Jeff Alt, an acclaimed keynote speaker, award-winning author and accomplished Long distance hiker, is known nationally for his transformational “Life Lessons from the Trail” keynote. Jeff presents a high energy, entertaining, and adventurous keynote that is full of take away content. He inspires staffs and individuals to increase performance, enhance creativity, achieve life balance, and go distances beyond what they ever thought possible. Jeff walked the entire Appalachian Trail (over 2,000-miles) which stepped off an annual charity that he hosts that has raised over $500,000. He backpacked with his wife on the John Muir Trail-across the California Sierra Mountains, and he carried his 22-month old daughter on a hike through Ireland, along with many other adventures. For over 15 years, Jeff has helped individuals and organizations increase performance through his keynotes & seminars. He shares Life Lessons from the Trail and helps integrate the transformational power of a walk in nature into people’s lives. Jeff utilizes a unique communication skill set from his award-winning sales career and successful career as a speech language pathologist.
Jeff has been featured on radio world-wide, in print, blogs, and TV including Backpacker Magazine, ESPN, CNN-Radio, New Dimensions Radio Network, Discovery Channel.com, USA Today, Hallmark Channel, Fitness RX for Men, Women’s Health, Shape, US News & World Report, the AP, and many more! Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Miami of Ohio and a Marketing Degree from the University of Toledo.
Jeff lives with his wife and two children in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Accomplished Long Distance Hiker of the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail & Many more.
- Founder of a Charity for the Disabled that has raised over $500,000
- Award-winning/ Amazon best-selling author of five books published by Beaufort Books.
- Outdoor Hiking and Camping Expert
- Member of The National Speakers Association & the Outdoor Writers Association
- Educated: Master’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree
What Clients Are Saying
“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
“What a wonderful way to begin our Conference! Jeff spoke to the members of the Ohio Division, International Association of Administrative Professionals….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
Life Lessons from the Appalachian Trail
Jeff Alt takes you on his highly acclaimed adventure over 2,000-miles along the Appalachian Trail. He shares edge of your seat tales involving bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings intertwined with profound, unique, and powerful “life lessons” that he has transferred to life in the real world. Jeff lived in the woods for 147 days and survived sub zero temperatures, snow storms, blisters, and driving rain. He dedicated his journey to his developmentally disabled brother which inspired an annual 5k walk, Run & Roll that has raised $500,000 for people with developmentally disabilities. Jeff demonstrates how BIG goals can be accomplished. He inspires you to set BIG goals and go after them.
His dynamic, high-energy, multimedia presentation is full of humor and entertainment. Jeff fills audiences with plenty of inspiration and “Life Lessons” to take with you on your own trail of life.
Jeff Alt’s ‘Life Lessons from the Trail’ are chronicled in his award-winning book, A Walk for Sunshine.
Tell Your Staff to Take a Hike! Five Steps to Improve Team Performance Using Nature
Did you know that you could increase your performance by including this one thing into your life which is abundant and free? It’s nature! New research has scientifically quantified what Jeff Alt already knew from his life of outdoor adventures including hiking the Appalachian Trail, over 2,000-miles, the John Muir Trail, and many other wilderness excursions. It has now been scientifically proven that nature and walking in nature can increase happiness, creativity, and your problem-solving ability; all necessary skills for a successful organization. This seminar could serve as a breakout session in conjunction with Jeff Alt’s “Life Lessons from the Trail,” keynote or as a stand-alone event.
Walk the Extra Mile: 7 Steps To Outlier Fundraising
Is your non-profit organization in search of new revenue streams? In today’s fundraising arena, it can be a challenge to create new revenue options unique to your organization; especially when communities are saturated with traditional fundraisers. This presentation will help spark creative and unique revenue channels.
In this program, you will learn insider methods Jeff Alt used to create a successful annual charity for a non-profit organization by hiking the Appalachian Trail and you will gain insights and methods he used to create a world-wide awareness campaign by hiking the John Muir Trail which led to a hike to Capitol Hill. You will be able to use the same skills Jeff outlines to help discover new revenue sources.
Get Your Staff & Family Hiking- 7 Steps to Hit the Trail in a Fun & Safe Way
Jeff Alt will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to plan a hiking/walking and/or camping outing with all ages and abilities.