collaborators / testimonials

collaborators and clients

Jonathan has collaborated with people including Judi Dench, Hugh Jackman, Thom Yorke, Macklemore, Lucy Prebble,

Charles Landry, Public Enemy, Taylor Mac, Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass, The Flaming Lips, Margaret Atwood.

Drawing on his methodologies, learnings, and huge store of engaging and entertaining stories and experiences (always tailored for the specific client) Jonathan has delivered conference keynotes, advised and coached about inspiration for leading tech companies (IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Telstra), major banks (NAB, ANZ), resource firms (Chevron, Rio Tinto) and the not-for-profit sector (the Mayor of London, Yale University, Victorian Bar Association, TEDx).

In 2019 Jonathan was awarded CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)

by Professional Speaking Australia, the highest international designation 

of speaking competence and experience as recognised by the

Global Speakers Federation. The requirements are rigorous, including the

number of fee-paid presentations, number of clients, continuing education

credits and consecutive years of business experience.

It is held by just 12% of professional speakers worldwide.

video testimonial

testimonial video compilation (1m 38s)

to talk about a keynote or masterclass

To book Jonathan as a speaker or MC in Australasia contact ICMI

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To book Jonathan as a speaker or MC in Europe contact Leading Minds Worldwide

written testimonials

" Jonathan was the stand out presenter at the conference and took the audience on a unique behind the scenes

journey of the Giants. Funny and inspiring he gave us insightful and practical take aways to use in

our own journey and most importantly dared us to be visionary and creative in all aspects of our lives. " 

Michael Brierley – 2018 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress

“ Jonathan transformed a street performance into a discussion on IT,

systems and infrastructure with insight, humour and enthusiasm. ”

Marlene Kornides  -  IBM/Cisco Systems

“ Jonathan was a highlight of our 2015 Asia Pacific event telling the inspiring story of how in his role as

Artistic Director of Perth International Arts Festival he attracted over 1.4 million people to follow the journey of

a group of giants across the city in one of the biggest arts projects ever staged in Australia. ”  

Peter Tullin - Co-director of REMIX Summits

“ I saw this guy speak at the recent National Convention. In one word… brilliant!

Crawl over broken glass to be there! ”

Winston Marsh, Past National President, Professional Speakers Australia

“ Brilliant - funny, inspiring, highly intelligent, deeply empathetic, audaciously mischievous.

I’d like to see him at more conferences and events, making people laugh, feel, think

and then go out and do something special. “ 

Andrew Horabin  -  Keynote Speaker

“ Jonathan’s bespoke, enigmatic and audacious style had delegates hanging on his every word. 

Intelligent, inspiring and highly entertaining. ” 

Rick Heath  -  Australian Performing Arts Centres Association