Jones Loflin has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals and organizations struggling with too much to do. His books are described as “illuminating” and his presentations as “unforgettable.” In his 25 years as a speaker and trainer he has helped countless people regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life.
Jones’ innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management have attracted the attention of organizations around the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Bridgestone, American Farm Bureau and State Farm as well as the United States military. His international clients include Saudi Aramco, Gillette, and Aramark Canada.
Looking for ways to expand the reach of his message, Jones chose to become an author. Always Growing offers fresh strategies to grow as a leader whether you have been leading for two days or two decades. Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man’s search for a better way to get everything done. The book is available in the US and over 14 countries. He is also the author of Getting The Blue Ribbon, a unique story offering simple strategies to get better results. Getting to It is considered a field guide to accomplishing what is most important.
Prior to becoming an internationally-recognized speaker, Jones was an educator. His past work includes serving as the “Trainer of Trainers” for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Jones is also a Co-Active coach, focusing on the areas of leadership and time management with his clients. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association as well as the Association for Talent Development.
Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about certain things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. One of his favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar: “Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you can see farther.”
Jones is grateful for every opportunity to work with individuals and organizations seeking better results. He lives in North Carolina with his wonderful wife Lisa and their two perfect daughters.
You’re busy. You are already feeling overloaded. You’d like to build greater capacity in yourself and members of your team, but where would you find the time? In short, you want to take your leadership to the next level, but the question is “How?” You need a fresh and practical blueprint. Jones Loflin says that new approach is built on four words: Grow, Cultivate, Prune, and Harvest.
In this innovative and engaging presentation built on the timeless practices of a gardener, Jones equips leaders to identify where change is needed in their daily activities and take productive action. It’s time to get “growing” and harvest something better for your people and your organization.
Let’s be honest. Your proverbial plate is already running over with all you have to do. Even worse, your mind is racing with fresh ideas for improvement and growth. If only there was a solution to this dilemma that didn’t involve cloning yourself. Our speaker today says the answer is to run off and join the circus… at least mentally.
Using the model of a successful circus, this highly engaging presentation will equip you to better manage your time and energy to explore new opportunities and achieve better results. From being a stronger ringmaster to building a quality “3 ring” lineup, expect to leave this session with a myriad of practical tips to manage your distractions and more fully focus on the present moment. Most importantly, you’ll be ready to run your circus instead of letting the circus run YOU!
How busy are you? In the daily struggle to get it all done, what are you forgetting? Is your mind constantly racing with lists of all the things you could and should be doing? Does your day often feel like you are treading water in an ocean of rushes and deadlines, trying to keep from drowning while handling increasing work demands? If so, it’s time for you to get to IT-your most “Important Thing.” Define IT. Focus on IT. Even get excited about IT.
In today’s presentation, Jones Loflin, co-author of Getting to It, provides the necessary tools for you to accomplish the important, handle the urgent, and get rid of the unnecessary. Want to have the room to explore new opportunities and achieve better results? Jones says, “Let’s make IT happen!”
You have packed the bottles of shampoo and lotion from your room, taken one last gaze out your hotel window, and started thinking about how far behind you are at work. But have you “packed” the right strategies to achieve better results when you return home? How will you take all you have gained at this event and implement these ideas into an already overloaded schedule? Jones Loflin says the answer lies in 5 simple words: Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
*This program can also be modified to fit for the opening session of a conference or event. The suggested title then becomes We Are Here… Now What?
While much time has been spent on how to create a diverse workplace, little attention is often given to how work can best get done with so many different backgrounds and perspectives in an organization. Failing to address these differences only serves to limit individual productivity and diminish the ability of diverse teams to work cohesively and get the best results.
In this powerfully practical presentation you will discover how to bridge the productivity gap between different populations in the workplace to ensure that both individuals and the organization are accomplishing what is most important.
In today’s technology-driven, fast-paced work environments, it’s so easy to forget the human element that is the key to building cohesive teams. We’ve become so busy trying to get work done that we sometimes neglect to invest time in fostering healthy work environments that help each team member deliver their best work. Our ability and willingness to listen is limited, we take a “one size fits all” approach to communication, and we rarely think about how to build a higher degree of trust with others using our words.
In this program, you will explore the significant impact your personality can have on how you communicate with others. Learn what it means to be an “aggressive listener,” hearing both the content AND intent of the words spoken by others. You’ll also discover the negative power of “trigger words” and how to reduce them in conversations with team members. Expect to gain fresh insights on how to motivate individuals across all generations with your words. Most importantly, you will leave better equipped to express your own thoughts with greater clarity, confidence, and competence to those around you.
“Jones was excellent to work with. He met with members of our team numerous times prior to his presentation in order to customize the content. This was extremely helpful.”
“Thank you so much for being our keynote presenter Friday afternoon. You did an excellent job incorporating content from earlier in the day into your presentation. I’ve heard many, many positive comments yesterday and today about how much folks enjoyed and valued the time and content. The day flowed perfectly.”
“Jones was excellent! I was thoroughly impressed. His presentation was excellent, as I expected, but what set him apart was that he’d taken time to learn a little about what the audience does and he expertly wove that into the presentation and kept bringing it back to what they did. It really made the audience engage with him. I was very impressed. Overall feedback from attendees on site has been very positive. So thank you! He’s a great speaker and I hope to invite him back in the future.”
“Jones was a hit with the attendees. I had numerous folks come up to me and express their appreciation for his discussion. It was also nice to have him attend our cocktail and dinner party where he mingled with everyone. All in all a very positive experience.”
“Jones was indeed well received. And I even commented to someone that when I first met him, you would have thought we’d known each other for a long time! It was great and he made you feel very at ease! He was great at keeping the audience engaged and they came away from his seminar commenting on, “sure gave me a lot to think about” and “maybe I need to change a few things like Jones said and my life won’t be so hectic”!”
“Jones Loflin understands us. From our ever-expanding schedules and inability to say “no” to any person or project, to the rewarding experience of serving our communities, Jones just gets it. He tailors his seminars on work/life balance so intuitively for the audience that each attendee walks away feeling as if they’d had a personal coaching session, even in a group of 300. His infectious positivity and high-energy presentation make him a natural choice for your event.”
“He’s a great guy and kept the audience engaged on a subject that affects everyone, Juggling Elephants. Highly recommend!”
“Jones is a true professional and pleasure to work with! We’ve had Jones as our keynote speaker twice now and will continue to bring him back in the future. Jones is a class act and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a high-quality, meaningful presentation.”
“Your program helped our teachers start off the year on the right foot. The presentation was very practical and engaging. Our teachers came away with real suggestions that they could start applying that day.”
“Jones was a great speaker and I am hoping we can have him again in our future meetings. He connected to people and made them laugh, it was worthwhile.”
“Based on the verbal comments of the participants at break and following the presentation, Mr. Loflin was both entertaining and inspiring. One evaluation response to a question about topics for future training stated, ‘More Jones Loflin.’”
“Jones Loflin was great. Of all the motivational speakers we have had at our conferences in the past, he was by far the best. His message, focused on change, helped set the stage for the rest of our conference. I would highly recommend him.”
“Great attention from audience, funny and relatable data.”