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5 Life-Changing Holiday Survival Habits | Jonathan Fields

Good Life Project

Ahh, that holiday time of year. A time for celebration and joy and generosity and reflection. And also a whole lot of forced togetherness and conflict and family patterns and politics and stress and unhealthy coping, lashing out, even sadness and loneliness - sometimes all within a matter of minutes, even for the most joyful, healthily attached and grateful person, this time can just bring up a lot. So what do we do with that? How do we handle that? What habits or go-to strategies can we say yes to that just might make this time of year fly by with more genuine ease and joy and connection and maybe even grace? That is what we were talking about in this month's continuation of our fun 5 Life-Changing Habits series. So we kicked that series off a little bit earlier with a wide-ranging sort of a more universal 5 Life-Changing Habits episode. And then last month, again with our 5 Life-Changing Relationship Habits episode, and they were met with such a huge reception, we figured, hey, let's keep it going and get specific and shared genuinely life-changing habits that relate to specific moments that we all go through, or maybe areas of life where simple habits can make a big difference. So today I am bringing you 5 Life-Changing Holiday Survival Habits, so excited to share them with you.Mentioned in this episode, our conversations with: Dr. Marisa G. Franco | How to Make Adult Friends (and Why They Matter)Submit a voice memo of your 5 Good Life Habits.If you LOVED this episode, you’ll also love the other episodes in this series:5 Life-Changing Habits5 Life-Changing Relationship HabitsCheck out our offerings & partners: My New Book SparkedMy New Podcast SPARKEDVisit Our Sponsor Page For Great Resources & Discount Codes.BetterHelp: Good Life Project is sponsored by BetterHelp. As the world’s largest therapy service, BetterHelp has matched 3 million people with professionally licensed and vetted therapists available 100% online. Plus, it’s affordable. Just fill out a brief questionnaire to match with a therapist. If things aren’t clicking, you can easily switch to a new therapist anytime. It couldn’t be simpler. No waiting rooms. No traffic. No endless searching for the right therapist. Learn more and save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/GoodLifeProject Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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17 Nov 2022

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How to Find Meaning and Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields

The One You Feed

Jonathan Fields is a father, husband, award-winning author, executive producer, and host of one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, The Good Life Project. He also speaks globally to groups and organizations and his work has been featured widely in the media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, and many others.  Eric and Jonathan chat about a few different topics relating to how we can bring more meaning and fulfillment into our daily activities that lead to living a good life. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Jonathan Fields and I Discuss How to Find Meaning and Live a Good Life … How people can bring more meaning and enjoyment to their day job The challenges and importance of setting boundaries for work time Learning to shift focus on how to be more effective rather than putting in more time The idea of investing in yourself when considering career or other life changes Jonathan’s “sparketype” framework Asking the question “How can I be a light in other people’s lives” in both professional and personal lives The process of change and how we can equip ourselves to handle forced change Finding the sweet spot of what motivates us and our approach to behavior change based on our personality How identifying our values can make behavior change more effective and sustainable Building flexibility and creating tolerance in your goals knowing perfection isn’t possible Knowing why we want to change is a critical component to making change and understanding Dealing with low moodspath to personal change Learning to be happy love yourself in your current state while you can also look to change Jonathan Fields Links Jonathan’s Website Instagram Twitter By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan Fields check out these other episodes: Discover Your Sparketype with Jonathan Fields How to Lead a Happier Life with Dr. Laurie SantosSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


15 Nov 2022

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5 Life-Changing Relationship Habits | Jonathan Fields

