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Dr. Jeff Salz, PhD
"An acclaimed explorer, with a Ph.D. in Anthropology"
Jeff Salz Expertise: Adventure • Change • Inspiration • Leadership • Overcoming Adversity • Personal Growth • Personal Development • Personal Growth & Excellence • Vision
Fee Range: $10,000 to $15,000
Location: California
Jeff Salz is an advocate of NOT taking the safe, secure and conservative path. With a PhD in cultural anthropology, a Masters in experiential education and 10 years as a highly regarded university professor, Jeff presents a unique perspective on taking risks. For the last 15 years, he has been safely guiding organizations through the turbulent seas of change and facilitating enhanced teamwork in organizations by helping them build 'cultures of authenticity'. He creates the foundation for adventurous thinking in your organization by presenting a unique perspective on taking risks. It's not the adventure that only occurs at rarefied air that he talks about... it's the adventure that occurs everywhere, everyday. He shows audiences that our life must consist of adventure for a truly meaningful workplace.
Jeff’s best selling book, The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision, is a ‘manual’ which assists organizations to keep the flame of adventure alive every day. To help audiences become leaders in their organizations, Jeff reveals his Six Steps to the Top - the tools adventurers use to be the best they have ever been. These tools include instructions on the ‘The Hero’s Journey’ – the roadmap through change. Jeff’s presentations provide insight in four areas:
  • Enhance teamwork by creating a culture of participation
  • Foster innovation by becoming fearless in the face of failure
  • Empower your team by setting a goal higher than Everest
  • Optimize energy with the power of the aliveness factor
With strategies from "The Way of Adventure," Jeff gives audiences clear instructions that enable them to put the passion and commitment of adventure to work in their organizations and daily life.

A Synopsis 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 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 Has Ever Been! Programs With Brief Descriptions
  • The Adventure of Change (Keynote) 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 they can face adversity with a sense of adventure!

    Jeff’s philosophy about adventure enables audiences to understand The Hero’s Journey - the roadmap through change. Audiences learn to:
    • Leap Before You Look: Commit to a sense of adventure, take action and develop intuitive skills
    • Aim Higher Than Everest: Exceed the ordinary by setting only extraordinary goals
    • Give It All You’ve Got: Harness the power of synergy, participation and contribution
    • Work Some Magic: Blaze new trails, use innovation and imagination to access a world of possibility
    • Keep on Your Bearing: Explore the adventure of the human connection and discover the power of service
    • Enjoy the View: Gain the mountaintop perspective and learn how to put it to work for you
Client Testimonials:
"All agreed that yours was a non-traditional approach that really worked. They appreciated the opportunity for introspection, the thought provoking insight and the critical element of fun. Even weeks later I have seen and heard how you reached their hearts, minds and souls."
-- Stacy Hanley, Senior Project Manager, Motorola Worldwide Human Resources Conference

"Thank you again for the magnificent program that you ran for our group out here in France. The effect on our group was resoundingly positive. In fact my job of running division meetings has been increasingly difficult since that day as you have set the standard for what people want to accomplish out of a group activity. Your energetic delivery of teamwork activities and themes was able to break down our hierarchies so we could truly focus. It has been a remarkable success in allowing our group to become more cohesive.

Participant comments included:
  • In my years with the firm, it rates as the most productive Division Meeting I have participated in. I have also heard similar response from the troops.
  • Leadership, tackling change, balance of life. I don't think I could find anything that could be more meaningful.
  • I've taken part in many "team-building" exercises during my time at Andersen Consulting. This is the first one that I really enjoyed AND found useful and relevant. Well done!
By the end of the day I ended up with a smile I could not control. It was more than great!"
-- Mark Suster, Manager, Andersen Consulting, European Technology Park

Articles:
Give It All You've Got!
My Adventures as a Sorcerer's Apprentice

Books:
Book: The Way Of Adventure Author: Jeff Salz
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