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"Coach Dixon put in perspective how I can succeed in life. His words inspired me to challenge myself to do things greater than I ever thought I could accomplish."
STUDENT AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FISHER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Middle School Programs
Middle School Programs - 5th-8th Grade+
Jason knows the move to middle school can be a treacherous time for children entering adolescence. On average, there is a substantial drop in school engagement and achievement. Kids report increased stress levels; and there is a spike in substance abuse, delinquency; and peer pressure. Interactive, energetic and thought-provoking, Jason's middle school programs help shape youthful idealism and their growing interest in the broader world into a commitment to work, engaged citizenship and care for others. His natural gift and passion for encouraging, educating and empowering have a lasting impact. Sharing practical advice and personal stories of triumph and trials, Jason captures hearts and minds. Through his motivational tactics, conversational style, spoken word poetry and a team-centered approach, Jason creates an experience that compels his audiences to think, laugh, cry and believe. For someone with an impeccable ability to connect with your middle school students, instill confidence, inspire hope and see the positive in a negative picture, look no further than The Greatness Coach.
Ready, Aim, Reach Higher+
There are practical steps to take when trying to reach for your goals. Many young people aspire to do more but do not know how to get from one level to the next. That’s where Jason brings his motivational expertise. In this highly interactive, engaging and compelling message, Jason leads young people on a journey and prepares them to reach higher and accomplish more than they ever thought was possible. Get your young people ready, because Jason is going to teach them how to reach for the stars and achieve greatness.
Difficult is Not Impossible+
So what if you have obstacles standing in your way? Anything worth accomplishing is worth going the extra mile to achieve. When young people face adverse situations, Jason is determined not to let them quit. This powerful message combines motivation, inspiration, and hope for young people to lean on during difficult times. Jason encourages and challenges his audience to keep persevering and pushing towards their goals. Whether they are trying to improve their grades, pass a test, make the team or do anything that seems steep, Jason will make sure your young people are ready to conquer their fear and develop the proper mindset to seize the moment and make it happen.
Bounce Back Up+
Life in middle school can be severe and filled with the not-making-the-cut days, the performing-poorly-on-test days, or the getting-sent-to-the-principal days. How you respond is important. In this energetic, engaging, and uplifting message, Jason helps young people understand how to process their feelings so they can be better than ever. Do your students need to learn how to cope with disappointment? Do you want to see them overcome the challenges middle school brings on a daily basis? Jason will challenge, encourage, and inspire your students to persevere through the pitfalls and help them figure out how to overcome adversity and bounce back up from letdowns.
I See the Bully in Me+
The inescapable truth is that everyone has either been directly or indirectly affected by bullying. In this powerfully heartfelt and engaging message, Jason challenges young people to take a more in-depth look at bullying and how it impacts people's lives. Increasing their level of education, understanding, insight, and compassion, Jason creatively and uniquely addresses the issue of bullying. By encouraging, inspiring and teaching young people how to see each other in a more positive light, Jason believes they will gain a greater appreciation for the gifts, abilities, and differences of their peers. This message will make your young people think, laugh, cry and stand up for one another, with another and by one another.
"Jason is a dynamic speaker that speaks from his heart. His messages will change the way you think and challenge you to dig deeper to discover what truly lies within you. He has a heart for his audience, and a strong desire to see people move from ordinary to extraordinary. After hearing him speak, you will leave fired up to go into the world and make a difference."
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF A GIFTED GENERATION
High School Programs
High School Programs - 9th-12th Grade+
Equipped with an upbeat spirit, infectious sense of humor, unbridled passion and profound insight, Jason specializes in the art of inspiring high school students to reach greatness. His experience as a coach, educator, mentor and mental health specialist enabled him to gain a unique perspective while working with teenagers from various backgrounds. Focusing on relevant topics impacting high school students, Jason connects with hearts and changes lives. Regardless of the needs, theme or objectives, Jason tailors his messages to fit the tone and demand of his audience. As one of the most sought-after speakers for high school students, Jason creates defining moments that positively impact students and make lasting memories. His messages take his audience on an emotional roller coaster of tears, laughter, and self-reflection; and encompass accountability, personal responsibility, choices, character, acceptance, and selflessness. Jason pours himself into every word he speaks, instilling hope, inspiring greatness, and equips high school students with the tools needed to become the best possible version of themselves, reach higher and create positive change.
