Jeff Evans

Adventurer, Expedition Leader Speaker, Facilitator, Author, Physician Assistant, High Altitude Medic & Humanitarian

Jeff Evans is a top leadership and teamwork keynote speaker, author, and adventurer. Jeff’s amazing adventures and challenges have given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today, delivering his message to tens of thousands of audience members and changing the way we approach our roles within our work and family environments. Keynote themes include servant leadership, teamwork, handling adversity, communication and trust.

  • Jeff Evans` Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jeff Evans`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • Jeff Evans`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jeff Evans`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Developing The Expeditionary Mindset

Developing The Expeditionary Mindset takes the audience on a journey to high peaks and medical missions around the globe, detailing the exciting endeavors of mountaineer and adventurer Jeff Evans and providing ...

Developing The Expeditionary Mindset takes the audience on a journey to high peaks and medical missions around the globe, detailing the exciting endeavors of mountaineer and adventurer Jeff Evans and providing meaningful lessons of teamwork, servant leadership, handling adversity, trust and communication. These experiences highlight the importance of adopting an Expeditionary Mindset necessary to succeed both professionally and personally in our current VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, which often involves the ability to successfully evaluate and adjust the ever-changing route up the mountain, the tools in your pack and the trajectory of the team

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In-Person, Virtual and Hybrid Keynotes

Taking into account that each audience is unique, Jeff works with the leadership team to create a customized presentation for each organization. In-person keynotes are typically 60 minutes and include a Q&A session. Virtual keynotes can be live or prerecorded, ...

Taking into account that each audience is unique, Jeff works with the leadership team to create a customized presentation for each organization. In-person keynotes are typically 60 minutes and include a Q&A session. Virtual keynotes can be live or prerecorded, typically lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, followed by a live Q&A. Jeff also offers an option for a hybrid format (in-person and virtual simulcast). Approximately one month after the initial keynote, an optional “Phase 3” virtual call is offered to take a deeper dive into the keynote topics. This fully interactive call aids attendees in identifying specific strengths and weaknesses and methods for improvement, promoting idea sharing and improved communication.

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MountainVision Speaking Topics

Jeff uses several “cornerstone themes” throughout his keynote presentations. Based on pre-event conversations, conference themes and audience demographics, Jeff highlights the themes that will resonate the most with each individual group and emphasizes them throughout that...

Jeff uses several “cornerstone themes” throughout his keynote presentations. Based on pre-event conversations, conference themes and audience demographics, Jeff highlights the themes that will resonate the most with each individual group and emphasizes them throughout that particular event. Each cornerstone theme is conveyed via an adventure- based, humor-injected storyline.  Jeff uses a wide array of rich audiovisuals through still and video components.

Cornerstone Themes:

  • Nurturing the Concept of Servant Leadership
      • The “Sherpa Attitude” is a leadership model that is based on prioritizing the efforts and intentions of the team as a whole. By challenging and engaging each team member to consider the welfare of their fellow team members, we ascend the mountain with a more empowered and inclusive team. Jeff describes the selfless attitude of his Sherpa partners as well as his role as the chief medic in Everest Air to convey the true nature of a Servant Leader.
  • Developing Compassionate and Meaningful Teamwork
      • Jeff has led countless rope teams throughout his career and one thing always rings true…The Collective Power of One that comes from aligning with teammates can propel us forward. The Expeditionary Mindset teaches us to imagine being connected to our teammates by a virtual “rope” and realize that your team will succeed or fail together. Promoting positive rope team health requires attention and effort. Each member of the team should realize their importance and constantly assess how they are contributing to the overall trajectory and momentum of their team. Rope team leaders should focus on assembling the best teams for the task as well as pay close attention to the tension of the rope.
  • Fostering Sincere Trust and Communication
      • Trust and communication are synchronously intertwined in order for any relationship and team to flourish. Jeff reminds us that trust and communication are living, breathing organisms that require constant oxygen and nutrients to remain healthy. He will challenge audience members to evaluate their personal efforts in maintaining proactive lines of communication and reciprocal trust. Jeff shares multiple stories that showcase what high-level trust and communication look like as he has guided his blind climbing partner, Erik on the world’s biggest mountains and toughest adventure races.
  • Effectively Managing Adversity in Challenging Landscapes
      • Our professional and personal landscapes mirror the undulating and rugged terrain of the Himalaya. Deep valleys and high off summits require us to interpret and manage the constant flow of challenge and adversity effectively in order to maintain constant momentum. By using the VUCA acronym (Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous) as a learning framework, Jeff reflects back on the numerous events that have threatened to derail the final objective and identifies the tools necessary to optimize our efforts in the face of adversity. Jeff’s new book, Climbing Through Storms: Managing Adversity in a VUCA World is a great tool in support of this theme.

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About Keynote Speaker Jeff Evans

For over 25 years, Jeff Evans’ global experiences as a world-class mountaineer, guide and emergency medic have helped him master the skills of servant leadership, teamwork, handling adversity, communication and trust which are the cornerstone themes in his keynote and breakout sessions. Jeff’s amazing adventures and challenges have given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today, delivering his message to tens of thousands of audience members and changing the way we approach our roles within our work and family environments.

Jeff reminds us that, in fact, that we are all guides in some capacity… professionally and personally. By utilizing real life stories, vivid images and thrilling video from his adventures around the globe, Jeff is able to extract the impactful themes that are applicable for every audience member and weave them into memorable, humorous, thought provoking and paradigmshifting keynotes.

Jeff’s skills have been acquired not only on the highest peaks around the world, but also through guiding blind climber Erik Weihenmayer on extraordinarily challenging objectives including the summit of Mt Everest and a 2nd place finish on ABC’s adventure series, Expedition Impossible. While filming the series Everest Air for the Travel Channel, Jeff served as the chief medic and team leader for the highest helicopter-based Search and Rescue team in the world on the flanks of Mt Everest.

Also contributing to Jeff’s expertise are his experiences as the co-founder and Expedition Leader for the injured US veteran program, No Barriers Warriors as well as his time spent on the front lines in Iraq leading a team of emergency medics in their efforts to save the lives of injured soldiers and civilians.

He is the published author of “MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit,” and is featured in the award-winning documentaries “Farther Than the Eye Can See,” “Blindsight,” and “High Ground.”

Jeff received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and his Masters as a Physician Assistant at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Jeff currently resides in Evergreen with his wife Merry Beth, son Jace and dog Roka.

Testimonials

Jeff Evans is the real deal.  I have brought Jeff in to speak with my teams at two different companies, six years apart, and the message he delivered each time was spot-on and impactful.  Jeff is able to take his real-world expedition experiences and translate them to everyday management challenges.  His delivery is both passionate and very effective.  I highly recommend Jeff as a speaker at your next team meeting

Univision Communications Inc; Executive Vice President

 

Jeff brought the whole conference together with his presentation. Regardless of what industry we are in, we all serve our customer and one another. We are tethered together as a unit and sometimes we are leading, and other times we are following, but in all instances we share the same goal. We could not have been more pleased with Jeff and the personal and yet humorous message he shared with our group.

Director of Production, First Mortgage Corporation

 

Among dozens of rave reviews from event attendees, one sums it up perfectly – “29 years in this company, easily best motivational presentation ever!” Jeff had the audience laughing, thinking and truly inspired. His energy and content were so engaging we saw laptops down and all eyes on the speaker – a rarity in this business. We would recommend Jeff as a speaker for any audience of any size (we had nearly 400 people!), any industry and any company. He is a truly gifted speaker with a fantastic message of servant leadership.

Communications Manager

Microsoft Corporation

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