New York City, New York, United States
Jonathan Fields is an author, entrepreneur and speaker on a mission to help individuals and organizations cultivate the personal practices, workflow adaptations and environmental/cultural shifts needed to become more agile, creative and innovative and embrace action in the face of uncertainty with a greater sense of ease.
A former NYC mega-firm/SEC lawyer turned serial-entrepreneur, Fields founded two cutting-edge boutique lifestyle/fitness facilities – Sedona Private Fitness and Sonic Yoga – the latter in the shadow of 9-11 in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. He quickly grew both into industry-leading businesses, generating international media-attention and raising the bar for business, marketing and programming trends. He eventually sold both companies to focus on writing, training and speaking…and being a strongly present dad and husband.
Now an author, innovation catalyst and speaker, Fields writes AdAge Power 150 blog, and contributes to PsychologyToday.com, Amex OPENForum and a number of other top-100 blogs.
His first book, Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love, was named a Top 10 Small Business Book by Small Business Trends and a Top 5 Summer Read by MSNBC’s Your Business.
Fields’ second book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance (Portfolio Sept 2011), has generated extraordinary praise from the likes of Zappos’ Tony Hseih, Dan Pink, Gretchen Rubin, Steve Pressfield and dozens of other leaders in the worlds of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Its in-depth, provocative, and highly-practical approach to embracing uncertainty as a catalyst for innovation delivers the perfect message and set of tools for our times. And, 800-CEO-READ named Uncertainty the #1 Personal Development book of 2011.
Fields is regularly featured as an expert in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc.com, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Reuters, People, CNBC, Fox Business, CBS Radio, Vogue, Elle, How, Self, Fitness, People, O magazine and thousands of websites. BusinessWeek named him one of the 20 people every entrepreneur needs to follow on twitter (@jonathanfields).
Jonathan also speaks regularly at major conferences, keynotes for private corporate events and conducts his own trainings. And in 2009, he launched book-marketing educational venture, Tribal Author, to help teach authors and aspiring authors how to build and deploy online platforms and marketing campaigns.
When not writing, speaking or building something, you can usually find him dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter….and writing in the third person.
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.
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:
This powerful talk inspires people to put their Sparketypes to use. And when they do, they achieve game-changing results!
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:
What if everyone in your organization were “lit up” at work? The Sparketypes help you unlock their potential—and achieve better results.
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:
This engaging and inspiring session gives you the insights to create a good life—your best life—right now.
Entrepreneurship as a Practice: Embracing the Path As Well As the Vision
How to Live a Good Life: 5 Things That Matter and 5 Surprises That Don’t
Hacking Genius™: How to Rewire Your Brain to Tap Your Inner Savant
RevolutionU™: Don’t Just Build a Business, Start a Revolution!
Innovation Catalyst, Serial-Entrepreneur, and Award-Winning Author