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Jonathan Edison

“Success Strategist”

“Success Strategist” Jonathan Edison is one of the most compelling thought leaders and Motivational Business Speakers today.  Jonathan is an articulate and interactive speaker known across corporate America for his energetic and innovative presentations, full of solid content and practical application. Jonathan has become one of the most sought after motivational speakers on the speaking circuit today. As a former history-making educator turned business motivational speaker — he has inspired, challenged and encouraged over 1 MILLION audience participants to reach new heights in their personal and professional development.  Over the past 10 years Jonathan has shared his specific game-changing how to “Success Strategies” with companies like Aflac, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Pharmacy, FBI, Folgers Coffee, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, McDonalds, Radio Shack, Smuckers,  State Farm Insurance, Taco Bell, University of Michigan and Verizon Wireless to name a few.

What gives Jonathan the EDGE for your audience?

His personal story of overcoming incredible odds-Jonathan shares with his audiences how he overcame a drug addicted mother, sleeping in a basement on 4 crates and a box spring, graduating high school with a 1.6, completing his first year of college with a 0.82 and being homeless for a period of time to living what he describes as the American Dream that is rooted in hard work, perseverance, guts, comeback power and a lack of MAKING EXCUSES.

Bottom Line:

These powerful life lessons and Jonathan’s business acumen as a successful business owner helped forge the tools that he shares for driving higher performance levels, increased sales, extraordinary customer service, ground-breaking leadership, and bottom-line accountability.  Your audience will learn how to out perform, out sell, out service, out think and out do the competition. So whether it’s in Sales, Leadership, Change, Performance, Life Balance or Personal Motivation.  Jonathan provides individuals and teams with the tools to help them master change, increase performance and achieve their highest potential.


Make Your Own Magic - Let’s Get Motivated

Lack of motivation and a non-existent internal drive can lead to employee inefficiency and low productivity-not to mention higher turnover rate. In this fast paced and demanding environment Jonathan provides the fundamental information that your team or staff needs to stay competitive in a fast-moving world Jonathan teaches audiences about the power of thought and the seven elements of internal energy—Belief, Imagination, Enthusiasm, Passion, Resourcefulness, Intuition and Service. This program is designed to uplift, inspire and light a FIRE!- Within those that need a boost!

Learning Objectives:

  • Belief: How to re-engage and establish belief systems that determine success in life.
  • Imagination: Understanding that imagination is at the heart of business success and how to inspire creative expression in your employees.
  • Enthusiasm: How create contagious enthusiasm within your group.
  • Passion: How to rekindle passion in the workplace by providing opportunities for internal and external growth.
  • Resourcefulness:  How to recognize and tap resources that lead to improved organization and the development of trusted quality systems.
  • Intuition: How to clear the ego blocks and doubt that silence our inner voice.
  • Service: How to deliver the best service in your personal and professional life.

Actionable Takeaways:

  • Proven strategies and techniques to reignite the core beliefs of your business or organization.
  • Skills for staying innovative and progressive.
  • New resources that will help you make the most out of who you are and obtain the results you desire. 

The Psychology of Sales - Double Your Sales & Double Your Income

Sales is just not about a product, a price point, or a service, sales is a MENTAL ATTITUDE!  The Sales professional in this new fast-paced economy has to be both mentally tough and extremely focused to stay competitive. The mindset today to sell any product or service is contingent upon exceptional execution, laser beamed focus, high-self esteem, positive self -image, internal triggers and a healthy optimistic perspective. This Psychology of Sales program that Jonathan has designed will provide for your sales team with the necessary tools and strategies to “Double their Sales and Double their Incomes” in any marketplace.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Redefining Sales: Jonathan will show how the activities that we engage in and what we focus on affect our production.
  • Overcoming Objections: Jonathan will share how to sell yourself on yourself, keep things in perspective and how to avoid negative influences that keep you from realizing your goals.
  • Closing the Deal: A better life-style and a desired income isn’t going to happen by itself! It’s not the economy, market, territory or even the product- IT’s YOU!
Actionable Takeaways:
  • How to implement the Law of Focus and develop strategies that yield results.
  • How to re-frame your thinking and remain motivate, positive and energized.
  • How to increase commissions, income and overall profit!

Transformational Leadership - What’s Your Motivation?

