Change Your Story, Change Your World
This presentation will focus on the stories we tell ourselves and the greater impact they have on ourselves and our community. Through random acts of kindness, empathy, and accepting that we are a work in progress as we learn to build bridges of inclusion. Understanding that we aren’t alone and all the struggle can be real but through our vulnerabilities we can change our world and reach our goals. Jason will weave his personal experiences of chasing his big weird dreams, being the weird kid, and how he went from wanting to be an author to having twelve books releasing from major publishers.
Jason Tharp
Jason Tharp has dreamed of being an author and inventing crazy creatures since he was a kid. Being an obsessive daydreamer and doodler has led him to create many licensed properties, write books, and design clothing and various other products. He is currently published at Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and MacMillan. Jason's story proves that with hard work, determination, and a sprinkle of magic, anything is possible.In addition to writing, he travels the country speaking to kids, adults, and organizations about positivity, being yourself, kindness, and the power of the unicorn. Jason feels it’s extremely important to provide others with competencies that can serve them well in a social media world. Skills rooted in kindness, inclusion, empathy, and self-empowering. He feels It’s his job as a storyteller to encourage others to embrace their inner “weirdness” and be brave in who and what they want to achieve. It’s equally important to Jason to be honest with those he speaks with and let them know it’s not easy, pain and bad days are completely normal, they aren’t alone, and the “weird” ones are the ones who change the world–that’s why he always says, “Be the unicorn!” Jason lives in Powell, Ohio, with his super-awesome wife and kids, plus one extremely fat kitty.
Tues, Feb 12
5:30 PMWhere:
The Boat House
679 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Chapter Members - $38
Sustaining Members - $25
Guests - $48

Free parking available