Jonathan has a Ph.D. in psychological anthropology and has been coaching and consulting in related contexts for over 15 years. Now focusing on transformational life coaching, he has worked with clients in and from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA. An Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, he is a course trainer for The Somatic School's certification in Body-oriented Coaching, President of the ICF Arkansas-Oklahoma Chapter, a Genos International Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, and has trained in Group Coaching, Body-oriented Coaching, and Positive Psychology Coaching.
Jonathan also works as an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, where he is a founding steering committee member of the Medical Humanities program (MEDH), affiliate faculty in Gender Studies, and Director of the VIS Lab (vision.image.sense). His academic interests focus on issues of performance, embodiment, identity, and gender, with some of his most popular courses being "Culture & Medicine" and "Body & Identity." Jonathan's academic publications include four books, as well as a variety of chapters in edited volumes, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries, and he is a former President of the Society for Visual Anthropology, the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, and the Anthropology affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association. Example's bridging Jonathan's academic and coaching expertise include presentations on "Powerful Questions in Cross-cultural Contexts" for the Society for Applied Anthropology, the implications of Viktor Frankl's work for human rights issues today for the Abraham Global Peace Initiative, and "Coaching Beyond DEI."