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Jon Gordon        

Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker & America's #1 Energy Coach

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits.

He is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller "The Energy Bus," "The No Complaining Rule," "Training Camp," "The Shark," "The Goldfish, Soup, The Seed" and his latest "The Positive Dog" and "The Energy Bus for Kids." Jon and his tips have been featured on "The Today Show," CNN, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Novartis, Bayer and more.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

When he's not running through airports or speaking to businesses, hospitals or school leaders, you can find him playing tennis or lacrosse with his wife and two "high energy" children.

"Jon's book, 'The Energy Bus,' and talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest potential." -- Mike Smith, Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons

"'The Energy Bus' is more than a book. It is a great tool for building a winning team. Every team or person, who wants to be a champion, will face adversity. There are "Energy Vampires" on every team. I use this book as a reference to assist me in turning a negative into a positive." -- Doc Rivers, Head Coach of the Boston Celtics

"After reading 'The Energy Bus,' I decided there were a few things I wanted to share with my team from the book. The biggest thing I took out of the book was leading from the heart, which I spoke to our team about. There is emotion in what we do. It's not just about numbers and stick figures. This is about people and doing this together. I told them, for us right now, this is a bunch of young guys coming together. When there is adversity, we have to look at it as a learning opportunity. The book has 10 rules for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads us to true accomplishment." -- John Calipari, Head Basketball Coach at the University of Kentucky

Speech Topics


The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change

Now more than ever change and uncertainty are a part of daily work and life. During changing times, it’s easy to worry, give up, and let fear paralyze you. However, you and your team have more control than you think you do, and how you handle change is your choice—the only choice that matters. You can allow the waves of change to crush you or you can learn to ride them to a successful future. Based on his latest book The Shark and the Goldfish Jon presents a proven 4 step model packed with tips and strategies to help you and your team thrive during waves change.

The Energy Bus - 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Based on his international best-selling book, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon presents a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. Everyone faces challenges and every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success. Whether you are a leader looking to build a positive culture, a manager trying to energize and engage your team, or someone who desires to enhance your productivity and performance this talk will help you create more success and enjoy the ride of your life.

The No Complaining Rule

In this inspiring and timely talk Jon reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life today… negativity. It costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. Based on an actual company that created and implemented The No Complaining Rule, Jon shares innovative ideas and practical strategies to develop positive leaders, organizations and teams. For managers, team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive solutions, Jon shares powerful principles and an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity. When you implement The No Complaining Rule you’ll spend less time and energy on problems and more time focused on solutions.

Create a Culture of Greatness in your School

Based on his best-selling books, personal experience as a teacher and his work with countless principals and school districts, Jon Gordon presents a proven road-map filled with essential strategies to create a positive school and build a culture of greatness. At a time when many educators are experiencing change and challenges Jon shares inspirational stories, innovative ideas and practical strategies for positive leadership, winning teamwork and inspired teaching.

SOUP: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture

Get ready to stir the pot and discover a proven recipe to build a winning team and create a culture of greatness. In this powerful, nourishing and humorous presentation Jon Gordon shares the key ingredients to lead, unite, and engage your team. If you are ready to stir the pot, lead by your example, boost morale and create engaged relationships that foster teamwork and enhance performance then this Soup is for you and your team.

Training Camp: What the Best do Better than Everyone Else.

Have you ever wondered what makes someone great in their field of work? Based on his work with professional sports teams, world-class organizations, and interviews with top professionals in a wide variety of fields, Jon Gordon discovered that the best of the best share a number of similar characteristics. There is a formula for success. There are habits that the best do that others don’t and things that they do better than everyone else. There is a way that the best of the best approach their life and work and craft that differentiates themselves from others. This formula is predictable, repeatable and a process anyone can follow. In this inspirational keynote Jon shares invaluable wisdom, deep insights and proven strategies on what it takes to bring out the best in yourself and your team. Whether you play sports or the piano or work with numbers, a computer or a scalpel, these lessons apply to everyone who must climb the mountain before reaching its peak.

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