I Speak Life

About Dr. Jason Carthen

A Life Dedicated to serving others and helping all whom he may encounter to reach their personal best.

Global Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Investor, 

philanthropist and a coach of the heart.

Dr. Jason Carthen, also known as "The Leadership Linebacker™," is a former Professional Football Player with the World Champion New England Patriots. Beyond his athletic achievements, Dr. Jason is a multi-talented individual who has made significant contributions as an author, international speaker, avid blogger, media-personality, and philanthropist.

As an accomplished author, Dr. Jason has penned several books, including the best-selling "52 Ways To Tackle Leadership for Your Success™." He is also the author of the groundbreaking book, "Destiny Focused Leadership™," which explores the importance of leading with heart and vision. Additionally, his expertise extends to the academic realm, where he has published numerous journal articles and served as the final dissertation chair for exceptional students.

Dr. Jason's influence and impact have been recognized through prestigious accolades. He was inducted into the Business and Leadership Hall of Fame for Regent University, renowned for its commitment to business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The U.S. House of Representatives has also honored him for his contributions to executive coaching and leadership development. With his insightful perspective, Dr. Jason is frequently invited to share his expertise on major media outlets such as NBC, ABC, ESPN, and TBN, as well as on numerous radio programs.

His work and thought leadership have garnered attention from respected publications like Inc. Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, E-Magazine, and Christian Leader Today. In 2018, he received the Alumni of the Year award from Regent University in recognition of his remarkable contributions to entrepreneurship and business.

In the field of academia, Dr. Jason has had the privilege of guiding some of the brightest minds as a dissertation chair. Furthermore, he is the visionary behind esteemed programs such as the "How To Speak Life & Create Wealth Course™," "Speak Life University®," and "The Speak Life Academy©." His blog, which he has maintained since 2011, serves as a platform for sharing his insights and connecting with his audience.

Dr. Jason Carthen's multifaceted career and unwavering dedication to leadership development, entrepreneurship, and social justice make him a true inspiration. Whether in the boardroom, on the field, or within the realm of academia, Dr. Jason continues to empower individuals to achieve their full potential and create lasting positive change.

Best Selling Author and Sold Out Seminars

As a highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Jason Carthen regularly delivers powerful presentations to various prestigious organizations, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, universities, and non-profit entities.

His expertise and passion for personal and professional development have made him a go-to resource for leadership teams, faculty, and students seeking lasting change and growth.
Audiences have often dubbed Dr. Jason as a "Speaker of Life"© due to his ability to inspire and impact thousands through compelling speaking engagements, bestselling books, and community-focused initiatives that prioritize philanthropy. Drawing from his own experiences of overcoming adversity, Dr. Jason brings a unique perspective that resonates with individuals from diverse backgrounds, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or cultural identity.

When you invite Dr. Jason to speak to your group, you can expect an engaging and articulate speaker who captivates audiences with stories that transcend generational and cultural boundaries. With vivid imagery and thought-provoking metaphors, he has a knack for cutting right to the heart of the subject matter. By participating in one of his energetic training sessions or hearing his keynote address, it's safe to say that you will undergo a transformative experience that leaves a lasting impact.

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As a Coach and Consultant

As a highly experienced coach and consultant, Dr. Jason Carthen has spent nearly three decades delivering exceptional training and coaching to thousands of individuals each year. His areas of expertise include leadership development, motivation, team dynamics, and organizational culture. Dr. Jason's dedication to excellence has garnered recognition from the US House of Representatives, Forbes, which has honored him as a leading thought leader in Business and one of the top Coaches in the country.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jason has worked with esteemed clients such as the White House, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Warner Bros., General Motors, The Federal Government, Chick-fil-A Corporation, FedEx, The National Football League, The American Dairy Association, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, and Chevrolet, among others. His proven track record and ability to drive impactful results have made him a trusted partner for organizations seeking to enhance their performance and achieve sustainable growth.


The I Speak Life Blog

Dr. Jason Carthen, widely recognized as the Leadership Linebacker™, has gained prominence for his unwavering passion for leadership and in-depth study of human capacities for leadership and follower influence. With a unique ability to make the domain of leadership engaging and enjoyable, Dr. Carthen provides training, coaching, and consultative services to individuals and organizations seeking to enhance their leadership skills (see Testimonials for client feedback).

In addition to his hands-on work, Dr. Carthen continues to contribute to the field through his publications. He focuses on topics such as Leadership, Motivation, and Sales, with a steadfast goal of instilling hope and optimism in audiences, regardless of their current circumstances.

