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Jason Barger

Globally Celebrated Author, Culture & Leadership Consultant, Host of "The Thermostat" Podcast

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Jason Barger Biography

Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people in order to strengthen leadership, culture, and clarity of mission, vision & values.

He is a globally celebrated Author / Speaker / Consultant and creator of the Step Back from the Baggage ClaimMovement - featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and many other spots worldwide. His dynamic storytelling and engaging keynote speeches have resonated at global leadership conferences around the world as well as with places like IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Discover Card, Alliance Data, TEDx, the Society for Human Resource Management, Nationwide Insurance, Caribou Coffee, Deloitte, Wendy's and many more.

Prior to sleeping in airports and observing human behavior, Barger led over 1700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty as well as implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former Director of First Community Church’s Camp Akita, he designed leadership programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1900 campers a summer.

Barger is a graduate of Denison University, where he served as Captain of the men’s basketball team, and received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”. In 2014, he was selected as a “40 Under 40” award winner by Business First. In 2021, Barger was recognized as a “Top 200 Global Thought Leader to follow” by PeopleHum.

Barger is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, visionary, and leadership consultant. As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works with organizations that are passionate about Culture Change, Leadership Development, Innovation, Service, and bringing their Mission to life every day. Barger delivers over 70 speeches annually around the world and is passionate about positive change in people, leaders, organizations, and our world!

Barger's most recent book "Thermostat Cultures" has been a bestseller! His book “ReMember: renewing our memberships, relationships and focus in a distracting world” sold out within days on Amazon. Other editions of Step Back from the Baggage Claim include the Business Leader Edition with Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks Coffee. The Healthcare Leader Edition with Dr. Chip Souba, Dean of the Dartmouth Medical School. And with Christian Long, Global Educational Consultant, the Education Edition.

Speaking Topics
  • Seeing With New Eyes: how the most innovative people think and move in today’s world

    What does Sky Mall magazine, Heinz 57 Ketchup, the Pop-a-Shot arcade game, a British grocery store chain, and Pike’s Place Fish Market all have in common? Why was Dunkin’ Donuts able to expand their growth globally while Winchell’s Donuts growth inched along? How do innovative thinkers think and how is it impacting our world in the age of Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix and Uber? In a world that is changing so rapidly, the best leaders, teams and organizations must learn to practice innovation in small ways in their operations, keep their eyes open for big moves, and agile enough to keep their mission alive. In this fascinating keynote, participants minds will be flung open and at the same time delivered tangible questions to lead the next innovations along their path.

  • Change-ology: navigating through times of change in a “busy” or “effective” world

    Are you busy or effective? Technology and the world as a whole are changing rapidly every day. You must have a philosophy for how you and your team will approach the change. What was here to stay yesterday is already gone today. In times of constant change, leaders must have a mindset that visions for the future, but embraces agile thinking in their plans. They preserve the core and stimulate progress at the same time. The best leaders, teams and organizations teach their people to utilize the 6 A process for leading change in order to effectively navigate their way through times of change. This keynote gives a thought-provoking look at the change we all are experiencing and equips you with a framework to move forward.

  • The Future of Leadership: the power shift from Top Down to Participatory

    Welcome to the future and the participatory world of leadership. Power has shifted and it no longer sits in the top down style of leadership. Hierarchy has been put on the shelf and tribes of influence are being deployed. The future of leadership and the effectiveness of teams and organizations lie in the hands of those who engage the minds and hearts of their people with a participatory style—connected to a compelling mission and movement. From global brands to one office shops, this leadership revolution is here to stay. In this keynote you will learn about the profound leadership styles influencing people in the world today and strategies to bring your people into the creation of your culture.

  • Thermostat Cultures: how the best proactively shape the culture they desire

    The best leaders and groups of any kind engage the minds and hearts of their people and proactively shape the culture for HOW they move, together. Thermostat Cultures is about the proactive process the best leaders and teams lead in order to inspire and engage the people around them. What temperature will you set with the people in your life and career? This engaging keynote showcases the process iconic brands and teams use to intentionally shape the culture they want for tomorrow! Based off his hit book Thermostat Cultures!

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Thermostat Cultures

Remember: Renewing Our Memberships, Relationships, And Focus In A Distracting World.

Remember: Renewing Our Memberships, Relationships, And Focus In A Distracting World.

Step Back From The Baggage Claim: Change The World, Start At The Airport

Step Back From The Baggage Claim: Change The World, Start At The Airport

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  • How do I book Jason Barger to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jason Barger for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jason Barger, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Jason Barger or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jason Barger

    Speaking fees for Jason Barger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jason Barger are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jason Barger, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jason Barger speak about?