Many people often use the terms management and leadership interchangeably, but they are really two completely different concepts. Unlike management, leadership is a vocation rather than a position. While management can be assigned or chosen, leadership is something to which someone must be called.  Transformational Leadership is about getting people on board to support the company, the vision, the mission and the products.   Leadership speaker Jonathan Edison believes and teaches that real leadership is an “influence relationship” among leaders and followers who seek real changes and outcomes that reflect their shared purposes.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Transformational Leadership: Jonathan will facilitate a process where leaders can see and experience the benefits of being concerned with values, ethics, and long-term goals while focusing on growth and development. This action will ultimately leads to strong feelings of TRUST and high levels of employee engagement.
  • Communication: Jonathan will share how to use creative and effective communication that will re-energize and re-focus teams to execute strategic initiatives.  His communication style provides the leaders with the ability to turn anxiety in to action through the power of words.
  • Inspire/Influence: Jonathan will present the principles of how a GREAT leader inspires others through vision, future expectations and big opportunities.  In addition he will show you how to engage the heart and the head of the team.
Actionable Takeaways:
  • How to provide “new solutions” in times of change while intellectually stimulating and developing the followers as individuals that set the stage for innovation.
  • How to properly communicate the vision because leadership is not one size fits all.
  • How to share power, inspire action, and to encourage followers to think beyond themselves.

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life/Business - How to Leverage Change in a Lighting Paced World

“Its not the strongest species that survives, but the one that is most responsive to change”- Darwin

How well your organization and its employees manage CHANGE will be a key source in your competitive advantage.  The longer it takes for you to change the longer you stay the same and the more the competition steam rolls ahead. Change is the catalyst for survival and effective change management is critical when attempting to transform any organization.  Breaking through resistance, building coalitions and getting people to buy into the new vision isn’t easy –it’s NECESSARY. During this presentation Change Management expert Jonathan Edison provides valuable insights and effective strategies that will benefit any organization contemplating or undertaking a major CHANGE.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Why people don’t want to change: Jonathan will demonstrate the importance of understanding “change” from a psychological viewpoint. How we are beings of habits and why we repeat what we are comfortable with.
  • How to break through resistance: Jonathan will share the importance of communicating the vision while providing a sense of security for the future.
  • How to drive change: Jonathan will present the principles behind empowering others and creating short term wins.
Actionable Takeaways:
  • How to find solutions where others see obstacles for change.
  • How to take ACTION in the wake of change and stay ahead of the competition.
  • How to develop strategic flexibility.

Walking the Life and Business Tightrope - How to Find Life Balance in a Whirlwind World

Honestly?  Balance in today’s world is more elusive than ever.  With smart phones and tech tools keeping us connected 24/7 – finding the ways to effectively manage peace of mind, family fun, personal obligations with often over-demanding work schedules is almost impossible.  ALMOST.  Life balance expert and motivational speaker Jonathan Edison shares the powerful (and empowering) secrets top producers use to avoid burnout, produce at a higher level and still maintain a happy, healthy personal and family life.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Time Tools:  How to use time-blocking and scheduling tools to PLAN for a well-rounded life.
  • The Power of NO:   How to steer clear of the over-commitment cycle that can rob you of valuable time, energy and effectiveness.
  • Purpose and Priorities:  How to effectively prioritize your to-do list, stay true to your purpose and still have time for yourself.
  • Leveraging Technology: How to use today’s powerful technology platforms to work SMARTER rather than harder.
  • Burnout Busters:  How to keep burnout from crippling your career.
Actionable Takeaways:
  • The secrets to making the most of every 24 hours.
  • Mindset makeover techniques for no-guilt time off.
  • Time blocking tools that make all the difference.
  • Communication skills to keep from over-committing and under-delivering.
Elements of a High Performance Culture

High performance cultures are not dependent on one simple factor or as a result of one or two things. The entire context you operate in greatly impacts your results. This context includes the culture of the company-how things get done, how decisions are made, what works and does not work as far as behaviors and what gets rewarded. The key to building a high-performing culture is to make sure you consider using internal resources to make the workplace better. The specifics of a high performance culture are unique to each company because there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to culture.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Clearly define what Winning looks like: Jonathan will demonstrate the importance of looking across the entire organization and defining what it looks like from a variety of perspectives-sales, marketing, customer service, procurement, finance etc.
  • Thrive in the Workplace: Jonathan will share how leaders can communicate, create and shape a vision that causes the organization to THRIVE.
  • Take time to Celebrate: Jonathan will present the principles behind remembering the milestones. Taking time to celebrate is important because it acknowledges people’s hard work, boosts morale and keeps up the momentum.
Actionable Takeaways:
  • How to set “guiding principles” of values that establish preferred behavior.
  • How to properly communicate the vision to cause the organization to thrive.
  • How to focus on more celebrating and giving people the opportunity to shine.


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Topics: Sales, Leadership, Change, Life Balance, Motivation, Master of Ceremonies