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Bert Jacobs

5 out of 5

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Optimist of Life is Good

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 Bert Jacobs Biography

Bert is the co-founder of the $100 million lifestyle brand Life is Good. When he and his brother John started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the “real world”? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely.

It has been 25 years since they sold their first t-shirt, but Bert and John champion the same mission: to spread the power of optimism. On their journey, they’ve been inspired by a vibrant community of resilient optimists—people from all walks of life who identify deeply with the brand and who constantly demonstrate the depth and meaning behind the three simple words “Life is Good.”

But here’s the thing: While Bert and John believe life is good, they also know life isn’t perfect, which is why Life is Good donates 10% of its annual net profits to the Life is Good Kids Foundation. Through its signature Playmaker Program, the Life is Good Kids Foundation helps over 1 million kids overcome the impact of poverty, violence, and illness each year. In making their company a fully integrated for-profit/ non-profit model, the brothers hope to use their business as a vehicle to do good in the world.

As the co-host of the Life is Good Ping Podcast, Bert interviews some of the world’s most influential thought leaders about using optimism as a practical way to overcome adversity and lead a fulfilling life—all over a game of ping pong. Naturally. Guests include Ringo Starr, Katie Couric, Scott Avett, and more.

Because of his unique perspective that ties rational optimism to business, Bert has been asked to share his transformative message at a wide range of corporate and thought leadership conferences including Inc 5000, Morgan Stanley, SAP Sapphire, Discover, and more. He and John have been featured in Forbes, NPR’s How I Built This, CNNMoney, CNBC’s Business Nation, ABC News’ Nightline, NBC’s The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Men’s Health Magazine, among others.

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Life Is Good: Simple Words from Jake and Rocket

Life Is Good: Simple Words from Jake and Rocket

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  • Optimism Can Take You Anywhere

    Bert combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired story-telling to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retailers nationwide. Life is good attracts a rapidly growing community of optimists, including over 1.5 million followers on Facebook, by forging meaningful, emotional connections. Fusing the interests of children facing life-threatening challenges with the interests of its business at every touch-point, Life is good also presents a powerful and inspiring model for seamlessly integrating a for-profit and a non-profit. Bert's innovative lessons on branding, leadership and corporate social responsibility apply to organizations of all sizes, and his inspiring story will help you see how optimism can truly take you anywhere.

  • Life is Good – the Power of Optimism

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    Booking fees for Bert Jacobs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bert Jacobs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bert Jacobs?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bert Jacobs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bert Jacobs for your next private or corporate function.
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Bert Jacobs

5 out of 5

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Optimist of Life is Good

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Boston, MA, USA
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Bert Jacobs Biography

Bert is the co-founder of the $100 million lifestyle brand Life is Good. When he and his brother John started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the “real world”? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely.

It has been 25 years since they sold their first t-shirt, but Bert and John champion the same mission: to spread the power of optimism. On their journey, they’ve been inspired by a vibrant community of resilient optimists—people from all walks of life who identify deeply with the brand and who constantly demonstrate the depth and meaning behind the three simple words “Life is Good.”

But here’s the thing: While Bert and John believe life is good, they also know life isn’t perfect, which is why Life is Good donates 10% of its annual net profits to the Life is Good Kids Foundation. Through its signature Playmaker Program, the Life is Good Kids Foundation helps over 1 million kids overcome the impact of poverty, violence, and illness each year. In making their company a fully integrated for-profit/ non-profit model, the brothers hope to use their business as a vehicle to do good in the world.

As the co-host of the Life is Good Ping Podcast, Bert interviews some of the world’s most influential thought leaders about using optimism as a practical way to overcome adversity and lead a fulfilling life—all over a game of ping pong. Naturally. Guests include Ringo Starr, Katie Couric, Scott Avett, and more.

