Jeff Wolf

Leadership, team-building and peak performance expert, executive coach, author of Seven Disciplines of a Leader.






Jeff Wolf is recognized as one of America’s most dynamic speakers, is considered one of the leading executive coaches in the country and is a highly sought after business consultant. He was named one of the nation’s top 100 thought leaders by prestigious Leadership Excellence Magazine for his accomplishments in leadership development, managerial effectiveness and organizational productivity. He has been featured on NBC, CNBC, CBS and FOX TV. His book, Seven Disciplines of a Leader, is an international bestseller, was named one of the most thought-provoking leadership books of the year, one of three books business leaders should read, and has been translated and published in China. According to Wiley publisher, Richard Narramore, “this book has the potential to be a standard text on leadership for organizations around the world”. His articles have appeared in Fast Company, INC., American Management Association, American Express, Smart Blog on Leadership, Training Magazine, Business Management Daily, TLNT, CEO Refresher, SHRM, Non-Profit Times, Leadership Excellence Magazine, Communication Briefing, Industrial Management Magazine, ACA and Law 360.

Nationally Acclaimed Speaker

Jeff’s presentations at meetings, conferences and conventions are filled with entertaining stories that chart real-life experiences from corporate America. His high-energy presentations are not only interesting and entertaining, but content rich in value with strategies and techniques that attendees can immediately apply to improve their business or personal lives. Every presentation is highly customized to fit your specific needs and he is consistently rated one of the top speakers at every event. Throughout the years, Jeff’s motivational, educational and passionate messages have captivated audiences, providing knowledge and inspiration that have influenced thousands of people and organizations.

Successful Business Background

He’s the former CEO of one of the country’s largest healthcare receivables management companies where his philosophy, “you improve the bottom line by focusing on the people side of business”, was put into action on a daily basis. As a result, the company experienced dramatic growth and success. As the former CEO of a prestigious polling and political opinion research corporation, his company was involved in strategic decisions for congressional, senatorial and presidential races. While working under this highly stressful and time-sensitive political climate, his leadership and management skills helped people perform beyond even their own levels of expectation. As a successful basketball coach, Jeff was selected by Gillette as one of the America’s outstanding coaches and appeared nationally on radio and TV promoting leadership, teamwork and positive attitudes.

He is currently president of Wolf Management Consultants, one of the most comprehensive consulting, coaching and training firms in the world specializing in helping people, teams and organizations achieve maximum effectiveness. Clients include Fortune 500 Companies such as GE, Pfizer, CVS/Caremark, Citigroup, Abbott, AT&T, General Mills, Cummins, Baxter International, Monsanto, Unisys, USG, CB Richard Ellis, Qualcomm, Raytheon and well- known clients such as Sony, Samsung, Zurich Insurance, FTD, Tupperware, Enterprise- Rent-A-Car, Hyatt, Thomson Reuters, Ace Hardware and hundreds of others.

Keynote Presentations

Leaders DO Make a Difference

An organization’s fate is determined by the quality of its leadership. Good leaders can take a faltering business and turn it into an innovative powerhouse. By the same token, mediocre leaders can run even world-class brands into the ground. We’ve seen enough examples of both scenarios to know they really happen yet many leaders don’t understand how to emulate the success stories and avoid the cautionary tales.

Based on Jeff Wolf’s international best-selling book, Seven Disciplines of a Leader, this inspiring and fast-paced presentation, filled with concrete techniques, principles and take- home applications provides the disciplines and practices that every successful leader requires to bring out the best in people, teams and organizations.

It's All About People

How do workplaces create an engaged workforce who do excellent work because they want to? Learn how to motivate your people and teams to achieve peak performances, teamwork and personal satisfaction.

Creating and Leading a High Performance Team

Strong teams drive organizational success and the most productive organizations are those that have strong, high performing teams of people working together to produce extraordinary results. When you combine ideas, talents, personalities and abilities together to complement one another the outcome is an unbelievable success story. This presentation provides the tools to take your team(s) to the highest level!

