What is your background?
I focused on 19th Century European History and languages – Spanish and French – through undergraduate studies, and have earned two Master’s Degrees – Education and Psychology – since then. After 5 years teaching High School classes, I worked with David Allen, teaching the Getting Things Done methodology from 2000-2006. Since 2007, I’ve co-managed the Get Momentum Leadership Academy and the Womack Companies with my wife, Jodi.
I’ve written three books – https://www.amazon.com/Jason-W.-Womack/e/B005N3257A – and currently serve companies as a leadership workshop facilitator and executive coach to emerging leaders.
— Jason W. Womack (@JasonWomack) February 3, 2017
Is it a logical progression to what you do now?
In hindsight, yes. While I was in it I was always focused on one thing: “How can I bring information to a group of people who are ready to change the way they think about being productive?” I just opened my calendar and reviewed the next 30 days. I’ll present 5 webinars and 3 live seminars on the topic of “Starting a project that’s stuck, making a change that’s due.”
What are you working on now?
My wife and I travel the world – 23 countries so far – helping small-to-medium sized teams (5-50, generally) get “on the same page” by using the 5 questions of Momentum that we published in our book “Get Momentum: How to Start, When You’re Stuck” by Jodi Womack and Jason W. Womack (Wiley, 2016). Many leaders attend our programs and then join the year-long Get Momentum Leadership Academy to study the 12
What are your plans for 2017?
In 2017, we’ll continue leading sessions for public and privately-held companies. We’re also planning our 4th multi-day Get Momentum Leadership Retreat here in Ojai, CA. During the retreat, entrepreneurs and division leaders from larger companies work together and think deeply about their roles and translate that into both professional AND personal goals. You’ll have a great time. We’ll take great care of you. And you’ll be doing significant work to plan your future.
What will you be talking about / covering in your mentoring sessions at the event ?
Momentum isn’t something you get just once; it’s something you get and then get again. People instantly think of “motivation” when they talk about momentum, but I know there’s more to it than that. Finding your motives for action – in all areas of your work and life – is just step one. Once entrepreneurs in the Menorca Millennials program identify what we call their #KnownFor – that is, “What do you want to be known for as a founder?” we then move through the next 4 questions of momentum:
Whom can you learn from?
What are three subprojects you can complete this year?
What positive things are happening that you can acknowledge?
What small change can you make next?
To see a 3 ½ minute video on the 5 questions of momentum:
How was 2016, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?
Jodi and I cowrote our 1st book together (my 3rd book) and the reviews on Amazon are more amazing than we could have ever dreamed. People reading the book tell us that it helps them gain clarity on their goals while finding more effective ways to collaborate and innovate on important projects.
Between 2016 and 2017, we’re already seeing an increase in membership at https://www.GetMomentum.com, we think that people are realizing that it’s up to them to take the initiate necessary to gain an advantage at work…and in life.
Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?
For more than a decade, I’ve chosen one historical icon to study each month. During that month, I watch videos I can find, I read biographies (or autobiographies) and attend lectures when possible to learn more about that person. This month, I’m studying the 16th President of the United States. Next month, I’m planning to research Bruce Lee.
Now, to get current…That’s another story. I’ve been to the TED Active and PopTECH conferences. I also attend industry workshops and conferences often as a keynote speaker. Whenever I can, I stay for as MUCH of the conference as possible. Even when I’m only speaking for 45 minutes, I will still invest the 1-2 days to be on site, with the experts in the domain. I learn so much about the world I live and work in!
How can people find out more about what you are working on?
Please visit https://www.GetMomentum.com and review the Academy Curriculum while asking yourself, “What are the skills I will need to improve over the next 12 months?” To get you started, here’s a 15-day pass to the Get Momentum Leadership Academy: https://www.GetMomentum.com/15day
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
I have written several articles for Entrepreneurs at:
Episode 214 – Mentor – Find those willing to teach you – https://t.co/hqblIhoIRk
— Jason W. Womack (@JasonWomack) March 12, 2017