Jonathan MacDonald

Change and Technology Speaker

Jonathan speaks on the potential of technology, the shaping of society and the realities of business, all of which are constantly influenced by fast-paced, relentless change. This thought expansion inspires a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities, enabling people to utilise that knowledge to explore what the future could look like, and whether they are building one they want to live in.

Over the last decade, he has spoken at leading industry conferences and events, to audiences from the largest companies around the globe and on numerous TEDx platforms, landing these business-critical messages through his charismatic and impactful delivery style.

As an adviser, he is one of the few people that businesses including Google, Apple, P&G, Unilever, Nestlé and IKEA trust to challenge their thinking and provide new perspectives and avenues of thought.

Through all of his work, Jonathan enables people and organisations to modify their approach from one-off change management to the management of perpetual change. His exceptional insights are often the catalyst that a business needs to grow because of change, helping them to shape the future of the market and open up new revenue opportunities.

As one of the first people in the country to study behavioural economics and then practically apply that knowledge to several multi-million pound business successes, Jonathan is ideally placed to open up the minds and the thinking of a diverse range of people; facilitating strategic discussion and dialogue with the most senior level executives, or inspiring an entire workforce to embrace new opportunities for a brighter future.

He is widely recognised as a significant contributor to the most cutting edge thought-leadership platforms including Google’s Think Insights and has a massive online following. Some of his influential opinions have been captured in his recently published books: ‘Business Poison: diagnosing and treating the infectious poisons that determine your business success’ and ‘28 Thoughts on Digital Revolution‘ – both of which can be found here: He is the founder of the Thought Expansion Network (TEN), which creates change by changing the way we think.

Jonathan consistently receives the highest feedback of any speaker on the circuit and leaves a lasting impact on every audience who has the pleasure of hearing him, which translates into tangible, bottom-line business benefit.

From the Microsoft Hosting Summit he spoke at recently, he received the highest ever speaker score of the last 8 years. Some of the feedback comments included –

Amazing presentation. Fantastic delivery. Engaging and relevant

Best session of the event

Brilliant speaker

Impeccable presentation skills, relevant to all audiences. Fantastic speaker, thank you!

Best session yet on true transformation

Love it – so mind opening

Very inspirational

Provided and validate what’s going on with my business, can’t wait to take action and learn more from Jonathan

From the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (where he spoke alongside Richard Branson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jay Leno – and received the highest audience rating!) –

“On behalf of the editorial team, could you please express our sincere thanks to Jonathan for his participation at CAIS. He did an absolutely wonderful presentation – he just gets better and better each time I see him speak.”

From Urban Futures –

“Jonathan has a great gift in his ability to connect with the audience. He does not stop at capturing attention and engaging with his listeners: he really provides them with something they can all use everyday in their jobs.”

From Roche –

“Jonathan was fantastic! He was so well received by everyone and certainly exploded a few brains… He delivered exactly what we needed.

I am sure at some point in the future we will book him again.”

From FundForum –

“Your panel discussion this afternoon was fantastic!  Thanks so much for providing such great content and high energy. Your audience clearly enjoyed it.”

From IKEA –

“You made an excellent performance, as well as one year earlier, when I saw you in Malmo. You are full of passion and energy and manage to transfer this to the audience. You have a extremely serious message that you transform into an inspiring and easy understanding. You manage to touch both the heart and the brain. Your message cannot be missed and is very relevant to any organisation.

Once again –

Thank you for an extremely important and useful presentation.”

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