“…held the room spellbound…
memorable and prophetic.”

– Michael Fishman, Consumer Health Summit

the Difference

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.

Jonathan Fields—the Good Life Guy—delivers insights that spark purpose, possibility, and potential. 

On a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive, Jonathan is an award-winning author, business innovator, executive producer and host of one of the world’s top podcasts, Good Life Project. The Wall Street Journal named Good Life Project one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple recently picked the show out of more than 750,000 others to feature on-stage during its legendary annual product event. Jonathan is featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, FastCompany, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., CNN, The Guardian, O Magazine, SELF, Allure, Outside, Elle, Vogue, Fitness and thousands of other outlets.

In addition to writing award-winning and bestselling books like How to Live a Good Life and Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance, Jonathan has founded several companies with a focus on maximizing human potential. The most recent is Spark Endeavors, where he is the chief architect and driving force behind the world’s first purpose, engagement, and flow archetypes–the Sparketypes®. This powerful tool has been tapped by over 300,000 individuals and organizations, generating a rapidly growing, global data-set, and insight-based solutions to help transform how we work, lead and live.  

On stage, Jonathan captivates with eye-opening ideas, stories, and science. He draws not just from his own experience, but also the wisdom of the many global visionaries he’s interviewed, along with insights from the vast data-set generated by the Sparketype Assessment. It all adds up to a rare ability to take audiences on a joyful journey of discovery. Jonathan’s unique insights and solutions inspire people to put what they learn into action.

speaking topics

SPARKED AT WORK

The Purpose, Engagement & Performance Edge .

SPARKED AT WORK

Work could be so much better, and organizations could win so much bigger: Stressed out, disconnected and unfulfilled, that’s the state of work today. Some 55% of workers are dissatisfied, 66% are not engaged, 33% feel like they’ve reached career dead-ends and the fastest-growing segment—young, purpose-seeking workers—are fleeing jobs devoid of personal significance. At the same time, organizations with highly-engaged teams grow earnings 4-times faster, are more productive, retain employees longer, and show 21% greater profitability.

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SPARKED Leadership

How Great Leaders Spark Purpose, Engagement & Performance.

SPARKED LEADERSHIP

What makes a great leader? Skill and experience play a role, of course. But, to unlock their true potential, along with new levels of engagement and performance in their teams, leaders need to know:

  • The unique source-code or “Sparketype®” for work that makes them come alive
  • The Sparketype for those they lead

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THE GOOD LIFE:

A Simple Path to Your Best Life Now

THE GOOD LIFE

A good life. It’s what we all want. What we devote so much of our waking hours to. Yet, so often, it feels like the good life is forever just ahead, around yet one more corner. Never to arrive. No matter how hard we work or how much we sacrifice, we find ourselves perpetually unfulfilled, disconnected and asking “is this all there is?”

What if you could feel differently? Not someday, but today. What if, pursued differently, living a truly good life was entirely possible—today? Turns out, it is. And, it’s not about big, disruptive changes, but rather discovering a simple yet powerful new model and taking tiny daily steps—steps that lead to exponential change.

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Exquisite Attention

The Leadership and Life-Enhancement Super-Power

EXQUISITE ATTENTION

Whether you’re a leader, salesperson, or entrepreneur, your success is tied to your ability to cultivate trust, openness, and commitment. There are thousands of books about how to do this. And virtually all of them miss what’s most essential.

Here’s the secret: It’s less about what you do and say, and more about interacting with a hyper-focused state of awareness called “Exquisite Attention.” Master this super-power capability and every relationship, in business and life, becomes exponentially deeper. You’ll have greater impact in less time.

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SPARK AT WORK

Work could be so much better, and organizations could win so much bigger: Stressed out, disconnected and unfulfilled, that’s the state of work today. Some 55% of workers are dissatisfied, 66% are not engaged, 33% feel like they’ve reached career dead-ends and the fastest-growing segment—young, purpose-seeking workers—are fleeing jobs devoid of personal significance. At the same time, organizations with highly-engaged teams grow earnings 4-times faster, are more productive, retain employees longer, and show 21% greater profitability.

What if your employees were performing at peak potential? Filled with purpose, fully engaged and alive? This is what happens when they are “sparked!” Anyone can work from this place, regardless of job, title or industry, once they discover their research-based Sparketype®, the unique source-code for work that makes them come fully alive.

Jonathan Fields—the Good Life Guy—is on a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive. He developed the Sparketypes®, a powerful tool used by over 300,000 people to identify their purpose, engagement and flow—and transform how they work, lead and live.

In this engaging and inspiring story-meets-science presentation, participants will:

  • Discover a groundbreaking, data-backed approach to making work a powerful source of purpose, engagement, and performance.
  • Identifytheir own Sparketype for work that makes them come alive, and learn how to “activate” it, so they feel like they’re doing what they’re meant to do.
  • Gain powerful insights into the “Sparketype spread” for those in the room, and how to tap this wisdom to inspire better collaboration, leadership and outcomes.
  • Learn how to build on their Sparketype to enhance performance and transform work into a source of meaning, joy and fully-realized potential.

