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New York

Speaker Bio

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.

Keynote Topic #1

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:

  • Discover a groundbreaking, data-backed approach to making work a powerful source of purpose, engagement, and performance.
  • Identify their 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.

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

Keynote Topic #2

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:

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.

Keynote Topic #3

THE GOOD LIFE

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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  • Barbara Fitzsimmons
    07/26/2022 at 11:30 am

    “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

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  • Ronald A. Redmon
    07/12/2022 at 11:26 am

    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

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  • Michael Fishman
    05/11/2022 at 11:29 am

    “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

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  • Terry Starbucker
    04/26/2022 at 2:30 pm

    “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

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  • Matt Olin
    04/17/2022 at 9:28 am

    “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

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