SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS

 
  • Jesse is not just a thought leader - he’s a change maker that captivates audiences and drives them to use their power for good.
    — Adidas
  • Jesse’s way of facilitating and guiding experiences is accessible, humble and radically authentic.
    — Google HQ
  • Jesse’s dynamic presentation style and future-forward vision not only helped our team think differently, it inspired them to DO something.
    — General Mills
  • Jesse inspires you with the greatest enthusiasm to think outside of the box and use your energy to uplift others.
    — JetBlue
 
 
 

Jesse speaks at Fortune 500 companies, conferences and colleges. His talks always include a guided meditation and can be turned into longer-format workshops. His content focuses on modern mindfulness, community building & leadership, human connection and leading with vulnerability.


 

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Speaking and Workshop Topics

 
  • BETTER TOGETHER: Feeding the hunger for community

    Despite advancements in technology, science and medicine, studies show that modern society is experiencing some of the highest rates of depression, anxiety and chronic loneliness in human history. People are yearning for support, deeper connections and a sense of community in ways that are currently hard to find. In this talk, Jesse explores the growing need for human connection, from both a historical viewpoint of variations in human habitation as well as new studies surrounding changes in religion and the impacts of technology on human behavior. With the help of the past to understand the present, Jesse shares the actions that both individuals and organizations can take to bring people together when they need each other most.

  • FROM STRESSED TO SPIRITED: Meditation and mindfulness for the masses

    When Jesse Israel was 25 years old, he was running a record label, traveling the world to music festivals and investing in tech startups. But behind the scenes, he was having panic attacks and experiencing debilitating anxiety. In this talk, Jesse talks about how his life transformed when he found the practice of meditation and began living a more mindful lifestyle. Learn about the simple yet powerful science of meditation, tips on work/life balance, how to incorporate a mindful practice into your life & workplace, and experience a live meditation led by Jesse.

  • THE MINDFUL GENERATION: How health and wellness became a $3 trillion industry

    We find ourselves in the middle of a cultural movement around conscious living and personal betterment, where life hackers are becoming celebrities and articles on "the top five ways to improve your ___ (fill in the blank)" are going viral. With so much wellness noise to discern what's best for our own interest, consumers are prioritizing to spend their money on the brands, products and experiences that put their well-being first and allow them to feel their best. In this talk, Jesse guides audiences through the rapidly growing health and wellness landscape and shares the key values that are magnetizing consumers to this industry and the ways that you, your team and your brand can authentically have an impact within this space.

 

Case Studies

 
 
 

Adidas Trend Trek

 

Adidas invited Jesse to speak with their creative design group and strategy teams about the need for community and human connection. Jesse created a talk customized to Adidas’ #HereToCreate campaign to identify opportunities for employees to create authentic ways to bring people together - through work, sports and personal living.

 

 

American Express

Amex hired Jesse to create a series of meditation workshops and branded video content for their Success Makers program. The series focused on strategies for incorporating mindfulness practices into daily routines, highlighting how meditation can help lead to increased creativity, greater clarity for making business decisions and more effective leadership.

 

 
 
 

 

Find out about The Big Quiet, the mass meditation experience run by Jesse