Good Life Project

So what if I told you that the things that will make the biggest difference in your life, your health, your mindset, career, relationships and more are rarely the big, sweeping gestures or actions, but rather the tiny things that you do on a repeated basis every day, every week, every month, that generate a compounded impact on your life and the lives of those around you? It's these little repeated actions, these rituals, these habits that change the game and that are truly the source fuel of a life well lived. Today we dive into what specific, tiny things can you do on a regular repeated basis that will have an exponential, even life-changing impact on your relationships over time.Mentioned in this episode, our conversations with:Brad Feld: Acclaimed Venture Capitalist On Life Well-LivedNedra Glover Tawwab | Better Boundaries, Better LifeDr. Marisa G. Franco | How to Make Adult Friends (and Why They Matter)Kat Vellos ⎮ Cultivating Better FriendshipsEllen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Taming Social AnxietySubmit a voice memo of your 5 Good Life Habits.If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the first episode in this series, 5 Life-Changing Habits.Check out our offerings & partners: My New Book SparkedMy New Podcast SPARKEDVisit Our Sponsor Page For a Complete List of Vanity URLs & Discount Codes.Scribd: The world's largest digital library. Enjoy millions of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, podcasts, sheet music, and documents. Get inspired by Keith Boykin with Quitting today with a FREE 60-day trial at try.scribd.com/GLP.IKEA: Find affordable furniture and home goods at IKEA! Discover furnishings and inspiration to create a better life at home. And now sign up for IKEA Family for free and save 5% in-store on eligible purchases. Every visit. Every day! Explore even more new benefits at IKEA-USA.com/Family. Offer valid starting 9/1/2022. Limited to qualifying purchases, exclusions apply. Not valid on services. Discount applied in-store only, before tax, shipping, and handling. Cannot be combined with coupons. Visit IKEA-USA.com/Family for more details. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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27 Oct 2022

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5 Life-Changing Habits | Jonathan Fields

Good Life Project

So we all have habits and routines, rituals, and behaviors that we do in the name of living our best lives. Well, sometimes we have things that are not so much in that, but that's what we're working towards. But which of those habits actually moves the needle the most? Put another way, what's the Good Life Habit 80/20? The 20% that'll fuel 80% of the difference-making. I have been asked this question so many times in so many ways by so many people over the years and in fact, I have asked it of myself many times. And after a decade of learning from more than 700 leading voices in science, health, behavior change, and beyond, running literally hundreds of my own experiments and learning from others, I have found that at least for me, there's a fairly straightforward and simple set of habits that make a huge difference in my life.So I thought that instead of our usual conversation today, I'm going to share with you what I call my Big 5 Good Life Habits. Now some may feel right and accessible for you and others might feel challenging. My intention is not that you have to say yes to all 5, but that each one, even if nothing else is explored, can make a genuinely meaningful, even transformational difference in your life. That is where we're headed in today's special episode. The Big 5 Habits that have made a really big difference in my life and hopefully will make a difference in yours as well.Mentioned in this episode:The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles DuhiggAtomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James ClearSubmit a voice memo of your 5 Good Life Habits.If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with James Nestor on How Breathing Can Change Your Life.Check out our offerings & partners: My New Book SparkedMy New Podcast SPARKEDVisit Our Sponsor Page For a Complete List of Vanity URLs & Discount Codes.The Loudest Girl in the World is a new podcast that tells the story of Lauren Ober’s journey to understand what the hell it means to be on the autism spectrum and how to live life as a newly diagnosed autistic person. It’s about finding yourself broken in a place you never expected to be and emerging from that place a mostly glued-back-together person. Download and listen today wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


15 Sep 2022

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Throwback Thursday: A Maker’s Journey to a Good Life with Jonathan Fields

Mother's Quest Podcast

As I record this opening today, I’m filled with emotion because I just dropped off my son Ryan at UCLA for his freshmen orientation. Check the show notes for more reflections about this epic snapshot moment. Last night, Ryan and I stayed up late talking about what he wants to study in college and more importantly, how we hope his college and career journey will be one that lights him up.  It had me thinking about this conversation with Good Life Project podcaster Jonathan Fields. Jonathan is the creator of SparkTypes and a new podcast Sparked, which helps you find work that makes you come alive. Jonathan and I recorded this episode a few years ago, just before Jonathan was getting ready to take his daughter to her freshmen year in college. It’s filled with heart, insight and wisdom and a reminder that no matter what chapter we or our children are starting, it’s always the right time to ask ourselves the big questions about who we are and what we are here to do. Epic Snapshot Moment Reflections with Ryan He’s off to orientation and going to UCLA a month from now I didn’t do the college reveal post in the spring, though I’ve told many of you personally, because I think so much emphasis during that time gets placed on what school kids do or don’t get into. I want to be part of the conversation that reminds us that college is not the only path our children can take after high school and that there are so many schools that are beautiful matches for students. But today, with tears streaming down my face as I go on a walk post orientation drop-off, I really wanted to share this with you… Ryan is going to UCLA! Omg Ryan is going to UCLA!! I want to share it because: - UCLA is where Chris and I met over 30 years ago and where I took my first independent moves to becoming the person I am today. - From the time we started going to UCLA’s family camp Bruin Woods, Ryan has dreamed about attending, mastering the 8 clap at a young age, going to UCLA basketball sleepaway camp and putting UCLA on his 9th grade vision board. - Ryan worked with my dear friend from UCLA @cindykmcc on his college search application and essays. With neurodivergent boys of her own, she was so patient with Ryan and adapted the process to meet him where he was. - Ryan’s conversation last fall with Julie Lythcott-Haims on the podcast was part of Ryan’s journey to embracing and celebrating who he is, prompted him to do his college essays voice to text, and to be authentic about his life journey and identity in his essays. - Finally…because my Dad, who died in December, would be so thrilled that he is here, with my mother down the street, and a family support system of aunts  uncles and cousins if Ryan needs them. While there were challenging days on his journey where we could not imagine him ready to do this, Ryan has grown so much. He is as prepared as he could be for this next chapter. We are so proud of him and excited for him, but more than that he is so proud of himself and excited himself. It seems Ryan was fated to go to UCLA. Dreams can come true. But they do when, as my Dad always said, you pursue your fate. And wow did Ryan do that! To hear more about Ryan’s journey: YOLO (You Only Live Once) and other Milestone Reflections with Ryan Neale Embracing Neurodiversity and Being an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Ryan Neale Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: Ep 63: A Maker’s Journey to a Good Life with Jonathan Fields Mother’s Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C). Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/


