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What people are saying…

I’ve never laughed and cried so much in one hour as when I first heard Jonathan speak. You are in for a treat!
Director, Behavioral Institute of Children and Adolescents

By far, the most powerful keynote presentation I have ever heard.
Educator, Education Minnesota annual conference

I’ve never seen this group of teachers give a keynoter a standing ovation. The only sounds during his presentation were Kleenex being pulled from purses.
Coordinator, North Dakota State Reading Association


Jonathan’s talk changes everything. How I see those around me. How I see myself. Amazing.
Attendee, ARC Minnesota annual conference

You came to my school a few weeks ago, and you were a huge inspiration to me. People are still talking about you and how amazing you were.
Middle School Student 

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a room so moved as when Jonathan was speaking.
Director, International Conference for Children and Adolescents, Denver, CO

I thought this would be just another staff development. I hadn’t planned on leaving inspired.
Staff Development Attendee, Ecolab

His visits are the highlight of the year for the kids.
Staff, LifeSpan Youth Transition Program

Your energy, insight, and passion were eye-opening and restoring for the teachers and students. I know they were for me! The students were as inspired and grateful as I was!
Former First Lady of Wisconsin, Jessica Doyle 

The inspiration you provided our staff, and most importantly the students, will stay with us! We all had only high praise for the morning’s assembly—your stories were a perfect mix to reach us adults, and the kids.
The Staff of HLWW Middle School  

I am spellbound!
ESL Para/Teacher 

Jonathan was engaging and brought me to tears more than once; his story is the story of my life, of my children’s lives, and is the reason I entered this career. He was fabulous!
Inclusion Specialist, High School

You touched so many lives with your stories, ideas, and personal experiences. Your presentations were the highlight of my school year!
Media Specialist, High School, Chicago IL

Attendee, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health annual conference