Jonathan Medina

Jonathan Medina inspires students to persevere until success happens. With High Energy & High Engagement he is passionate about helping students realize their dreams and becoming the successful student leaders we need.


▪Leadership ▪Motivation ▪Latinx ▪Communication ▪First Generation Students ▪First-Year Experience ▪Orientation ▪Athletics


▪Leadership Super P.O.W.E.R.
▪Win Year 1 = Win Forever
▪Welcome 2 the Jungle


Jonathan’s Bio

Jonathan Medina grew up in a single-parent household in one of the lowest income communities on the United States & Mexico border. His mother was incarcerated first when Jonathan was in middle school and then again in high school. Not having known his father and with stepfather in prison, Jonathan was raised by his grandfather, a migrant field worker.
He overcame his circumstances to graduate from high school in the top 10. Plus was accepted to the Prestigious Georgetown University where he walked on the Division 1 football team and started for 2 years. While at Georgetown he worked with the Alumni Association to raise Scholarship funds for future students. Jonathan ranked #1 in all money raised ($200,000) in 3 years.
Jonathan had many educators tell him that his dreams of going to Georgetown were too big. Jonathan believes that if he was able to accomplish his dreams any student can. He is passionate about helping students realize their dreams and helping educators to recognize they can help every student.
Jonathan has now made it his mission to help students to Dream Bigger. Since College Jonathan has motivated, inspired, and challenged students at over 1,000 Universities, Colleges, and High Schools reaching over 1 Million students in live audiences nationwide.

Jonathan’s Blogs

The following are past entries Jonathan has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog


Promotional Materials

To help you promote your event with Jonathan, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

Logistical Materials

In-Person Event AV needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)


Leadership Super P.O.W.E.R.

Leadership is difficult. Leadership during adversity and difficult times is even harder. While adversity makes leadership harder, it also makes leadership more necessary. How exactly do we lead during adversity and difficult times?

Jonathan has worked with thousands of leaders across the country to develop P.O.W.E.R. P.O.W.E.R Leadership is the new call of leadership for these changing times.

In this engaging keynote, Jonathan takes student organizations, fraternity and sorority chapters, and athletic teams on a journey to accept the challenge and call of leadership. Avoid the pitfalls of the old ways of leadership and embrace the new action packed strategies top leaders implement during difficult times.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • 5 Action Packed strategies focused on immediate and long term confidence, courage, and culture.
  • 7 common mistakes the smartest leaders avoid.
  • How to lead with emphasis on Goal Setting & Vision.
  • Lead in Challenging times with a positive attitude and a positive mindset.
Win Year 1 = Win Forever

A college education is a dream come true for many students. Unfortunately, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare for many 1st year and 1st generation students.

What is the difference between F.A.S.T. Success in Year One and a Nightmare disaster in Year One?

There is no need to fear because, in this signature program, Jonathan delivers your audience the playbook to powerful goals, overcome limiting forces, and develop the winning foundation to have victory day 1 of college/university and have victory in life forever.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • 4 Powerful Step Playbook on how to create a 4 Year Foundation to set up 40 plus years of happiness.
  • 7 Critical traps every 1st generation and first year student must avoid for success.
  • Discover Personal Power to overcome anxiety, take opportunity, embrace resources, and make positive relationships
Welcome 2 the Jungle

People are the lifeblood of organizations, clubs, teams, sororities & fraternities and many need an effective plan to better understand their teams, members, and all relationships. More importantly, they need to know their personal barriers, hot buttons, and personality behaviors.

How do we effectively recruit, motivate, lead in the wild jungle where individual personalities and habits are so different?

In Welcome 2 the Jungle, individuals will gain the secret playbook to effectively communicate, inspire, lead, and motivate themselves and others. This interactive, engaging, and entertaining keynote will assist everyone in gaining clarity to their own personal animal style as well as how to overcome or prevent barriers when interacting with other animal styles.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Identify the 4 “Animals” you are engaging in your team/organization.
  • Develop the environment so that you and others can thrive working together as a team.
  • How to STOP RESPONDING in the wrong way to team members.
  • How to create a culture of effective communication.