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Jason Barger Featured Author of "Thermostat Cultures" and named Top 200 Global Thought Leader

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  • Thermostat Cultures: How the Best Proactively Shape the Culture they Desire
  • The Future Of Leadership: The Power Shift From Top Down to Participatory
  • Breathing Oxygen Into Leaders and Cultures
  • Change-ology: Navigating Through Times of Change to Move from "Busyness" to "Effectiveness"
  • Seeing With New Eyes: How the Most Innovative People Think and Move in Today's World
  • Delighting Every Customer: The Epic Experience Brands Create to Win
  • Step Back From The Baggage Claim: Making a Difference with Purpose & Passion

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  • 2022 Breathing Oxygen: How Positive Leadership Gives Life to Winning Cultures
  • 2016 Thermostat Cultures
  • 2013 ReMember: renewing our memberships, relationships, and focus in a distracting world
  • 2011 Step Back from the Baggage Claim (Education Edition)
  • 2010 Step Back from the Baggage Claim (Healthcare Leader Edition)
  • 2010 Step Back from the Baggage Claim (Business Leader Edition)
  • 2008 Step Back from the Baggage Claim: Change the World, Start at the Airport

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Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people in order to strengthen leadership, culture, and clarity of mission, vision and values.

He is a globally celebrated author, speaker, consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” Movement – featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and many other spots worldwide. His most recent books “Remember” and “Thermostat Cultures” have been widely-celebrated around the globe and he’s the host of “The Thermostat” podcast.

Prior to sleeping in airports and observing human behavior, Barger led over 1700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty as well as implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former Director of First Community Church’s Camp Akita, he designed programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1900 campers a summer.

Jason is a graduate of Denison University, where he served as Captain of the men’s basketball team, and also received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”. In 2014, he was selected as a 40 Under 40 award winner by Business First.

Jason is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, visionary, and consultant. As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works with organizations that are passionate about Culture Change, Leadership Development, Innovation, Service, and bringing their Mission to life everyday.

Jason is passionate about his family and travels from Columbus, Ohio all around the world to engage the minds and hearts of people.

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