Persuasion. Creativity.

We underestimate the impact these two skills have on our organizations and our careers and overestimate how hard they are to learn, develop, and master.

It's time to fix that.

I'm Jon.


I help people learn to be persuasive and creative.

Sounds simple enough, right? Persuasion and creativity are game-changing skills, but they've developed a reputation for only belonging to those who are born with them. I think it's time for that to change. Anyone can learn to be persuasive and creative. How? The simple answer for each has been around for more than a century.
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“Jon presents in such an engaging manner that you find yourself not wanting to miss a word. Funny, fascinating, and full of real-life wisdom.”
Ken Haag ∙ VP of Sales ∙ Philadelphia, PA

“Absolute aces. Jon is a top-tier speaker, communicator, storyteller, and teacher. You won't be disappointed.”
James Laurie ∙ Sr. Director of National Accounts ∙ Portland, OR

I'm a student of storytelling.

As a former Fortune 500 marketing head and an award-winning screenwriter, I'm obsessed with stories and how we tell them. Stories are an amazing thing - they can inspire, inform, incite, and engage. And teaching people how stories work is my passion. It helps people who never thought they could become persuasive or creative find those skills, and helps those who already have them develop them creativity and persuasion superpowers.

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“Never a dull moment. Jon is a fascinating speaker who keeps you engaged and learning from start to finish.”
Lorin Burak ∙ VP of Product Development ∙ Minneapolis, MN

“Jon is what happens when humor meets real, powerful content. I left laughing, motivated, and bursting with information.”
Kel Hodel ∙ Division Manager ∙ Charlotte, NC
“Jon's unique and entertaining approach really connected with the audience. Each leader in the room left with unique, actionable ideas.”
Justin Volrath ∙ SVP of Sales ∙ Phoenix, AZ

“Jon was incredibly inspiring. I felt like he was talking directly to me the entire time. Amazing stories, fantastic ideas, great speaker!”
Jennifer Roberts ∙ Director of Business Development ∙ Edmond, OK

Now It's Up To You

I'd love to share what I've learned about creativity and persuasion with your team, organization, association, or anyone group. Let's see what stories we can tell together.