Because of his unique perspective that ties rational optimism to business, Bert has been asked to share his transformative message at a wide range of corporate and thought leadership conferences including Inc 5000, Morgan Stanley, SAP Sapphire, Discover, and more. He and John have been featured in Forbes, NPR’s How I Built This, CNNMoney, CNBC’s Business Nation, ABC News’ Nightline, NBC’s The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Men’s Health Magazine, among others.

Bert Jacobs Videos

  • Villanova Commencement Speaker 2019: Bert Jacobs - YouTube
    May 22, 2019 ... Villanova Commencement Speaker 2019: Bert Jacobs. 3,600 views3.6K views. • May 22, 2019. 23. 0. Share. Save. 23 / 0 ...
  • Change YOUR Perspective and Live YOUR Success | Bert Jacobs | Goalcast
    An Inspiring Speech About Optimism, Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Your Own Happiness Want More Inspiring Stories? ► The Most Inspiring...
  • Life is Good | Our Story
    Three simple words changed our lives forever. Learn how it all began. Life is not easy. Life is not perfect. But Life is Good....

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Bert Jacobs Speaking Topics

  • Optimism Can Take You Anywhere

    Bert combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired story-telling to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retailers nationwide. Life is good attracts a rapidly growing community of optimists, including over 1.5 million followers on Facebook, by forging meaningful, emotional connections. Fusing the interests of children facing life-threatening challenges with the interests of its business at every touch-point, Life is good also presents a powerful and inspiring model for seamlessly integrating a for-profit and a non-profit. Bert's innovative lessons on branding, leadership and corporate social responsibility apply to organizations of all sizes, and his inspiring story will help you see how optimism can truly take you anywhere.

  • Life is Good – the Power of Optimism

FAQs on booking Bert Jacobs

  • How to book Bert Jacobs?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bert Jacobs for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Bert Jacobs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bert Jacobs or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bert Jacobs?

    Booking fees for Bert Jacobs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bert Jacobs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bert Jacobs?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bert Jacobs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bert Jacobs for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bert Jacobs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bert Jacobs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bert Jacobs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Optimism Can Take You Anywhere and Life is Good – the Power of Optimism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bert Jacobs for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Bert Jacobs generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Randi Zuckerberg, Marc Randolph, Peter Diamandis and Mitch Lowe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bert Jacobs for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bert Jacobs Speaker Videos

  • Villanova Commencement Speaker 2019: Bert Jacobs - YouTube
    May 22, 2019 ... Villanova Commencement Speaker 2019: Bert Jacobs. 3,600 views3.6K views. • May 22, 2019. 23. 0. Share. Save. 23 / 0 ...
    Change YOUR Perspective and Live YOUR Success | Bert Jacobs | Goalcast
    An Inspiring Speech About Optimism, Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Your Own Happiness Want More Inspiring Stories? ► The Most Inspiring Speech: The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout Will...
  • Life is Good | Our Story
    Three simple words changed our lives forever. Learn how it all began. Life is not easy. Life is not perfect. But Life is Good. #ThisisOptimism Visit Lifeisgood.com to learn more.
    Do What You Like, Like What You Do: Bert Jacobs at ...
    Dec 19, 2013 ... Bert discusses why Life is good, a positive lifestyle brand, purposely blurs the lines between work, play, for-proft enterprise and non-profit social ...

Bert Jacobs Speaking Topics

  • Optimism Can Take You Anywhere

    Bert combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired story-telling to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retailers nationwide. Life is good attracts a rapidly growing community of optimists, including over 1.5 million followers on Facebook, by forging meaningful, emotional connections. Fusing the interests of children facing life-threatening challenges with the interests of its business at every touch-point, Life is good also presents a powerful and inspiring model for seamlessly integrating a for-profit and a non-profit. Bert's innovative lessons on branding, leadership and corporate social responsibility apply to organizations of all sizes, and his inspiring story will help you see how optimism can truly take you anywhere.

  • Life is Good – the Power of Optimism

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