Jordan takes audiences on a journey into his own moments of shame, guilt and vulnerability, including being bullied, battles with depression, and challenges of self worth. Jordan shares the ugly truth of his viral fame story that earned over 4 billion media impressions, regarded as the most viral human interest story on the Internet. He’s proof that all the likes on social media aren’t enough to make you truly happy.
In his own words…
“These days, most of us spend our lives hiding. We are fearful that we’re not enough, so we put on masks. I dream of a world where we aren’t scared to be ourselves, where we genuinely are enough as we are. Because it will be a joyful, more productive, and a better place.
My journey would be corrected by a sheer accident. Left at the end of a relationship, I had a plane ticket that I had purchased for my previous partner for a trip around the world… in her name. What started as an effort to give the ticket away to pay it forward, turned into the world’s most viral human interest story, ever, earning 4.2 billion media impressions and about another billion social media shares. It was f*cked up. I did end up traveling the world with someone. And no, we did not fall in love. And so, we let the world down.
The problem was that I misplaced the momentum of the story and the opportunities that landed at my feet as validation of who I was. When the momentum died down, I crashed and fell into a dark hole realizing my truth: I had been an imposter for my whole life because I didn’t feel any self worth. The story only catalyzed that.
Since I have been on a journey to investigate what makes us hide from who we are and put on masks. I have interviewed 500+ entrepreneurs, social innovators, mental health experts and everyday people on how they manage their inner imposter and find belonging.
Combining my recent journey with my professional experience of the past decade, I now have the privilege to share my work with people all over the world to help them through the same process as me. I help millennials with big dreams rewire their lives for actual belonging, love and fulfillment.”
Expertise: Mental Health, Digital Citizenship, Social Change
Jordan’s talk was powerful, courageous and incredibly well delivered. When a speaker manages to bring the audience to laughter and tears, ending with a standing ovation, their star is clearly just starting to rise.Lisa Trudeau
Jordan pulled back layers to find truthful and vulnerable content that resonated with our audience. He hits the stage as a natural performer who knows how to reach out and connect with his audience.James Powell