My Speaking Page
As a speaker I’ve had the honor of entertaining and energizing over 3,000 audiences worldwide. Groups like the Chick-Fil-a Corporation, General Motors, The American Dairy Association, FedEx, Honda Motorcars USA, Oxford University in England and The Federal Government.
My largest in person audience was 20,000 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio! As a member of the National Speakers Association, I am committed to the highest level of professionalism and excellence when it comes to the speaking profession.
As someone who has chaired or co-chaired several large and small scale events that required intricately moving parts during the planning phase, I know the importance of booking the right speaker. The right speaker can either make or break the overall success of an event. For that reason, you can trust that I will do everything possible to make sure your event is a great success.
I appreciate you stopping by my page and considering me for your event. I consider it an honor to impact and influence others in a positive way while delivering on the objectives for your event!
An Overview of This Page
This page provides an overview of what I have to offer, along with a preview of what you can expect.
If you are a meeting planner, I have created a special menu area for you that provides, specific planning tools and press information that you may find useful before and after the event. Please click the Meeting Planner Link to go there.
If you want to check my availability for your event, or if you have some questions before proceeding further, please click the Start the Conversation Link below.
What You Can Expect
Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:
A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels.
A professionally prepared, dynamic presentation focused on the objectives you want to achieve with your audience.
A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides I used in the presentation, along with links to other resources I believe will be impactful and helpful after the event.
A quick follow-up communication with me after the event to make sure I met your expectations.
A Little About Me
I have been speaking for more than 25 years and have served as the platform presenter, break-out session leader or the main keynote for more than 2000 events. I have also appeared on more than 15 television shows, including networks such as ABC, ESPN, TBN, NBC, CBS, FOX and TCT. I have also been on more than 100 syndicated and local radio shows.
I’m a former Professional Football Player with the World Champion New England Patriots, an international speaker, author, avid blogger, media-personality, and philanthropist.
After successfully transitioning from the National Football League, I began my journey in Academia and business by earning a Master’s degree from Malone University, a Business Management Certification from The Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. I have served for over 25 years in the public and private sectors of leadership in an executive leadership capacity running multiple successful enterprises.
I have written three books, most recently 52 Ways To Tackle Leadership for Your Success™. I am also the author of the forthcoming book, Destiny Focused Leadership™ which is on the topic of leading with heart while guided by a long-term vision. I am also the author of several journal publications academic in research and scope. In Academia, I have been privileged to serve as the final dissertation chair for some of the brightest students in the country.
I am the founder of How To Speak Life & Create Wealth, Speak Life University®, and The Speak Life Academy©.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Mireidy Carthen, who is crucial to my success due to her love, prayers and unwavering support. We have five daughters, and we live outside of Cleveland, Ohio. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running in marathons, and golfing.
My Video Clips
I speak for corporations, schools, conferences, and non-profits. Here is my speaking demo reel.
My Most Requested Topics
I speak on topics related to leadership, motivation, work-life balance, and sales. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.
Please keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote or a workshop. Also, I have a half-day, and in some cases, full-day seminar version. Please click on the corresponding link under each topic description/image for more detail.
What Others Are Saying
Dr. Ed Shellard Vice President for Sales and Marketing Globally Carestream Dental
Dr. Jason gave a wonderful presentation and did a fantastic job of motivating the team! His message was certainly point on and resonated well with the complete organization. I think as a whole the team left the presentation motivated, uplifted and ready to tackle everything that the year is going to throw at us. Thanks again and you did a great job!Denise Zoephel Assistant Executive Director, Selected Independent
Dr. Jason’s powerful message earned him a standing ovation from our members. His authentic style, passionate approach and gift for storytelling made for one of the most memorable luncheons in our group's history.Cathleen Cooke Director of Marketing, Human Synergistics International, Inc.
