Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans

Leadership Expert, World-Class Adventurer and Mountaineering Guide

Speaker Categories: Adventurers/Explorers | Physically Challenged | Team Building | Team Building | Diversity & Inclusion

Travels From: CO, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $10,001 to $20,000*

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Leadership Expert, World-Class Adventurer,
and Mountaineering Guide

For over 25 years, Jeff Evans’ global experiences as a worldclass mountaineer, guide and emergency medic have helped him master the skills of servant leadership, teamwork, 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.

Keynote Speaker

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 paradigm-shifting keynotes.

Climbing Blind

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.

No Barriers Warriors

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.


Jeff is the 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 Boulder with his wife Merry Beth, son Jace and dog Roka.

MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit

This is Jeff's most popular program taking the audience on a journey guiding blind climber Erik Weihenmayer on mountains and adventure races around the world, culminating with the summit of Mt. Everest and 2nd place finish on ABC's Expedition Impossible.

Guiding Through the Storm

This program is designed for any industry facing the volatile nature of today's economy. Jeff emphasizes the need for a strong vision and infectious leadership. This is quickly becoming our most popular program, as every industry is effected by the current economic atmosphere. Jeff's experience as a guide in challenging scenarios translates powerfully for organizations feeling the "pressure" of today's market.

Beyond The Summit ...Staying Focused

This program is for the organization that has achieved success and/or reached their established goals and needs to keep the momentum in high gear.

Medical Teamwork at its Best

Jeff has the "insider" ability to address all healthcare related conferences and events from his 10 years as a practicing Emergency Room Physician Assistant. This is the ideal program for any event that is centered around medical industry professionals. Also available on request is a personalized program that will suit CME requirements for most conferences.

The Ultimate Team Dynamic

This is an exciting new program that has Jeff sharing the stage with either blind climber Erik Weihenmayer or blind/deaf climber Bill Barkeley. By having both the guide and disabled climber on stage, collaboratively sharing stories, the audience is introduced to the ultimate teamwork message.

The Playing Field Is Even

This program is all about diversity and adversity. Many of the stories here are based on Jeff's experiences as a guide and advocate within the blind and disabled community.

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  • 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. Thank you Jeff!

    Communications Manager
    Microsoft Corporation
  • We were thrilled with Jeff Evans' presentation on Saturday morning. I received many positive comments after his keynote session and personally felt his message was spiritual and very moving. He spoke about leadership in the context of serving others and I must tell you that many in the audience were teary-eyed at the end. Jeff did a fantastic job and connected with our audience well beyond our expectation. In fact, one of our attendees said it was almost like being in church.

    Senior Vice President-Advisor Experience
    Cetera Advisor Network
  • Jeff was INCREDIBLE!! He captured everyone’s attention from beginning to end, delivering a compelling message that combined lots of humor and true inspiration. He really got to know who we are and what we stand for. I have worked with keynote speakers for over 30 years and without reservation can say that Jeff Evans is one of the very best. The only downside of having him speak at our national conference is that I don’t know how we will ever find another speaker who will even come close to being as exceptional!

    Director, Organizational Development
    Volunteers of America
  • I recently saw you speak and I have to tell you that you were one of the best motivational speakers I have ever seen and now the company is adopting your philosophies towards drive, teamwork, motivation and success. I truly appreciate what you were able to teach everyone including my team. Also, it was a pleasure to hear your story of how true friendship, regarless of circumstance, can overcome any and all obstacles.

    Sales Manager
    Superior Farms
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