Speaking Information and Testimonials
For the past 20 years, Jeff has changed lives as a corporate speaker. He is the resident expert on developing an effective mindset. He will teach your audience how to make their mindset their greatest asset!
Jeff has an uncanny ability to stimulate significant change within an individual, pinpointing specific ways to learn from the past in order to absolutely own your future.
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COURAGE FOR THE CHALLENGE
Format: Keynote Presentation. Jeff shares his raw, immediately relateable story and infuses takeaways for the audience.
This program is perfect for:
- Igniting and fostering determination in the audience, so that when confronted overwhelming obstacles, they have the skillset and mindset to overcome and transcend expectations.
- Accelerating progress towards stretch goals, specific to both employee goals and client-centered outcomes.
- Challenging mental roadblocks and building an ironclad mental edge.
The audience will leave with:
- Matured goal-setting ability as well as the ability remain diligent, focused, and enthusiastic while in the process of goal attainment.
- Developed awareness and willingness to provide effort at work and be a part of the “winning solution.”
Every event is unique. Please tell us where and when your event is taking place, and what your theme and objectives are. Jeff customizes programs to compliment your corporate messaging and strategic objectives.
Of course, you’ll still get to hear Jeff’s inspiring story – which is immediately relateable for audiences and truly drives home his greatest message of “mental toughness.
Jeff moves around a lot during his presentation, so we request that if your event requires a microphone, you are able to provide a lapel, lavaliere, or headset microphone. Jeff utilizes PowerPoint during his presentation to share personal photos, thus he also requires equipment to project his presentation.
Jeff is happy to provide his PowerPoint slides in advance of your event but there are a few things you should keep in mind before making this request:
Jeff does dozens of events each year and often only has a week or two to focus on any given presentation. As such, he makes significant adjustments to the slide deck right up until the last minute. While last minute adjustments will be avoided if necessary, those adjustments often make material improvements to the presentation. We will meet all deadlines but request the opportunity to submit updated versions closer to the event date.
You might be surprised at the options available, even if your budget is below Jeff’s standard fee structure.When prospective clients give us candid details about their budget, it allows us to immediately understand what we’re dealing with and look for ways to make it work.
Believe it or not, we want to fit within your budget. In fact, we want the budget to be the easy part. The larger consideration should be the fit between the speaker and your event objectives. If you decide that Jeff is the best fit for your event, there is almost always a way to make it work.
Unless otherwise agreed upon, travel expenses (including flights, hotel accommodation, ground transportation and meals) are always paid for by the client. Jeff is happy to fly economy for flights less than five (5) hours. For longer flights, particularly overseas flights, business class travel is strongly preferred.
For overseas events, Jeff has a three-night minimum at the event destination; two nights before his speaking session and one after. This is to allow him to adjust to the time change and get some rest before addressing your audience. Two hotel nights (one before his speaking session and one after) is acceptable if his arrival time is before 12 noon on the day prior to his speaking session.
In order to smooth out the event budgeting process, some organizations prefer all-inclusive fees. We are happy to accommodate these requests. Please provide us with the hotel rate and we will check flights for your event dates. We will then provide an all-inclusive quote and pay for the travel expenses directly. You will only be invoiced for that one all-inclusive amount and will not have to worry about unexpected travel expenses.
While no deposit is required, in order to secure a particular event date we request a signed contract. Jeff has a contract that he will provide for you to review and sign. Jeff will hold a date for you while the details and plans for your event are being finalized, but nothing is secured until the contract is signed.
Jeff has presentations for three types of audiences:
Jeff has a list of references he is happy to provide to you. Additionally, there are several testimonials available on his “Speaking” page as well as the “Home Page.”
“Sarah Bush Lincoln (SBL) had the pleasure of having Jeff Hobbs speak at our annual team summit. Our teams felt energized and engaged after hearing Jeff’s life story about his consistent passion, determination and focus on stretch goals. We were able to relate his message to the some of the challenges we encounter at SBL and his presentation left us motivated and inspired to conquer those challenges and our future goals. “
“Jeff Hobbs is the real deal. He is the perfect compliment to any curriculum. Mr. Hobbs digs deep and goes beyond what any curriculum can teach. In a time and a place when children need a nudge to do hard things, Mr. Hobbs is the perfect example of rigor, grit and perseverance. He does not tell, but rather shows students how hard work pays off. His story is amazing, and his love for children, and his honesty and openness is astounding.
Mr. Hobbs visited classroom after classroom, from pre-school thru grade 8. Each presentation was customized for the unique interest level and attention span of its students. “I want to be a better person because of Mr. Hobbs,” I was told. “Can Mr. Hobbs be our teacher?” I was asked. Without a doubt, Mr. Hobbs taught my students more about life and about being their best selves than most people learn in a lifetime.”
“Hobbs’ speeches are truly powerful. His personal story will have you on the edge of your seat, and the lessons he shares are immediately relatable and relevant to those of all ages.”
“It was our honor to have Jeff speak at our Annual Convention. He is an amazing motivational speaker! Jeff’s story, beginning with his childhood and continuing to present day, tells of his determination, passion and of how important it is to have people in your life that support you. There were numerous points where the crowd was brought to tears. Jeff truly exemplifies what it means to never give up and to fight for your dreams. He is a wonderful self-advocate and inspires others no matter their abilities to persevere.
Below are a couple quotes from people in the audience.
“Jeff has an incredibly inspirational story and he is an excellent motivational speaker.”
“Jeff’s determination is something to be envied and through it all he remains grounded and humble.”