Motivational Speaker, Disability Advocate, Award Winner, Comcast SportsNet Chicago television production series, "GUTS: The Jeff Hobbs Story," and the PBS special "Heart of a Champion." My inspirational story of defying the odds with cerebral palsy has been printed and televised coast to coast. As a speaker with two decades of experience, I’ve delivered presentations to over 3 million people.
Inspiring others to be their best isn’t simply what I do, but who I am. Through my use of dynamic storytelling, audiences generally cry, laugh, gasp, and cheer. The presentation, much like my life, features a gamete of emotions.
Check out my videos to see why I'm your guy!
Price Range: Contact for Information
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Spending the last two decades traveling the US speaking to thousands of people at a time, I teach my strategies for creating successful mindsets. Developing a winner's mentality is at the heart of my message. My presentation unites teams, encourages leadership and energizes employees to be their best version for themselves and their company.
Inspiring others to be their best isn’t simply what I do, but who I am. My use of dynamic storytelling, audiences generally cry, laugh, gasp, and cheer. The presentation, much like my life, includes a gamete of emotions. Throughout my own experiences, I’ve developed the skill set to boost productivity and goal-achieving solutions.
Perfect for: School Assemblies, Athletic Teams, Corporate Development, Commencement Addresses.
Topics include: Leadership, Inclusion, Success, Team Chemistry, Personal Growth, Athletic Performance, Goal Development and Achievement
Hello, my name is Jeff Hobbs. My life is the subject of the Comcast SportsNet Chicago television production series, “GUTS: The Jeff Hobbs Story” as well as the PBS special, “Heart of a Champion.” I’ve been featured in the most prominent publications across the nation, including the Chicago Sun Times, Miami Herald, and Runner’s World Magazine. I’ve also spent the last two decades traveling the US speaking to thousands of people at a time, giving my strategies for finding and creating successful mindsets.
Let’s focus on making our pains our purpose. I believe it is my duty and responsibility to take the life lessons that I’ve secured through my own raw, sometimes painful, struggles and share what I’ve learned with others. These lessons are instantly relatable and will impact your future mindset, choices, and outcomes. Watch my videos, and you’ll see why I’m your guy!
Part of my career is spent speaking to students at general assemblies, commencement addresses, and even individual mentoring in classrooms. Always eager for the opportunity to speak with youth, I believe that intervening and teaching healthy mindsets at a young age is truly invaluable.
I am ardently devoted to speaking at the corporate level. Leaders looking to get the most out of their company will ask me help their employees examine their professional and personal goals in an effort to become more motivated, customer satisfaction-driven, and financially prosperous.
As an athlete myself, I am always enthusiastically anticipating more opportunities to speaking with sports teams. Promoting team chemistry, setting higher standards, and gaining the mental edge are my goals of athletic presentations.
“…remarkable and determined young man. Very inspirational…”
Good Morning America
“Hobbs has one heck of a tale to tell.”
“It’s amazing to see the way in which you have persevered and have such a positive attitude and strength of will.”
“Jeff Hobbs never gives up. His passion to get over daily, weekly, lifetime hurdles is like no other. As soon as I met him, I knew that his inspirational story would be an amazing one. He changed my life and the lives of many of my colleagues who followed his story. He is more inspiring than the most famous athlete in the world and his story deserves to be heard. He also presents an amazing message for children and teens. “
Comcast Sports Net Executive Producer
“Sarah Bush Lincoln (SBL) had the pleasure of having Jeff Hobbs speak at our annual team summit. Our teams felt energized and engaged after hearing Jeff’s life story about his consistent passion, determination and focus on stretch goals. We were able to relate his message to the some of the challenges we encounter at SBL and his presentation left us motivated and inspired to conquer those challenges and our future goals. “
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
“Hobbs’ speeches are truly powerful. His personal story will have you on the edge of your seat, and the lessons he shares are immediately relatable and relevant to those of all ages.”
Iowa State University Professor
“Jeff Hobbs is the real deal. He is the perfect compliment to any curriculum. Mr. Hobbs digs deep and goes beyond what any curriculum can teach. In a time and a place when children need a nudge to do hard things, Mr. Hobbs is the perfect example of rigor, grit and perseverance. He does not tell, but rather shows students how hard work pays off. His story is amazing, and his love for children, and his honesty and openness is astounding.
Mr. Hobbs visited classroom after classroom, from pre-school thru grade 8. Each presentation was customized for the unique interest level and attention span of its students. “I want to be a better person because of Mr. Hobbs,” I was told. “Can Mr. Hobbs be our teacher?” I was asked. Without a doubt, Mr. Hobbs taught my students more about life and about being their best selves than most people learn in a lifetime.”
Mrs. Katie Carden
Principal, The School of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity
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Laptop with USB drive and DVD player
Projector and Projector Screen
Hands-Free Mic (headset or lapel)
Table to hold business supplies and materials
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