Jon’s three books Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence, The Three Commitments of Leadership: How Clarity, Stability, and Rhythm Create Great Leaders, and Hijacked by Your Brain: Discovering the Path to Freedom From Stress teach leaders the essential communication, leadership, and stress reduction skills that make them the kind of people others want to work with, and the kind of managers, executives, and coaches that produce teams of leaders.
A graduate of Carleton College with a masters from Harvard University, he began his career as a leader in hospitals, spiritual communities, and non-profits. Every organization he worked in at least doubled its participation and fundraising.
He began his training career in 2005 with a division of Time Warner, and has since worked with Fortune 500, start-up, universities, and non-profit organizations to improve the core skills of rising executives. Every organization that has hired him to work with teams has brought him back for further speaking, training, or coaching.
Jon also serves as the Assistant Golf Coach for the University of Connecticut, a board member of NASA’s Goddard Summer program in Worcester, MA, and has led teenagers and adults on 20 week-long service trips with organizations like Habitat for Humanity to cities like New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City.
Jon is a thoughtLEADERS senior instructor and provides training in the areas of communication, leadership, and stress reduction. In addition to his writing, training, and community development work, he lives with his wife, a clinical psychologist, in Ellington, Connecticut; but in his free time can usually be found on the golf course.