In unfamiliar territory, the leader is the person with the map. Jeff Salz offers that map. With concrete tools and dramatic, award-winning photography drawn from expeditions around the world, he skillfully guides audience members through the uncertainties of a changing world, inspiring them to chart their own course, take greater risks and reach ‘Higher than Everest.’
Combining breathtaking photography and epic storytelling, Jeff has wrapped thirty years of expedition leadership and exploration into keynote experiences that will move your people not only to tears and laughter but also to action!
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Adventurers, Business, Change, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Development, Teambuilding
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• Realize that easy times are our enemy - adversity is truly a gift - it wakes us up
• Discover that the journey of change is ceaseless - the real challenge is to face it with a joyful heart
• Understand true success and vitality stem from the commitment to be the best you have ever been
• Learn a simple model for deep and lasting cultural change in your organization
*Speaker fees vary based on event location, program duration and other factors, and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an accurate fee quote for your event.
An expert in achieving sustainable change in the face of adversity, Dr. Salz is relied upon by top leadership at visionary organizations such as Microsoft, eBay and Disney, where he was the creativity consultant for the production team of The Lion King. A recognized television host, Jeff creates and stars in adventure specials for the Discovery, Travel and History channels.
Jeff provides the foundation for transformational thinking in any organization. An authority on overcoming adversity, a 30-year veteran of adventuring and exploring with a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and a Masters in experiential education, Jeff spent 10 years as a university professor. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Salz has been advising and engaging with organizations as they address the challenges of rapid change, facilitating enhanced teamwork by helping them build ‘cultures of vitality”. Jeff’s best selling book, The Way of Adventure, provides inspiration and instruction to assist organizations in keeping the flame of adventure alive every day.
Through Jeff’s customized keynotes and trainings, audiences gain skills and insight around themes that include:
- Easy times are our enemy – adversity is truly a gift – it wakes us up
- The journey of change is ceaseless – the real challenge is to face it with a joyful heart
- True success and vitality stem from the commitment to be the best you have ever been
Jeff’s passion for our global similarities and thrilling adventure tales inspire audiences to, “see things they have never before seen… or see familiar things as they have never before seen them.”
Fast Facts on Jeff:
- PhD in cultural anthropology
- Masters degree in experiential education
- 10 years as a university professor
- Guest adventure expert for CBS Early Morning Show
- Discovery, Travel and History Channel film-maker and host
- Creativity consultant for The Lion King production team
- Best selling author, adventurer and explorer
Inspire Your Organization to Be the Best It’s Ever Been!
The Adventure of Change: Six Steps to Greatness in the Age of Transformation
During this presentation Jeff reveals his Six Steps to the Top – the lessons learned in over 30 years of exploration and expedition leadership. He gives audiences the tools they need to be adventurous in their work and life using stirring tales drawn from the legends, myths and personal lives of people he encountered in remote regions around the world.
With award-winning photography and music, Jeff’s presentation shows audiences how to redesign both their attitudes and their environments so their attitudes and their environments so they can face adversity with a sense of adventure!
Jeff Salz presents a unique perspective on adventure – not just the adventure that occurs in rarefied air – but the adventure that is ours everywhere, all the time. Jeff shows audiences how a sense of adventure can bring new meaning to our workplace and our lives…everyday!
He gives audiences the tools they need to be adventurous in their work and life using stirring tales drawn from the legends, myths and personal lives of people he encountered in remote regions around the world. With award-winning photography and music, Jeff’s presentations show audiences how to redesign both their attitudes and their environments so they can face adversity with a sense of adventure!
Leading Through Turbulence: Timeless Certainties for Uncertain Times
Synthesizing ancient wisdom with contemporary cutting edge business models, Jeff inspires, enables and instructs you and your organization to create a culture of vitality and become the best you’ve ever been!
NOTE: Includes multi-media (photography, music, video)
In this presentation, world-class explorer, renowned anthropologist and philosopher, Dr. Jeff Salz, will take you on an exhilarating journey around the globe while providing:
- a simple model for deep and lasting cultural change in your organization
- a means for taking your professional and personal effectiveness to new heights
- inspiration for your organization to truly excel
Throughout this presentation, Jeff reveals simple and profound wisdom for expertly navigating today’s increasingly complex and confusing world. In turbulent times the leader is the one with the map. Jeff provides you with that map. Drawing from over 35 years of living with and studying diverse cultures around the world, he guides you on a remarkable journey of discovery, uncovering universal ‘best practices’ for maximizing personal and professional effectiveness.
The Adventure Advantage™ - Experiential Training Events
Adventure Advantage is a customized, in depth program, ranging from a half-day experience to a full year assignment.
Adventure Advantage incorporates the inspiration of a motivational keynotes with the hands-on applicability and excitement of an interactive training. This program combines Jeff’s skill as a seasoned presenter with the expertise of internationally recognized trainer, Chess Edwards.
Chess Edwards and Jeff Salz have been colleagues for over thirty years. They have climbed, explored and co-led expeditions around the world – from Latin America to the Himalayas, teamed together for journalistic assignments and instructed leadership and teambuilding seminars for organizations such as Disney, eBay, Accenture, McKinsey and Microsoft world-wide. Now they are now offering event that utilizes synergy like never before.
“When it comes to building effective leadership teams by connecting individuals through their highest values… Jeff Salz is unsurpassed!” – Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft, Inc.
Superb! If top CEOs are your audience, then Jeff Salz is the man for your meeting. — IBM
Our team really needed, appreciated and absorbed your message. I am sure you picked up on this with the two standing ovations you received. You provided a great service for our organization and helped us create a memorable experience for our employees. — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Jeff Salz could not have been better for our group! He did all the right things and did a great job of integrating the right language and issues into his message. Our keynote speaker last year was Colin Powell - a tough act to follow. Jeff Salz took no back seat to him! — Professional Housing Management Association
I was in the back row, but your message and beautiful pictures made me feel like I was the only one in the room. You brought places to me that I will never get to see and I thank you for your time and the message. I came home to share your story with my family only to get a few words out as the tears fell and the lump in my throat kept me from talking. I saw the picture of your friend ascending the mountain and it just made so many emotions come to the surface. I did not get to meet you in person, but you touched my heart and I won't ever forget that night. — Linc Network