Randall Kenneth Jones

Author. Speaker. Podcaster. Creative.

Randall Kenneth Jones photo by Charlie McDonald 5 x 7

To begin, I am my arts education. My career as an author, speaker, collaborator, innovator, educator and storyteller-for-hire all tracks back to my time spent acting, singing, dancing, public speaking, and, yes, marching across a football field with a saxophone in my hand.

Each artistic endeavor profoundly impacted my ability to think, better understand the human condition, and express myself.

Today, as an author, speaker, podcaster, and creative communications consultant, I wear many hats, but the common thread connecting these professional chapeaus is storytelling. I am proud to have helped countless high-profile organizations, notably in the healthcare, technology, non-profit, retail and entertainment industries, develop their most powerful stories for the online or traditional media best suited to deliver their message.

However, a personal project launched in 2012 drastically improved my ability to inspire and serve my clients and the public.

From 2012 to 2016, I was lucky to conduct over 100 best practices interviews for a personal-meets-professional-development newspaper column. My subjects included Barbara Corcoran, Janet Evanovich, Jeffrey Gitomer, Jack Hanna, Sonny Jurgensen, Hoda Kotb, General Barry McCaffrey, Colin Mochrie, Suze Orman, Vanessa Williams, and many more.

With a Foreword by Peggy Post (The Emily Post Institute), my subsequent column-inspired book, “Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More!,” was published in late 2016.

Missing the high from these powerful interactions, I began searching for a new storytelling challenge. In 2018, Susan Bennett (the original voice of Siri) supported me in the launch of JONES.SHOW podcast. Graciously described by recurring guest Erin Brockovich as “The best podcast and host ever,” I continued my laser focus on looking for the BEST in people.

Podcast guests have included Denise Austin, Pat Benatar, Bob Burg, Duane “Dog” Chapman, Desmond Child, Val Chmerkovskiy, Stephen M.R. Covey, Tamara Day, Panache Desai, Stedman Graham, Lisa Guerrero, Dr. Judy Ho, Jenifer Lewis, Melissa Rivers, Nischelle Turner, Vanna White, Ginger Zee, and more, including the late Norman Lear, Suzanne Somers, Cindy Williams, and Mickey Kuhn, the last surviving cast member of GONE WITH THE WIND.

In 2022, “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s” Mark Victor Hansen discovered and published my first fiction book, my podcast-inspired “Ruby: Magic Comes from the Heart,” described by Janet Evanovich as “the magic that happens when readers are free to feel—and embrace their own fairy-tale truths.”

In 2024, “Siri” and I rechristened the JONES.SHOW podcast with the more evocative name, ON THE KNOWS with Randall Kenneth Jones—a nod to the exceptional credibility and extraordinary knowledge of every guest who graciously shares their time with us.

Just as I have used my creativity to shape and share the stories of some of the greatest minds today, I am ready and willing to help you put your best foot forward.

What’s your story?