John Petz


John Petz

Ever meet one of those people born to be on a stage? That’s Jon – and that’s why he left a highly successful career as a Vice President of sales to return to his real passion as a professional speaker and performer. After that? There was no turning back. With a unique skillset, a purposeful presence, and the kind of energy that seems to transform a room – he gets audiences to the edge of their seats hungry for innovative insights and thought-changing perspectives he shares.

You may recognize Jon as a frequent SHRM speaker and our opening keynote for HR FL in 2014. He has two books on the business best-sellers list (Boring Meetings Suck & Significance, in Simple Moments) and has been featured by the likes of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, ABC News, Success Magazine and more. His TV appearances as a performer include: NBC, ABC, FOX, ESPN and CBS as well as being the spokesperson for several corporations.

“I’m very excited to return to HR FL as your emcee and be a part of this impressive conference. I’m grateful to speak at many state SHRM events, but hold this audience (that means YOU) as a favorite. (But don’t tell them that) Thanks for being such wonderful hosts! I look forward to seeing friends and meeting many new ones. ~ Jon Petz

As a keynote and motivational speaker Jon Petz works with organizations that wish to engage and energize their events along with help their team fully engage into who they are and what they do. Together, we achieve significance and further develop it.

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