the inspiration blog

about the inspiration blog and jonathan bender

I created The Inspiration Blog because we have too much in our face in the world, through the mainstream media, that creates a particularly dark picture that is not the truth. There’ s a lot of great stuff out there! So this blog bring to you plentiful inspiration and insight, that’s also bite-sized. That is, something you can read briefly, that will impact your whole day.

I recommend, however, that you take the time to breathe it in. Sit with something that affects you, take deep breaths, and let it resonate throughout your being.

If it impacts you, please email me or add a comment.


Jonathan Bender, Founder of WholeSpeak and creator of The Inspiration Blog

Jonathan Bender (photo(c)

Oh, did you want to know a little about me too? My name is Jonathan Bender, and my passion is to help you step into your power and make the difference that the world is desperately waiting for.

I’m an Authenticity Coach and an Intuitive Business Strategist. As the founder of WholeSpeak, I work with spiritual entrepreneurs (professionals who have a strong spiritual orientation) and holistic practitioners (e.g., bodyworkers, therapists, healers). They may be struggling to get clients, and come to me to help them create an abundant, joy-filled practice.

Or, they may desire to become strong speakers, and I apply my background in theater (oh, I’m also a professional theater director, actor and writer) to help them become more authentic, more confident, and more effective. 

Below is the more formal third-person blurb. If I can be of support, I welcome hearing from you. Blessings to you on your path. –Jonathan

For over 25 years, Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA has been a professional speaker, director, performer and writer, and is Artistic Director of the Illuminated Theater and the founder of WholeSpeak. He holds a Master of Science (MS) in Performance Studies and Communication, as well as a Master of Fine  Art (MFA) in Theater: Contemporary Performance. Jonathan frequently gives keynotes on how to network authentically, and how to speak in your power and from your heart. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and works with clients in person and over the phone and Skype throughout the world. Visit for more information.


5 Responses to "about the inspiration blog and jonathan bender"

hey lovely. congratulations.. what a wonderful blog. Funny i have been preparing to do a workshop on anger, so nice to see others recognize the beauty and empowerment of this misunderstood emotion.



Thanks, Melisa! And I hope you do go forward with the workshop! Great to hear from you. -Jonathan

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I haven’t seen your inspiration blog in my email box in a while and a REALLY miss it! I hope you’re just taking a breather. Your posts are consistently spot on.

Thanks for your urging, Nancy! I was inundated the past few weeks, and while I’ve been desiring to begin again for a couple of weeks, your comment pushed me to get going! Blessings.

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