With over 20 years of experience spanning small business consulting, corporate executive sales and nonprofit training, 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. When you meet him, ask him about being an Air Force brat, performing on Broadway, playing professional football or his thesis “Bottle It: Depression in the Law Enforcement Community.” Jonathan and his wife, Stacy, are avid travelers and delight in sharing experiences with their daughter, Aliyah.

"Jonathan was engaging and really drilled home what stereotypes can do, and communications among different generations."

Cary K.

Corporate Workshop

"Jonathan gave wonderful points while still being entertaining.  He kept everyone engaged."

Beckie G.

Corporate Workshop

"Jonathan was very engaging and had a great perspective.  It really makes you think about the automatic assumptions you tend to naturally have."

Participant

Corporate Workshop

"The content of the course is very complete.  Overall was a great experience to take the class. Very important for our relationship.  Jonathan did a great job keeping us connected at every class."

Participant

Pre-Marital Workshop

"Jonathan did a great job with the content and ensuring the class was engaging and fun!"

Greg P.

Pre-Marital Workshop

"Jonathan was a great instructor and provided great insight, and allowed time to process and practice these skills. He turned this class into a living and breathing experience! He was real!"

Marisa B.

Pre-Marital Workshop

"Jonathan did an excellent job of presenting the material. He was dynamic and engaging.  Mr. Dickerson made the class fun, and I learned some valuable skills that I know will benefit me and my fiance in our relationship."

Robb N.

Pre-Marital Workshop

"Great workshop! A lot of valuable information.  Jonathan is a great speaker & made the class fun and interesting."

Kyle B.

Responding to Your Relationships Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

“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.”

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

"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."

Participant

Corporate Workshop

"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."

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

DIY Marriage Experience

"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 M.

Corporate Workshop

"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."

Jenny R.

Full-Day Corporate Workshop

"Jonathan was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.  This was my favorite experience of something similar to this.  This was so good it made me want to pursue a career in relationships." 

Matt

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

Pre-Marital Workshop

“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."

Participant

Corporate Workshop

“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.”

Participant

Corporate Workshop

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

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

"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!"

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

"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!" 

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

"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."

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

"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."

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

"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."

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

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

Participant

Corporate Workshop

"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."

Participant

REAL Essentials Foundations Certification

"I really enjoyed our facilitator, not only was he informative, but very animated with the presentation.  He, Jonathan, had really fabulous references & activities that everyone participated in."

Participant

Corporate Workshop

"I thought it was a wonderful workshop.  I gained a whole new perspective on life, and learned a lot.  Jonathan is a great teacher/speaker."

Shandi G.

Corporate Workshop

"Really made me think about relationships differently and Jonathan is an excellent leader. Very funny."

Wendy B.

Corporate Workshop

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