Clemson University

Innovative Leadership Series: Jonathan Parker

The Innovative Leadership Series presents:

Jonathan Parker
Founder & CEO, Art of the Conversation

Bring a brown bag lunch and join the Clemson University MBA Program at Greenville ONE to meet Jonathan Parker, Founder and CEO of Art of the Conversation.

“How many years are you going to waste waiting for permission to do what you already know you should be doing?” That simple, yet complex, question was asked to Jonathan Parker in 2014 and has altered the trajectory of his life. Jonathan does not wait for permission anymore to do what he believes he should be doing. He gave himself permission and hopes to empower others to do the same.

Jonathan is a creative thought-leader, conversationalist, and speaker who has a captivating story about whyconversation became important to him. Originally from New England, Jonathan did not speak until almost five years old; and then became an adult who is known for engaging conversations and powerful public speaking. His own journey led him to research and value the incredible power of intentional conversations resulting in a compelling training called the Art of the Conversationthat he takes to businesses and non-profit organizations with great success. Jonathan has been teaching and speaking to a variety of audiences for close to a decade as a community leader, entrepreneur and as the Director of City Involvement at Fellowship Greenville. Since he cares deeply about conversation, Jonathan has begun to document his journey on social media platforms where he provides practical content to add value to people’s life and conversations. 

Jonathan challenges the status quo in all his endeavors, creates space for vision and connection, and inspires and empowers people through speaking, training, and storytelling. Now calling Greenville, South Carolina home, Jonathan is humbly venturing forward in these things with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and his sons, Titus, Judah and Zion.



This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Greenville ONE, 5th Floor Auditorium 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Event Type

General, Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Special Events


College of Business, MBA, Graduate School

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All Audiences







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