Jason Barger is a New York Times-celebrated author, motivational speaker, leadership coach and culture expert.
He delivers over 70 keynote speeches around the world annually and is a dynamic storyteller. He has spoken for iconic brands such as Nationwide Insurance, Discover, Deloitte, Ultimate Software, Wendy’s, Caribou Coffee, SHRM, TEDx, as well as at Global Leadership Conferences around the world.
His books have been celebrated by the global media and as Founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works as a collaborative partner with teams and organizations to develop compelling leaders, culture and visions for the future. Through his books, leadership consulting, culture-shaping and motivational keynote speeches, he strives to make an impact in the world. Every presentation and engagement he does is tailored to meet the unique needs of the audience and maximize the message for each event.
For 10 years, Jason led thousands of people to build 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty and developed a program to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. In 2004, Jason received a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.” In 2014, Business First named him one of their 40 Under 40 Award Winners.
Jason is passionate about making a difference in the world through the way we lead and serve every day. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonVBarger and see the bottom of this page to subscribe to his monthly eNewsletter.
MOST REQUESTED TOPICS
Focus in A Distracted World
Thermostat Cultures: Setting Your Temperature
Connect Your Message to Your Culture
Choose Effective—Not Busy
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Jason aspires to make a difference—and is doing so as more people put this spirit into action in their organizations. He offers valuable reminders and simple principles that can guide the leadership actions you take in your own life and business. In the midst of obstacles, delays and cancellations in business, the way your people respond to challenges will determine your level of success. I hope you’ll join his movement.Howard Behar
Jason’s messages really resonated with our audiences, both GMs and senior leadership. Throughout the conference, our GMs referenced messages Jason shared and their feedback pointed to Jason’s keynote as one of the highlights of our conference. Jason helped elevate our conference and we look forward to partnering on future events.Coley O’Brien
Jason’s professional demeanor and valuable content are really great offerings to our attendees. His presentations on leadership and culture align with our People First philosophy here at Ultimate Software. We look forward to working with Jason on more programs in the future!Phillipa Stephenson
Working with Jason at such a critical point in our company’s growth, was one of the best things we could have done to solidify our new direction. Through his keynote, he was able to make impactful connections between his research and expertise in culture with our new purpose statement. His book Thermostat Cultures will give our general managers an anchor to revisit keeping our focus on intentional and purposeful culture evolution. I look forward to continued partnership with Jason!Kendall Harrell