Jesse Itzler

Entrepreneur. Author. Keynote Speaker.



About Jesse

JESSE ITZLER only eats fruit 'til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life "out of the box." In fact, he doesn't even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world's largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company.

He's a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA's Emmy Award-winning "I Love This Game" music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem "Go NY Go." When he's not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA's Atlanta Hawks games, where he's an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.



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Speaking Engagements and Media Requests (Interviews & Podcasts) 

Speaking Engagements and Media Requests (Interviews & Podcasts) 

‘’Jesse is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard. He’s a great storyteller, hilarious and has practical takeaways.’’

— Coach K




NYT Best Seller | #1 LA Times | #1 iTunes Audiobook | #1 Amazon

Living with the Monks

What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus

“Jesse is like the real life version of the Dos Equis guy, one of the most interesting people in the world. He’s done so many different things and now he’s done it again. Always trying to build to his life resume, in Living With The Monks he adds yet another experience to help him grow as a husband, father, entrepreneur, and man. This book is packed with powerful life lessons for anyone who is goal oriented and in search of the Big Why.”
— Lewis Howes, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of the School of Greatness

“At a time when stress and burnout have become global epidemics, along comes Jesse Itzler to remind us how important it is to be present, intentional and connect with ourselves and with what really matters. With wisdom and humor, he takes us not just inside the monastery but inside ourselves, toward a life of more stillness, more presence, more patience and more gratitude.”
— Arianna Huffington

Living with a Seal

31 Days Training with the Toughtest Man on the Planet

"This is 100% Jesse. Do it differently and you get different results. That’s the way he has operated his entire life and it has worked beautifully."
— Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Duke Basketball Head Coach

“It’s hilarious.”
— LeBron James

“Jesse is a risk taker and is always trying different things to get better. Plus, he’s fun to go out with.”
— Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Five-Time NFL Champion, Three-Time NFL MVP

“George Foreman once gave me great advice. When I told him my husband ran 100 miles non-stop he said, ‘Sara, don’t try to understand a man like that. Just love him.’”
— Sara Blakely, Founder of SPANX, Jesse’s Wife