Dr. Carthen's personal mission revolves around Motivating, Inspiring, and Challenging individuals and organizations to reach their utmost potential in this lifetime. For those interested in delving deeper into his insights, the I Speak Life Blog© is an invaluable resource. The blog not only offers key leadership practices for more effective leadership, but also provides a comprehensive introduction to Dr. Carthen's academic positions and his thoughts on leadership and business practice. Subscribers can expect regular posts, typically three times a week, ensuring they stay up-to-date with the latest content. Subscribing is quick, easy, and can be done via email, with the option to unsubscribe at any time.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the website further, peruse the various sections, ask questions about leadership, and gain a more comprehensive understanding of Dr. Jason Carthen and his remarkable contributions to the field.


Discover the Leader In You

Dr. Jason Carthen hosts a highly popular weekly podcast/radio show titled "Discover the Leader in You™." The goal of the radio show is to provide expert Leadership, Business and Coaching advice that you can put to work in both your personal and professional life. This dynamic show reaches an extensive audience of over 250,000 listeners and is broadcasted live. The show can be accessed not only on traditional radio but also through the iHeart radio platform and Dr. Jason's mobile app.

The content covered in the radio show aligns with the topics discussed on Dr. Jason's blog, focusing on leadership and related subjects. Episodes of the show are available in both video and audio formats, providing flexibility for listeners to choose their preferred medium. As a testament to its quality and relevance, the show continues to gain popularity and achieve high rankings in the Business category on iTunes.

If you consider yourself an overcomer or someone who wants more out of life and your business—then Dr. Jason's radio show is for you.

Speak Life to Live a Legacy

The Journey Continues...Hard work and determination have always been close friends of Dr. Jason. Despite facing very humble beginnings and having many odds stacked against him, Dr. Jason has been able to thrive because of his unwavering faith and unlimited resilience. Whether it was from his birth in Alabama or his formative years in Toledo, Ohio, he has not been a stranger to struggle, rejection, or dealing with loss.

However, even from his playing days at Ohio University from 1989 through 1992, where Dr. Jason was honored to be one of the most successful and celebrated athletes in Ohio University history, goodwill and favor have also been upon him. After a tremendously successful college football career, where he was elected team captain by his peers and achieved remarkable records as the All-Time Leader in Sacks, Tackles for Loss, and Caused Fumbles, Dr. Jason's talent and dedication were recognized. He was a finalist for the Mid-American Conference player of the year and voted team MVP in his senior year.

Following his college career, Dr. Jason went on to play three years in the NFL. He joined the New England Patriots as an outside linebacker from 1993 to 1994 and later signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995. Unfortunately, an injury cut short his professional football journey. After playing in NFL Europe for one more season, Dr. Jason answered a higher calling: to help people achieve their dreams in life and business.

After his successful transition from the National Football League, Dr. Jason embarked on a new journey in academia and business. He earned a Master's degree from Malone University, a Business Management Certification from The Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

With his extensive educational background, Dr. Jason has dedicated over 25 years of his career to serving in executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. He has successfully run multiple enterprises, showcasing his remarkable leadership capabilities.

Dr. Jason Carthen: Ph.D.

Philanthropy & Civic Engagement

Dr. Jason and his wife, Mireidy, share a deep passion for outreach and civic engagement. Together, they dedicate their time and efforts to serving others in the community. From providing food for families in need to supporting missions that provide resources to children in Africa, Dr. Jason and Mireidy actively contribute to making a positive impact on society.

Additionally, the couple volunteers to go into some of the toughest prisons in America, recognizing the importance of social justice and spreading a message of faith and hope to those who may need it most. They firmly believe in the power of giving back and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.

In addition to their philanthropic work, Dr. Jason and Mireidy regularly participate in marathons. By doing so, they aim to raise awareness for charitable causes and generate funds for college scholarships for at-risk youth. Their commitment to both physical and social endeavors demonstrates their unwavering dedication to making the world a better place.

Dr. Jason Carthen & Mireidy Carthen: Marathon Runners

Their non-profit organization, The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative, is dedicated to empowering youth and young adults through mentoring, training, and educational initiatives. They believe in nurturing individuals who are committed to living their lives with purpose and passionate intention.

One of their notable initiatives is the Influence Study™, which offers a unique opportunity for individuals to mentor youth participants in the mentoring program.
Participants involved in this study can gain valuable insights, tools, and resources to enhance their leadership skills and make a positive impact in their communities. If you would like more information, just click Get Involved and join The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative and become a part of a movement that inspires and transforms the lives of young people, equipping them with the necessary skills and mindset to become influential leaders of tomorrow.


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