Jon is a motivational keynote speaker who works with organizations who want to create a culture of peak performance backed by purpose and passion. As an opening Keynote speaker, closing keynote speaker or combination of keynote and conference emcee, his quality, customization and energy is unsurpassed. Jon holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications Systems Management and Interpersonal Communications from Ohio University.
His recent experience as a guest at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa, CA on the evening of October 8-9, 2017.
That night, Jon was one of many hotel guests completely unaware of a rapidly developing emergency in which 200 acres of burning wildfires, progressed to 20,000 acres in an unprecedented amount of time. In the end, the hotel burned to the ground.
While no fatalities were reported, after hearing Jon’s detailed accounting of his experience, and the lack of support he and other guests received during the evacuation, it’s a miracle that all survived.
Jon’s Blog Post
In the introduction of his book, “Hotel, an American History,” A.K. Sandoval-Strausz writes: “The hotel as we know it today did not evolve randomly or naturally, nor did it develop as some sort of automatic response to structural needs. Rather, it was the deliberate creation of an identifiable group of people who lived in a read more
Many companies in the hotel industry claim they practice diversity in their hiring practices. When questioned about how many Black people they employ, most companies can back up their hiring outcomes with data. That’s all well and good, but what’s missing in most employment demographics is a measurement of how inclusive the company is not read more