Keynote speaker Bert Jacobs is co-founder and CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) of Life is Good, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. Bert and his brother John launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling T-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 2,000 retailers across the US and Canada. Bert worked as a ski instructor and pizza delivery guy in Vail, CO before teaming with his brother John to design and sell T-shirts in college dorms up and down the East Coast. After five years traveling in their van together, the brothers officially launched Life is Good with the mission to spread the power of optimism. Early on, Bert and John were inspired by stories of people, mainly children, facing great adversity. These stories illustrated that optimism is most powerful in the darkest of times and inspired the creation of a fully integrated business model dedicated to helping kids in need. Life is Good donates at least 10% of its annual net profits to the Life is Good Kids Foundation to positively impact over 120,000 kids daily facing poverty, violence, and illness. Bert focuses his energy on guiding overall vision and creating the art and message for the brand across categories. He enjoys live music, travel, and surfing. His shoes do not always match. To inspire others to choose optimism and grow the good in their lives, Bert and John wrote Life is Good: The Book/ How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride, published by National Geographic in September 2015. Bert has been awarded honorary doctorates from several universities for entrepreneurship, business innovation and philanthropy. He and Life is Good have been featured on CNNMoney, CNBCs Business Nation, ABC News Nightline, NBCs The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Mens Health Magazine, among others..
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Bert Jacobs's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Bert Jacobs for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Bert Jacobs, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Bert Jacobs. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Bert Jacobs booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Bert Jacobs for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Bert Jacobs booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Bert Jacobs charge for an event. Also, thier speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Bert Jacobs for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Bert Jacobs agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Bert Jacobs, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Bert Jacobs booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Bert Jacobs, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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