All About Jason
Jason is not only an entertaining professional speaker, but an award-winning storyteller with more than 30 years experience creating powerful true-life tales for television, movies and the stage.
He first learned the selling power of stories as a young screenwriter, where he pitched movie ideas to Hollywood producers. Following that, Jason spent nearly two decades turning complex ideas into short, understandable stories for television audiences across Canada as a news writer and TV producer.
For past ten years Jason has been a consultant, speech writer and professional speaker – appearing at some of the largest entrepreneur events in North America. As a result, Jason’s clients range from new business owners to New York Times bestselling authors, and even a frequent guest on Oprah.
Here’s Jason’s story…
Jason has worked at CBC National News, Newsworld, CHTV and The Weather Network, where he training and mentored broadcast personalities in the art of telling better stories. As a result, he knows how to teach both the basic and advanced skills of storytelling.
In addition to a Telly Award and two New York Festivals world medals for storytelling in television, Jason also shocked the broadcasting community by beating out CBC, CTV, and Global TV to win the first annual Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for The Weather Network’s Black History and Weather Series.
Leadership and Management Vision
As head of news and information for a well-known television network, Jason was known for being able to effectively communicate his vision to both employees and upper management. In fact, under his leadership, The Weather Network became a respected, and award-winning news and information brand despite the challenges of a limited budget and resources. Jason’s communication skills led to several successful leadership roles involving multi-million dollar projects.
I booked Jason to speak at my 3 day conference. He delivered a brilliant mix of eye opening content, hilarious tales and deeply touching stories. Every person walked away thoroughly entertained and with excellent strategies they could implement in their businesses right away. Jason is at the top of my list of speakers to bring in for my next conference!Cindy Ashton, Minerva Enterprises.
Learning from the best
Jason has learned from some of the best storytellers in North America. He has been taught or mentored by:
- Stuart MacLean (Canada’s Storyteller)
- Frank Pearson (Oscar Winning Screenwriter)
- Lowell Ganz (Oscar nominated writer)
- and many more…
Jason has in turn trained or mentored many broadcasters and professional storytellers such as:
- Walter Alza (renowned actor and acting coach)
- Willam Coulter – Broadcaster CP24
- Ross Hull – Actor and Broadcaster Global TV
- Christine McGlade – Actor, Speaker, Entrepreneur
- Scott Simms – Former Broadcaster and Member of Parliament
- Chris Scott – Meteorologist and Broadcaster
- Jonathan Robinson – Psychologist, Speaker, Frequent guest on Oprah
- Adrienne Arsenault – CBC National News