I help clients win through better thinking.

As a mentalist I amaze audiences all over the world. As a trainer I empower teams to be better sellers, negotiator, and presenters. As a consultant I enable Fortune 100 executives to be more effective leaders. As an author I write books to teach people how it all works.

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IN ACTION

testimonials

  • THEO

    Executive at BP
    “It was one of the clear highlights of the Expo and Learning part of the conference. Most mentioned how they appreciated the presentation itself and the dynamic content.”
  • SUZIE WIRTZ

    Director of Business Association
    We have gotten SO MANY people saying they loved the lunch, mainly due to your outstanding entertainment. Thank you so much again. I'm worried: they are asking me how I top it next year?!?
  • SHELDON HELMS

    National Conference Organizer
    Our survey results showed that he was, hands down, the most highly rated presenter of the entire convention, which included a world famous climatologist, a neurobiologist from U.C. Davis, a world renowned child psychologist from U.C. Berkeley, and many others. I would hire Jonathan again in a heartbeat!

PROJECTS & BUSINESSES

A directory of my professional & personal initiatives.

Hellstrom Group

Workshops & presentations for teams interested in improving sales, negotiation, and presentation skills. Useful for internal & externally facing teams.
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roi tradeshows

Leave the show with more high quality leads in less time by attracting and qualifying attendees at scale. Make the most out of the show floor by having a dominate presence that gets you noticed.
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MIND READER UNIVERSITY

Learn the secrets of mindset, motivation, memory, communication, sales, negotiating, and being a better speaker. Also pick up a t-shirt or buy a book.
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GAME OF IMAGINATION

Chicago's number 1 date night, corporate team building, and theatrical event hosted at the historic Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago.
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CHICAGO WING CHUN CLUB

Self discipline, self control, mastery, exercise, and community. Learn the world's most effective system for personal development from Jonathan.
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virtual reality art gallery

Digital artwork created by Jonathan turned into crypto assets exhibited in an ether-based virtual reality art gallery (cryptovoxels).
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~urbit

A new internet built on a new server built on a new computer built on a new computer language. Own your data and be your own platform.
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NVRMOR.IO

Genuinely scarce art by creating non-fungible tokens on the RavenCoin blockchain. Designed to help artists create a new type of art.
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FAQ

My work covers a lot of topics, interests, territories, and dimensions. I hear a lot of questions, and here are some of the most common ones.

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YOU'RE A MENTALIST? WHAT IS THAT?

A mentalist is a type of magician who has specialized in mind reading tricks. My performances specialize in making it look like I can predict the future, influence decisions, read minds, or bend metal with my mind. This skill has taken me around the world entertaining celebrities, troops, and executives for 20+ years. It is not a gift or something I was born with; it is a skill developed over decades of effort to become top 1% in the world at it.

WHAT ARE YOUR BOOKS ABOUT?

I realized that the strategies & mindset techniques I used to become a world traveling entertainer & speaker could be used by anyone to achieve their version of success. I've written about memory, motivation, martial arts, psychology, business, and more. Buy my most popular book on Amazon.com

WHAT TOPICS DO YOU SPEAK ON?

Whether it's negotiation, strategy, sales, or marketing it all draws on the principles of good communication to improve effectiveness. I'm known for my work in helping people understand how to leverage the power of their imagination to solve difficult issues and develop powerful strategies based on applied psychology.

WHAT EVENTS DO YOU WORK WITH?

I help clients at trade shows as their "in-booth engagement specialist" to draw crowds, entertain them while qualifying them, and handing them off to the sales team. I help at conferences as an MC or end-of-show entertainment. I help at training sessions as a trainer for  sales, negotiation, and presentation skills. Basically any event where people gather is where I can help as an entertainer or educator.

HAVE YOU BEEN ON TV?

I've been involved with television in a variety of ways. I got to perform for Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Nick Cannon for America's Got Talent. 3 out of the 4 judges said yes! I also filmed a segment for Penn&Teller "Fool Us" though my segment didn't make it to air. I worked with Criss Angel as a creative consultant for one of his TV projects. It's an exciting medium!

HAVE YOU BEEN ON ANY PODCASTS?

You bet! I have 50+ appearances under my belt, and you can check them out here. If you have a podcast and want to invite me on as a guest, I'd love to hear from you!
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