WHAT IS FACILITATIVE FERTILIZER?
To cultivate success, everything needs a catalyst.
Great fertilizers provide plants the essential nutrients they need to survive and thrive, and since 2013, Rapid Fig has done the same for brands, teams and organizations of all sizes. Bearing fruit through the unearthing of possibilities, every Rapid Fig effort is rooted in empathy, active listening and purposeful provocation. From “farm to table,” Rapid Fig is refreshing brain food for all your consumer learning and facilitative needs.
JON RAPPOPORT, "Chief FIG"
You can't spell Rappoport without "Rapport." Jon Rappoport founded Chicago-based Rapid Fig on October 22, 2013, the very same day his wife gave birth to twin girls.
It was a fruitful day, to say the least.
Jon brings almost 20 years of global experience in a multitude of facilitative leadership, brand strategy, consumer insights, account management and training roles, many of which occurred at Chicago-based Leo Burnett Worldwide, where he "reached for the stars" from 1998-2013.
A Rhode Island native and a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Jon is an accomplished facilitator, presenter, writer, communicator and storyteller. He is a 2001 graduate of Chicago’s Second City Improvisational training program, and counts that learning experience among the most valuable he's had in his career.
Known to colleagues and clients for his charisma, energy, creativity and an intensity of drive and focus, Jon has led, provoked and inspired new thinking on behalf of some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies, as well as some fascinating upstarts and hidden gems.
Jon's extensive facilitative work has sent him around the globe; all across the United States as well as to such places as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and more.
Jon is a sports lover and a Broadway junkie; a sponge for popular culture; and a student of global cultures and cuisine. His greatest work and passion, however, is in his role as husband to Danielle and father to three children -- son Ryan (8) and twin daughters Reese and Mila (4).
THE ULTIMATE BRAIN FOOD
More than a decent acronym (Facilitation + Idea Generation), the fig plant has been cultivated since ancient times, with a fruit that grows and thrives in twos and whose tender flesh encapsulates hundreds of crunchy seeds. Low in calories but rich in essential nutrients, it is known as a “brain food” due to its high, enriching vitamin & mineral content.
Every Rapid Fig engagement is a collaboration between two or more people/entities with an emphasis on growth. Low in "calories" (i.e. affordable and easy to work with), Rapid Fig makes it a priority to be an essential nutrient on every project it touches, generating a prolific amount of seeds (idea, insights, etc.) and enriching every person or team for which it works.