A leadership and work life success keynote speaker, helping you make the best choices with your time so you can thrive!

Expert on

  • Leadership
  • Change
  • Resilience
  • Life Balance
  • Time Management/Self-Management
  • Coaching

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Jones Loflin has made it his life’s work to help individuals thrive both personally and professionally!  For over 29 years, Jones has challenged, empowered, entertained, and equipped countless people with presentations that are described as “fun,” “powerful,” and “timely”.

Combining his down-to-earth sense of humor, love for sharing stories, and expertise in the fields of leadership, time management and change, Jones knows how to keep an audience laughing while they are learning!  He keeps complicated out of it, using uniquely relatable analogies such as a gardener growing new leadership skills, or being the ringmaster of your own circus for work life success.  The audience can quickly grasp the key takeaways in every one of his programs and are eager to begin implementing them in their own endeavors.

Jones’ innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management have attracted the attention of organizations around the world.  His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Bridgestone, American Farm Bureau and State Farm as well as the United States military.  His international clients include Gillette and Aramark Canada.

As a speaker, author, and Co-Active coach, Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. One of his favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar:  “Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you can see farther.”

Jones is grateful for every opportunity to work with individuals and organizations seeking better results.  He lives in North Carolina with his amazing wife Lisa, and they have two perfect daughters.


Does this sound familiar?  You have too much to do, too many priorities, too much stress and too little time.  If this sounds like you, you may want to run away and join the circus!  And you should!  Well, mentally, that is.

Using the engaging metaphor of a circus ringmaster (you) balancing the rings of Work, Relationships and Self, Jones equips participants to win against the struggle of competing priorities, take greater control of their time and energy, and accomplish what is most important to them and their organization.

Based off of his award winning book, Juggling Elephants, participants will learn new ways to work with the performers in their circus and understand why they need to take an intermission.  Most importantly, they will leave with the ability to make sure that what they say is important actually gets done!


You want to take your leadership to the next level, but the question is “How?” You need a practical blueprint to change. Jones Loflin says that new approach is built on four simple words: Grow, Cultivate, Prune, and Harvest. Based on his book, Always Growing, Jones uses the simple analogy of a gardener to give a fresh perspective on how you can motivate, empower, and develop any team. Organizations including Volvo and Choice Hotels have chosen this program for the way the model integrates with their specific needs and perspectives for their leadership training.


The end of the conference is the start of the real work… putting ideas into action. How do you do that when you already have too much to do? You have spent the past few days taking in all this new information, networking with your peers, and started thinking about how far behind you are at work. But have you thought about the right strategies to achieve better results when you return home? How will you take all you have gained at the conference and implement these ideas into your already overloaded schedule? Jones Loflin says the answer lies in 5 simple words: Who, What, Where, When, and Why.


In today’s technology-driven, fast-paced work environments, it’s so easy to forget the human element that is the key to building cohesive teams. We’ve become so busy trying to get work done that we sometimes neglect to invest time in fostering healthy work environments that help each team member deliver their best work.  Our ability and willingness to listen is limited, we take a “one size fits all” approach to communication, and we rarely think about how to build a higher degree of trust with others using our words.

In this program, you will explore the significant impact your personality can have on how you communicate with others.  Learn what it means to be an “aggressive listener,” hearing both the content AND intent of the words spoken by others. You’ll also discover the negative power of “trigger words” and how to reduce them in conversations with team members. Expect to gain fresh insights on how to motivate individuals across all generations with your words. Most importantly, you will finish the course equipped to express your own thoughts with greater clarity, confidence, and competence to those around you.