Innovative Thought Leader & Business Educator
Jonathan Kaufman is an innovative thought leader, business educator and strategist who recognizes the impact of personal development on organizational growth. As a storyteller, Professor Kaufman shares his own journey dealing with the obstacles of everyday life and provides audiences with a true understanding of what it means to be in the act of “becoming” when finding greater success. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jonathan Kaufman’s disability has been a profound part of his personal, academic and professional life. Whether hiking in the Ecuadorian highlands with his family, skiing down a mountain or repelling down the side of a cliff in the Middle East, to the simplicity of tying his own shoes one handed, he has pushed the idea that anything is possible if given the will.
Building on his past experience as a former policy adviser to the White House on diversity and disability, Professor Kaufman has grown his work even further. Currently, he is a Forbes contributor, writing a regular column on the intersection of disability, business and leadership strategy. In addition, he is an innovative thinker and practitioner in the areas of diversity and inclusion, corporate health and wellness, and personal growth.
As an executive coach, licensed psychotherapist and strategist, Professor Kaufman works with C-Level Executives, Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, and non for profits through his company J Kaufman Consulting. He develops new strategies and initiatives by combining ideas from management theories and applications to entrepreneurial thinking to the knowledge of human capital through increasing motivation and skills to achieve greater success both personally and professionally.
Persons with disabilities have now exceeded the size of China with over 1.3 billion people making them the largest minority in the world, and according the World Bank an economic spending power of $8 trillion dollars. With numerous social, cultural, and demographic shifts Jonathan Kaufman in his talk explores why it is so important to […]