Dr. Jason Carthen presented to business leaders and consultants at our 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference in Chicago. Drawing from his personal experiences in the NFL, Jason delivered a passionate and inspiring message that drove our audience to laugh, cry, gasp, clap, stand, cheer and, most importantly, take action. I've received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the attendees on Dr. Carthen's presentation. As an added bonus, Jason is a positive, fun person who makes working together an absolute joy!Jack Vant General Manager United Staes & Canada, Carestream Dental
Dr. Jason did a phenomenal, phenomenal job and spoke to the heart of what we are trying to do here at Carestream Dental. All about Teamwork and passion while embracing the core fundamentals of what it means to truly succeed. We could not have been happier with his presentation I highly, highly recommend him. Everyone was truly engaged and you could hear a pin drop when he paused. Absolutely did fantastic and 100% on point, everyone is saying they loved it.Matt Radicelli Founder/CEO of Rock the House Entertainment
Jason absolutely crushed it today! I was amazed at the energy, the power and the passion of everything that he shared today. He had insights from real life experiences from his professional football career and how he transferred that into a successful business. I would love to hear him again!Reggie Warren General Motors, District Sales Manager
It was a true pleasure to have you speak at our OKC Sales Rally! You did a great job with integrating our Chevrolet theme of “Rethinking” the way our sales consultants go to business every day. You truly hit the mark with your personal and professional experiences. The feedback has been amazing from the attendees and they were inspired. I personally liked your message of remaining consistent when everything is going crazy around you. This truly related and penetrated the audience as the economy has been challenging one of late.Again, I appreciate the positive message.
Dr. Thomas Kruczek President Notre Dame
Dr. Carthen delivered an impassioned and engaging message to the students and attendees as he emphasized servant leadership and compassion for others. His message is timely, in our cultural climate, as he emphasized not only a call to action, hard work, and persistence, but also to be empathetic, courageous, and kind to others.
Dr. Carthen was an absolute pleasure to work with and have on campus. He was incredibly professional and attentive to our students and other attendees of both events. I highly recommend Dr. Carthen to anyone, corporate-based or educational institutions, who is looking to energize and invigorate their teams in an uplifting direction. Dr. Carthen lives an exuberant life and is a shining example of the message he shares.Judge Tim Grendel State Senator/ Judge Court of Common Pleas
I have to say that Jason was not only inspiring during this workshop, but he set an example of service to others that a lot of us will leave here today thinking about and wondering how we can also serve others in the community.Phil Bessler Entrepreneur in Residence, Enterprise Development Center
I got the opportunity to hear Jason for the first time and I heard a side of Jason that I never knew…and it was so inspirational. The audience will take away things that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you Jason
Hal Becker The Becker Group
I had the fortune of hearing Jason today. All I can tell you is that he walks the talk. When you meet him one on one he is genuine, down to earth, enthusiastic and just an all around good guy. You’re not seeing a phony guy speaking, you’re seeing the real deal. He’s like that in his personal life and with his business. Get to know Jason….Greg McBride Corporate Screening Services
I’ve seen a lot of speakers and rarely have I seen someone who brings the type of energy and enthusiasm that Jason brought. You could see the athlete in him. He’s energetic, passionate, but also knows what he is talking about. I was really impressed. If you get the opportunity to hear him speak, I highly recommend that you take advantage of it!Amy Hall President, Ebony Construction Company
This was the second year Dr. Jason, has been able to work with our employees who range from entry level to senior management and we can't say enough great things about him! His message is applicable to everyday life, but also captivating, inspiring and enlightening. Through his use of humor and personal anecdotes, he is able to capture and hold everyone's attention from start to finish. I look forward to working with Dr. Carthen on future endeavors.Tracy Jemison County Commissioner
This is the second time I had the honor of attending one of Dr. Carthen’s trainings and each time that I hear him I come away extremely inspired and motivated. I truly enjoy his talks and speaking. Thank you!June Wedd Vice President of Wellness: American Dairy Association
Jason did a wonderful job presenting to three different audiences! The feedback we received about his story of inspiration and living your life on purpose was amazing. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many!Charles Beem President, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
I was absolutely blown away by Dr. Jason's keynote message and how he interacted with the audience!
My Upcoming Engagements
Please click the following link for my Upcoming Events.
Please know the dates are subject to change without notice. If there are any questions, please check the event web site before you make plans to attend.