Jason A. Dixon helps young people reach their leadership potential by inspiring them to trade in their goods for greats.

His story is proof that achieving greatness is not about the talent you possess. It’s about discovering your purpose, pursuing your passion, and having the courage, commitment, and conviction to share it with the world to impact others positively.

Not only does Coach Jason use his platform as a motivational speaker to influence young people. He also helps them realize their power and understand success’s true meaning.

His extraordinary messages remind audiences of this: “There is greatness inside of everyone, and the key to success is using your gifts to unlock the greatness within you .”

“Trading in your goods for greats is all about refusing to settle. Each day is an opportunity to grow and be better than you were before.” Coach Jason tells his audience.

Born with a rare disability that affected his fine motor skills and coordination, Coach Jason refused to settle in his own life and decided to defy the odds and not allow his condition to define him.

He knows firsthand what it takes to rise from the ashes, break cycles, and lead. While growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Coach Jason bravely continued to dream.

He went on to become a first-generation college graduate. Following that, his professional achievements included working as a sportswriter, coaching high school and college basketball, and serving as an educator and mental health specialist.

In 2007, Coach Jason began his speaking career by helping young people become all that they are capable of becoming. Despite dark days, his vision gave him the internal fortitude to keep pressing on.

With each speech, he encourages audiences to do the same and speaks in a way that propels young people upward and onward.

He tells his audiences, “You have to be tougher than the obstacles that stand in your way, stronger than the negative words people might say, and crazy enough to believe your dreams will come true someday.”