    Jason Barger is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Futurists, Innovation, Inspirational Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Teamwork and Teambuilding, TED, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Jason Barger travel from?

    Jason Barger generally travels from Columbus, OH, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jason Barger’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jason Barger for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Barger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jason Barger or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Globally Celebrated Author, Culture & Leadership Consultant, Host of "The Thermostat" Podcast

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Jason Barger Biography

Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people in order to strengthen leadership, culture, and clarity of mission, vision & values.

He is a globally celebrated Author / Speaker / Consultant and creator of the Step Back from the Baggage ClaimMovement - featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and many other spots worldwide. His dynamic storytelling and engaging keynote speeches have resonated at global leadership conferences around the world as well as with places like IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Discover Card, Alliance Data, TEDx, the Society for Human Resource Management, Nationwide Insurance, Caribou Coffee, Deloitte, Wendy's and many more.

Prior to sleeping in airports and observing human behavior, Barger led over 1700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty as well as implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former Director of First Community Church’s Camp Akita, he designed leadership programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1900 campers a summer.

Barger is a graduate of Denison University, where he served as Captain of the men’s basketball team, and received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”. In 2014, he was selected as a “40 Under 40” award winner by Business First. In 2021, Barger was recognized as a “Top 200 Global Thought Leader to follow” by PeopleHum.

Barger is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, visionary, and leadership consultant. As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works with organizations that are passionate about Culture Change, Leadership Development, Innovation, Service, and bringing their Mission to life every day. Barger delivers over 70 speeches annually around the world and is passionate about positive change in people, leaders, organizations, and our world!

Barger's most recent book "Thermostat Cultures" has been a bestseller! His book “ReMember: renewing our memberships, relationships and focus in a distracting world” sold out within days on Amazon. Other editions of Step Back from the Baggage Claim include the Business Leader Edition with Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks Coffee. The Healthcare Leader Edition with Dr. Chip Souba, Dean of the Dartmouth Medical School. And with Christian Long, Global Educational Consultant, the Education Edition.

Jason Barger Speaking Topics

  • Seeing With New Eyes: how the most innovative people think and move in today’s world

    What does Sky Mall magazine, Heinz 57 Ketchup, the Pop-a-Shot arcade game, a British grocery store chain, and Pike’s Place Fish Market all have in common? Why was Dunkin’ Donuts able to expand their growth globally while Winchell’s Donuts growth inched along? How do innovative thinkers think and how is it impacting our world in the age of Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix and Uber? In a world that is changing so rapidly, the best leaders, teams and organizations must learn to practice innovation in small ways in their operations, keep their eyes open for big moves, and agile enough to keep their mission alive. In this fascinating keynote, participants minds will be flung open and at the same time delivered tangible questions to lead the next innovations along their path.

  • Change-ology: navigating through times of change in a “busy” or “effective” world

    Are you busy or effective? Technology and the world as a whole are changing rapidly every day. You must have a philosophy for how you and your team will approach the change. What was here to stay yesterday is already gone today. In times of constant change, leaders must have a mindset that visions for the future, but embraces agile thinking in their plans. They preserve the core and stimulate progress at the same time. The best leaders, teams and organizations teach their people to utilize the 6 A process for leading change in order to effectively navigate their way through times of change. This keynote gives a thought-provoking look at the change we all are experiencing and equips you with a framework to move forward.

  • The Future of Leadership: the power shift from Top Down to Participatory

    Welcome to the future and the participatory world of leadership. Power has shifted and it no longer sits in the top down style of leadership. Hierarchy has been put on the shelf and tribes of influence are being deployed. The future of leadership and the effectiveness of teams and organizations lie in the hands of those who engage the minds and hearts of their people with a participatory style—connected to a compelling mission and movement. From global brands to one office shops, this leadership revolution is here to stay. In this keynote you will learn about the profound leadership styles influencing people in the world today and strategies to bring your people into the creation of your culture.

  • Thermostat Cultures: how the best proactively shape the culture they desire

    The best leaders and groups of any kind engage the minds and hearts of their people and proactively shape the culture for HOW they move, together. Thermostat Cultures is about the proactive process the best leaders and teams lead in order to inspire and engage the people around them. What temperature will you set with the people in your life and career? This engaging keynote showcases the process iconic brands and teams use to intentionally shape the culture they want for tomorrow! Based off his hit book Thermostat Cultures!

