Jonathan Fields

Innovation Catalyst, Serial-Entrepreneur, and Award-Winning Author

Jonathan Fields is an author, entrepreneur and speaker on a mission to help individuals and organizations cultivate the personal practices, workflow adaptations and environmental/cultural shifts needed to become more agile, creative and innovative and embrace action in the face of uncertainty with a greater sense of ease.

A former NYC mega-firm/SEC lawyer turned serial-entrepreneur, Fields founded two cutting-edge boutique lifestyle/fitness facilities – Sedona Private Fitness and Sonic Yoga – the latter in the shadow of 9-11 in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. He quickly grew both into industry-leading businesses, generating international media-attention and raising the bar for business, marketing and programming trends. He eventually sold both companies to focus on writing, training and speaking…and being a strongly present dad and husband.

Now an author, innovation catalyst and speaker, Fields writes AdAge Power 150 blog, and contributes to PsychologyToday.com, Amex OPENForum and a number of other top-100 blogs.

His first book, Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love, was named a Top 10 Small Business Book by Small Business Trends and a Top 5 Summer Read by MSNBC’s Your Business.

Fields’ second book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance (Portfolio Sept 2011), has generated extraordinary praise from the likes of Zappos’ Tony Hseih, Dan Pink, Gretchen Rubin, Steve Pressfield and dozens of other leaders in the worlds of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Its in-depth, provocative, and highly-practical approach to embracing uncertainty as a catalyst for innovation delivers the perfect message and set of tools for our times. And, 800-CEO-READ named Uncertainty the #1 Personal Development book of 2011.

Fields is regularly featured as an expert in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc.com, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Reuters, People, CNBC, FoxBusiness, CBS Radio, Vogue, Elle, How, Self, Fitness, People, O magazine and thousands of websites. BusinessWeek named him one of the 20 people every entrepreneur needs to follow on twitter (@jonathanfields).

Jonathan also speaks regularly at major conferences, keynotes for private corporate events and conducts his own trainings. And in 2009, he launched book-marketing educational venture, Tribal Author, to help teach authors and aspiring authors how to build and deploy online platforms and marketing campaigns.

When not writing, speaking or building something, you can usually find him dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter….and writing in the third person.

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    Attitude, Creativity, Social, Social Media

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    New York

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Jonathan Fields at World Domination Summit

Jonathan Fields is an author, entrepreneur and speaker on a mission to help individuals and organizations cultivate the personal practices, workflow adaptations and environmental/cultural shifts needed to become more agile, creative and innovative and embrace action in the face of uncertainty with a greater sense of ease.

A former NYC mega-firm/SEC lawyer turned serial-entrepreneur, Fields founded two cutting-edge boutique lifestyle/fitness facilities – Sedona Private Fitness and Sonic Yoga – the latter in the shadow of 9-11 in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. He quickly grew both into industry-leading businesses, generating international media-attention and raising the bar for business, marketing and programming trends. He eventually sold both companies to focus on writing, training and speaking…and being a strongly present dad and husband.

Now an author, innovation catalyst and speaker, Fields writes AdAge Power 150 blog, and contributes to PsychologyToday.com, Amex OPENForum and a number of other top-100 blogs.

His first book, Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love, was named a Top 10 Small Business Book by Small Business Trends and a Top 5 Summer Read by MSNBC’s Your Business.

Fields’ second book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance (Portfolio Sept 2011), has generated extraordinary praise from the likes of Zappos’ Tony Hseih, Dan Pink, Gretchen Rubin, Steve Pressfield and dozens of other leaders in the worlds of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Its in-depth, provocative, and highly-practical approach to embracing uncertainty as a catalyst for innovation delivers the perfect message and set of tools for our times. And, 800-CEO-READ named Uncertainty the #1 Personal Development book of 2011.

Fields is regularly featured as an expert in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc.com, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Reuters, People, CNBC, FoxBusiness, CBS Radio, Vogue, Elle, How, Self, Fitness, People, O magazine and thousands of websites. BusinessWeek named him one of the 20 people every entrepreneur needs to follow on twitter (@jonathanfields).

Jonathan also speaks regularly at major conferences, keynotes for private corporate events and conducts his own trainings. And in 2009, he launched book-marketing educational venture, Tribal Author, to help teach authors and aspiring authors how to build and deploy online platforms and marketing campaigns.

When not writing, speaking or building something, you can usually find him dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter….and writing in the third person.

To book Jonathan Fields call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Entrepreneurship as a Practice: Embracing the Path As Well As the Vision

Entrepreneurship is not just about building a successful venture, done right, it’s about building a successful life. Creating something from nothing is not a moment, it is a powerful journey, one that can break founders and teams as easily as it fuels them. Learn how to approach it as a practice and cultivate the skills that fuel exceptional solutions and outcomes, personal, business and beyond.

How to Live a Good Life: 5 Things That Matter and 5 Surprises That Don’t

Building upon Jonathan’s multi-year, global quest documented in his acclaimed Good Life Project, attendees will discover the critical experiences, practices and strategies that make the biggest difference in the ability to live a great life and the pervasive illusions that keep us from the same.

Hacking Genius™: How to Rewire Your Brain to Tap Your Inner Savant

Everyone is focusing on thinking and creative “systems,” but the best thinking systems will always be limited by the ability of the “thinkers” to tap their full creative and cognitive potential. This talks reveals a series of practices that optimize not just the thinking system, but the thinker, fueling next-level innovation, creativity and problem-solving.

RevolutionU™: Don’t Just Build a Business, Start a Revolution!

What if you could harness the power of movements and revolutions to launch or breathe new life into a business, brand or venture? You’d benefit from massive increases in speed-to-market and be able to tap an expanding wave of evangelism and action. This keynote reveals a robust, step-by-step framework designed to harness revolution and movement dynamics and integrate them with the power of social dynamics, response-messaging and digital distribution to fuel stunning outcomes.

Co-founder, International Freelancers Day conference

“Jonathan was, without question, one of the most popular speakers at our recent International Freelancers Day conference. Days after the event, you could still feel the buzz and excitement in our discussion forums from his ideas and insights. Several attendees even contacted me directly to tell me how much value they got out of his presentation. Besides being an engaging speaker, Jonathan is also a pleasure to work with. He gave a lot of thought to developing a topic that would resonate well with our audience. He also stayed in touch throughout the process, and he came through on all his commitments. Overall, a true professional—can’t wait to work with him again!”

Co-founder World Changing Writers Conference

“Our attendees loved him; he got great speaker reviews and positive feedback… Jonathan was one of our featured speakers for the World-Changing Writing Workshop. His presentation was polished, informative, and inspiring. He told our audience a story that got us all so excited and riled up, we were ready to pull out our credit cards and buy whatever he was talking about — even though he just made it up on the spot! Our students loved him; he got great speaker reviews and positive feedback. Jonathan will fire you up, then give you what you need to actually do something with it.

SOBEvents co-founder

“This guy came in as a favor, at the last minute, and still knocked it out of the park! Jonathan knows how to connect and engage with an audience, and better yet, inspire them to action. Nobody left the room when Jonathan spoke; he drew them in immediately with great storytelling and his passion for the topic”

Razorfish

“Thanks to you for a fantastic presentation. It was informative, inspiring and entertaining. The perfect kick off for our career development event. And thank you for being so accessible and flexible along the way. The simulcast was important to reach all of our staff and you pulled it off beautifully.”
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