Teen Life 101+
Today's teens are facing issues that no previous generation has ever seen. While some problems are not exactly new, electronic media has changed or amplified some of the struggles young people face. The average teen spends over nine hours each day using their electronic devices. Their social media habits and media consumption are changing the way young people communicate, learn, sleep, and exercise.
Furthermore, today's teens are struggling with such things as depression, bullying, sexual activity, drug use, alcohol use, obesity, academic problems, peer pressure, and on-screen violence. Jason's Teen Life 101 presentation provides young people with a platform to discuss what it's like for teens today, and brainstorm ways adults can help them navigate through one of life's most difficult transitions. To close, Jason delivers a powerful and heartfelt message for teens that will captivate, motivate, inspire, and empower teens to find their voice, fight for their dreams, and face life's challenges with focus and fearlessness.
Spark Your Passion and Purpose+
Show me a passionate person, and I’ll show you someone who has found their purpose. Are you ready to see young people fulfilling their potential and reaching their goals? Jason has found a way to do that by awakening their passion and purpose. “Your passion is something you love doing, and your purpose is the reason why,” Jason tells audiences. In this message, young people will learn principles to help them discover their passion and walk in their purpose. Jason will prepare your young people to utilize their time, talent and energy to achieve greatness and make history in the process.
Don't Quit: How to Step Up and Beat the Odds+
Studies show that 1.2 million students drop out of high school each year. That's why Jason is on a mission to give hope to a generation of young people struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you have students on the verge of giving up on their dreams, dropping out of school or struggling to find the value in life, Jason is bound and determined to keep them moving forward. In this powerful message, Jason shares personal stories, practical tools, motivational strategies and life principles to help young people navigate through adversity and hold onto their dreams. Connecting with the hearts and minds of his audience, Jason sets out to change lives and help young people generate the courage, strength, and belief to keep persevering and prevailing.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Be Great+
"Greatness is calling your name, but how will you respond to the call?" That's the question Jason poses to young people. With so many facing obstacles and challenges today, Jason sees a generation of young people abandoning their dreams, losing hope and selling themselves short. Highly inspirational, insightful and interactive, Jason takes his audience to another level with a powerful and passionate message that will inspire young people to conquer their fear, rise above life's adversity and embrace the opportunity to be great. After hearing this message, your young people will leave their past failures, mistakes, and excuses to answer the call to be great.
"The stakes are high and it is evident when Jason speaks. He creates a sense of urgency in the hearts of his audience. He points out the truth and challenges you to fully seek and live your life with purpose."
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS SPECIALIST AT OLYMPIA GROUP LLC
College Programs - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students+
Drive, passion and a relentless will to succeed guided Jason to receiving a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. Since 2005, the year when Jason defied the odds and became the first college graduate in his family, not much has changed. Drive, passion, and a relentless will are still essential ingredients to success, and Jason says, "Why are you waiting to be great?" While many college students believe they have to postpone those grandiose plans to change the world, Jason fuels that ambition by providing messages geared towards motivating, educating, equipping, and empowering. Jason prepares his audiences to stay focused throughout the grind of college life, and discover their passion, purpose, power, and potential in the process. His college programs create awareness, unite campuses, call for action, and inspire students to embrace the opportunity to make a difference, make history, and leave a legacy.
Fresh Focus: Steps to Prepare First-Year Students for Success+
For first-year students, entering the unknown and unexpected can be scary. But it does not have to be that way. Studies show that the freshmen years are the most important. It sets the tone for the rest of a student's college years. In this educational and interactive message, Jason shares his personal story and gives strategies on how to navigate through your freshmen year. Students will receive insight, encouragement and time management skills, study skills, discipline and the extra motivation needed to jump-start their college careers.
What's the Problem? Keys to Making Your Dreams a Solution+
Everyone has unique gifts, talents, and abilities. People are passionate and driven by certain things, but not everyone knows what to do or where to go once they've discovered those things. Instead of settling into mediocrity, Jason challenges college students to utilize their gifts, talents, and abilities to make a difference in this inspirational, compelling and captivating message. Jason implores college students to live like an eagle that soars above the crowd. "There is a problem in the world with your name on it," Jason tells his audiences. "Your passion compels you to respond to that problem, and your purpose is how you plan to solve it." Provoking their ambition, energy, ingenuity, and creativity, Jason makes it his mission to get college students on the right path towards becoming problem-solvers, world changers, and history makers.
