Jeff Shinabarger

Jeff Shinabarger, Founder and Executive Director, Plywood People, is a social entrepreneur, the best-selling author of More or Less and Yes or No and creator of Path by Plywood, a six-week community driven, learning experience that challenges ideas and brings them into reality. Jeff has a vision to make Atlanta a center for social innovation, while personally engaging in over 240 problem solving start-ups.

His work has been featured by CNN, USA Weekend, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Coca-Cola, Relevant Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times. He is the cofounder of Q and creatively led Catalyst for eight years. Jeff and his wife, André, live in East Atlanta Village and exploring how to raise a family while striving to change the world with their two kids, Jada and Neko. 

Topics Include
Decision Making I World Changing Ideas I Entrepreneurship I Generosity
Possible Formats
Keynote I Panel I Interviewer

Past Engagements

  • TEDx Atlanta
  • Creative Mornings
  • Q
  • Chic-fil-a
  • National Christian Foundation
  • Catalyst 
  • Economix

Travel Info

Departing From:
Atlanta, GA



Jeff makes it clear that when it comes to generosity, connection and community, too much isn’t enough.
— Seth Godin, Author, The Icarus Deception
With warmth, humility, and brilliant creativity, Jeff Shinabarger challenges us to a journey that can, quite literally, transform our daily lives and that of our neighbors.
— Bethany Hoang, Director of the IJM Institute