We all have a presence when we come into a room and that presence sends vibrations to those around us. We can’t control everything about what people feel about us, but we can become more mindful about how we enter and what is the focal point of our vibrations. When a boss rushes hurriedly into her office while on a phone call and doesn’t make eye contact with the staff members along her path, vibrations…
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Do you need a professional, motivational or inspiring keynote speaker for your next event? Jason’s interactive, humorous, and dynamic style has been celebrated across the country and around the world. Are you looking to strengthen the leadership on your team, create a compelling culture, or inspire action for your mission, vision & values?
Jason Barger is a motivational keynote speaker who is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people. He also is an author, 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.
Prior to Jason’s experiences and messages spreading as a motivational keynote speaker around the world, he graduated from 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 and his family live in Columbus, Ohio. Jason is the author of the globally celebrated books Step Back from the Baggage Claim, ReMember and the latest hit Thermostat Cultures, and he’s also a consultant, servant-leader, creative Think-Tanker, and dynamic motivational keynote speaker. As Founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he helps organizations shape their Culture, strengthen Leadership Development, and bring their Mission, Vision and Values to life every day. His newest book Thermostat Cultures launched last year and is making a profound impact worldwide!
We would hire him again in a minute.Lee Peterson
I would love to see Jason again in any venue anywhere in the world!Alfredo Angel
Jason is a true game changer!Shelly Marks
Jason is great! He’s a dynamic and engaging person with a great sense of humor. He puts everyone at ease, while still challenging them to think creatively and with a servant’s heart.Elaine Roberts
Change begins with inspiration and motivation to do things differently, better. What gets our eyes, our focus, and our heart is where we end up going. Organizations around the globe are connecting with Jason’s unique metaphors and style as an inspirational and motivational speaker that challenges the status quo regarding leadership, culture, creativity, and mission / vision / values. Jason is a dynamic storyteller who strives to authentically connect with each audience — whether as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, retreat facilitator, coach, or ongoing lead consultant.
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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.
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.
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