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Evolving Digital Self

120 EpisodesProduced by Heidi Forbes Öste, PhDWebsite

Exploring the human relationship with technology. Discover how leaders across industries evolve to love, appreciate and thrive in the rapidly changing digital era. Inspirational thought leaders share their insight in digital wellbeing and ethical use of behavior science in technology.


Episode 101: Jonathan “Santa JG” Meath – On Being Santa

Dr. Heidi talks with her cousin, Jonathan “Santa JG” Meath, an Effervescent Personality, Television Producer, & Professional Santa Claus.

Jonathan Meath is an award–winning American TV producer based in Boston, currently living in Hawaii, who is notable for earning numerous Emmy nominations and a George Foster Peabody Award. He is known for his commitment to children's educational television. He was Senior Producer of the TV game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? He was also Producer of Zoom on PBS, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss on Nickelodeon, and PAZ the Penguin on The Discovery Channel.

In addition, he has a dual career as a professional Santa Claus. He’s been Santa for ABC’s Good Morning America, twice, and at Radio City Music Hall for two Holiday seasons. In 2013, Time Magazine named him one of America’s top Santas, as did National Public Radio in 2007. Delta Airlines featured him in their Holiday Safety Video on their planes world-wide. And since 2016, he has been Coca-Cola’s Santa featured in online, in theaters, on TV and in print in 120 countries world-wide.


CocaCola commercial 2016-17



Santa contact:
Hashtag: #santajg
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This episode is also celebrates the launch of Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste's, new #1 Bestselling book, Digital Self Mastery Across Generations, Print edition now available from all on-line booksellers internationally.

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