Thought Leader Life 748: Guest Jon Mertz




Cultivate the sense of community and sense of responsibility through business leadership. This episode features #ThoughtLeader and #Expert Jon Mertz (, the founder of Santa Fe Innovates.

Jon Mertz is a researcher, speaker, and thought entrepreneur. He is a farmer’s son, who adheres to the mindset of a farmer that possesses a sense of responsibility. Whilst it has been long since he had left their farm for his career in the government, large corporations, and entrepreneurship, he still believes in the power of interconnection and dedication to hard work for the betterment of society.

If you’re a leader that doesn’t lead like a farmer, you should reach out to Jon Mertz by logging on to or by visiting

Here are several AHA messages from this episode:

  • Leaders who don’t lead farmers should reach out to Jon Mertz. #BusinessLeadership @jonmertz
  • The role of CEOs is really having healthy conversations about pressing issues and trying to cultivate that sense of responsibility and sense of community within young business leaders. #BusinessLeadership @jonmertz
  • I spent the first eight years of my career in Washington DC, being involved in politics and government. So I understood the role of constituents and how you need to listen, give back and provide service to them! #BusinessLeadership @jonmertz
  • I work as a guest lecturer talking about the role of CEOs. And in this world of activism, the issues are so intertwined with the businesses today. So I foster a healthy discourse within the populace. #BusinessLeadership @jonmertz
  • It’s not just working with the entrepreneurs, but with our community as well, because we know it takes a community to launch a business and to keep it centered in profit and purpose! #BusinessLeadership @jonmertz

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