Speaking to diverse audiences of all ages about the principles and strengths that empower personal greatness.


Speaking Topics

Raising Them Ready

Practical ways to prepare your kids for life on their own.

Audience: Parents of children, ages 2-to-22.

Ready and Resilient

Developing our capacity to make positive adjustments following adversity.

Audience: Tweens, teens, young adults, parents, educators, mentors.

Bridging The Generation Gap

Thriving in the challenge of bridging the growing gap between the generations.

Audience: Youth, parents, educators, mentors, employers.

Guiding The Next Great Generation

Rethinking how teens become confident and capable adults.

Audience: Parents, educators, mentors, employers.

Becoming The Next Great Generation

Taking your place as confident and capable adults.

Audience: Tweens, teens, young adults.

Layers To Leadership

Thriving in the challenge of practicing stewardship before leadership in personal and professional development.

Audience: Professional organizations, athletic teams, student leadership groups.

Transform Raw Talents Into Valued Strengths

Thriving in the challenge of discovering and developing strengths (personal, kid’s, student’s, team’s, leadership).

Audience: All

About Jonathan and Erica Catherman

The Cathermans’ books and resources for tweens, teens, parents, educators, and mentors have benefited millions of people around the world. They have written seven #1 new release and three #1 bestselling books, including Raising Them Ready and The Manual to Manhood. Erica is a 500-hour RYT certified instructor, mentor, and coach, and Jonathan is a development sociologist. They have spoken more than 2,000 times worldwide to diverse audiences of all ages about the principles and strengths that empower personal greatness. For his commitment to understanding societal development and factors impacting youth, Jonathan has been honored with The President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Service Award, the National Alliance of Faith and Justice Award, and multiple Parents’ Choice and Community Partnership Awards.

What Others Are Saying…


“When you are looking for a presenter who is down to earth yet dynamic and who can guide audiences to passionately and intelligently pursue their greatest potential, there is no one better than Jonathan.”

Dana Hice DePugh, M. Ed., LDT-C
Assistant Superintendent
Mercer County Technical Schools

“A gifted motivational speaker that lives each day by the principles he teaches! You will feel renewed, refreshed, and inspired to reach new heights through his leadership!”

Brenda Longshore, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools, Highlands County

“Jonathan’s talks, resources, and leadership concepts allow us to think outside the box with proven tools that help our team win in life, and on the court.”

Coach Driscoll
Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
University of North Florida

“Jonathan has been a beacon to our teachers as they foster a love of learning in our students and guide today’s young people towards adulthood. The positive message in his writing and presentations instills confidence and resilience in young people and grown-ups alike.”

Michael Orfe
Director of Vocational Education
Mercer County Technical Schools

“Jonathan Catherman is an unparalleled expert in the field of youth and adult readiness, resilience, and leadership development, consistently delivering transformative experiences for many organizations. His books, consulting work, keynotes, assemblies, and professional development programs have empowered countless individuals to engage in meaningful and life-changing work- as parents, professionals, and students trying to live up to their potential.”

Jeff Becker
Can Do U

“Whether Jonathan is discussing parenting strategies, working with teens, or providing insights into family dynamics, feedback has been clear as to his ability to reach individuals and provide nuggets of information they can take with them back to their homes. I believe this is partly due to his willingness to individualize content to meet the needs of our differing audiences and the collaborative approach he brings to each of our events.”

Amy Jamieson
Resilience Program Coordinator
TechWerks, LLC

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