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Jonas is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and storyteller, and an award-winning writer & producer of books, documentaries, and branded entertainment at storytelling boutique Koffler Pictures. He and partners are currently developing a documentary film on musicians, mental health, and the power of community in Austin, Texas, as well as a narrative series with a prominent Executive Producer, among other exciting projects.
You can find his writing and work featured in outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, MarketPlace, FastCompany, Time, Yahoo! Finance, Cheddar, Fox News, Fortune, Self, Success Magazine, and in numerous interviews and notable podcasts on Spotify and elsewhere. He co-authored the 4X The New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller HUSTLE: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning and Momentum (Penguin Random House), with Neil Patel and Patrick Vlaskovits. Fortune Magazine named the book “a Must-Read” and it has been translated into more than 10 languages (the cover design of the Polish version is his favorite).
Jonas regularly presents at conferences, organizations, and events on topics spanning personal innovation and unconventional thinking, the future of work, creativity and learning, community building, wellness, and resilience. He is a stroke survivor and mental health advocate, having lost a sibling to suicide. And he has worked or shared the stage with luminaries in the arenas of business, spirituality, music, politics, philosophy, comedy, and entertainment. He’s particularly proud of his work with the renowned improvisation and sketch comedy team and Neeley School of Business Entrepreneurs in Residence, Four Day Weekend.
Jonas is a sought-after creative consultant, social innovator, and strategic thinker working at the intersection of human potential, growth, and social impact. In his consulting work, Jonas specializes in solving problems, creating new value, and driving growth possibilities for thought leaders, large-scale organizations, and aspirational startups. He has helped individuals and ventures shape initiatives in the e-learning, publishing, entertainment, fintech, health and wellness, media, manufacturing, and real estate sectors to enhance their products and services, as well as improve brand reputation, culture, and corporate social responsibility. He has also worked with C-level executives and management teams and is experienced at building high-performance brand, marketing, and sales teams, pitching and negotiating high-stakes deals, and applying fresh, unconventional thinking to experiment and deliver significant results.
In his entrepreneurial pursuits, he has co-founded or been part of the founding team at several ventures, including digital health companies like Lada Labs and Radical Wellness Inc, both of which focus on improving behavioral health and community well-being as well as an array of media companies. As a ghostwriter, marketer, and producer, he has contributed to over 30 national bestselling books in the last 12 years, several of which he packaged or agented. At his consultancy, Jonas and his partners have launched numerous products and online ventures and developed multi-platform campaigns and social innovation projects reaching millions of people around the globe.
He lives in Austin, Texas with his family and their otherworldly axolotls.
Hustle and The Art of Personal Innovation
In this talk, Jonas looks at the phenomenon of Hustle, the zeitgeist driving ambition, confidence, and innovation on the one hand, and the dangers of overcommitment and even burnout on the other. It’s a delicate balance, and when done right, smart hustle leads to incredible benefits and breakthroughs.
Hustle is derived from the old Middle Dutch word, Hutselen, which means “to shake” as in to shake free and begin anew. Hence, Hustle is about shaking free of the old, shaking free to change things for the better, to reinvent ourselves, our work and our company, what we and how we do it.
Hustle implies movement toward a goal, however indirect, by which the motion itself manufactures luck, surfaces hidden opportunities, and charges our lives with more money, meaning, and momentum. It’s the way of bettering of our life and work as we know it, and revealing purpose in the process. And that means, ultimately, building a deepened capacity for movement toward growth, change, and resilience — as individuals, teams, and organizations. We use entrepreneurial hustle as a vehicle in the spirit of movement, shaking up the status quo and improving everything we do.
The Power of Empathy and Building Community
In this talk, Jonas shows you how to develop empathy as your organizational connective tissue. Empathy is a superpower unlike any other. Using experiments as proving ground and experiences as collaborative deep dives, we will harness the power of active listening and attention, problem-solving and awareness, and addressing the care of concerns of one another. Whether you run a company, a school or an event, taking stock of your community, starts surprisingly, with authenticity, sharing and vulnerability. These enable you to take better care of yourself, your team, and your customers. This alignment improves your bottom line, goodwill, and ability to grow.
- Empathy: understanding and respecting one another, making people feel something bigger than themselves… reminding them they are part of something special, always an important individual and contributor in a broader communal mix of work, life, love, and human potential.
- Experimentation: taking simple risks and placing small bets on our innovation to ensure that we improve everything we do for ourselves, our team and our organization.
- Experience: leveraging the personal and professional context to create a story that’s deeply memorable, unique, inspirational and share-worthy.
If we include all three of these E words, we have something very special, thoughtful, heartfelt, inclusive and whole — that’s what makes life worth living, and it’s what makes community possible.
The Future of Work is Wellness
In this talk, Jonas explains the obstacles to a healthy and happy work culture, and how to transform your business, workplace, or coworking space into a more positive place where ambition, creative thinking, and supportive collaboration flourish.
A key part of enhancing your company’s experience is focusing on the developmental wellbeing (motivational, inspirational, physical, financial) of your team through a vastly improved learning environment, and introducing active coaching and mentoring programs. In addition, he shares key research and trends shaping workplace productivity, collaboration, human potential, and happiness.
- "Jonas delivered an inspired talk at SXSW. His session on personal innovation was enlightening and expertly tailored to our diverse audience of industry professionals and entrepreneurs. He completely packed the house and kept attendees engaged for well over an hour at this book signing. He's a delightful and creative presence, and I'd highly recommend him as a presenter for your event." Henry Heuck Event Programmer, South by Southwest, SXSW Interactive Conference