Building a mission-driven career (Jerel Bonner)

Jerel calls himself one of the original “job-hoppers.” While he never found a great fit in the corporate world, in the 1980s, he was inspired by Steven Covey to develop a “personal mission statement.”

His original mission statement was centered around three simple rules:

  1. Learn to laugh
  2. Have a good time
  3. Hurt as few people as possible

In the early 2000’s he decided to go to China and that led to many different opportunities and expanded his perspective on how to live life.

Jerel is the author of “Sharpening China’s Talent” and a TEDx speaker. He is a ‘human behavior awareness’ consultant, advising and coaching senior level executives. Jerel has a keen eye for observing human behavior patterns, and a solid foundation of how those actions impress those they are working with. He helps others confront reality, so that they can learn how to reach their full potential. Jerel has over 1500 hours of coaching experience, built on the foundational conviction that relationship and expertise power are more effective than role power. Prior to starting Corralling Chaos, he was an executive coach supporting multinational corporations in China for 14 years. Jerel has also delivered lectures to the Fundan University MBA program, the JiaoTong University’s MBA-C program, and has made business presentations to audiences around the world.

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