Executive coach to share insights with community leaders Sept. 8

Jason Jaggard has been helping others to think “bigger” all his life. As a 7-year-old, he recalls conversations with 40-year-olds about their passions and dreams for the future. Fast-forward to today where his work as a “ferocious advocate for what’s possible for others” has been helping companies like NBC Universal, Chick-Fil-A, Disney Animation Studios, United Way Worldwide and Starbucks.

Jaggard, an executive coach, speaker, author and social innovator, will bring his message of how we can help ourselves and others reach their potential to Wichita business, entrepreneurial and community leaders during two sessions at Friends University.

He will speak about “Innovation, Change and Risk,” Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium at 2100 W. University Ave. A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation. He will also present a session on “Identifying and maximizing your uniqueness” Sept. 8 from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in Alumni Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

Jaggard is a founding partner of Novus Global, which offers workshops, keynotes and coaching to leaders and companies. He also founded Spark Good, a company that creates tools, media and communities. He is an accomplished public speaker, and his presenting styles have been described as “challenging, hilarious, brilliant, conversational and inspiring.” He wrote Spark: Transform Your World One Small Risk at a Time, which explains how habitually taking healthy risks can help individuals achieve their goals.

“Because of Jason’s experience, we know that those who attend the presentation will be more motivated to take risks and change the world,” said Dr. Guy Chmieleski, Friends University campus pastor and dean of campus ministries. “Jason will equip everyone in his audience with the ability to solve social challenges better than he or she ever thought they could.”

For more information, contact 295-5746.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.