Change and Innovation: Leading in Today's VUCA World

We are living in a VUCA world…volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In order for organizations to remain competitive, leaders have to be flexible, adaptable and agile. They have to be responsible for driving change and innovation throughout the organization for current and future success.

Coaching Your Team to Victory

When leaders master the art of coaching, their direct reports become highly engaged, loyal to the organization, enthusiastic for the work they do and stay with the company. This presentation will identify and teach leaders to embrace coaching as a superior management tool, and learn the key skills of an effective coach which ultimately reduces turnover and improves productivity.

Jeff Wolf Testimonials

“Jeff, your presentation was not only on target with the topic but the delivery was fabulous! Your passion for leadership development came through loud and clear in the level of energy you brought to the session. Finding presenters for our meetings is easy – but finding good ones is not. You energized the group, provided valuable information, and impressed us deeply with your public speaking skills. Great job!”

Valerie Gieseke, Society of Human Resources Management

“Your inspiring keynote message at our International Convention Leadership Luncheon helped spark the passion of leadership within our Club Presidents and Governors. The high-energy presentation was well-crafted, thought provoking and exceeded our expectations. The key leadership concepts and ideas you presented should make a profound difference in the way they lead their teams during the coming year. Thank you for making such an impact; you truly deserved the standing ovation everyone gave you!”

Rob Parker, CEO/Executive Director, Kiwanis International

“I want to thank you for delivering the Consultative Approach to Business Development and Overcoming and Handling Objections workshops at CVS’ annual sales training conferences the past two years. The feedback from our sales team has been tremendous! Jeff, thanks so much for the excellent programs you presented and we look forward to having you back for many more!”

Glenn Mitchell, Area VP, CVS

“Your keynote presentation was great! We had a very diverse audience; everyone from middle management to upper management and you reached out to everyone and had something to say about all levels of leadership. It was information everyone could grasp and take away!”

Sarah Bruckner, Event Director, Building Industry Association Orange County

“Thank you Jeff for making me look good! I’m always concerned when bringing in outside speakers, but it was immediately apparent that this would be no ordinary keynote. Your dynamic presentation style captured the audience and held their attention. The examples you were able to provide from your extensive experience was so valuable to our leaders. On behalf of the management team at Applied Systems, I sincerely thank you for providing this valuable learning experience.”

Tina Thompson, Director of Employee Learning and Development, Applied Systems, Inc.

“We provide a leadership development retreat for over 400 of our staff three times per year. Each event is more difficult to plan as we must find new information and new ways to energize and engage our staff. Jeff Wolf was the keynote speaker at our 14th event and he has raised the bar! Our supervisors and managers could not stop talking about the great day they had just experienced.”

Suzan Herzig, UCSD Health System Planning Committee Director

“I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your keynote presentation at our national sales meeting. The comments from our field staff were outstanding! The time you spent interviewing many of them showed in the presentation. It is not often that we get a speaker who knows so much about what we do, and can turn it into motivation for our staff.”

Dick Bristol, Director, Ace Hardware Paint Division

“Your presentation was fabulous! “It’s All About People,” truly captivates the essence of the business world when it comes to the most important resources of a business, its people. Thank you for such an energized and motivating presentation. I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Edye Bagheri, NCPA, Board Member, Events Chair

“Jeff’s presentation to our group was phenomenal! With over 200 people in attendance, all participants felt Jeff’s presentation was right on the mark and exactly what we were looking for to rekindle energy within our companies. The healthcare industry faces huge challenges that drain our executives and workforce, so we were looking for a speaker that could help us regain our passion for our livelihood and put fun back into the workplace. I wish to thank Jeff for his effort in putting together an excellent program – he was EXACTLY what we were looking for!”
Sherri Dumford, President, Education Committee, HBMA, Board of Directors

“Jeff Wolf’s keynote presentation on “Leadership, Profitability and Survival” was not only motivational, but insightful and imminently practical for the new challenges faced by today’s business leaders. If your group includes business leaders and executives I would strongly encourage you to make the right choice and call Jeff Wolf today. You will not be disappointed!”
Walt Winkelman, Founder & President, Business Sense, LLC