speaking

J has been performing as a musician professionally since he was a teenager and like his music, speaking in front of audiences was birthed out of a desire to inspire, impact, and entertain people. While people of all walks of life take something away from J’s presentations, he finds that his message particularly resonates with creatives who have a burning passion to express and shape the world around them. 

Creatives can often feel a little different, or even estranged, from “normal society”, but J helps them understand that if they feel that way, it’s only because they’ve been called to stand out as leaders that make the world a more interesting and beautiful place. 

Using instrumental guitar pieces, personal anecdotes, pop culture references, and a good amount of storytelling, J gives them the insight and inspiration that helps them grasp their identity, purpose, and hope as creatives. In turn, they feel emboldened to use their artistic superpowers to go out and positively influence the culture.

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Don't face your fears, face your Promise

 using pop culture references, enthralling stories, virtuosic guitar pieces, and a triumphant tale of how j eventually outsmarted some very angry mailboxes, this faith-infused talk gives the audience the tools they need to move beyond fear and into a place of hope, expectancy, and the pursuit of dreams and promises. 

This message can apply to anyone facing uncertainty or anyone looking for the encouragement to go after everything god has made them for.   

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the heart

IN THIS TALK, J PULLS BACK THE VEIL ON THE IDENTITY OF THE CREATIVE AND BRINGS CLARITY TO THE PURPOSE OF THEIR ARTISTIC SUPERPOWERS.

UNFOLDING LIKE A SUPERHERO ORIGIN STORY, HE gives them the four "arrows of the heart"-keys that cAN make their art as impactful as POSSIBLE, AND GIVES EXAMPLES OF THESE KEYS ONSTAGE THROUGH PASSIONATE GUITAR PERFORMANCES, UPLIFTING STORIES, HUMOROUS DIVERSIONS, AND A FEW FACTS THROWN IN TO back up real-world application. 

AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL LEAVE INSPIRED AND EMPOWERED WITH HOW TO USE their art TO HELP PEOPLE CONNECT TO their own heartS AND, ULTIMATELY, THE HEARTS OF OTHERS.

*THIS TALK can be tailored to either a corporate or faith-based format.

Testimonials

"It was heartfelt, entertaining, and life-changing."

- Beth R.

"J uses his experiences and Story-telling ability to bring encouragement, laughter, and hope to people."

-Gordon H.

 “It was very impactful, and it resonated with so much of what We think God has for us right now as a church. Not just [our church], but the entire body of Christ."

-Chris R.

Some places I've spoken

Stonewater Wilsonville, OR

Stonewater Wilsonville, OR

The christian fellowship at Berklee college of music Boston, MA

The christian fellowship at Berklee college of music Boston, MA

Let's inspire people on the epic journey of the heart