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Jeff Salzenstein

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Jeff Salzenstein is a professional speaker, elite success coach, and seasoned entrepreneur committed to helping CEOs, executive leadership teams, and management teams achieve optimal performance. He helps leaders and teams access their “zone of excellence” to reach the next level of execution and performance, even under immense pressure.

 

The #1 singles player and two-time team captain leading Stanford University to back-to-back NCAA national championships in the mid-1990s, Jeff successfully navigated the world of professional tennis. Jeff turned professional and joined the ATP Tennis Tour immediately after his 1996 graduation from Stanford University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics. He quickly rose through the ATP rankings, playing in the main draw of all four majors (Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open, and U.S. Open).

 

In 1997, Jeff was named Rookie of the Year by Tennis Week magazine. At the 1997 U.S. Open, Jeff played a nationally televised 2nd round feature match against Michael Chang (ranked # 2 in the world), losing in four sets. In 2004, Jeff broke into the top 100 in the ATP world rankings at 30, the oldest American to do so for the first time. He was the 10th-ranked American in the ATP world rankings, after such notables as Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, James Blake, Todd Martin, and Taylor Dent. Jeff also battled with the best tennis players in the world, including such legends as Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Andy Roddick, and Roger Federer.

 

Jeff concluded his playing career in 2007 to launch a second career as a high-performance tennis coach. He built a successful online tennis instruction platform called Tennis Evolution that has impacted millions of players and coaches worldwide. From the adversity that Jeff faced as an elite athlete, he relentlessly pursued optimal performance, specifically focusing on physical, mental, and emotional health strategies.

 

Jeff has worked and studied with top experts in the world in mental conditioning, stress reduction, emotional intelligence, longevity, biofeedback, nutrition, injury prevention, and human movement.

 

The core foundation of Jeff’s “Zone Of Excellence” method empowers leaders and teams with proven physical, mental, and emotional health tools and techniques that decrease stress, frustration, burnout, and anxiety. This successful framework helps individuals and organizations embrace a growth mindset, eliminate limiting beliefs, achieve communication mastery, manage chronic stress, create healthy habits, and more.

 

Jeff is a Heartmath Certified Trainer committed to sharing fundamental tools and techniques proven to improve sleep, recovery, energy, focus, calmness, productivity, creativity, and resourcefulness. He is also a contributing author of the bestselling book The Ultimate Success Guide with Brian Tracy.

 

Jeff lives in Denver, Colorado, and loves to road bike, play pickleball, hike 14’ers, cheer on the Denver Broncos and the Denver Nuggets, and travel to new places.

 

Speaking Topic- 

 

THE ZONE OF EXCELLENCE: Decrease Stress, Cultivate Extreme Resilience, and Unleash the Champion Inside

 

Jeff Salzenstein is a dynamic professional speaker and success coach committed to helping CEOs, executive teams, and management teams optimize their performance to be more productive, focused, resourceful, and innovative.

 

In cultivating his incredible success on and off the tennis court and overcoming adversities that should have ended his career as an elite athlete, Jeff relentlessly pursued optimal performance, specifically focusing on physical, mental, and emotional health strategies.

 

Jeff has worked and studied with top experts in the world in mental conditioning, stress reduction, emotional intelligence, longevity, biofeedback, nutrition, injury prevention, and human movement.

 

The core foundation of Jeff’s “Zone Of Excellence” methodology empowers leaders and teams with proven physical, mental, and emotional regulation techniques that reduce stress, frustration, burnout, anxiety, and depression.

 

This successful framework helps individuals and organizations embrace a growth mindset, eliminate limiting beliefs, achieve communication mastery, manage chronic stress, create healthy habits, and more. Jeff shares timeless wisdom and proven strategies about how high-achieving leaders can reduce stress and increase energy by cultivating more resilience, even during challenging times.

 

Get ready for your leaders to be inspired and learn a powerful framework that can dramatically improve performance.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • How a proven stress reduction technique can regulate your nervous system and get you into a flow state in as little as 60 seconds.
  • The “70x thinking mistake” that will sabotage your productivity and results as a leader and as an organization if not corrected immediately.
  • How to apply the three core “zone” fundamentals to increase focus by at least 24 percent, and decrease fatigue by at least 48 percent.
  • The powerful, but often overlooked, “7-hour effect” health strategy that’ll give you several years of your life back.
  • How the PTG rewiring technique allows leaders and high performers to bounce back from any adversity or setback and thrive in an uncertain future.

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"Jeff absolutely knocked it out of the park. Everybody walked away as a closer team. All of us walked away with skills that we didn’t have before and Jeff helped us maximize our team performance and individual performance. I couldn’t recommend Jeff more highly. He really, really provides a unique and valuable perspective."

John Perkins, CEO, U.S. Radiology Specialists

“Jeff is a ‘can’t miss’ speaker. Jeff powerfully addresses the fascinating topic of managing counterproductive stress and more, drawing from his experience as a top professional tennis player and also from some quite difficult life challenges. He integrates the best of the most current research into a very interesting, motivational, and easy to grasp presentation.”

Randy Welsch, Vistage Chair | Growth Catalyst

“Jeff exemplifies grit, has a process, and has a really positive outlook on what it takes to push through hard times. If you get an opportunity have him come out and do a keynote or spend time with you and your team.”

Brian Thomas, CEO, Lightspeed Systems

"Jeff is a special human being who has an amazing story to tell. I learned a great deal from him and I look forward to learning more! I highly recommend him as both a speaker and a coach! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions,”

Lance Vieira, Vistage Chair | Change Agent | Team Builder | Executive Leader | Coach

“Delivered a captivating and memorable speech; he also taught pragmatic methodologies we can all use to manage stress and optimize our performance.”

Ronni Klaypas, Chief Integration Officer, U.S. Radiology Specialists

“Jeff has a gift for connecting with people’s hearts and minds. As a world class athlete and coach of executives his story of discipline, overcoming life-altering adversity, and commitment to well-being resonates at the deepest levels. I recently had the opportunity to learn from Jeff with 30 of my CEO coaching colleagues. I will continue to work with him!”

Steve Sager, CEO | Entrepreneur | Chair, Vistage Worldwide | Listen. Connect. Believe.

“We asked Jeff to speak with our leadership team about resilience during uncertain times, and when things don’t go as planned. With his advanced preparation, Jeff was able to connect with our leaders and provide tools to help each of us address the challenges we are experiencing.”

Beth Strickland, Chief HR Officer, PDI Technologies

“I have been a Vistage Member and Chair for a combined total of 25 years, during which time I have heard hundreds of keynotes at Vistage and other venues. The two hours we spent with him were moving, vulnerable and had very high "take home value". Perhaps the most valuable part was the absolute simplicity of the "Pro Tips" that anyone can implement without delay or complexity.”

Nigel Alexander, Vistage Chair | Peer Advisory Group Facilitator | Investor
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