A recognized expert in the field of Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Jeff Salz has traveled to the furthest corners of the globe – from Patagonia to the Amazon, Outer Mongolia, Eastern Siberia, the Himalayas, the Andes and more, seeking the answers to life’s biggest questions. His passion for learning led him to study the folklore, legends and myths of individuals and civilizations, granting him a comprehensive perspective into the secrets of the rise and fall of cultures world-wide.
A modern-day Indiana Jones, Dr. Jeff Salz has adventured around the globe with a passion for the art of human excellence. Through his four decades of travel and expeditions, Dr. Salz has attained a unique perspective of the secret keys linking ancient wisdom to the success of today’s rapidly changing world. He has led more than 20 mountain expeditions to the Himalayas of Nepal and the Andes of South America. With a Ph.D. in cultural Anthropology and a Masters in Experiential Education, Jeff Salz spent 10 years as a university professor. For the last 15 years, he has been safely guiding organizations through the turbulent seas of change and facilitating enhanced teamwork in organizations by helping them build ‘cultures of authenticity’. Jeff Salz’s best selling book, The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision, is a ‘manual’ which assists organizations to keep the flame of adventure alive every day.
A well-known television personality, audiences recognize Dr. Jeff Salz as the “adventure expert” for CBS News and Survivor, as well as the host of a series of Travel Channel and Discovery HD Theater specials.
As a best-selling author and speaker, Jeff Salz speaks nationally and internationally on embracing change with an attitude of adventure. He also provides a new look at an ancient native model in leadership from the inside out. He journeys into the heart of the corporate pyramid to illuminate the structure of corporate social responsibility, revealing insights gained as an anthropologist and world-class mountaineer. With compelling visual imagery from his worldwide travels, Dr. Salz reveals the common thread between individuals and consistently inspires standing ovations among thought leaders and cutting-edge organizations such as IBM Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and the Walt Disney Company.
Jeff Salz creates the foundation for adventurous thinking in any organization by presenting a unique perspective on taking risks. It’s not the adventure that only occurs at rarefied air that he talks about – it’s the adventure that occurs everywhere, everyday. Jeff Salz shows audiences that our life must consist of adventure for a truly meaningful workplace.
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Dr. Jeff Salz—cultural anthropologist, explorer, and journalist—has made a life out of adventure. He has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the map, living with the Turkestani Khazaks of Central Asia, riding with the Gauchos of Argentina and nomads of Mongolia, and searching for Shangri-La among the lost valleys of the Himalayas. For three months, Jeff Salz led the Chinese army on a merry chase while traveling in disguise with the Khampa nomads of Tibet. Traveling the Andes on horseback, skis, and foot, he traversed the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, scaled its unclimbed summits, and followed in the footsteps of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Dr. Salz has explored lost cities along the Amazon, and, sailing in a traditional reed boat, he became the first person to sail around Lago Titicaca – the sacred lake of the ancient Incas and the world’s highest navigable waterway.
Whether mountaineering in Patagonia, the Himalayas or the Andes; rappelling cliffs in the Amazon; uncovering lost civilizations; or tracing spiritual pathways through ancient Outer Mongolia and Eastern Siberia, Dr. Jeff Salz is forever building the body of knowledge with which he inspires. The lessons of every adventure, the wisdoms of every culture, all are synthesized to motivate potential leaders of world culture toward a sustainable future.
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An expert in innovation, Jeff Salz was the creativity consultant for the production team of The Lion King, one of the top-grossing animated films of all time. He has consulted and lectured for U.S. A.I.D. and the U.S. Information Agency in both Asia and Latin America. Jeff Salz has also served as liaison officer and interpreter for NBC Television News, reporting from behind the rebel lines of El Salvador. A recognized television personality, he is a guest expert on adventure for the CBS Early Morning show and both creates and stars in adventure specials for the Discovery Network.
Jeff Salz takes his audiences on a lively exploration of the adventure perspective as a strategy for increasing effectiveness on the job and in daily life. Sharing thought-provoking insights gained from his worldwide expeditions, Dr. Salz skillfully guides audience members through the uncertainties of a changing world, inspiring them to chart their own course, achieve their goals and turn each day into a “peak experience.” His humorous style and profound sense of humanity make each presentation a memorable event, and audiences come away with a new sense of enthusiasm for their lives and careers. Combining breathtaking photography and epic storytelling, Jeff Salz has wrapped over 30 years of expedition leadership and exploration into keynote experiences that will move your people not only to tears and laughter, but also to action!