Better Than I Ever Expected
“Jason delivered a talk unlike any I have heard before. His brutal honesty about his story took the audience by surprise and he never let go.”
Testimonials on the Impact of Jason's Speaking
I knew of Jason’s story and asked if he would be willing to share it to our 350 employees. He willingly accepted and made the trip to our facility. To say I was nervous is an understatement. I had no idea how Jason’s message would be received and how it would reflect on me. Most importantly, I was afraid of not making a difference.
I needn’t have worried. Jason delivered a talk unlike any I have heard before. His brutal honesty about his story took the audience by surprise and he never let go. He talked openly about his own stumbles in his darkest hours and what he learned from them. He offered guidance and optimism about steps we could all take to share our stories. His talk stimulated more conversation that I could have ever hoped for.
Jason is an articulate, passionate speaker and a man who cares deeply about helping people improve their lives. I can’t recommend him highly enough to speak at any organization looking to create a culture of openness, honesty, vulnerability and high performance.
Such is Jason’s journey, having since devoted a significant chunk of his life to helping others learn some important and sometimes hard-to-hear lessons from the ordeal that he and his family endured. Despite his claims to have had very little previous presentation experience, Jason hit it out of the park with a provocative, articulate and brutally honest call for understanding and action. That he did it all without notes, and with such astonishing, heartfelt passion was nothing short of remarkable.
His challenge to the audience of nearly 300 law enforcement professionals was as simple as it was direct: Will you become a beacon of hope? Will you create a safe harbour? Will you stand watch? The standing ovation that Jason received and the fact that so many came forward to personally thank him for his honesty and courage left little doubt that he hit his mark. I wish Jason well on his important personal journey to help eradicate stigma, and promote understanding and honesty.