JD Messinger

JD Messinger is a modern day visionary whose credentials are reminiscent of a renaissance man. As a child, JD was fascinated with chemistry, electricity, and mechanics, often dismantling household appliances to decipher their operational secrets. He began his adult life as a fireman and moved on to be the former CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, Singapore, one of 37 Distinguished Graduates from the United States Naval Academy class of 1981, a former nuclear submarine officer, and the Exxon executive who helped supervise the Valdez Oil spill cleanup. 

JD has a dynamic presence in the media as the creator and host of both a television show and CNN radio show. In the business world he has been an adviser to Fortune 100 clients, governments, and members of parliament on five continents.

JD was the IT person of the week for Channel News Asia and nominated for CEO of the year by CNBC Asia. Later in life, he became a Knight of Honor in the Order of St. John and received numerous corporate presidential and national awards. An international speaker, JD has been interviewed on dozens of television shows as a featured expert on innovation, crisis response, and the future of energy.

Dignitaries and executives around the world have praised his position papers, which have been distributed to numerous Presidential candidates, members of parliament, prime ministers, and royal family members in both the United States and abroad. JD has been married to Marianne for thirty years, and they are blessed with three children. The family is currently living in Texas. He is conversational in Mandarin Chinese, and in his free time JD enjoys all things adventurous such as fencing, boxing, scuba diving, hiking, and hosting talk radio.

JD Messinger is the former CEO of Ernst and Young Consulting (Singapore), a former fireman, nuclear submarine officer, and former radio and television show creator, producer and host.

For more information, please visit jdmessinger.com.

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The 4 Hurdles You Must Jump in Life

There are four hurdles we must jump in life and until we do, we will not become all we are meant to be. Initially the hurdles diminish our confidence and self-esteem, but this is an illusion as they are a part of the way-the journey of heroes, inventors, and legendary entrepreneurs. They exist to help us fulfill our highest and greatest purpose. The first hurdle is overcoming all the naysayers, the people who tell us our dreams are silly, we’re not smart enough, rich enough or strong enough, but we must be strong and follow our heart. If we ignore… Read more.

The Holy Grail of life is not something you can buy, sell or hold contrary to whatever Wall Street or Madison Avenue would have you believe. It is something you feel.

How to Change Your Life in 11 Days

There was a time when I thought that who I was was what I did. I thought that money made me happy and that life was a destination at station 401K. After I broke my neck and had to learn how to walk and talk and chew gum all over again, I realized that the Holy Grail of life was not something I could buy, sell or hold, contrary to whatever Wall Street or Madison Avenue would have me believe. I now know that the Holy Grail is something I feel, and I call it love. I also learned that… Read more.