Jeff Salz

Speaker Jeff Salz story teller and motivational speaker

Jeff Salz

Speaker Jeff Salz story teller and motivational speaker

Speaker: Jeff Salz

 Global Explorer, Anthropologist, Mountaineer, Author and TV Personality

Speech Topics Include:

  • The Adventure of Change: Six Steps to Greatness in the Age of Transformation
  • Leading Through Turbulence: Timeless Certainties for Uncertain Times

A recognized expert in the field of Cultural Anthropology, Dr. and speaker Jeff Salz has traveled to the furthest corners of the globe – from Patagonia to the Amazon, Outer Mongolia, Eastern Siberia, the Himalayas, the Andes and more, seeking the answers to life’s biggest questions. His passion for learning led him to study the folklore, legends and myths of individuals and civilizations, granting him a comprehensive perspective into the secrets of the rise and fall of cultures world-wide.

When it comes to building effective leadership teams by connecting individuals through their highest values… speaker Jeff Salz is superb!

—Microsoft, Inc.

A modern-day Indiana Jones, Dr. Jeff Salz has adventured around the globe with a passion for the art of human excellence. Through his four decades of travel and expeditions, Dr. Salz has attained a unique perspective of the secret keys linking ancient wisdom to the success of today’s rapidly changing world. He has led more than 20 mountain expeditions to the Himalayas of Nepal and the Andes of South America. With a Ph.D. in cultural Anthropology and a Masters in Experiential Education, Jeff Salz spent 10 years as a university professor. 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’. Jeff Salz’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.

A well-known television personality, audiences recognize Dr. and speaker  Jeff Salz as the “adventure expert” for CBS News and Survivor, as well as the host of a series of Travel Channel and Discovery HD Theater specials.

As a best-selling author and speaker, Jeff Salz speaks nationally and internationally on embracing change with an attitude of adventure. He also provides a new look at an ancient native model in leadership from the inside out. He journeys into the heart of the corporate pyramid to illuminate the structure of corporate social responsibility, revealing insights gained as an anthropologist and world-class mountaineer. With compelling visual imagery from his worldwide travels, Dr. Salz reveals the common thread between individuals and consistently inspires standing ovations among thought leaders and cutting-edge organizations such as IBM Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and the Walt Disney Company.

Jeff Salz creates the foundation for adventurous thinking in any 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. Jeff Salz shows audiences that our life must consist of adventure for a truly meaningful workplace.

The Adventure of Change: Six Steps to Greatness in the Age of Transformation

During this stirring multi-media keynote experience, Jeff reveals the Six Steps – gleaned form over 40 years of exploration and expedition experience – lessons that have been adopted by some of today’s most successful teams and organizations. With award-winning photography and music, audience members join Jeff on a remarkable journey of discovery that will leave them breathless, well -equipped and eager to join in the adventure of taking responsibility in this Age of Transformation.

Leading Through Turbulence: Timeless Certainties for Uncertain Times

Why do some organizations thrive in times of adversity?

Why do some cultures sustain success while others perish?

Whby does one expedition fail while the other succeeds?

The answers can be discoverd in what Dr. Jeff Salz calls “Leadership from the Inside Out.” Dr. Salz masterfully engages audiences with stories about his journeys among traditional mountain people in areas as diverse as the Mayan Highlands of Mexico, the Tibetan himalayas and the Andes of Patagonia.

Along the journey, Dr. Salz poses four key questions for today’s leaders:

What is your highest vision?
What gives you the greatest inspiration and vigor?
What is your deepest strength?
What really matters to you?


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