing education credit as well as professional
Oftentimes when professionals think of ethics or fraud presentations
and classes, they think, “Boring.” Not with me and not with my
presentations and workshops.
FRAUD & CONSEQUENCES
Would you stand up for what you believe is right or would you choose
to keep your job and risk going to prison? Could your family; your
kids overcome the shame and embarrassment of your criminal
conviction? These seemingly impossible questions challenges have
Jerome Mayne, leading expert in the United States on ethics and
adversity, takes you on his personal journey from CEO, father of two
young boys, living in a quaint neighborhood, to a whirlwind of FBI
investigations, federal court, and finally prison.
He will bring you along on his emotional journey and you will
understand how he dealt with adversity through his reliance upon the
strength of others and by finding the humor in the middle of a
nightmare. His stories will help you understand your
vulnerabilities, and you'll take away all the tools you'll need to
save yourself from making the wrong decisions and losing everything
you've ever worked for.
In Fraud & Consequences you will learn:
where your vulnerabilities lie
how easy it is to join a
conspiracy - even if you didn't intend to
how the phrase, "no harm, no
foul" is absolutely ridiculous
that real con men are out there
and how they will recruit you
the devastating effects
committing fraud has on the victims, your profession and your
how to maintain a relationship
with your kids through snail mail and collect phone calls
find out once and for all whether
or not there really is, in fact, a big guy named Bubba
Jerome will show you that the unethical behaviors that exist today
in the “business as usual” corporate culture can get you your own
Federal Inmate Number.
ALL THAT ETHICAL JAZZ
Companies don’t go to prison – people do!
Did you ever go with the flow because it was easier than asserting
yourself? Professionals from young to old are faced with tough
decisions every day. Ethics is more than just the actions you take
when faced with tough choices, it is how you behave as a person
Self-confidence combined with creative problem solving skills not
only lead to stronger values, they lead to a stronger bottom line.
Jerome leads your group through real solutions to the day-to-day
ethical challenges that we all must face. All That Ethical Jazz is
not just a sit-and-listen presentation. Using interactive
exercises, Jerome inspires thought-provoking discussions that
produce real-world solutions. Your group will learn to truly trust
their instincts and tap into the many creative choices that are
right at their fingertips.
In All That Ethical Jazz your group will learn:
Why codes of ethics
are in place (and confusing)
That your instinct
rarely tells you to do the wrong thing first
How to listen to that
How to avoid being
beaten be the "Con Men", that are all around you
indicators of unethical behavior
How to trust yourself
and make the right decisions, on the spot!
SURVIVE LIFE WHILE LAUGHING YOURSELF TO DEATH
At the end of the day we can ask ourselves three questions.
- Did I laugh
- Did I learn enough?
- Did I leave the day better than I found
Jerome Mayne, a former federal inmate and cancer survivor has truly
learned the secrets of how to live. His life changing experiences
taught him how we take so many of our precious moments on this earth
for granted and what to do to live each day happier and more
Is laughter the best medicine? As a motivational speaker, Jerome
thinks it is one of the keys to healthy life balance. He will show
your group how comedy and allowing yourself to laugh is a sign that
you are living well.
Learning is always about humility. Self-centeredness and humility
cannot exist on the same plane. If you are not open to learning,
you must think you already know everything. If you already know
everything, how can you grow? Jerome will show you how to remain
teachable, even in areas where you think you are the "Mr. Know It
All" - and love every minute of it.
How can you leave the day better than you found it? By default, if
you have laughed and remained humble throughout the course of your
day, you will be leaving the day better than you found it. And some
days, if you're lucky, the day will leave you better than you found
For your conference, convention or company event, Jerome's keynote
presentation, Survive Life While Laughing Yourself to Death, will
leave your audience energized, invigorated and on a path to living a
better life . Oh, and they will laugh.