Jason Barger

Jason Barger is a motivational keynote speaker who is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people. He also is an Author, Leadership Consultant, and Creator of the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement featured by the New York Times, ABC News, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, the Seattle Times, the International Herald Tribune, and many other spots worldwide.

Before taking off to sleep in airports and observe human behavior, Barger led over 1,700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty. He also implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former director of First Community ChurchÕs Camp Akita, he designed programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1,900 campers per summer.

Prior to Jason's experiences and messages spreading as a motivational keynote speaker around the world, he graduated from Denison University, where he served as captain of the men's basketball team, and then received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio, to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to "ordinary people doing extraordinary things." In 2014, Business First named him one of their "Forty Under 40" Award recipients.

Today, Jason, his wife Amy, and their three children live in Columbus, Ohio. Jason is the author of the globally celebrated books Step Back from the Baggage Claim and ReMember, he's a consultant, servant-leader, creative Think-Tanker, and dynamic motivational keynote speaker. He adds value to organizations that are passionate about Culture-Shaping, Leadership Development, and bringing their Mission / Vision and Values to life every day.

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