Short and sweet version:
Jonathan Fields is…a dad, husband, New Yorker, author and speaker, serial wellness-industry entrepreneur, recovering S.E.C./mega-firm hedge-fund lawyer, slightly-warped, unusually-stretchy, spiritually-inclined, obsessed with creation, marketing and innovation consultant, venture partner and book-marketing educator.
The long version
Jonathan Fields is an author, entrepreneur and speaker on a mission to help individuals and organizations cultivate the personal practices, workflow adaptations and environmental/cultural shifts needed to become more agile, creative and innovative and embrace action in the face of uncertainty with a greater sense of ease.
A former NYC mega-firm/SEC lawyer turned serial-entrepreneur, Fields founded two cutting-edge boutique lifestyle/fitness facilities – Sedona Private Fitness and Sonic Yoga – the latter in the shadow of 9-11 in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. He quickly grew both into industry-leading businesses, generating international media-attention, setting the bar for next-generation business, marketing and programming trends and eventually sold both companies to focus on writing, training and speaking…and being a strongly present dad and husband.
Now an author, innovation catalyst, consultant and speaker, Fields writes AdAge Power 150 blog JonathanFields.com, and contributes to PsychologyToday.com, Amex OPENForum and a number of other top-100 blogs.
His first book, Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love, was named a Top 10 Small Business Book by Small Business Trends and a Top 5 Summer Read by MSNBC’s Your Business.
Fields’ next book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance (Portfolio Sept 2011), is already generating extraordinary advance praise for it’s in-depth, provocative, and highly-practical approach to embracing uncertainty as a catalyst for innovation.
Fields is regularly featured as an expert in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc.com, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Reuters, People, CNBC, FoxBusiness, CBS Radio, Vogue, Elle, How, Self, Fitness, People, O magazine and thousands of websites. BusinessWeek named him one of the 20 people every entrepreneur needs to follow on twitter (@jonathanfields).
Jonathan also speaks regularly at major conferences, keynotes for private corporate events and conducts his own trainings. And in 2009, he launched book-marketing educational venture, Tribal Author, to help teach authors and aspiring authors how to rapidly build and deploy online platforms and marketing campaigns.
When not writing, speaking or building something, you can usually find him dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter….and writing in the third person. Wink, wink.