Surviving and thriving amidst chaos – Resiliency Virtuoso Jeff Vankooten: May 3, 2012

How we can become more resilient in a chaotic world
with Jeff Vankooten

The world seems to be moving faster every day and giving us a feeling of overwhelm. Resiliency is more important than ever if we are to survive, and even thrive, in all this chaos. Speaker and business trainer Jeff Vankooten explains what we are dealing with today, and how to hone our resiliency. Whether it’s our businesses that are changing, or the life around us, Jeff gives us the tools we need to keep our heads above water and make all the change work FOR us, not against us.

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About Jeff:

As much as we might wish it, our world is not becoming more stable or easier to comprehend. The changes are just too prolific. So are the challenges to our personal lives and ‘business as usual’. It’s crunch time. What does it takes to lead through such times? What are the abilities needed to succeed? How do you bounce back with robust resiliency?

Jeff Vankooten is an entertaining and thought provoking speaker who engages those questions head on, teaching audiences and readers through his motivational and real life experiences the value of embracing change as a transformative ally.  He provides key insights into our cultural moment and the essential abilities needed so everyone can collaborate, communicate, imagine, and adapt.  If you are serious about profoundly engaging change and its challenges head on, without retreat and with humor and hope, then Jeff is one of the most important resources at your disposal.

He has over fifteen years experience speaking from the platform and has keynoted events for a wide variety of audiences ranging in size from 20 to 2500. He has been described as a “crazily gifted communicator”, “intriguing”, “hilarious”, and “the best of the best” by the audiences he has encountered. His presentation style is personable and entertaining and his content is substantive, compelling, and life affirming. Audiences regularly remark on the conversations Jeff stimulated long after the event was over.

Whether you’re looking for an opening keynote speaker, closing keynote speaker or general session presentation, Jeff Vankooten delivers a tailored program that will exceed your expectations – guaranteed. Your people will walk away with actionable strategies they can immediately apply to stay engaged during change, reduce the stress of uncertainty, enhance productivity, encourage creativity, and be more resilient.

Jeff is also regularly sought out by corporate, non-profit, and government leaders to help develop strategic messaging and content for presentations to audiences all over the world.

He has authored three books;  “Greatalk! Pithy Pieces of Advice for Astonishingly Effective Presentations”, “You are who you were when: Understanding our Generational Personalities”, and “How to Flex in a world of Flux: Thiving in Chaos”. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, a selective organization for recognizing and improving the gifts of professional speakers.

Jeff graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; a Bachelors of Arts in Communications; and a Masters Degree in Theology from Denver Seminary where he was chosen as one of the top five speakers in his class. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, three kids, and very big dog.

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