Order in the Sort: Prioritze Your Passion and Pursue Your Purpose+
The road to success include people who understand the importance of time management. Jason delivers practical tools, profound insight and personal stories from his college days that will help college students unlearn bad habits, recommit themselves to the process and navigate through the muddy waters of failure. Jason understands the importance of managing your time and prioritizing in an environment filled with distractions. That's why he leaves college students with strategies that will help them become disciplined, focused and more determined to reach their goals and achieve success.
Major Pain: How to Cure the Undecidedness and Declare Yourself+
Choosing a college major is not a minor decision. It is one that can alter your life and career path in many ways. Jason understands the overwhelming fear and uncertainty that comes from a simple choice, which is why he equips students with strategic action plans and tools to help them feel more secure about choosing a major. Jason knows the "undecided" struggle is real, but you can overcome the struggle with persistence, clarity, sound judgment and a firm understanding of what drives you to succeed," Jason tells his audiences. He has firsthand experience with the highs and the lows of choosing a major and passionately shares his experiences. If your students are having difficulty selecting a major that fits, Jason's positive, practical and highly effective message will inspire, educate and get them moving in the right direction.
"Jason makes you feel his passion and genuinely wants his audience to succeed. He not only speaks with passion, but also gives practical and innovative tools that people of all ages can apply to their daily lives. He is truly a game-changing speaker."
MINISTER, EDUCATOR & NON-PROFIT FOUNDER
Leadership Development - Middle School, High School & College Students+
Jason tells his audiences, "Leadership is like an elevator. The level people go to all depends on the buttons you press." In his messages on leadership, Jason focuses on helping young people understand the concept of leading by character rather reputation. Then he uses creative and unique approaches to help young people develop the commitment, confidence, and conviction to lead successfully. Powerful and passionate, Jason provides strategic-based insight and practical tools that inspire and connect with young people positively. He has a knack for educating young people on how to discover, embrace and utilize their leadership abilities to make a difference. From his days as a journalist, coach, educator, mentor and community organizer, Jason shares stories that have transformed his life and helped make him the leader he is today. Jason's messages will encourage, challenge, and prepare young people to learn, reflect, rise above adversity and become the leaders they envision.
Think Like A Leader, Act Like Servant+
Jason leads your students through the most potent life principles they need to become servant leaders. And more - impact people in a positive way! Sharing his own unique story, Jason connects with the core of his audience with this message and shows young people how servant leadership can bring personal and collective growth and change the world. He delivers with passion, humor, and energy, teaching the strategies of carrying out the work of servant leadership and moving it from a body of work to a movement.
Lead the Day+
Leadership is a learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. But how do young people get to a point where leading becomes an everyday thing? Jason gives young people a clear and concise road map to succeed at leading on a daily basis in this inspirational, insightful and interactive message. The demand for leadership never stops, and Jason provides the tools to prepare young people for the challenge.
Follow the Footsteps+
What if you could lead a group of individuals, team or student-body determined to give history a shove, rise to the occasion and achieve great things? What if you could add a new chapter to a legacy? In this message, Jason educates, empowers and equips young people with the tools to maximize their potential and become purposeful leaders in their schools and communities. Providing insightful information, practical strategies and compelling stories, Jason sets out to transform lives and create a ripple effect of world changers. Stepping up to carry the torch may seem like a daunting task, but Jason's powerful message will prepare young people to embrace the opportunity to lead a legacy.
Heed the Need to Lead+
Get ready, because Jason is going to help your young people discover, release and leverage their inner-leader to reach new heights. How? He pulls back the layers to help them see what lies at the core of who they are. Sharing his own story, real-life exercises, and case studies, Jason empowers young people to overcome their fear and reluctance to embrace the call to lead. He challenges them to start from the inside out and inspires them to connect with a passion that permeates their entire mindset. This message will prepare young people to tap into their leadership potential and achieve excellence.
