Jon Wortmann

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The Three Commitments of Leadership

Mastering Communication at Work

Hijacked by Your Brain

Jon is an executive and mental coach, minister, and speaker. A graduate of Carleton College and Harvard, his books have been #1 best sellers in 22 categories on Amazon. His work has been featured in O Magazine, Elle, The Huffington Post, Fox, Fast Company, and Psychology Today. His 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.

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 resilience, executive and board communication, client relationships, and leadership.

In the non-profit world, he has trained dozens of towns and affiliate groups in addition to thousands of public sector leaders to be strategic communicators and intentionally manage stress. He has lead 39 service projects to cities like New York and Toronto and disaster areas like New Orleans. The suburban-urban partnership program he co-led for a decade in Worcester, MA has provided summer camp for 80-100 1st through 6th graders every summer. Over the past twenty years, he has helped three faith communities double their size in an era of religious decline.

Watch Jon discuss your body’s stress response and how you can be a more effective leader by better managing that stress.

Jon also coaches on the PGA tour, assists the Golf Team at the University of Connecticut, teaches Philosophy and Ethics at the Institute for Rowing Leadership, and serves an advisor to Sasha Bruce Youthworks in Washington, DC. He lives with his wife outside Boston.