Jonathan Spinks is an over-achiever and sits in a unique position as a
former professional athlete and a successful Dallas business owner. His
success comes as no surprise to those who know him well. As a successful
Dallas businessman, he made going the extra mile a standard, reliability
his promise, and integrity his trademark.
As a successful businessman who has experienced the
pains it takes to get there, he possesses a profound knowledge and
passion regarding conservative principles that can set people apart in
the business world and in their communities. After retiring as a
professional athlete, he went back to school to become a financial
planner specializing in investments. While working at the investment
firm representing Smith Barney for 8 years, his company branched out
into the mortgage industry. He then transitioned into the mortgage
industry and worked in the mortgage industry 8 years, the last 3 years
of which he eventually started, and fully owned, a Mortgage Bank Branch
and operated as its Bank Branch President.
Jonathan understands the importance of high-energy hard
work, integrity, character building, and the value of a good team behind
you. While fighting on a world-class level, Jonathan beat the odds
against all that challenged him and became a champion in boxing,
kickboxing, and tough man contests. Jonathan began his boxing career as
an amateur at age 13. He trained as an Olympic boxing team hopeful
before turning pro. As a professional fighter, he acquired a kickboxing
title by knocking out the 7th ranked contender in the world. During his
eight years as a professional fighter, he remained undefeated in over 20
fights before retirement. He achieved notoriety as "The Knock Out"
artist by sending every single opponent he faced during his career to
For over 20 years (speaking), Jonathan has traveled all over
the country, in constant demand as a motivational speaker. His schedule
already includes events throughout 2010 in New York, Arizona, Chicago,
Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Colorado, California, Puerto Rico, Texas and
more. His schedule is fully loaded year after year with speaking
engagements in places ranging from corporate events, schools, churches,
prisons, universities, NFL (National Football League) to the Pentagon.
Jonathan speaks as many as 45 weekends a year. Aside from being a
nationally known speaker and, in spite of a grueling schedule, he
strives to spend quality time with his wife of 10 years and his 3
children Jeffery, Gabriel and Abigail.
Jonathan is also very active in his community and seeks
to deliver excellence in every area of his life, mentally, physically,
emotionally, spiritually. His uniqueness appeals to a very wide range of
audiences. As a former professional athlete, he shares captivating
stories of an unbelievable commitment, dedication, and deep
understanding of what it takes to reach the top “in life” as well as the
bottom that brings results of anger, addictions, divorce, and death.
This deep understanding has been the result of lessons learned through
failures that arise from a life out of balance as well as the
consequences that come from wrong choices, bad friends, and a love for
money. He learned at the age of 19 that all his possessions of Cadillacs,
Mercedes, houses with swimming pools, cigarette boats, expensive
motorcycles, accomplishments, fame and fortune could not deliver what he
Today Jonathan is the Executive Director of OSU Tour.
OSU Tour is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with links to the
Pentagon that strives to ease the pain of divorce, suicide, domestic
violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within our troops coming
back from the War in Iraq. See
www.OSUtour.org for more information.