Keynote Speaker: Inspiration for Conferences, Corporate Events and Teams
I love engaging with an audience, understanding them, and providing the right mix of entertainment, energy and insight to not only keep them in the moment, but to also make a positive impact on their lives. This -- the art of motivational speaking -- brings me tremendous energy, which I share with the audience. Too oft, business-focused presenters fail to read the room and bring their audience along on the journey. The result can be great content, but low energy and limited focus in the room. And likewise, often sports or adventure celebrity speakers share incredible stories and passion, but miss the critical link between their story and the audience/client needs. My strength is in balancing the two -- to captivate and educate in alignment with specific themes my clients wish to have covered.
My energetic, authentic and passionate style of communication has proven successful in audience engagement and the stories I share weave tightly into take-away themes directly applicable to success in business and life.
Lessons from a Corporate Career, Volunteering in Africa and Extreme Adventures
Prior to becoming a coach and professional speaker, I worked for 18 years in corporate positions, including 5 years as an expat for a large multinational financial services corporation working in global management roles in Europe and the Americas. My specialty was in achieving synergies across disparate and often culturally different divisions through developing virtual teams, challenging the status quo and balancing techniques of spearheading and consensus-building to get things done.
Today, I combine this extensive corporate experience with engaging, insightful and entertaining stories to motivate and inspire corporate groups, business associations and sports teams. These stories of aviation, adventure, sport, volunteer work, and transformation stem directly from my experiences in places such as Alaska, the Andes, Morocco, the Alps, Thailand, Galapagos, Malawi, and more. In addition, I share examples from my books and coaching, as well as research in Flow and high performance under adversity.
Speech Themes Include
- Growth Mindset
- Delivering an Exceptional Performance
- Managing Overload
- Mental Toughness and Thriving in Adversity
- Cultivating Flow State in Individuals and Teams
- Preventing Burnout and Taking Care of Your Team
- Transforming to a Flat, Cross-Functional Organization
- Rising Above Self-imposed Limits
- Risk and Resilience
- Harnessing the Power of Visualization
The message can be tailored to a specific event focus. In addition, motivational talks may be combined with Team Events and facilitated workshops. I offer organizations the sensitivity and perception from someone who thrived in global work in multiple cultures and who desires to see the desired message reach the audience.
Speech times range from 20-60 minutes, customized to the client’s requirements.
To sample my speaking style and personality, please check out the videos below:
Past Clients Include
Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice, Hill Running: Survive & Thrive, Run Faster: Unlock Your Speed in 8 Weeks, Running Heavy, and UltraRunning: Coach’s Handbook. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and keynote speaker who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and growth mindset transformation. Refer to his bio for more information.