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. Erica is a 500-hour RYT certified instructor, mentor, and coach, and Jonathan is a development sociologist. They have spoken over 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.

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 generation.

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 your ________ 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 has taught our students to “lean into” their uniqueness and celebrate differences in each other. He has been a beacon to our teachers as they foster a love of learning in our students and guide to 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

“We have referenced or physically shown Jonathan’s Raising Them Ready materials to our players countless times. Our basketball culture is built on helping young men because better husbands, fathers, and male role models in our ever-changing environment. 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 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. Jonathan’s profound understanding of developmental needs and the family unit has made him the most memorable part of countless organizations’ stories.”

Jeff Becker

Founder, 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. It has been an honor to work with Jonathan and we would highly recommend him for future engagements, community programming, and system-wide development initiatives.”

Amy Jamieson

Resilience Program Coordinator, TechWerks, LLC

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