18 Aug 2022

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How To Find The Work That Sparks You with Jonathan Fields

Success Fundamentals

In this episode of the Success Fundamentals podcast, Kris and Brian talk to Award-winning Author, Podcast Producer & Keynote Speaker Jonathan Fields. Their conversation centers around Jonathan’s groundbreaking work that attempts to demystify the different impulses that motivate us to be productive individuals. Jonathan also talks about the state of work today, and how technology has allowed us to redefine our relationship with work. HIGHLIGHTSThe search for the 10 'Sparketypes'The 5 components of work that sparks youHow to show up consistently everydayLessons learned while training to be a luthier Not everything that sparks you should earn you a livingWe all need to do some self discoveryHow the digital medium is changing the nature of workQUOTESJonathan: "One of the really big surprises when we started into this work, I kinda figured there's close to eight billion people on the planet. Well, there must be eight billion unique impulses, because we're all different, we're all individual, we're all special. And it would be nearly impossible to identify eight billion of these different things. What I was surprised by was  how quickly distilled to these 10 universal impulses that just show up in different patterns." Jonathan: "When I talk about doing work that sparks you or that makes you come alive, I'm talking about work that gives you a feeling of purpose, gives you a feeling that you have access to that magical time feud state of flow, where the world seems to vanish away and you become utterly absorbed in the thing that you're doing almost losing the ability to distinguish between you and the activity."Jonathan: "The more that you can line up the work that you're doing with these impulses that are inside of you, the more all of those questions drop away. The more the question becomes actually, how can I make sure that I'm not doing this obsessively and nonstop because I love doing this so much and it's giving me so much back." Jonathan: "I don't believe that just because something sparks you, means that it necessarily should be the thing that also gives you your living." Follow Jonathan and check out his work through the links below: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanfields1/Podcast - https://pod.link/1610198312Website - https://www.jonathanfields.com/Get a copy of SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint For Work That Makes You Come Alive by Jonathan FieldsFollow Success Fundamentals on the following links below: Website: https://www.successfundamentals.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4XCvuwxnFi5_7C6Ncm12xQLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/success-fundamentals™Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/successfundamentalspodcastInstagram: https://instagram.com/successfundamentalspodcast


24 Jun 2022

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Bonus Episode: SPARKED with Jonathan Fields

Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

In this bonus episode we’ll introduce you to the SPARKED podcast by Jonathan Fields. Which is now a part of #LinkedInPresentsEvery week Jonathan invites a listener to share what’s going on in their work & life, then pose a specific question to Jonathan Fields and a rotating lineup of mentors. In today’s episode, Jonathan chats with bestselling author Jenny Blake to answer the following question: How do you know when the best time to make a jump is, especially when you’re clear on exactly what you’re jumping into and, in fact, have already started building it on the side?


