The stories from Yonason Goldson's life-long journey will reward you with priceless lessons for your own journey through life.
Picture this: A rabbi walks into a bar (after hitchhiking cross-country and sailing up the eastern seaboard in a yacht seized by the Coast Guard for drug trafficking) to enjoy a private performance by a jazz band that cost him the price of a beer.
No, this isn't a joke. This is a life. And it's only one small piece of it. So even if you've heard other motivational speakers, you haven't heard anyone like this.
Rabbi Yonason Goldson has circumnavigated the globe, seen the Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Giza, and the tea plantations of Sri Lanka. He's hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and to the tops of the Sierra Nevada. He's jumped out of an airplane and undergone open-heart surgery (but not at the same time).
He's seen Richard III performed in Ashland, Oregon, and Stratford-on-Avon, studied at the University of Edinburgh, and taught high school in Budapest, Hungary. He's written four books, raised four children, and been married to the love of his life for almost 30 years.
But none of that is really what you want to hear.
What you want to hear is what he's learned and what he has to teach — namely, the accumulated wisdom of over 3000 years translated into the language of our times.
Whatever the audience, he can make them laugh, make them cry, make them think and make them wonder. Most important, he will inspire and motivate them, leaving them with a sense of their own untapped potential and a road-map to guide them forward along the pathways to success and happiness.
This is what people are saying about what he has to say:
"Highly intelligible … able to speak in an engaging and informative way on many topics."
Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
"BRILLIANT… I was blown away. Bravo!"
Crane Durham, Host, Nothing but the Truth, American Family Radio
"My listeners loved you."
Gail Fallen, Radio Host, News/Talk 1310 KFKA Radio (Greely, CO)
"A dynamic guest and excellent resource."
Ross Kaminsky, Radio Host, TalkRadio 630 KHOW (Denver)
"Original and articulate insights… with thoughtful analysis that is always spot on. "
James Lowe, Radio Host, KJAGRadio/ KMA Entertainment (Hutchinson, Kansas)
"Informative yet highly entertaining."
Clint Bellows, Radio Host, 660 AM & 94.5 FM KCRO (Omaha)
The Art of Ethical Communication: What would Solomon Say? — How to create a culture of loyalty, integrity, and success in the workplace
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
That iconic line, delivered by Paul Newman in his Oscar-nominated role as Cool Hand Luke, underlies one of the most persistent problems in personal and business relationships. All too often, we don't mean what we say and we don't say what we mean. Even worse, we don't know when others are being honest with us. And worst of all, sometimes we aren't being honest with ourselves.
Channeling the timeless wisdom of King Solomon, blending funny and frightening stories from the highways of America with the eternal wisdom of the ancients, Rabbi Yonason Goldson offers a road-map for navigating the challenges to personal and professional integrity, and a guide for understanding how we hold the secrets for fostering honesty in our dealings with others and with ourselves.
Additional topics for keynote speeches, seminars, and breakout sessions can be modified and tailored for individual audiences and events. These include:
Breaking Through Psychological and Emotional Gridlock — How to see obstacles as opportunities
What do we do when we run into roadblocks? We look for detours to find a way around the obstruction so we can get where we need to go. It's no different when we hit dead-ends in our relationships and our dreams. Because the only dead-end is the one we allow to stop us in our tracks. Instead, we need to learn how to turn problems into opportunities.