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Step Back Leadership Consulting, LLC | Meet Jason Barger

July 1st, 2024

Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people in order to strengthen leadership, culture, and clarity of mission, vision and values.

He is a globally celebrated Author/Speaker/Consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” Movement – featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and many other spots worldwide. Books two and three “Remember” and “Thermostat Cultures” have been widely-celebrated around the globe and his fourth book “Breathing Oxygen” reached #1 during the launch in many different categories related to organizational culture and learning. He is also the host of “The Thermostat with Jason Barger” podcast.

As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works with organizations that are passionate about Culture Change, Leadership Development, Innovation, Service, and bringing their Mission to life everyday. Step Back Leadership Consulting was recognized by HR Tech Outlook as a “Top 20 Leadership Development Training and Coaching Company.”

Based in Columbus, OH, Jason and his team are proud to speak and consult with some of the world’s leading brands, and many right here in Columbus: Hilton, Nationwide, NetJets, Germain Automotive, The Ohio State University, Burgess & Niple, Deloitte, SHRM, and Wendy’s. He also hosts the Annual Thermostat Cultures Live Event in Columbus (11/8/24) – a powerful and interactive hybrid conference with guest speakers and interactive discussions with guests.

Follow on social media @JasonVBarger and dive into his podcast “The Thermostat” where podcasts are found. Have questions or want more info? Reach out to We’d love to hear from you!