HIKER JEFF

AUTHOR AND SPEAKER

Jeff Alt inspires, educates, and entertains audiences
with his highly acclaimed “Lessons from the Trail.”

ABOUT JEFF ALT

 

Jeff Alt Bio. PhotoJeff Alt is a talented speaker, hiking and camping expert, and an award-winning author. His award-wining books include: A Walk for Sunshine (an Appalachian Trail memoir), Four Boots One Journey (a John Muir Trail memoir), Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, and his new National Park youth book series, The Adventures of Bubba Jones. Alt’s adventures have been featured in media nationwide including: Discoverychannel.com, ESPN’s Inside America’s National Parks, Hallmark Channel, CNN-Radio, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, LA Times, USA Today, Backpacker Magazine, Fitness RX for Men, SHAPE, Woman’s Health, the AP, the Chicago Sun Times, Scholastic Parent & Child, and many more. Alt is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Alt has shared his transformational “Lessons from the Trail” with thousands. He recently filmed a Tedx Talk about his Appalachian Trail journey. Alt holds a master’s degree from Miami University in Ohio and a degree from the University of Toledo. 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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Why should you hire Jeff Alt to keynote your event? He will inspire, entertain and educate your audience with his highly acclaimed “Life Lessons from the Trail.” His adventures & books have been featured on ESPN, CNN-Radio, Hallmark Channel, USA Radio Network, in Backpacker Magazine, the LA Times, the AP, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and many more! Alt’s book, A Walk for Sunshine, won the GOLD in the Book of the Year Awards and first place in the National Best Books Awards.
33450758322_14fc7380d8_o All of his books are award winning; including his new national park children’s series, The Adventures of Bubba Jones. Jeff filmed a Tedx Talk. Check it out.

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

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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 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. All these traits lead to better run organizations; with higher productivity and improved 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

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 Staff to Take a Hike! Literally
How to improve your work culture and work life balance using nature

–Learn five simple ways to incorporate nature into your work environment.

3.) Lessons from a couples hike along the John Muir Trail
How to heal and improve relationships & communication using nature

–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:

jeff [at] jeffalt.com
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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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Media inquiries can be directed to: paul[at]directcontactpr.com; 509-531-8390 (Cell) 509-582-5174 (Direct)