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Corporate / Conference

“Entertaining, engaging, relevant, impactful. Jeff at Core Authenticity brought a fresh perspective on how to approach life, work, relationships, challenges, etc.  His enthusiasm and entertaining delivery style kept our team engaged, brought us closer together and gave us some simple new tools and insights for how to approach life. A great event to refresh your/your team’s perspective and bring a team closer together.”

Scott Bryant, Account Executive, Microsoft

 

“I saw Jeff at an event and my co-workers said, “I wish our leadership could hear his message!” So, we booked him for not one, but two separate events at our company.  Jeff is so entertaining and his insights were powerful, and had immediate impact.  We purchased his new book,  and started a Book Club for a deeper dive.” 

Page Selby, Customer Relationship Manager, Ameren Missouri

 

“This program was just what our office team needed to get our year started off in the right direction.  Jeff grabbed our attention with a fun interactive program then finished it with great tools to take back to the office.  Everyone on our team loved it.”

Alicia Ransom, National Account Executive, VIP Corporate Housing 

 

“Jeff combines his message about engaging, equipping, empowering, and encouraging your staff with an enthusiastic and engaging style that helps to drive the point home so that you will remember the message long after the presentation.”

Rob Bowman, President Terra Properties for the Highland, Illinois Chamber of Commerce 

 

“Jeff brought energy and enthusiasm to our Fusion Market Manager Summit! He really does an amazing job engaging his audience and keeping them on their toes. You want interaction? You want laughs? You want to experience all the feels? This is the man to call.”

Rebecca Freeman-Hoff, Senior Field Manager, Fusion Marketing 

 

“Jeff Koziatek is inspiring, engaging, dynamic and hilarious!  He made an otherwise quiet and conservative crowd laugh hysterically.  Most importantly, we all walked out feeling empowered to be better managers.”

Christin A. Kearns, Chief Operations Officer, The Accel Group 

 

“He interacted with our crowd, kept the presentation moving and received fantastic reviews from our guests.   He cleverly incorporated important business lessons, technical stunts, stories, and audience participation in a high energy program.  You will not be disappointed.”

Steve Wendling, Partner UHY LLP 

 

“Jeff appeared for two sessions at our Chapter Leadership Forum, and we received a LOT of great comments about his presentations – which of course is just what we wanted to hear! He made public speaking an approachable feat for our attendees. He clearly outlined how they can create a safe environment and establish trust with their audiences – and how to deal with what they can and can’t control in a public speaking situation. He also empowered attendees to lead with creativity and without fear of judgment. We heard those messages throughout our event, which is a testament to his strong presentations.”

Linda Raynes, CAE, President & CEO, Electrical Apparatus Service Association 

 

“Jeff was the kickoff for our Women’s Conference.  He set the tone for the rest of the day.  He had everyone’s attention from his very first word.  He was engaging, funny, entertaining, all while bringing a great message.  The questionnaires revealed that he was one of their favorite speakers.  I would recommend Jeff for a keynote or training session – he will keep you entertained!”

Dawn Mushill, EmpowHer Women’s Conference 

 

“My members were still talking about him days later. Jeff spent time in preparation, came to the receptions prior to his session, and by the time he came on stage had a rapport with many in the audience. Jeff is a very good speaker, and his presentation can stand on its own, but the finishing segment is a delight.”

Terry Peters, CAE, Vice President, Technical and Industry Affairs Plastic Industry Association 

 

“Your methodology is such a change from how many of us grew up in business. We were always taught that if an employee messes up, they need to be reminded of their failure to keep them from repeating it again. As you presented your material, I got it. It really made sense to me and that caused me to struggle internally with what I had been taught all of these years. This can really change people’s lives forever. “He is an amazing communicator.  You will learn from him, you will laugh (a lot) and you will remember him.  His story is very special and will resonate with most people. It is definitely worth the time to attend. That is a big deal.

Steve Starr, Director of Finance,  Turnkey Technologies, Inc.

 

“Jeff came to speak to my team to kick off a day of planning strategically about our business. The team was energized and thrilled to think about how to be effective in their lives, not just their work. I received many compliments about the discussion – they loved it! I would highly recommend Jeff for your next meeting, he resonated with everyone.”