"I have had the opportunity to photograph Jason in a number of settings for his marketing efforts and have found him to be a very genuine, warm, kind person. I have witnessed him during speaking engagements with children and young adults and found him to be a very charismatic and passionate speaker who has the ability to motivate and inspire children and young adults. I would recommend his speaking and coaching services to anyone looking for a mentoring recourse for their school or organization. He truly cares about inspiring kids and changing lives."
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Jason's Greatness Programs are uniquely designed to impact young people in a variety of ways. Focusing on specific areas, the Greatness Programs motivate, educate, empower and provide information that continues to inspire audiences to trade in their goods for greats. The Greatness Programs create opportunities for young people to receive hands-on training, coaching, and development.
High School Senior Programs+
Audience: High School Seniors
Available For: National College Decision Day; Senior Class Motivation; Senior Class Community Service Projects
Audience: Middle School, High School, College Graduates
Available For: 8th Grade Graduation; High School Graduation; Commencement Ceremonies; Graduation Events/Celebrations
Team of 3 School Program+
Audience: Middle School & High School Students, Educators, and Parents
Program Description: Team of 3 is an empowerment program designed to positively impact schools by encouraging, equipping, and educating students, staff, and parents. The Team of 3 Program includes a school assembly, staff development, and a parent seminar.
- Team of 3 School Program -
* Team of 3 School Assembly: Students will receive a positive, passionate, and powerful message about the BYBYE Method of Success - Becoming Your Best You Everyday.
* Team of 3 Staff Development: Staff will be encouraged, equipped, educated, and empowered to grow as educators and develop deeper connections with students and fellow staff.
* Team of 3 Parent Seminar: Parents will gain insight and key strategies on how to motivate, inspire, and communicate more effectively with their teens.
B.R.A.G.G. Spirtual Development Ministry+
Audience: Teens & Young Adults
Program Description: B.R.A.A.G. is a ministry spiritually developing teens and young adults to Boldly Represent A Great God. B.R.A.G.G. spiritual development programs are available for teen and young adult ministries, school assemblies, college student organizations, chapel and church services, youth conferences, and other faith-based events. The mission of B.R.A.G.G. is to ignite the faith of teen and young adult believers while inspiring them to Boldly Represent A Great God and advance the Kingdom.
The Greater U+
Audience: College Students
* The Greater U Empowerment Series: TGU's Empowerment Series is designed to encourage, educate, and equip college students to discover their greatness and reach new levels of success personally, academically, and professionally. TGU's Empowerment Series is offered to schools as a keynote, and two-part or three-part lecture.
* The Greater U Webinar Series: The Greater U Webinar Series connects with schools to provide practical tools and strategies that will help students achieve greater success personally, academically, and professionally. TGU's Webinar Series is also designed to create thoughtful and engaging dialogue on topics affecting college students and ways to impact their campus and influence their peers in a positive way. TGU's Webinar Series includes a live 90-minute session per school that can host up to 100 participants. ALL TGU Webinars will take place on Zoom's Video Conferencing platform.
* Pursue The Greater U: PTGU is a monthly podcast designed to motivate and inspire college students to become the best version of themselves and leave a legacy of greatness.
Path 2 Greatness Sports Seminar+
Audience: Middle School Student-Athletes; High School Student-Athletes; College Student-Athletes; Coaches; Parents
Seminar Description: Path 2 Greatness is a motivational sports seminar designed to empower student-athletes to reach their potential, educate parents on how to help their student-athletes succeed, and equip coaches on how to get the best out of their student-athletes. This two-hour seminar includes a panel discussion, a Q & A session, and an inspiring message that will captivate minds, accelerate growth, and elevate performance.
"Jason delivered a powerful and positive message to our parent organization on teens “stressing for success.” He did an excellent job keeping the audience engaged and his material was spot on. Mr. Dixon proved to be a dynamic speaker and I have received good feedback from teachers and parents in attendance. Our Principal is hoping to have him speak to our students in the future."
PRESIDENT OF THE TOLEDO EARLY COLLEGE PARENT STAFF ASSOCIATION
Inspire 2 Reach Higher Academy
What is Inspire 2 Reach Higher Academy?+
Inspire 2 Reach Higher Academy connects with middle schools and high schools to provide programs that inspire young people to trade in their goods for greats. I2RH Academy's vision is to see students develop emotionally, socially, mentally, and physically while utilizing their time, talent, and energy to affect positive change within their schools and communities.
