ABOUT JEFF ALT

Why should you hire Jeff Alt to keynote your event? He will inspire, entertain and educate your audience with his highly acclaimed “Lessons from the Trail.” His expert advice, adventures & books have been featured on ESPN, CNN-Radio, FoxNews.com, Hallmark Channel, ABC’s the List, USAToday.com, in Backpacker Magazine, SHAPE, Women’s Health, Fitness RX for Men, Chicago Sun Times, and many more! Jeff’s best selling Appalachian Trail book, A Walk for Sunshine, won the GOLD in the Book of the Year Awards and first place in the National Best Books Awards. All of his books are award winning; including his new national park children’s series, The Adventures of Bubba Jones.

Jeff Alt is a talented speaker, hiking and camping expert, and an award-winning author of six books.  Jeff is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). He has shared his transformational “Lessons from the Trail” with thousands. He recently filmed a Tedx Talk about his Appalachian Trail journey. Alt holds a business/ marketing degree from the University of Toledo and a master’s degree from Miami University in Speech Language Pathology with a minor (thematic sequence) in environmental science.  Jeff’s career spans several industries as an award-winning sales and marketing professional, a speech language pathologist, an educator, professional speaker and outdoor author/ writer. For 20 years he has hosted the annual Sunshine Walk, 5k Run and Roll, inspired from his Appalachian Trail journey, which has raised over a half of a million dollars to support people with developmental disabilities. Alt has been hiking since his youth. He has walked the entire 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, the 218-mile John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter along the coast of Ireland on a family hike. His son was on the Appalachian Trail at 6 weeks of age.

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JEFF ALT TAKES YOU ALONG EVERY STEP OF HIS AMAZING
2,160-MILE APPALACHIAN TRAIL ADVENTURE FILLED WITH INSPIRATION.

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The simplest Things Serve as The Biggest Rewards in Challenging Situations.

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Risk:  When you step out of your comfort zone in pursuit of a goal.

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Never lose sight of your goals no matter how difficult the climb.

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Keynotes and Seminars

“Jeff’s keynote had a room of hard to please professionals laughing, crying, and inspired. A great presentation.”
-Convention Chair, Georgia Speech Language Hearing Association

Watch Jeff Alt's TEDx Talk - Life Lessons from the Trail

Watch Jeff Alt’s TEDx Talk Life Lessons from the Trail

Are you looking for a speaker that can energize your employees, support your staff with work/life balance issues and help increase your bottom line? Do you want to entertain your audience and give them quality educational take away content? Book Jeff Alt, an inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker and award-winning author. His approach is different and memorable. He is an accomplished adventurer and an expert at connecting lessons from the trail to help improve yourself and your organization.

Prominent Research has proved what Jeff Alt experienced from his five month walk along the Appalachian Trail and many other outdoor adventures—that nature and walking in nature, unplugged, increases your happiness, creativity, helps with your physical health, and increases your problem-solving ability. Jeff incorporates these traits to help others better run organizations; increase productivity and improve employee retention. Jeff customizes his presentations to align with your event goals and topics. Weather your event is formal or informal, corporate or non-profit, Jeff has blazed the longest of trails and will share powerful lessons with your group and organizations to help increase everyone’s success.

Business keynotes and seminars

1.) Life Lessons from the Trail
-How the simple outdoors can have a profound impact on your goals, problem solving and improve your career/ business success (Great for business, healthcare, education)

Jeff Alt takes you on his highly acclaimed adventure over 2,000-miles along the Appalachian Trail with bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, extreme weather conditions, loads of humor and edge of your seat entertainment. Jeff’s journey stepped off an annual charity for disabled people which has raised over $500,000, as chronicled in his best selling book, A Walk for Sunshine.
–Learn how to apply the skills it takes to walk over 2,000 miles into your daily routine.
–Acquire powerful “Life Lessons” to take with you on your own journey at home and work.

2.) Tell Your Team to Take a Hike!  So Your Clients Stay in Your Camp.
How to improve your work culture and work life balance (Great for sales/marketing & leadership)

–Learn five simple “Take a Hike” methods to improve your organization.

3.) Lessons from a couples hike along the John Muir Trail
How to heal and improve relationships & communication (Great for churches and team building)

–Energize your relationships at work and home with an outdoor adventure.

Partial Client List

1.)Business & Industry

-First Financial Bank

-Ford Motor Company, Sharonville, Ohio

-Risk and Insurance Management Society (Charlotte, NC Chapter)

-Uline

2.) Conventions & Associations

-AAA Travel Show Convention

-Association of Administration Professionals

-Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association

3.) Education

-Bridgewater College

-University of Virginia

4.) Health Care

-Prairie Health Care Material Managers Retreat

-Senior Living

5.) Parks & Recreation

-Delaware North– National Park Concessionaire

-Ohio Parks & Recreation Association

-Shenandoah National Park

What Clients are Saying:

“What a wonderful way to begin our Conference! Jeff spoke to the members of the Ohio Division, International Association of Administrative Professionals, about his “Lessons Learned from the Trail” at our annual conference held….He received rave reviews for his energetic and inspiring seminar. He was a true motivator for our attendees to set a goal, take risks, and enjoy the rewards!”
-Rosemary Deitzer, CAP,Ohio Division Annual Meeting Executive Committee.

“…Your presentation provided valuable insight and information and will be useful for our attendees as they move forward following the conference…thank you for being such an important part of our event!”
-Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management (WIRM) Conference Planning Committee

“…wonderful presentation, you inspired young parents to begin hiking or hike more often…participants especially found the equipment review and hiking tips very helpful…Seminar Participants truly benefited from the information provided them…”
-Regina Cardwell, Park Ranger Education Office Coordinator, Resource Seminars, Shenandoah National Park

Book Jeff Alt as a speaker and make your event a complete success. e-mail Jeff direct:

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TO ACCOMPLISH A JOURNEY OVER 2,000 MILES ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL,
SET SMALLER DAILY GOALS, PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER,
AND YOU WILL GET THERE AN ESTIMATED 5 MILLION STEPS LATER.

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Jeff is available nationwide to speak to your group!

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