14 Apr 2022

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Jonathan Fields: Discover Your Spark

Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington

How does your work make you feel? Does it make you come alive or drain every ounce of happiness? Each and every person has a calling on their life and the work we do CAN bring us fulfillment, IF it is in alignment with our unique imprint. What is that you ask? Jonathan Fields is here to answer that question in today’s episode of the Redefining Wealth Podcast Jonathan Fields is a father, husband, executive producer, and host of one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, Good Life Project®. The award-winning author of SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work That Makes You Come Alive, Jonathan has founded multiple companies focused on human potential, currently helming Spark Endeavors, where he developed the groundbreaking Sparketype® Assessment - a tool used by companies and organizations to identify, embrace, and cultivate work that makes people come alive, while helping leaders unlock purpose, engagement, and potential.  Key discussion points from this episode include: Finding Fulfillment In Work - 03:50 Impulses & Imprints - 07:50 The 5 Domains of Being SPARKED - 10:50 Redefining Purpose - 14:20 Patrice’s Primary Sparketype: Sage - 16:00 Patrice’s Shadow Sparketype: Advisor - 24:50 Patrice’s Anti-Sparketype: Essentialist - 29:35 Avoiding Story-Blindness - 37:10 Connect With Jonathan: Discover Your SPARKETYPE Assessment: https://sparketype.com/ Instagram: @jonathanfields Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamjonathanfields/ Website: www.jonathanfields.com Podcast: Good Life Project: https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/ Book - Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive This episode is brought to you by my FREE 5-Day Created For Purpose Challenge, intended to help you maximize your life and expand your vision! You were created on purpose, for purpose and with purpose. Join us LIVE Sunday, March 27th - Thursday, March 31st at 7pm EST as we push you to reexamine your definitions of success and empower you to rethink how you want to purposefully show up in the world. Sign-Up TODAY for this FREE challenge at: http://thepurposechallenge.com/ Discover Your Spark Takeaways “I’m SPARKED to do what I’m called to do.” - Patrice Washington “Awaken the insight in others.” - Jonathan Fields “Purpose is how I use my God given gifts to be of service to others. Passion is for me, purpose is for them.” - Patrice Washington  “The impulse of any Advisor is to advise others through the process of growth.” - Jonathan Fields “Psychological safety and the renewed focus on creating safe spaces within work environments is necessary.” - Jonathan Fields “Confidence doesn’t buy your way out of work that depletes you.” - Jonathan Fields “Essentialists create order from chaos.” - Jonathan Fields   “It’s important for everyone to create healthy boundaries.” - Jonathan Fields “Embedded in our stories are all sorts of tales that give us direction in life.” - Jonathan Fields Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Jonathan’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “The ability to spend the greatest amount of time absorbed in activities and relationships that make me come alive, while in some way shape or form, knowing that somebody who has no idea that these interactions or relationships exist is benefitting.” Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: "Love. Abundance. Compassion.”  One Book that Has Helped You Redefined Wealth For Yourself: Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Jonathan Fields and the truth about wealth is it’s so much more expensive than we sometimes think it is.” LINKS: START HERE: https://patricewashington.com/starthere/ Check Out Our Website:  https://patricewashington.com/ Redefine Wealth For Yourself Book: http://redefinewealthforyourself.com/ Become An Official Purpose Chaser: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redefiningwealthcommunity/?ref=bookmarks Ask Patrice Anything - Submit Your Question: http://patricewashington.com/askpatrice Find Me On Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


17 Mar 2022

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Finding Your "Spark" with Jonathan Fields

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada

Jonathan Fields is a national bestselling author and the founder of the podcast The Good Life. He shares with Tristan events that caused him to change his perspective on life. They discuss how to see problems as possibilities, the power of meditation, and the "Sparktypes" outlined in Jonathan's book, Sparked.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 Mar 2022

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What's Your Sparketype with Jonathan Fields

