Motivational Speaker

“I would love to see Jason again
in any venue anywhere in the world!”




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Do you need a professional, motivational or keynote speaker for your next event? Jason's inspirational stories and expert knowledge in leadership training keeps audiences engaged.

Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people. He is an Author, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Consultant, and Creator of the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement – featured by the New York Times, ABC News, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, the Seattle Times, the International Herald Tribune, and many other spots worldwide.

Before taking off to sleep in airports and observe human behavior, Barger led over 1,700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty. He also implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former director of First Community Church’s Camp Akita, he designed programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1,900 campers per summer.

Jason is a graduate of Denison University, where he served as captain of the men’s basketball team, and then received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio, to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” In 2014, Business First named him one of their “Forty Under 40” Award recipients.

Today, Jason, his wife Amy, and their three children live in Columbus, Ohio. Jason is the author of the globally celebrated books Step Back from the Baggage Claim and ReMember, he’s a consultant, servant-leader, creative Think-Tanker, and dynamic motivational speaker. He adds value to organizations that are passionate about Culture-Shaping, Leadership Development, and bringing their Mission / Vision and Values to life everyday.

We would hire him again in a minute.
Lee Peterson, WD PARTNERS
I would love to see Jason again in any venue anywhere in the world!
Jason is a true game changer!
Shelly Marks, former EVP, ALLIANCE DATA

Change begins with inspiration and motivation to do things differently, better. Organizations around the globe are connecting with Jason’s unique metaphors and styles as an inspirational and motivational speaker that challenges the status quo regarding attitude, leadership, creativity, and excellence. Jason is a natural storyteller who strives to authentically connect with each audience – whether as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, retreat facilitator, coach, or ongoing consultant.

Contact us to learn more about Jason Barger as a keynote speaker, motivational speaker, or change agent in your organization. Join the Movement.

Jason Barger is the Founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, a firm committed to engaging the minds and hearts of human beings. Leadership Development is not a drive-thru experience. As collaborative partners with teams and organizations, Jason has found that continuity over time with a consultant/facilitator adds depth and commitment to each discussion, exercise, and experience. The ongoing relationship with a group, team, or organization allows for authentic interactions and increases the facilitator’s effectiveness and long-term sustainability.

Jason guides teams and organizations through processes focused on strengthening Leadership Development, Organizational and Team Culture, and Mission / Vision and Values planning for their future.

Step Back From The Baggage Claim Movement

“That’s how it happens – one individual at a time, one small event at a time – each of us deciding to choose a different way that we move together in the world.”

Change begins from the ground up. The pressure underneath the wings has to be greater than the pressure above the wings. Change begins with singular moments. Change can begin at the baggage claim and carry into our everyday lives. Change begins with you and me. Organizational culture is changed by small, intentional, individual actions with the greater mission in mind.
Join the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement.
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