MDiv, Senior Safety Consultant
With his resounding voice and stature as a former letterman on his university football team, William “Jack” Jackson has a commanding presence at the front of a room. He is a gifted and motivational presenter, often the top-rated speaker in group sessions.
Jack’s career has included working in production, operations and safety at Johnson Controls for 19 years, followed by seeing Avanzar Interior Technologies, on the Toyota of Texas campus, through the safety phase of new construction. In addition to developing a safety program, he also developed a conditioning program to prepare team members to become industrial athletes.Coach Jack worked with two semi-professional football teams for 6 years and was named NAFL defensive coordinator of the year. Jack used his experience to develop a safety concept that teaches participants of his courses that “safety is always first.”
Current Speaking Topics
Safety Trainer’s Bootcamp
Intense. Primal. Effective. These are all words that have been used to describe traditional bootcamp. And with good reason—bootcamp is designed to reprogram a person’s bad habits. This customizable safety trainer’s bootcamp will prepare participants for combat against ineffective safety training. Since the topic of safety is typically dry or boring, many safety professionals and trainers struggle to keep their sessions fresh, engaging and memorable. Participants will be whipped into shape, taking away actionable tips to sharpen their craft and become more powerful and authentic trainers.
The Bad Side of Town
Have you ever noticed how being on the bad side of town heightens your awareness level? Whether you’ve had a bad experience, or by reputation alone, there’s an overwhelming urge for self-preservation.
Can this awareness level be applied to recognizing your state of mind when a workplace injury occurs? Explore the signs that you are on the bad side of town at work when it comes to injuries and use the tools provided in this session to manage those states.
Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof
It’s very common for people to believe that bad things only happen to other people. Do the terms “that can’t happen to me” or “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years and I’ve never been hurt” sound familiar? Explore why adults think they are “safe enough” and learn new ideas on how to advance your safety culture by getting people to think differently about their own personal safety.
The Art of Storytelling
Humans are hardwired to think in narrative terms which makes stories a useful teaching tool – a link of cause and effect is exactly how we reason. What’s more, we become invested in stories and remember the information they convey better because our whole brain is involved in processing the information. As a result, storytelling is a powerful tool for a safety trainer; it connects with people on a personal and emotional level and feeds into the way their brains process information.
View Jack’s speaker video below for a brief overview of what to expect in his sessions. To book Jack for a conference, association or corporate speaking event, please contact us.
He was on our top 20 of highly attended sessions’ list drawing 150+. His hard-hitting approach makes it pertinent for use with all types of groups. I highly recommend his use as a presenter at your future conference.
– Hilda Koskiewicz
Conference Program Manager, National Safety Council
The Safety Benefits of Awareness and Human Factors Training
Beating the Ten-Feet-Tall-and-Bulletproof Attitude