"Speaking is the opportunity to help people see the world differently. 
If I can engage, provoke and inspire, examine the way we construct our worlds, 
maybe new possibilities will emerge . . . for us all.
What a great challenge . . . and a rare privilege!
Maybe together we can build a better world."

Speaking Topics

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Working with Humans

What odd and amazing creatures we are, on any one day both fabulous and faulted. So Jon leads us to enquire, what is it to be human? and from there, how do we work together with our own humanity, and that of our colleagues. 

An informative, insightful and amusing keynote that will provide tools for working better with the humans around you and perhaps a new understanding of that phrase …’I’m only human!’

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Our Planet Needs Us

Titled after Jon's second book and sharing the same message; that we are in turbulent and challenging times, which calls for a new response for all of us. Jon shares how this message took him around the world, speaking to amazing people on 5 continents who creating new dreams, new paradigms and new communities.

An awakening call that will leave you inspired, informed and in action.


The Speaker


download Jon's Bio here

We live in the midst of a titanic clash, between the lure of the modern dream and our heart's desire for justice, peace and a livable planet for our children. This is a time of great peril and huge opportunity.

This demands an uprising - of the human spirit and of our collective humanity. And its happening!

Author, speaker, poet - Jon's passion and commitment is to the uprising of the human spirit, and the creation of a new dream, one that grants dignity to all life, ensures justice for all people and protects the children of all species for all time. He writes and speaks as a contribution to this uprising.


jon in action

. . . with an audience of 1500
(2: 38)

. . . to camera for an educational film (0: 57)

. . . with thoughts about a TEDx talk (2: 21)

People are Moved

“an absolutely compelling and invigorating presentation . . more of an invitation to fall in love . . . accepted with passion. Jon, thank you for giving us that gift!"

Kristen Waller, Feelgood

"thank you so much. Your light shines brighter than a thousand suns, there could not be anyone better than you to inspire thousands of young and old around the world to awaken."

Doris Ragettli, Rights of Mother Earth

"And awed we were, by your powerful performance"

Paul Riederer, Boulder ATD

"I'm so grateful for the way you do what you do.  Your voice is a delicious instrument for hope and trust."

Lianne Thompson, ATD Global Gathering

"What a champion, ambassador and pioneer you are, generating around you champions, ambassadors and pioneers of the New Dream."

Jon Love, Pachamama Alliance

Clients include:

  • Times of India, India
  • US Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Bankmed, Lebanon
  • Korea Leadership Centre, South Korea
  • Northrop Grumman, USA
  • Scottish Courage, UK
  • University of Saint Andrews, UK
  • Feelgood, USA
  • Bank of Scotland, UK
  • Humanity Unites Brilliance, USA
  • Eton College, UK

Other countries include:

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • The Philippines

Contact Details

Name:        Jon Symes

Email:        jon <at> jonsymes.com

Skype:        justjon

Postal:        12 Allyn Avenue
                   San Anselmo
                   CA 94960

Please feel free to use any of these different means to contact Jon.