More than a message. It’s a movement.
Jarrod’s message lasts. His stories are powerful and heartfelt. When Jarrod speaks, they engage. His audience gets it. More importantly, they use it.
Far from your average speaker, Jarrod’s trademarked program Unfollow The Crowd™ is about one thing; Decision. It’s about giving young adults the wisdom and the power to decide their future. Where they will go, what they will do and who they will become.
What begins as a rollercoaster ride of energetic audience warm-ups, laughter and fun, soon turns into a quiet, sobering moment, where young adults are empowered to answer the hard-questions: “Who am I? Who should I be? And what should I be doing with my life?”
The true story of a homeless college grad who found his way from poverty to living his dream life; Traveling the world, appearing on TED Talks and talk shows, Jarrod teaches young people to “Unfollow The Crowd”. To know themselves, make the tough choices and to break free from being average. It’s the audacity to take a chance on themselves that they may actually be smart enough, good enough, and talented enough to pursue success, rather than following the expected standard or status quo. No matter how many times they’ve messed up, failed or given up, Jarrod’s journey of overcoming these very adversities is proof that anyone can change their entire life around with just one decision!
Unfollow The Crowd™ is the wake up call that youth love! It’s leadership, prevention and motivation at its finest. It’s the choice to do what most others won’t so that they can live a life of true fulfillment and success, like most people never will.
No one ever says: ‘When I grow up I want to be unhappy or average’. Chances are, your students had big dreams as kids, that ‘one day’ they’d be an astronaut, ballerina or someone who would do something to ‘change the world’. But somewhere along the way a series of reality checks came into play that stifled those ambitions. Experiences that slowly discouraged them from dreaming big or believing in their ultimate potential.
Without the right guidance and accountability, what typically results is a series of dead end jobs, failures, unfulfilled desires and a longing for escape. An existence of ‘average’, rather than happiness and fulfillment.
In this workshop, Jarrod tackles these “mile deep” issues: (Who am I? What do I do with my life? Where do I belong?). Students will utilize Jarrod’s technology platform and to create a personalized Ubeu™ Snapshot that teaches them more about their individual behavioral traits which in turn helps them better assess the post high school options available. Having experienced homelessness after a successful college career to self discovery and ultimately landing his dream job, Jarrod’s Ubeu™ workshop is designed to reverse-engineer the success process and offer a step-by-step guide through one of life’s most difficult and important transitions; Graduating school and heading into the ‘real world’ for the first time.
Here’s how you and your students will benefit:
As a role model and mentor to thousands of young people, Jarrod has seen the impact that this kind of self-discovery can have on a young person’s life. Offering up insightful challenges designed to reveal their true motivations, passions, and talents this interactive workshop will help them discover their strengths and provide them the resources they need to succeed.
"Probably one of the best speakers ever!"
"I learned more from this funny guy than I have in a month of school!"
"Jarrod is everything we wanted and needed in a speaker. He was a positive example in every, single category I have ever instructed my students in. He is powerful, concise, effective, humorous, confident, warm, extremely knowledgeable, AND he left them wanting more. That is VERY impressive. And on a personal note, he motivated ME to get out there and explore new ideas. We all hung on to every word from start to finish. Yes, he IS that good."
"Jarrod, your session was the only thing our students were talking about! No one wanted to leave after you were done speaking. The only thing they were asking later was: ‘When is Jarrod coming back?!'"
"I came in not wanting to listen and play like any other student, and left pleased at his first impression alone. This inspired me to want to achieve more."
"This was excellent. The best!!!"
"Jarrod is one of the most motivational young speakers I have ever seen. He kept the students very attentive. His enthusiasm and knowledge is beyond measure. He was just awesome. I would personally recommend Jarrod to speak anywhere. Jarrod, again thank you for being such a great role model to emulate. You inspired our students, and the energy that you possess is ‘limitless and contagious’."
"Jarrod was amazing. He had the attention of my students immediately…..and kept their attention throughout. This alone is a miracle. The students had one complaint; however…..the time was too short. They would have listened to him all day, if possible. I heard several students quoting some of the things Jarrod had presented. I have recommended him to several and they found him to be just as exciting an amazing as did my students."
"Jarrod, you reached my hard-to-reach kids with your wit and relatable stories. You made it real for them—I have honestly never seen them so attentive. We are really appreciative of your motivation and inspiration! Keep up the great work- you are making a difference in our students’ lives as they gain insight from you about their futures. Thank you!"
"Thank you SO much Jarrod! You were seriously the BEST speaker."
"Jarrod KNOWS what he’s talking about!"
"Jarrod was one of the most dynamic speakers to ever visit our high school. His constant energy and enthusiasm keeps the students interested and involved. They are still asking: ‘When is he coming back?’"
"Jarrod motivated our students and kept them actively engaged throughout the presentation. Even after his presentation you would here students discussing how they were going to ‘Unfollow The Crowd’. Jarrod's presentations are lively, inspiring and relevant for 21st century learners."
"Working with Jarrod was an amazing experience! I love the connection he has with our young people. The message he delivers is spot on. We look forward to your visit on July 31st!"
"Jarrod is America’s secret weapon, with the power to change the life of anyone who sits under the sound of his voice. An investment with Jarrod is an investment in transformation. Young adults leave believing in themselves. In their potential. In the possibilities."