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. 

In a 2017 FORBES listed Jeff as a speaker to see and Dreaming to Doing: 6 Actions for Entrepreneurial Endeavors is just one of the popular keynotes that Jeff can give. To find out more about the topics Jeff covers, contact Punchline today! 

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