About Jason Jaggard

Jason is a coach, speaker, author and social innovator for cultural change. He is a founding partner of Novus Global, an elite executive coaching firm offering workshops, keynotes and coaching to help great leaders and companies take new ground in personal mastery, large scale organizational change, and high performance. His first book, Spark: Transform Your World One Small Risk at a Time, explores how the habit of taking healthy risks help us become the people we long to be and create the teams we long to be on. Jason is also the Founder of Spark Good, a company passionate about creating tools, media and communities that unleash human potential. Jason is the inventor of Spark Groups, a small group experience that over 10,000 people have participated in worldwide.

Before starting Spark Good, Jason worked for Erwin McManus at Mosaic, a community dedicated to to bringing dignity to other's spiritual journeys and known throughout the world for its cultural creativity and cosmopolitan diversity. He co-authored group material with Erwin McManus to CRAVE and Stand Against the Wind, available through LifeWay Resources.

Jason has a Masters of Theology from Golden Gate Seminary and a Masters in Entrepreneurial Leadership from the Mosaic Leadership Centre.

Jason has worked with a variety of organizations across the country such as NBC Universal, Chick-Fil-A, Walt Disney Animation Studios, United Way Worldwide, Starbucks, as well as universities and faith-based organizations throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and South Africa. His work has been featured by The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Perez Hilton and The Wrap.

Jason occassionally teaches at Pepperdine University and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information about working with Jason, click here.

Spark

Develop the Art of Self-Challenge

Tired of dreaming about changing your life? Ready to change it? You came to the right place.

Jason Jaggard has developed a simple, direct way to practice the art of self-challenge. It requires a willingness to take healthy risks and is energized by the involvement of a small group of fellow risk-takers.

Here are just a few of the Spark insights that lead to lasting change:

·  More resources are available to you than you realize.
·  Living a changed life works best when a few friends get involved.
·  When you relearn what “good” is, you experience more goodness in your life.
·  Taking a healthy risk is always worth it, even if you fail.

When you practice the art of self-challenge, you notice that your life and the world around you start changing for the better. It involves doing the one thing that only you can do: take responsibility for your life. So go ahead and take your first risk: open this book and start reading.

“I expected to come away from reading Spark impressed with Jason Jaggard’s thoughts and encouraged by his stories. But I was also inspired to start taking my own risks to make a difference in small ways and big. This book is a valuable tool for anyone looking to move from contemplating life to fully living it.”
— Mike Gogis, Willow Creek Association chief financial officer

“Jason’s flair for writing makes Spark as enjoyable to read as it is insightful. His drumbeat is that small risks often lead to dramatic transformations. Jason offers encouragement to everyone who seeks to make their lives and the world around them better, one risk at a time.”
— Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University

Speaking Schedule

Speaking Requests

Jason's keynote and workshop style has been described as challenging, hilarious, brilliant, conversational, and inspiring.

Possible Topics Include:
- Identifying and Maximizing Your Uniqueness
- How To Create a Culture of Initiative
- Locating and Developing Leaders in Your Community
- Unleashing the Power of Community
- Leveraging The Role of Failure towards Success
- The Process that Leads to Progress
- Developing a Habit of Healthy Risk Taking
- How To Diagnose Your Culture and It's Invisible Influence
...and more.

Before requesting a date, please check out Jason's speaking schedule to make sure there are not any conflicts with previous commitments.

Please email any speaking requests to booking@jasonjaggard.com

Blog

  • Dinner with Geniuses

    Ever heard that question:  if you could have dinner with one person from history who would it be?

    I know it's trite, but I love that question.

    I like dreaming about what it would be like to sit across from Martin Luther King, Jr.  Or to watch Abraham Lincoln and Mother Theresa laugh together over an inside joke while Gandhi passes the bread to Winston Churchill.  I mean sure:  I've read what they wrote.  But there's just something about being in the presence of people that is either more powerful or at least a powerful supplement to reading about their lives.  There's something about seeing the energy in their eyes and hearing their own words in their own voices that makes a moment seem more real.  It's why I've seen Flight of the Chonchords twice.  It's why I'd see U2 even though I know their stuff by heart.

    Presence is poweful.

    That's why I unashamedly love conferences.  I like seeing people I've read share what they're recently learning.  Even more fun is going with some friends and then discussing/arguing/learning from and with each other between sessions.  The shared experience is gold.  In the past 6 months I've been to 4 conferences-- sometimes as an attendant, or volunteer or speaker.  They are a never-again-to-be-repeated gathering of fascinating people who have conversations with me that affirm, challenge and tweak the next move in my leadership life.

    That's why I'm stoked about the i2i one-day conference with Scott Belsky.  I got to see Scott speak in New York a few months ago and it was one of the most insightful and forward thinking discussions on creativity I've heard in a while.  If you consider yourself a creative who struggles to get ideas out of your mind and into your portfolio then Scott is your patron saint.  If you're like me and lead teams that have to execute to survive but don't want to turn into corporate kill-joys in the process then Scott is your guru.

    And on March 30 you get to spend a whole day with him and a group of people all trying to figure out how productivity and creativity can intersect in our personal lives and on teams.

    The topics alone make me kind of giddy: Organization & Productivity, Leveraging Community & Leadership in the Creative World, Q & A Session on Idea-Making.


    The day is on the tail end of The !deation Conference.  But more on that later.  In the meantime, for more information regarding both conferences click here.

    I'm sure Charles Lee-- the founder of both conferences-- and Scott Belsky would be a little squeamish to being compared to the people of history that I'd love to have dinner with.  But I know they'd both agree that being intentional about surrounding yourselves with people who are further down the road than you is indispensable to becoming who you long to be, and these two events are a good start in that direction.

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Jason has a variety of ways to partner with you and your organization. He offers keynotes and workshops ranging from 30 minutes to day-long experiences, depending on your community's needs.

To have Jason work with you or your team, or to find out more about how to customize Jason's services, contact bookings@jasonjaggard.com