In today’s age where more people are comfortable texting than deeply looking each other in the eye, connection has become a lost art – leading to increased disconnection and loneliness. And yet, there is a path to connection that’s easy to find – and which also allows you to deepen your connection with yourself. Could it even be the pathway to world peace?

Jonathan Bender, in his Relational Leadership Summit 2016 presentation, presents his “Spiral of Connection” path for personal and collective connection.

Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA teaches conscious and growing humans how to claim their voice and make a real difference in the world. In the past 20 years, he has coached thousands of entrepreneurs, coaches, executives and agents of change become confident, authentic and dynamic speakers who change lives. Jonathan’s work blends professional speaking skills with performance technique (acting, voice and movement) and personal and spiritual growth, and certifies coaches in his method. Jonathan is also the creator of Connection Jams™ and The Performance of Your Life™, and people from 5 continents have taken his signature online training, Claim Your Voice: Speak with Power and Presence. He holds Masters degrees in both communication and performance (including an MFA in Contemporary Performance) from Naropa, and is a theatre director, actor and creator.