ABOUT JOHN

John has inspired hundreds of thousands of audiences everywhere with his deep insights, witty anecdotes, and thought-provoking moments. John brings his timeless and humorous wisdom to leaders, employees, and students in his powerfully motivating presentations.

John is the author of more than two dozen books, audio CDs and DVDs, including, How to be Totally Miserable, and What’s In Your Backpack. John is a founding member of a local chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club, and he does a spot-on impersonation of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife.

John was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He attended the University of Utah, and later earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. John has worked with BYU Continuing Education youth programs since 1984 as a counselor, administrator and presenter, and has traveled the country speaking to young people. He loves to write, read, and play the banjo and guitar.

John and his wife Kimberly live in Salt Lake City, and have six children.

BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS

TURNING FARM WISDOM INTO BUSINESS SUCCESS

DESCRIPTION:
Most of life’s lessons can be learned on the farm. In this funny, fun, and popular keynote, John discusses how business success is as easy as farm work.

Farmer John will take your employees on a journey through the big red barn and introduce them to the systematic country life truths that harvest success even for the city-est of city folk.

  • YOUR GROUP WILL:
  • Be more productive as they return to work with farmhand fervor.
  • Enjoy the low-key theme and relate to the earthy honesties that ring just as true for their big city business.
  • Be honest in their work and happy to not only put in their full day’s share, but enthusiastic to work hard ‘til the job is done - and done right!
  • Return to work with renewed gratitude for their jobs and ready to do what needs doing!

OUTCOME:
Your team will happily return to their farm, uh, desk, with a fresh perspective.

CONVERTING WORRY INTO WORLD-CHANGING WORK

DESCRIPTION:
Regret lives in the past and worry stews about the future. In John’s popular keynote presentation, he will show you how worry is a waste of valuable mental energy.

Where we place our mental energy directly determines are ability to achieve our goals and John shares the secrets to conquering worry and achieving goals.

  • YOUR GROUP WILL:
  • Transform into high-achieving, future-thinking goal accomplishers!
  • Be able to combine their own high-functioning power of achievement with that of their coworkers to reach unprecedented levels of business success.
  • Take large and small action steps constantly as they push forward to reaching the goals of the company.

OUTCOME:
Your team will be excited to push worry to the side and return to work with new enthusiasm to reach high goals.

CREATING THE HAPPIEST CUSTOMERS (AND LIFE) ON EARTH

DESCRIPTION:
How your employees relate to and understand each other creates a constructive or destructive environment.

In this fun and eye-opening seminar, John shows how emotional intelligence affects the workweek and the home life. John’s humorous teaching style will captivate your employees and have them laughing and learning.

  • YOUR EMPLOYEES WILL:
  • Recognize their own emotions and the emotions of others and how it affects their work.
  • Get along better with each other, with management, and with customers.
  • Use emotional information to enhance their emotional intelligence and let it guide their thinking and behavior, allowing them to be more productive.
  • Manage their emotions to adapt to new environments and achieve goals.

OUTCOME:
Your employees will return to work with greater understanding of how emotions affect their own and their coworkers’ work lives, which will lead to greater teamwork and a more productive environment.

REQUEST JOHN FOR YOUR PRESENTATION

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