Mindful Millionaire with Leisa Peterson

Today, I am interviewing my friend, Jonathan Fields. Jonathan has been an incredible source of inspiration and support over the years along with his wife Stephanie. I'm really excited to be sharing his latest book with you "Sparked". We're talking about the journey of how that book came together, what he has learned about himself through the assessment, and also what I've learned as a sage/maker with an anti-spark type of nurture. So you have to dig into the conversation and hear about what we both learned about ourselves and how it can make us better leaders, better team members, better partners. I am just loving this conversation and I hope you do too.    Jonathan shares his insights:   Yeah you know, so there are a couple of seeds along the way, and I've been thinking about this a lot like when did this because the book is based on an entire body of work, which is really asking the question - 'How do I find and do work that is deeply meaningful to me that fills me with purpose that gives me access to flow that lets me feel fully expressed?' And, I've been obsessed with that question for pretty much my entire adult life. But when I was tracking it back, I think I really the really early seeds of this particular question we're probably planted for me around 911 now you know until very recently, I was a lifelong New Yorker. Was there in the city during 911; knew somebody who went to work and didn't come home that day who was very successful it didn't change anything. And you know, of course, thousands of people didn't come home that day and being in the city, you know sort of witnessing what happened all around me. And I, the day before and you know, this story I had actually signed a six-year lease for a Florida building to open what I hoped would become one of the premier yoga centers in New York City and I woke up the next day to 911 so I had a lot of questions spinning my head one was you know - 'Who did I know you know who wasn't with us anymore and the other big question was 'Am I really gone to say yes to launching a business?' into what was then just a sea of profound suffering and uncertainty, just dramatic uncertainty. And there are a lot of interesting parallels to the last couple of years in odd ways. And through, really thinking about what happened to the people that I knew that didn't come home that day and the decisions, I wanted to make I really decided that it was important for me to say yes to doing something that I knew would fill me up and also potentially really be of service to a broader community.   We only have one pass-through like and we have no promises made to us and you know, to the extent that we have control over the way that we get to spend our days.    I wanted to figure out like how do I make decisions, what do I say yes and no to that will make me feel most alive, that would be most meaningful in like my time that I have here. And that seed is just kind of brewed and showing up in a lot of different ways that literally fueled allowed at the yoga that I taught for seven years. It then feels the launch of businesses and books and brands and Good Life project, which is actually celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year which kind of blows me away. Was you know definitely an outgrowth of that too and it's really been in the last five years or so that I've started to devote a lot more energy to the narrower question of identifying work that fills us up that you know, makes us come alive and can I figure out how to build tools that would really help people in that quest because there's a lot of great work out there, but there were specific questions that it wasn't seeing answered. And I want to go deep into those questions so it's been kind of an evolutionary process with a couple of particular moments that have dotted it along the way, that really sort of you know, like shifted my course a little bit.   That we didn't know and we had language to explain so much of why certain things came more easily to me and why certain things were really hard to me and it created both like a deeper conversation and connection and also in certain circumstances forgiveness. And so it's really been interesting to see how the body of work has sparked conversations that have nothing to do with the world of work. But really are just about like between people and how they show up in the world and helping people understand each other. And then, work together more effectively, even if it has nothing to do with their jobs if it's just the way that you run your household the way that you parent, the way that you like show the volunteering around the neighborhood it's just it's really interesting to see you know you create something that in your head has one purpose and one intention and then you let it go to into the world, and you really have no at that point it's like people will start to tap it to do all sorts of different things, and so it's been amazing to hear all the different ways that people are sure like applying the broader body of work, like the book itself sure, but also just the body of work in the tools.   Jonathan Fields—the Good Life Guy—delivers insights that spark purpose, possibility, and potential.   On a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive, Jonathan is an award-winning author, Webby-nominated producer, business innovator, and host of one of the world’s top podcasts, Good Life Project. The Wall Street Journal named Good Life Project one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple featured it on-stage during its legendary annual product event. Jonathan is featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, FastCompany, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, CNN, The Guardian, O Magazine, SELF, Allure, Outside, Elle, Vogue, Fitness, and thousands of other outlets.   In addition to writing award-winning and bestselling books like SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes Us Come Alive, How to Live a Good Life, and Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance, Jonathan has founded several companies with a focus on maximizing human potential. The most recent is Spark Endeavors, where he is the chief architect and driving force behind the world’s first purpose, engagement, and flow archetypes–the Sparketypes®. This powerful tool has been tapped by over 600,000 individuals and organizations, generating more than 30-million data points and a rapidly growing body of stories, use-cases, applications, and insight-based solutions to help transform how we work, lead and live.   On the live or virtual stage, Jonathan captivates with eye-opening ideas, stories, and science. He draws not just from his own experience, but also the wisdom of the many global visionaries he’s interviewed, along with insights from the vast data-set generated by the Sparketype Assessment. It all adds up to a rare ability to take audiences on a joyful journey of discovery. Jonathan’s unique insights and solutions inspire people to put what they learn into action.   Learn more about Jonathan:   Website/Book links:  https://www.jonathanfields.com https://www.jonathanfields.com/books/


24 Feb 2022