Jason Barger Videos

  • Your Building Is Not Your Culture
    Buildings and well-designed spaces help enhance culture, but your building is not your culture. The culture is the ecosystem of thinking, acting and...
  • Breathing Oxygen: 6 Leadership Mindsets That Give Life To Winning Cultures
    The most effective leaders breathe good oxygen into their own mindset and then are able to breathe oxygen into their team members. They give oxygen...
  • Healthy Leaders & Culture-Shaping: Allow vs. Teach
    In culture-shaping, what we allow, lingers and what we teach, triggers. The best leaders and teams cultures are proactive about what they are...

Jason Barger Books

FAQs on booking Jason Barger

  • How do I book Jason Barger to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Jason Barger for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Jason Barger, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Jason Barger or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Jason Barger

    Speaking fees for Jason Barger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Jason Barger are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Jason Barger, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Jason Barger speak about?

    Jason Barger is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Futurists, Innovation, Inspirational Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, Teamwork and Teambuilding, TED, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Jason Barger travel from?

    Jason Barger generally travels from Columbus, OH, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Jason Barger’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Jason Barger for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Barger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Jason Barger or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Jason Barger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Seeing With New Eyes: how the most innovative people think and move in today’s world, Change-ology: navigating through times of change in a “busy” or “effective” world, The Future of Leadership: the power shift from Top Down to Participatory and Thermostat Cultures: how the best proactively shape the culture they desire. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jason Barger for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jason Barger generally travels from Columbus, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erica Dhawan, Cheryl Cran, Eric Boles, Dr. Jackie Freiberg and Adrian Gostick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jason Barger for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jason Barger Speaking Topics

  • Seeing With New Eyes: how the most innovative people think and move in today’s world

    What does Sky Mall magazine, Heinz 57 Ketchup, the Pop-a-Shot arcade game, a British grocery store chain, and Pike’s Place Fish Market all have in common? Why was Dunkin’ Donuts able to expand their growth globally while Winchell’s Donuts growth inched along? How do innovative thinkers think and how is it impacting our world in the age of Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix and Uber? In a world that is changing so rapidly, the best leaders, teams and organizations must learn to practice innovation in small ways in their operations, keep their eyes open for big moves, and agile enough to keep their mission alive. In this fascinating keynote, participants minds will be flung open and at the same time delivered tangible questions to lead the next innovations along their path.

  • Change-ology: navigating through times of change in a “busy” or “effective” world

    Are you busy or effective? Technology and the world as a whole are changing rapidly every day. You must have a philosophy for how you and your team will approach the change. What was here to stay yesterday is already gone today. In times of constant change, leaders must have a mindset that visions for the future, but embraces agile thinking in their plans. They preserve the core and stimulate progress at the same time. The best leaders, teams and organizations teach their people to utilize the 6 A process for leading change in order to effectively navigate their way through times of change. This keynote gives a thought-provoking look at the change we all are experiencing and equips you with a framework to move forward.

  • The Future of Leadership: the power shift from Top Down to Participatory

    Welcome to the future and the participatory world of leadership. Power has shifted and it no longer sits in the top down style of leadership. Hierarchy has been put on the shelf and tribes of influence are being deployed. The future of leadership and the effectiveness of teams and organizations lie in the hands of those who engage the minds and hearts of their people with a participatory style—connected to a compelling mission and movement. From global brands to one office shops, this leadership revolution is here to stay. In this keynote you will learn about the profound leadership styles influencing people in the world today and strategies to bring your people into the creation of your culture.

  • Thermostat Cultures: how the best proactively shape the culture they desire

    The best leaders and groups of any kind engage the minds and hearts of their people and proactively shape the culture for HOW they move, together. Thermostat Cultures is about the proactive process the best leaders and teams lead in order to inspire and engage the people around them. What temperature will you set with the people in your life and career? This engaging keynote showcases the process iconic brands and teams use to intentionally shape the culture they want for tomorrow! Based off his hit book Thermostat Cultures!

Jason Barger Speaker Videos

  • Your Building Is Not Your Culture
    Buildings and well-designed spaces help enhance culture, but your building is not your culture. The culture is the ecosystem of thinking, acting and interacting that happens between your human beings...
    Breathing Oxygen: 6 Leadership Mindsets That Give Life To Winning Cultures
    The most effective leaders breathe good oxygen into their own mindset and then are able to breathe oxygen into their team members. They give oxygen to the room rather than take it. Jason Barger,...
  • Healthy Leaders & Culture-Shaping: Allow vs. Teach
    In culture-shaping, what we allow, lingers and what we teach, triggers. The best leaders and teams cultures are proactive about what they are teaching differently. Jason Barger, Keynote Speaker,...
    The "Future of Work"
    9 out of every 10 employees say they would take a pay-cut to work for a more meaningful culture. Together, we will create the future of work by the culture we create together. Keynote speaker, author...
  • Setting the right thermostat culture | Jason Barger | peopleHum ...
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