Your Host, J. Jeff Kober

Writer. Columnist. Speaker. Facilitator. Trainer. Coach. 

And the thought leader in best-of-Disney practices.

There’s a bio that showcases what Jeff is all about, but we thought a video might be a bit more personal:

Now for the details:

For nearly 35 years, Jeff has delivered development and training solutions for the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has facilitated hundreds of programs and delivered keynote addresses to scores of clients as diverse as General Electric, the U.S. Postal System, Federal Express, and the City of New York. Topics have ranged from leadership to performance accountability, from customer service to team building.

Jeff with a team of IT Managers doing a program at Disney.

Jeff’s consultant activities were previously associated with The Disney Institute, a best-practices institution modeled on America’s first corporate university.  While there, Jeff was responsible for designing The Disney Approach to Quality Service and Service, Disney Style programs. The models, concepts, and examples of those programs were later introduced in the successful business book, Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service, with a forward by former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner.

Jeff continues to be the thought leader in sharing best practices of the Walt Disney Companies for corporations worldwide. He hosts, with blog posts and podcasts featuring ideas on life & work from the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Many of those stories and concepts have been penned into four best-in-business books on the house of the mouse: Disney, Leadership and You; Lessons From Epcot: In Leadership, Business and Life:Disney’s Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz; and The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney

Beyond Disney, Jeff emphasizes best practices from a range of amazing organizations. Jeff is a partner and CEO of World Class Benchmarking, which provides a programming series that benchmarks many of America’s greatest corporations. Along with his business partner, Mark David Jones, he has co-authored Lead With Your Customer now in its 2nd edition.  It showcases scores of examples of how private, public and non-profit world-class organizations have transformed their culture and brand into world-class excellence.

Jeff is also President of Performance Journeys, a training and development group devoted to developing and implementing excellence in the workplace. He provides a “soups to nuts” approach to learning and performance improvement, offering everything from organizational assessments to consulting; from instructional design to his Excellence and You online tools. He is a certified TotalSDI facilitator, offering strengths-based assessments; and also offers the Change Style Indicator in improving change effectiveness.

Today, Jeff travels widely, providing keynotes, workshops, seminars, consulting and coaching. Jeff, his wife, and family live in Orlando, Florida. Feel free to contact him by e-mail or phone for support in improving your organization.