This powerful talk inspires people to put their Sparketypes to use. And when they do, they achieve game-changing results!

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SPARKED LEADERSHIP

What makes a great leader? Skill and experience play a role, of course. But, to unlock their true potential, along with new levels of engagement and performance in their teams, leaders need to know:

  • The unique source-code or “Sparketype®” for work that makes them come alive
  • The Sparketype for those they lead

Understanding this about oneself and others gives leaders the rare ability to both lead from a place of unbridled purpose, engagement and potential, and also inspire the same in those they lead.

Jonathan Fields—the “Good Life Guy”—is on a decades-long quest to uncover what makes people come alive. He developed the Sparketypes®, a powerful tool used by over 300,000 people to identify their purpose, engagement and flow—and transform how they work, lead and live.

In this inspiring presentation, filled with actionable insights, participants will:

  • Discover a powerful new research-based tool – the Sparketypes® – for leadership that fuels purpose and engagement—and leads to better performance and outcomes.
  • Pinpoint their own Sparketype, the source-code for work that makes them come alive, and helps them lead from a place of purpose, joy and potential.
  • Learn how to tap the Sparketypes to create more energized, self-motivated and collaborative teams.
  • Cultivate a culture in which people are intrinsically motivated by work that provides meaning and allows them to fully express their potential.

What if everyone in your organization were “lit up” at work? The Sparketypes help you unlock their potential—and achieve better results.

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THE GOOD LIFE

A good life. It’s what we all want. What we devote so much of our waking hours to. Yet, so often, it feels like the good life is forever just ahead, around yet one more corner. Never to arrive. No matter how hard we work or how much we sacrifice, we find ourselves perpetually unfulfilled, disconnected and asking “is this all there is?”

What if you could feel differently? Not someday, but today. What if, pursued differently, living a truly good life was entirely possible—today? Turns out, it is. And, it’s not about big, disruptive changes, but rather discovering a simple yet powerful new model and taking tiny daily steps—steps that lead to exponential change.

Jonathan Fields is the author of the bestseller, How to Live a Good Life, and host of one of the world’s top podcasts, Good Life Project. The Wall Street Journal named Good Life Project one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple recently picked the show out of more than 750,000 others to feature during its legendary annual product event. He shares insights to spark your purpose, possibility, and potential!

In this deeply moving, story-meets-science presentation, you will:

  • Discover the Good Life Buckets: a simple yet powerful model to understand what it truly takes to live a good life, and why your efforts so far may have failed you.
  • Learn to quickly determine how full or empty your personal Good Life Buckets are, where to immediately focus your energy, and how to get started today.
  • Stop wasting energy on the firehose of shiny objects that keep you from what truly matters.
  • Make the leap from feeling reactive and overwhelmed to empowered and in-control.

This engaging and inspiring session gives you the insights to create a good life—your best life—right now.

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EXQUISITE ATTENTION

Whether you’re a leader, salesperson, or entrepreneur, your success is tied to your ability to cultivate trust, openness, and commitment. There are thousands of books about how to do this. And virtually all of them miss what’s most essential.

Here’s the secret: It’s less about what you do and say, and more about interacting with a hyper-focused state of awareness called “Exquisite Attention.” Master this super-power capability and every relationship, in business and life, becomes exponentially deeper. You’ll have greater impact in less time.

On a decades-long quest to uncover what makes people come alive, Jonathan Fields—the Good Life Guy—founded one of the world’s top podcasts, Good Life Project. Through his years interviewing people from all walks of life as host of the podcast, Jonathan discovered the power of Exquisite Attention. The insights he shares will transform your interactions and spark purpose, possibility, and potential.

In this keynote presentation, participants will:

  • Learn how our brains are wired for attention and why developing Exquisite Attention is like jet-fuel for trust, leadership and performance.
  • Discover a groundbreaking, immediately-actionable 3-step process to begin cultivating Exquisite Attention and become an “Attention Alchemist.”
  • Tap the power of this new communication and creation super-skill and experience its potential in real-time together.

Be someone who people want to know and work with! This powerful talk inspires audiences to become a better version of themselves and transform their relationships and potential.

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SELECT CLIENTS & EVENTS

3 reasons to work together

1

Valuable.

You’ll discover groundbreaking ideas, proven tools, and strategies that you’ll put into action to make an immediate difference. At work and in life.

2

Insipiring.

Open your mind and heart in this compelling, story-meets-science experience that inspires you to step into your best self.

3

Easy to work with.

Not only can you count on Jonathan to deliver on-stage, from beginning to end the process will be easy and stress-free.

What event organizers are saying...

  • “ 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

  • “Thank you for presenting at Deloitte’s LEAD meeting. We are so pleased that you could join us to share your personal story with our up-and-coming leaders in our organization. Your passion and purpose really inspired our people to understand the importance of focusing on their well-being. One of the goals we set forth for this meeting was to ensure our people understand that well-being is a priority in our organization and you were a vital part of helping us do that. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you again in the future.”

    – Jennifer Fisher, National Managing Director of Well-being, Deloitte

  • “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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