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Building confidence and resilience

Jonny Shannon

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Youth advocate, CEO of PushPay, Motivational speaker

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5 out of 5 stars

"..[he] really addressed how to make friends, the basics of it, the stuff that many kids dont know how to make really genuine friends, and I think thats really Important, I would totally recommend him as a speaker for your event."

Tara Cameron, Teacher, Winmallee High School See all references
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Speaker Jonny Shannon is CEO of Gamify and a motivational speaker to multiple schools across the globe. Jonny integrates entrepreneurship, mental health, digital transformation, and grit into his keynotes and assists audience members and students in transforming into their better selves. Through his knowledge, and as founder and CEO of two companies, speaker Jonny Shannon provides powerful insight through teamwork, technology, and motivation.

Why book speaker Jonny Shannon?

  • Jonny uses his personal experience to get through to students. Coming from a rocky background, Jonny has made a grand effort in giving back to students through insightful tips and strategies for overcoming challenges during their more formative years. 
  • He ties his technology excellence into student safety. Jonny is CEO and founder of Gamify; a campaign focused on eLearning systems, minigames, and more. Jonny uses his technology excellence as he ties student safety and student opportunities.

Speaker Jonny Shannon went from growing up in a caravan while failing in his studies due to his learning disabilities to joining the military and shortly after that starting multiple million & billion-dollar companies, to now becoming the most requested speaker in Australia. In essence, Jonny’s story is one of the rags to riches, focusing on the importance of mental health, human connection, and the fast adoption of technology.

Shannon is the founder, and CEO of Gamify, a gamification software platform built for marketing campaign focused minigames, eLearning systems, and gamified corporate systems. Gamify’s platform has previously won awards from both Microsoft & IBM. Jonny was also one of the founders of Pushpay, an app that encourages people to give to Churches and Charities. Currently valued at over $1 Billion while helping facilitate the generous giving over $100 Billion a year from its users.

Jonny is currently a key stakeholder and CEO of PostHarvest, a company that has developed a non-invasive Environmental Sensor to monitor the health conditions of fresh produce traveling through the supply chain. This technology provides actionable data that can significantly reduce produce waste; with this achievement, PostHarvest was awarded the Innovation Award at both the United Fresh and SingularityU conferences in 2019. Jonny believes that technology and teamwork are the paired solution for most current business and world challenges, including welfare & relief, education, and sustainability.

In the last ten years, speaker Jonny Shannon has become the most requested speaker in Australia, speaking over 3000 times to over 400 schools, universities, and conferences. Conducting presentations on the following topics; – Digital Connection, Entrepreneurship, Grit, and Technologies that could save our planet. Jonny is a professional, highly engaging, and captivating speaker who will have your audience not only walking away after each presentation entertained but also want to take action and apply their new-found knowledge.

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CyberSafety and how to build Positive Digital Citizenship

The audience will be drawn into this engaging talk by fun and memorable stories that don’t just tell, but also show students how they can proactively address the challenges of cyberbullying, online safety and building a digital footprint. This presentation addresses top issues with practical takeaways and is presented in positive and solutions-based ways.

Audience takeaways:

  • Students will be able to identify common online social and safety issues, along withhow to address them quickly and effectively.
  • Understanding the impact of your Digital Footprint, along with how to create and keep a positive online reputation in order to avoid any hindrances with future relationship, study and career opportunities.
  •  Practical steps on how to identify and avoid Catfishing, Identity Theft and Online Stranger Danger, such as effective password creation, location setting disablement and how to report identified activity.
  •  How to handle confrontation in the form of Cyberbullying, including how to de-escalate an encounter, what you should and should not say, how to be a good bystander and how to report an incident.
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Mental Health

In this presentation, Jonny highlights Mental Health, the importance of talking about, normalizing and seeking proven solutions to potential mental health disorders you may encounter. Jonny makes reference to some of his own Mental Health experiences along with
how he not only survived but thrived in times of hardship. Jonny provides practical solutions as well as emphasizing the importance of taking care of ourselves in every area of life.

Gaining a greater understanding of how the brain functions under abnormal conditions, the many faces of Mental Health, and the link between our Thoughts, Actions and Emotions.

Audience takeaways:

  • Understanding Anxiety for what it is along with proven and practical ways on how to alleviate its effects on your mind.
  • Understanding the varying levels of Depression along with how to identify and create a personalized strategy unique to the individual as to the best ways to pull themselves out of what can otherwise feel like a hopeless place.
  •  Drawing the connection between Health across all areas of your life and how each area effects the other, along with ways in which to establish healthy routines, support systems and resilient minds.
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Grit: Resilience & Reaching Goals

While Mental Health focuses on the importance of getting your mental state out of a negative space, Grit focuses on how to then propel your mental state into a more enriching space for a more fulfilling and productive life. This presentation highlights ways on how to build mental fortitude and the ability to cast a vision of the future that you can’t help but move towards.

“We move towards what we focus on”. Having a clear vision is the starting point for great and positive changes in anyone’s life. This presentation encourages the listeners to have goals in every area of life and move towards them with passion and perseverance.

Audience takeaways:

  • The audience will be able to identify the most common self-imposed limitations & beliefs, along with making the link between positive outlooks, actions and success.
  •  The audience will understand the science behind fulfilment and happiness along with understanding and reciting each component of the PERMA model.
  •  Learn how to create goals and a vision for your life including the importance of human connection & communication.
  • Identifying and understanding individuals strengths and weaknesses, their place within a team and how to move forward with resilience and determination.
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    ..it was relly fantastic he talked about stress, anxiety, lots of different mental health issues impacting on young people. He was fantastic, great sense of humor and really engaged with the young people

    Daniela

    Youth worker, Headspace Redcliffe

    ..[he] really addressed how to make friends, the basics of it, the stuff that many kids dont know how to make really genuine friends, and I think thats really Important, I would totally recommend him as a speaker for your event."

    Tara Cameron

    Teacher, Winmallee High school

    Jonny was very relatable, funny, the kids loved it and practical advice so that kids could get through situations, so it was great. We would love to have him back.

    Alison Fretwell

    Stage 5 advisor, Mt. Annan Christian College

    Sharing stories he really hit the mark with some of these really important issues with our kids.

    Peter Marsh

    Principle, GYMEA Technology High
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    5 out of 5 stars

    "..[he] really addressed how to make friends, the basics of it, the stuff that many kids dont know how to make really genuine friends, and I think thats really Important, I would totally recommend him as a speaker for your event."

    Tara Cameron, Teacher, Winmallee High School See all references

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