Jon Colby

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Jon Colby has been empowering people all over the world with improv for over 24 years. From presenting to performing, his engaging and interactive approach has successfully helped audiences across the world to be better communicators, leaders, teammates, salespeople, and even [insert your job title here].


Jon combines his master’s in education and his background in theatre to craft a meaningful and interactive experience where audiences have the opportunity to apply what they learn. 


As a graduate of the world-famous Second City Conservatory comedy program and an educator with 15 years of classroom experience, he can keep an audience laughing while sharing practical knowledge that can be put to use right away. He has motivated and entertained hundreds of clients, including some of the nation’s top companies and organizations.


Speaking Topics - 



A positive, supportive team will be more successful.



Good communication affects efficiency, morale, and success.



Without strong leaders, all other business resources are wasted.



Creativity encourages big ideas which lead to big growth.



Happiness is proven to affect the bottom line. Happy employees succeed more.



Make your company’s challenges known and they will be addressed. Guaranteed.

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"For our premier event we were looking for someone to bring incredible energy to a program that mirrors our relentless culture. Not only did Jon put in the effort to understand and work into the program our new mission and brand identity, more importantly he was able to captivate every single person to participate, and did so by creating a fun and collaborative environment. A truly first-rate experience."

Nick Bailey - President/CEO, Century 21

"We hired Jon Colby as a motivational speaker for a recent Corporate Workshop. Jon delivered an exceptional presentation, which was on-point with our desired prospectus, while successfully keeping everyone engaged, mainly due to his entertaining way of conveying the message. Participants expressed what a pleasure it was to attend the half-day session. We would strongly recommend Jon to others who are planning events of this type, and we will definitely utilize his services in the future."

Keith Konkoli - Executive Vice President of Heathcare, Duke Realty Corporation

"Jon Colby has presented to two different audiences for my company and both times he received RAVE reviews. The presentations were grounded in sound business principles and strategies while maintaining an energy-infused, awesome level of engagement and interactivity. The audience was up on their feet, interacting with each other all while they were absorbing the solid strategic messaging about agility and communication. Jon did an excellent job of investigating what we wanted to accomplish and infusing our culture into his event. We wouldn’t hesitate to book him again."

Angela Raab - Senior Director of Training Delivery, Realogy Holdings Corporation

"Jon Colby entertained and engaged our team with fun, “get out of your seat” improv activities targeting communication and workplace dynamics. He created an energetic, positive and humorous learning environment with relevant takeaways. It is clear that Jon is genuinely interested in helping others to be their best and is impressively talented in the art of improv. Spectacular event!"

Karen McGrail, MEd, RDN, LDN ‘85, ‘G98 - Director, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition

"Jon’s engaging, laugh-provoking improv session loosened up a group of quiet, nervous college sophomores on a Saturday afternoon. Not only did their participation allow them to meet and talk to new students; but, they also learned valuable communication skills and were motivated to keep striving for their goals and to never give up. The students unanimously voted Jon’s session as the most powerful one of the day!"

Brittany Dyer - Career Navigator, University of Indianapolis

"This workshop went above and beyond my expectations! I loved how he tied the activities into practical lessons like communication, listening skills, and teamwork. If you’re looking for something for your staff, you should totally use him! Your staff will have a blast! I have already shared some of his activities with my husband, who is a youth pastor. We enjoyed how he made everyone feel comfortable and his humor was refreshing. It was awesome to hear everyone laughing! In my opinion, I think our staff had the best Back-to-School meeting ever."

Kara Kirk - South Madison Community School Corporation

"During the Spring of 2018, I reached out to Jon Colby to serve as the keynote speaker at our upcoming summer commencement. During the whole process, Jon was extremely professional. I was absolutely blown away by his speech! He effortlessly weaved poignant life-lessons through the lens of humorous improvisation, which was no easy task! A testament to his skill, he even got the entire audience on their feet to participate in games that emphasized the very points he was making. I received nothing but positive feedback with one corporate executive even telling me afterward that Jon was the best investment we had ever made for graduation. If you’re looking for someone who deeply cares about nourishing the human spirit through humor, look no further! Jon is a truly gifted professional speaker – you will not regret utilizing his services!"

Jason M. Newhouser, B.A.Ed., M.A.Ed., M.S. - Site Director, Lafayette Campus, Harrison College

"If you are looking for a high energy, fun, engaging, and unconventional keynote speaker and breakout leader that has useful takeaways, then look no further! Jon Colby was easy to work with and really wanted to get to know his audience. He tailored his presentations and activities to our group and that is something that not all speakers can, or are able to do. Jon was contacted by several of our members to set up trainings in their own school districts!"

Sheri Shipp, RD - Executive Director, Indiana School Nutrition Association