Voted Speaker of the Year
Jonathan “sprinkles” elements of wisdom and humor to create a learning environment that is light-hearted yet purpose-filled. In his talks, Jonathan provides the “wow” that audience members want and the substance that meeting planners value.
Jonathan will show your people how to:
- Accept responsibility for their role in the organization’s vision
- Approach each assignment expecting excellence and success
- Add value to their organization, which in turn increases their self-confidence and gives them greater satisfaction with their lives.
Jonathan is refreshingly different. His techniques are simple, down-to-earth, and are designed to turn everyday people into extraordinary performers.
Your Connection Coach” Jonathan Sprinkles delivers straight talk, ‘sprinkled’ with laughs. He is a television personality, featured columnist, author of 10 books, and a leading authority on Connection strategies for leaders and achievers. Jonathan’s tips on connecting in business and in relationships have been featured in:
- Fox news
- Headline News (HLN)
- The Huffington Post
- USA Today
Jonathan’s techniques and teaching style come from experience. Having faced many of the same personal, financial, and organizational challenges his audiences have endured, Jonathan “gets it.” He knows what looks good on paper versus what really works in the real world. Because he has been there, he speaks to the intangibles that finally connect the dots between theory and implementation. He uses elements of his personal journey from failure and embarrassment to becoming a successful entrepreneur to remind his audiences to aim high and reject excuses.
His message has made him a favorite at national conventions and has garnered top accolades. Sprinklisms, Inc. was recently honored as the Pinnacle Award winner for excellence in business. Jonathan was voted Houston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” for being one of the top entrepreneurs in America’s fourth largest city. He has also been voted National Speaker of the Year (APCA), Marketer of the Year (JMI), and Mentor of the Year (Disney) – four times!
Jonathan’s passion for helping people perform at their best stems from the agony that he felt when he lost his father to cancer at the age of 15. Attempting to mask the pain, he gave into peer pressure and the low expectations that surround many African-American men. However, Jonathan’s spirit wouldn’t allow him to stay down. Refusing to settle for life’s second best, he graduated college from the fourth-ranked marketing program in the country. At graduation, he was awarded the two highest leadership designations given to any student out of an enrollment of over 53,000.
After college, Jonathan enjoyed a thriving career as a top salesman at Dell Computers during their biggest sales years. Jonathan was hand-picked by senior management to join an elite group of Senior Account Managers who were responsible for acquiring new business in the fastest growing segment of the company. Because of the leadership, customer service, and team-building skills that he developed within a high-stakes sales environment, Jonathan was bestowed with the coveted title as the “Significant Achiever” among a pool of 400 of the corporation’s best sales reps. Jonathan opted out of the fast-track in his corporate position to launch his own company and live his mission to inspire people and organizations to connect with their potential and achieve the success they deserve.
Jonathan’s high-energy presentations go against the grain of traditional thinking that sounds good, but no longer works in the new economy and its new requirements. His strategies are so timely, they have become favorites among professional associations, corporations, government agencies, universities, and national media outlets. After just a few minutes with Jonathan, his quick wit and down-home style of “teaching beautiful people to act like it,” will make you feel like you’ve known him your entire life. Jonathan Sprinkles’ life is one that we can all celebrate as proof that success isn’t about where you start, but where you choose to finish!
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