Each week, an accomplished published author takes over the YEM Twitter account for Thursday’s Twitter Takeover. Each week, the YA author will answer questions, tell stories, and give advice on our social media. This week author and speaker Jon Gordon will be taking over our Twitter account.
Jon Gordon has inspired millions of readers around the world. He is the author of 18 books, including six bestsellers: “The Energy Bus,” “The Carpenter,” “Training Camp,” “You Win in the Locker Room First,” “The Power of Positive Leadership” and “The Power of a Positive Team.” He is passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams, and has worked with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to successful sports teams including Southwest Airlines, Campbell Soup, Publix Supermarkets, and West Point Academy; the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Heat, Atlanta Falcons, Clemson Football, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers; and school districts, hospitals and non-profits across the country. Gordon’s impactful speeches at annual leadership conferences for educators have resulted more than 150 schools (and counting) across the country adapting programs based on his Energy Bus principles to create a positive school culture and develop future positive leaders.
His most recent book was co-written with Damon West and is called “The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change.” It’s an inspiring tale that follows Abe, a young man filled with stress and fear as he faces challenges and pressure at school and home. Equipped with this transformational truth, Abe embarks on an inspirational journey to live his life like the coffee bean. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe demonstrates how this simple lesson can unleash the unstoppable power within you.
To follow along with this week’s Twitter takeover, follow our Twitter account @YoungEntmag and follow the hashtag #YAAUTHORTAKEOVER.