Engage

Connecting

people, projects, and passions.
Having organized and inspired groups virtually and in-person for nearly 20 years, Jon brings a variety of creative, inspirational, and instructional skillsets to organizations of all sizes and types. Whether speaking to large groups of students on finding their call to working with senior leadership teams in both non-profit and corporate contexts, Jon is able to help groups and individuals tackle challenges, embrace opportunities, and discover their “what’s next.”

Speaking

Book Jon to speak at your next large group workshop, conference, employee training, student event, or retreat. From large groups of hundreds to small, intimate gatherings, Jon will adapt his message and approach to create an unforgettable event. Jon has worked with Fortune 100 companies, churches, universities, and businesses and has spoken on topics ranging from technology and media theory to the power of morning routines.

  • Creative Threads: Finding Your Calling Through Your Careers
  • YouTube Tips, Tricks, and Hacks: Video Marketing from the Viral Toolkit
  • Lessons Learned as a YouTube Celebrity
  • Content Marketing for Employee Engagement, Retention, and Recruiting
  • Morning Routines and the Visualization of Success
  • Goals, Resolutions, and Visualization
  • History of Hollywood, Film, and Faith
  • From Zero to Video: Making Great Videos on the Cheap
  • Young Designer’s Workshop
  • How to Get Your Teams Thinking Like Creative Ninjas

Training

What’s more compelling than a stranger with a PowerPoint? Nothing. Whether your need is a laser-focused training event or weekend-long immersive experience, Jon has a wide array of experience training groups large and small. Whether a church leadership team, corporate board, student group, or workforce-wide initiative, book Jon to deliver the right set of training in the most powerful way.

  • Creating and defining your personal brand
  • Leadership development
  • Creative team development
  • Mobilizing lay leadership teams
  • Futureproofing and media training
  • Branding and brand adoption
  • Employee engagement, retention, and culture
  • Career mapping and discovering your call
  • Public speaking and presentation training

Consulting

It’s one thing to own a hammer. It’s quite another to know where to hit. Jon’s deep experience in communications, social media and content, immersive training, and leadership team development, brings insight and perspective to even the most daunting of organizational challenges. The consulting experience your team will have with Jon probably won’t be what you expect… but it will certainly be what you need.

  • Marketing, content and communications
  • Team dynamics and culture
  • Inter-generational leadership
  • Culture-building for talent acquisition
  • Church and ministry communications
  • Lay and volunteer leadership mobilization

Coaching

Everyone needs a mentor. A coach. Someone in their corner who understands the landscape, will ask the right questions, speak the truth, and encourage you to chase after your dream or overcome an obstacle. This one-on-one coaching is your chance to work directly with Jon in a 1-1 elite coaching program. Based on 3, 6, and 9 month engagements, this is the perfect opportunity for students and professionals who are looking to move ahead with their unique goals.

  • Business: Professional coaching for career advancement, personal branding, leadership development, career change, or professional growth.
  • Personal: Life coaching and personal development coaching, training, and accountability.
  • Spiritual: Spiritual development, disciplines, and mentorship.

NEW: Venturi Academy: A worldwide coaching program for high school and college age students that want to attend a car design/industrial design school. Through this elite coaching program high school and college students will work directly with Jon to develop the best possible roadmap for gaining entrance into their design school of choice. Includes: Portfolio review & development, college entrance preparation, school selection and research, and application process. ///VENTURI ACADEMY


Past Events & Organizations

Loyola University Maryland
American Advertising Federation
American Marketing Association
Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit
Ignite Howard County
Baltimore Business Journal
Campaigns & Marketing Summit
Washington Bible College
Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce
Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
University of Baltimore
Westminster Theological Seminary
Capital Bible Seminary
Howard Community College
Association of Independent Maryland Schools

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