About the Plenary Speaker:

Jonathan Fanning is the author of several books, including his best seller, Who are you BECOMING? and I Once was Lost . Through keynote speaking, training workshops, coaching, and consulting, Jonathan works to create excellence within companies, teams and organizations that are not willing to settle for “good enough.”

Jonathan was voted best speaker at a recent TED Talk conference.

A traumatic car accident and several other “Frying Pan” moments in the middle of Fanning’s career as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies triggered a quest for a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, and significance.  “Who are you BECOMING?” and “Who are you helping the people around you to BECOME?” became central to Jonathan’s life, businesses, and speaking. With over fifteen years of experience coaching leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to sole proprietors, Jonathan has developed expertise in the principles, practices, and challenges of creating a worthwhile vision and becoming the leader capable of the worthy pursuit.

Fanning has built several successful businesses, including a national children’s fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, which helps young people experience business start-up and ownership.  Jonathan shares his message with organizations around the world, inspiring with relevant stories, strategies, and practical application steps to help audience members challenge the status quo.

Jonathan lives in NY with his amazing wife, Dominika, and two angelic little girls, Ella and Maya.

They Serve: The Essence of Authentic Leadership

Especially relevant in these surreal times. Every leader is an agent of change… for better or for worse!  “They Serve” is a unique exploration of the most effective time-tested leadership principles and paradoxes.  We all know great leadership when we see it.  What four things must a servant leader do?  Most organizations that teach servant leadership violate at least two of these building blocks.  This program may change the way you look at role models forever.

“Powerful and moving!  Jonathan is truly a special person – with a message that met the “needs” of our whole culture.”
(Lee D., Mars Chocolate)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Servant leadership contains a powerful paradox.  Most organizations that say they practice “Servant Leadership” do not.  Understand and apply the powerful paradox for the first time.
  2. To truly serve includes paying a personal price.  How can leaders demonstrate, teach and inspire others to pay a personal price in our short-term, “what’s in it for me” culture?
  3. Aspiring servant leaders get stuck on the priority between two words.  Jonathan’s passionate stories will stick with them as listeners try to become better servant leaders long after this keynote or workshop.