Jonathan Rivers

Motivational SPeaker

ALL MY LIFE, I HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING AND UPLIFTING PEOPLE.  IT HAS BEEN A NATURAL REACTION TO THE DAILY GRIND AND STRUGGLE WE CALL LIFE.  AFTER BEING ABANDONED BY MY FATHER AT AN EARLY AGE AND DEALING WITH ABUSE AS A CHILD, I KNOW I HAVE BEEN CALLED AND MANDATED TO SHARE MY STORY THROUGH TRANSPARENCY AND LOVE.  I TOOK A GIFT ASSESSMENT WITH MY PASTOR SOME YEARS AGO, AND THE HIGHLIGHTS WERE LEADERSHIP, EXHORTATION(ENCOURAGING) AND GIVING.  FROM THAT MOMENT, I KNEW I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE A "LEG" UP ON THE ENEMY AND ANY TRIALS THAT WOULD COME.  I WORKED IN CORPORATE AMERICA FOR THE MAJORITY OF MY TEENAGE AND ADULT LIFE.  I WAS PRETTY CERTAIN I WOULD DEVELOP INTO A MANAGEMENT POSITION AND HELP MAKE SOME COMPANY A LOT OF MONEY.  AFTER WORKING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX FOR SIX YEARS AND RECEIVING MANY ACCOLADES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS AN ENROLLMENT REPRESENTATIVE, I WAS LAID OFF DUE TO CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING.  ONCE THAT TRANSPIRED, I APPLIED FOR A MINIMUM OF 40 JOBS AND PROMPTLY RECEIVED 40 REJECTIONS.  IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I WAS NOT A FIT FOR THAT MANY POSITIONS WITH A BACHELORS AND MASTERS DEGREE IN BUSINESS.  I WILL NEVER FORGET THE RESPONSES I RECEIVED, "THANK YOU FOR APPLYING BUT WE WILL BE HIRING SOMEONE WHO MORE CLOSELY FITS WHAT WE ARE ABOUT."  AT THAT MOMENT, I RECOGNIZED I WAS NOT MADE TO FIT INTO ANY CORPORATE MOLD; I WAS MEANT TO BREAK THE MOLD!  I WAS NOT BEING TOLD NO TO THOSE JOBS, YET I WAS BEING TOLD YES TO MY PURPOSE AND TO DO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED ME TO DO.  FROM THERE, I BEGAN TO WORK IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY IN A TEMPORARY ROLE AND BEGAN DEVELOPING MY "MIDWEEK MOTIVATION" YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES.  AFTER A YEAR OF WORKING AS A TEMP , I DECIDED TO TAKE THAT LEAP OF FAITH, LEAVE THE CRUTCH OF CORPORATE AMERICA AND RUN MY OWN SPEAKING BUSINESS. 

JonathanRivers@Jonathanbamrivers.com

706.593.7800

6029 Blueridge Drive

Columbus, GA 31907


MY JOURNEY

THIS HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY AND WHAT'S EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE IS THE STORY IS STILL BEING WRITTEN.  I AM HERE TO HELP PEOPLE CROSS THAT BRIDGE FROM WHERE THEY ARE TO WHERE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE.  I ENCOURAGE EACH PERSON I COME IN CONTACT WITH TO LIVE LIFE INSTEAD OF SIMPLY BEING ALIVE, AND TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING WITH EXTRAORDINARY INTENTIONS!