Jon is on a mission to show you how to Live Life In The Front Row™ through the transformative art of moment making. He is a social entrepreneur, committed husband, father of two, and an ultramarathon runner.
Jon is the proud founder of the Front Row Foundation, a charity established in 2005 that creates unforgettable moments for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses. The organization empowers individuals to “live life in the front row™” by providing recipients a front row experience at the live event of their dreams.
He is the #1 bestselling author of The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life.
As an award-winning speaker, Jon has given more than 750 keynote presentations for many companies, organizations, universities, and associations. Clients include Vitamix, Cutco Cutlery, Maurices, St. Thomas Health, Keller Williams Realty, and the U.S. Navy. Jon brings a refreshingly effective and modern motivational edge that genuinely connects with his audience as he ignites their enthusiasm, and challenges their status-quo.
Host of the popular Front Row Factor Podcast, Jon’s interviews help you strengthen your mindset, relationships, and environment so you can excel in every area of life. Many call Jon’s ability to connect one-to-one and with groups his “superpower”, as he draws out the best of each individual and interaction.
Jon is a fierce community builder who hosts live events including: The Front Row Dads Retreat, the Speaker Trainer Experience, the Front Row Personal Transformation and Co-Creation Summit, and the Front Row Foundation Celebration.
The Front Row Factor Keynote covers 3 Focus Areas:
#1 A Powerful Mindset — We teach, “You don’t always get to choose your seat in life, but you can always choose to have a front row experience.” What can we do we to cultivate robust beliefs in order to rise above the toughest challenges and find resilience?
#2 An Empowering Environment — We talk about practical ways to increase capacity through subtle shifts in the environment. How can we shape our existing conditions to cultivate what is best for each person, and enhance their daily experiences?
#3 Authentic Relationships — We demonstrate the power of what we call “Who’s in your front row?” We discuss how to bring out the best in others. How can we come together, show tolerance, patience, and work together as a team to serve others?
The Front Row Factor is a strengths based approach to getting more of what you want, and crowding out what you don’t. The story of the Front Row Foundation and those we serve is a refreshing example of thriving under difficult circumstances. We have spent 11 years decoding timeless principles, backed by science, proven to work.