If you’re looking to create not just an event, but an experience people won’t be able to stop talking about, look no further.
A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur and expert in practical personal development and human potential, Jonathan has founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students and led workshops, events and retreats around the world. His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, serves as an operating manual for a life well-lived. And, his last one, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance, was named #1 Personal Development Book of the year by 800-CEO-READ.
In addition to writing and teaching, Jonathan currently leads mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, produces a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of downloads and facilitates courses and events at the intersection of business and life. He is also the founder of The 108 Conscious Business Collective.
Jonathan has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much.
Jonathan in Action:
Mastering Mystery: Harnessing Change as Fuel for Innovation and Growth
Organizations must embrace “being in the mystery”—a state of ever-changing, sustained unknowing—in order to innovate and consistently lead their industries. This is the place where breakthrough ideas and rapid growth take root. But, with rare exception, the fluid, rapidly-changing, uncertain nature of mystery also tears us apart. On a personal level, evolution has wired us to experience it as psychologically gutting. For individuals and organizations, this creates a brutal impasse. How do you embrace the mystery needed for growth, but still create a culture steeped in humanity, connection, joy and respect?
Turns out, there are a set of simple tools and environmental shifts we can bridge this gap. Things that allow individuals to flourish in the face of the high-stakes mystery. These tools and shifts help lay the foundation for sustained industry-leading growth, innovation and expansion, while also exalting the humanity and grace of the experience along the way. Drawing upon concepts from Jonathan Fields’ award-winning book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance, this powerful story-meets-science keynote reveals the five critical keys to mastering mystery as a gateway to growth, impact and possibility.
How to Be a Force of nature [YOU are the killer app]
You feel it when they walk in a room. Doesn’t matter if it’s a CEO or sales-exec, a team leader or entrepreneur, a social-worker or school teacher. They are the ones others describe as a beacon of light. A force of nature. Everyone around them feels it, and will do anything they can to work with that person. Because they know they’ll get a better outcome, and they just want to be around that energy. It’s infectious. When you cultivate this state, selling, leading, growing and building all become easier.
Contrary to popular belief, this state is not some mystical, metaphysical spell or genetic birthright. It is not something that some people have and others don’t. It is, in fact, largely trainable and there is substantial science behind it. It is about no longer looking for the “killer app” that will let you lead, sell and build on the next level outside yourself and realizing each of us has the ability to cultivate it within ourselves. Drawing upon concepts from his bestselling book, How to Live a Good Life, Jonathan Fields deconstructs this phenomenon, shows where science meets reality, then offers a practical, actionable framework to cultivate and harness this elusive, yet immensely powerful state.
Don’t Just Build a Living, Build a Life!
What if you could experience your work, whether you’re a leader, entrepreneur, employee, professional or creative, as a vehicle for the fullest expression of the deepest parts of yourself? Not just a source of income (though, of course that matters), but as a pathway to purpose, possibility and potential. What if what you “did” was fiercely aligned with who you are, what truly matters to you, how you want to live and what you seek to build along the way? What if you could spend the vast majority of your waking hours building not just a living, but a life?
In this engaging, story-meets-science presentation, entrepreneur and award-winning author of three books, including the bestselling, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, offers a simple, yet powerful approach to “filling your contribution bucket” in a way that leaves you lit up, overflowing with meaning, joy, connection and purpose.
Capital One | TEDx | HOW Design LIVE | Paypal | Inbound | GE | Twitter | Titan Summit | Novartis | World Domination Summit | Speakboos | CreativeLIVE | SXSW | MisfitCON | The Art of Small Business | BehaviorCon | FreedymFest | SuperheroYou | International Health Summit Munich | Consumer Health Summit | Agencyside | BOLO | Getty Images | American Society of Journalists & Authors | Society of Comptrollers | Dad 2.0 Summit
What event organizers say:
“We were so pleased when you agreed to speak to our associates, but it wasn’t until we heard your presentation that we realized how fortunate we were to have you kick off our 2017 Strategy Session. We wanted this session to set the tone for the year, re-charging and inspiring our managers, and challenging them to work in new, creative ways – and you delivered and then some! Feedback from attendees has been incredibly positive, with comments not only about how valuable your advice was, but also that your tips seemed practical and actionable. Thank you for taking the time to understand our goals for this session and crafting a presentation that so perfectly achieved our desired results. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.” – Ronald A. Redmon, Jr., Capital One
“Jonathan came to Charlotte and filled the hearts and minds of our community with perspective-shifting, soul-searching wisdom and insights. The room teemed with hundreds of eager souls (you should have seen our wait list), all there to hear him speak. And each and every one of them went along for the exhilarating ride, because they knew they were in the hands of a master—someone who delivers deep value while being at once authentic, vulnerable, disarming, engaging, challenging, and damn hilarious. Let me put it this way…and I mean this literally: lives were changed that morning.” – Matt Olin, Host, CreativeMornings/Charlotte
“If you are thinking of hiring Jonathan as a speaker, I have just two words for you. DO IT. Jonathan spoke at our FreedymFest event. And even though the multi-day event had almost 30 speakers, his session was, by far, given the highest rating. It wasn’t even close. In fact, 2 years later, I still get emails from attendees saying how Jonathan’s talk changed their lives. And it’s not just the “content”… it’s the WAY he delivers it. His passion. His humor. And his ability to speak with authority, and yet, with such humility is quite rare.” – Ryan Lee, FREEDYM
“In six years of producing the World Domination Summit (WDS), Jonathan Fields is the only speaker to address our entire community twice. He first served as our closing keynote speaker during year one, and last year we were thrilled when he accepted an invitation to return as the opening keynote speaker. In other years he has also led Academies (half-day workshops) that quickly became the highest attended throughout the history of the event. Jonathan has a genuinely unique way of communicating with groups of people from a stage that make them feel as if they were talking one-on-one. If you get the chance to bring him to your event, don’t hesitate!” – Chris Guillebeau, Word Domination Summit
“Jonathan was granted one of the four coveted speaking slots at the Invitational Consumer Health Summit, a private gathering attended by leading founders and personalities. He used the occasion to debut new marketing theory which held the room spellbound, and also prompted fundamental alterations to many of the attending businesses in the days following. With hindsight of several years, Jonathan’s presentation has proved both memorable and prophetic.” – Michael Fishman, Consumer Health Summit
“Thanks to you for a fantastic presentation. It was informative, inspiring and entertaining. The perfect kick off for our career development event. And thank you for being so accessible and flexible along the way. The simulcast was important to reach all of our staff and you pulled it off beautifully.” -Barbara Fitzsimmons, Razorfish
“This guy came in as a favor, at the last minute, and still knocked it out of the park! Jonathan knows how to connect and engage with an audience, and better yet, inspire them to action. Nobody left the room when Jonathan spoke; he drew them in immediately with great storytelling and his passion for the topic” – Terry Starbucker, SOBEvents co-founder
“Jonathan Fields spoke to a room of mostly accountants. His experience and charismatic personality kept the audience interested. He talk was relevant and compelling. I would love to hear him speak again.” -Kerri Stern, Hospitality and Technical Professionals Meeting
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