With over 15 years of experience in both small business and corporate executive sales, Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge to his speaking role, highlighting first-hand experience from a diverse pool of interpersonal communication strategies. He served on the Board of Directors at The Center for Relationship Education for 6 years before transitioning to a full-time staff position. He’s also provided financial literacy trainings and education to individuals of all ages in school settings and through adult financial training seminars. When you meet him, ask him about underwater spelunking, performing on Broadway, or playing professional football. Jonathan and his wife, Stacy, are avid travelers and delight in sharing experiences with their daughter, Aliyah.

"Fun! Jonathan was very engaging and personable.  The material was accessible and applicable."

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan was a great speaker and made it informative and fun!”

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan is a great presenter. He was very engaged, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.”

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan was a great speaker. He was funny, energetic & engaging. He was good at answering questions and giving us the tools we need to help build a better work place.”

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan was excellent! His energy was infectious and enjoyable!”

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan was super professional and very thorough. I feel much more empowered to manage conflicts after hearing this information.”

Corporate Workshop Participant

"I found this workshop very informative! Jonathan was so engaging and well versed! I appreciated all the information given."

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan was great! I've never taken a course like this, and I found it very beneficial. He really made this class fun."

Corporate Workshop Participant

Helpful in rethinking/rewording how to react in conflict. Jonathan was very entertaining and kept everyone's attention."

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan made the class fun and kept us engaged in the topic."

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan was great at explaining how to resolve conflict and different ways to go about it. I am very shy when it comes to confrontation so the methods I learned in this workshop will help me not only in the workplace, but in all of my relationships."

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan was fun & engaging and I can take a lot away to share with my other team members about effectively expressing expectations, resolving conflict, and being a better listener to demonstrate that my team members are valuable."

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan did an exceptional job.  Thorough, thoughtful, engaging.  Ready to implement! Thank you! "

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan's investment in our experience really made it feel personal."

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Very entertaining and helpful, great learning experience.  Jonathan is awesome and knowledgable."

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan delivered a great message in a humorous way!”

DIY Marriage Experience Participant

"Jonathan was clear, energetic and positive in his workshop. I appreciate the materials discussed today and will use these tools in the future dealings with peolpe I interact with daily."

Kelly Mennewoh

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan is an excellent trainer.  He took the time to listen to real-life scenarios that were happening in our office to help us use these tools to improve the situations."

“Jonathan was awesome! Engaging and effective in helping materials really stick with visual metaphors/relatable stories. Thank you!”

Pre-Marital Workshop Participant

“Man, simply amazing session with Jonathan. Every time I attend a class with The Center for Relationship Education, I leave feeling like it was a solid investment, not expense, of my time."

Corporate Workshop Participant

“Jonathan is an exceptional speaker.  Lively, high-energy, smart and engaging.  He gives real examples that we can all relate to.  The information is very applicable for us.”

Corporate Workshop Participant

"Jonathan has FANTASTIC presentation and speaking skills.  Extremely easy to connect with, which made the learning experience that much better."

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"Jonathan is excellent at what he does! He explains and knows the material so well! He made the training fun, interactive and very informative.  Thank you for an amazing training!"

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"The trainer, Jonathan, was energetic and extremely informative.  He paced everything great and answered questions.  Best training I've been too.  Learned a ton and had fun!" 

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"Jonathan did an exceptional job presenting the materials and keeping trainees engaged.  The certification handbook will be a useful daily tool and reminder of resources."

REAL Essentials Certification Participant

"I am excited to implement REAL Essentials in the classroom!  Jonathan gave a great presentation and modeled techniques and activities that will benefit our youth."

REAL Essentials Certification Training participant

"Very thorough, in-depth, NOT Boring, interactive, upbeat, and overall a wonderful experience.  Jonathan had a positive attitude, just the right energy, and made each lesson enjoyable."

REAL Essentials Certification Training participant

"Jonathan is very personable and he kept the training moving forward to cover a lot of information."

Full-Day Corporate Workshop participant

"Jonathan was able to keep the attention of the participants while being able to go into great detail of how to facilitate and provide helpful hints for each lesson."

REAL Essentials Certification Training participant

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