Inspire 2 Reach Higher Academy Programs+
Inspire My Middle School: * 1-Day Mission: School Pep Assembly, Staff Coaching Session, 1 Follow Up School Visit; * 2-Day Mission: School Pep Assembly, Staff Coaching Session, Classroom Coaching Sessions, 2 Follow Up School Visits; * 3-Day Mission: School Pep Assembly, Staff Coaching Session, Classroom Coaching Sessions, Parent Coaching Session, 2 Follow Up School Visits
Inspire My High School: * 1-Day Mission: All-School Pep Assembly, Staff Coaching Session, 1 Follow Up School Visit; * 2-Day Mission: All-School Pep Assembly, Staff Coaching Session, Junior & Senior Class Coaching Session, 2 Follow Up School Visits; * 3-Day Mission: All-School Pep Assembly, Staff Coaching Session, Junior & Senior Class Coaching Session, Freshmen & Sophomore Coaching Session, Parent Coaching Session, 2 Follow Up School Visits
Inspire 2 Reach Higher Coaching Program: The I2RH Coaching Program is designed to impact the climate and culture of middle schools and high schools facing concerns in the areas of behavior and discipline, bullying, attendance, parent involvement, drugs/crime, student retention, and suicide. The I2RH Coaching Program works with schools for five months and includes: a two-day kickoff rally, monthly motivational assemblies, along with classroom, group, and individual coaching sessions, a monthly staff coaching session, and a monthly parent workshop. The I2RH Coaching Program will serve two schools per semester. I2RH Coaching 1st Semester Program (August-October) - I2RH Coaching 2nd Semester Program (January-May).
Inspire My Teen Empowerment Program: Open to Middle School & High School Students: * The IMT Empowerment Program has a 5-Day, and 10-Day Boot Camp throughout the summer, and an Inspire My Teen Empowerment Series throughout the school year. The IMT Empowerment Program is designed to help teens to discover their will and develop their skill. The IMT Empowerment Program provides teens with tools and strategies to help improve their attitude, confidence, discipline, focus, and determination while preparing them to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
Inspire 2 Reach Higher Motivation: Inspire 2 Reach Higher Motivation is a weekly video series designed to encourage, equip, educate, and empower middle school and high school students to discover their greatness and reach their goals. In addition to providing uplifting messages, students from all over the country send in questions about everything from facing peer pressure, bullying, relationships, grades, staying focused, overcoming adversity, and much more. I2RH Motivation is a free resource that can be used to engage students and help them stay on the path to success. All of the I2RH Motivation videos are available on YouTube. Once a month, an I2RH Motivation video will be recorded live from a school and will include testimonies, and Q&A's from students and staff.
Inspire 2 Reach Higher Leadership Academy: The I2RH Leadership Academy is designed to help develop and empower students who have a desire to affect positive change within their school and community. The I2RH Leadership Academy will help schools implement a program based on its four pillars - Togetherness | Acceptance | Sacrifice | Kindness. Each schools I2RH Leadership Team will receive monthly coaching videos and T.A.S.K. projects to inspire their school and community. Only students in grades 7th-12th are eligible to be a part of the I2RH Leadership Academy. Students on their schools I2RH Leadership Team will receive a certificate, t-shirt, and a membership trophy.
Start an Inspire 2 Reach Higher Leadership Team at your school+
All schools interested in starting an Inspire 2 Reach Higher Leadership Team must complete the form. Please see the information below for more details on the I2RH Leadership Academy:
* Deadline to submit the form for the 2019-20 school year is September 27
* Each schools I2RH Leadership Team must have a minimum of four supervisors - at least one must be a staff member at the school
* Only 7th-12th grade students are eligible to be a part of the I2RH Leadership Team
* Students must complete a leadership form and be selected by the I2RH Leadership Team Supervisors
* Each school can have up to 25 students on its I2RH Leadership Team
* I2RH Leadership Academy School Year Service Fee: $500 - Schools will be enrolled in the I2RH Leadership Academy once the service fee is paid in full. The service fee enrolls the school for the entire 2019-20 academic year.