Katie Haw, Sales Director, Microsoft

 

“What stood out the most was the energy you brought to the room. Your presentation skills are next level. That kept everyone attentive and engaged from where I was sitting. As far as the message my big take away was internal vs external value. So much so that when I finally got back to Dallas and home around 11pm I talked to my wife about it for an hour and how we could apply these mindsets and philosophies to how we parent. I cannot sing your praises enough on that presentation and how it grabbed the attention. A 10 if you will.”

Joe Hardin, Production Manager, Foam Supplies, Inc.

 

“Jeff Koziatek held our audience in the palm of his hand. He was interesting, entertaining, insightful, and in control. There are few speakers on the circuit who perform on as high a level as Jeff. He will connect with your crowd in a way that will surpass your expectation.”

George Peintner, WIN Group Amway 

 

“The experience was excellent and right on money.” 

Dave Crago, Emerson Network Power, Emerson Network Power

 

“His speech really surprised me.  How he kept us involved and incorporating props into his speech was very creative.  It was really cool to me how his speech was in “first person” as if he was one of our employees.  He really did a great job pretending to be in our shoes and helping/guiding/giving solutions to solving problems and being a better team player or a better “you”.  It was very encouraging in the end and uplifting and then the topper was, of course, the story about the beginning of Seiler Plastics.  Definitely really cool to hear someone else tell the story and try to think as if we didn’t know who he was talking about.  It stirred up my emotions for sure and I wasn’t expecting that. In conclusion, he was very good and feel like he was very talented. It was a good change for our celebration for the company to end the year!”

Employee, Seiler Plastics

 

“Jeff was great to work with! We collaborated on a virtual session for our employees and he was engaging, funny, and entertaining even over Zoom. His points on the 4 E’s of Leadership and value as a person as well as a leader fit right into our company philosophies and really hit home for our team leaders. We can’t wait to have him out in person in the future!”

Susanna Steffes, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Wisper Internet

 

“This message needs to be heard by more folks.”

Brian Knoup, Regional Manager, Thomas & Betts

 

“Jeff did a wonderful job presenting thought provoking, valuable information in an incredibly entertaining manner.”

Darla Bair, Outside Sales Rep, Schaeffer Marketing Group, Inc.

 

“Information all managers and bosses need to hear for building up and creating the best employees possible.”

Gabrielle Broders, Food and Beverage Manager, Bogey Hills Country Club

 

“Thank you for your vibrant and uplifting energy, and for everything that you brought today to Donna’s session. It meant so much to hear you speak and to soak up your energy and wisdom. You have truly found your calling. I walked away feeling empowered and like a part of me that has been troubled for so long felt more healed as a result of listening to you. Your story about the $10 bill was so fitting and really resonated for so many of us.”

Kristy Crippen, Chief Administrative Officer, Collaborative Partners Administration Services, LLC

 

“We invited Jeff for our internal communication program and his performance was a graduation gift to the team! He has the capability of capturing a diverse audience and holding everyone’s interest, with amusement and the same time, a profound message related to our communication agenda. Jeff is a keeper and definitely became an elemental part of the curriculum.”

Melissa Massotti, Global Training and Development Novus International, Inc.

 

​​“You have some excellent stage presence and an ability to break down complicated topics into a relatable and entertaining presentation. You were the highlight event for many of the expo attendees!”

John DuPre, Videographer/Photographer, Missouri Meetings and Events Regional Expo

 

“Jeff kept you engaged with his humor while teaching you useful communication techniques.”

Andrea Murphy-Johnson, Event Planner, Berkshire Hathaway

 

“I want to thank you again for your outstanding performance and inspirational words about “The 4 E’s.”  I will strive to Empower, Equip, Engage and Encourage every chance I can. “

Lacey Bernard, Chariman of the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois, The Okonite Company

 

“Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your 4 E’s with us yesterday and lots of trivia about the Blues!! Our morning meeting was very positive this morning and seems like there was less “attitude” in the room. We took the time to discuss our favorite part about the seminar. Not one person had a negative comment and all of us admitted we all can make changes in our internal values! As we started our day we had “washed our brains” and declared we were all  10’s!!”

Karen Burns, Horticulturist, City of Brentwood

 

“Jeff has high energy and at the same time conveys a great message.  He relates to the crowd.”

Nancy Morrow, Global Account Manager, BCD Travel

 

“It was a pleasure having you hear to talk. When my employees first heard I was bringing in an international speaker they thought I was crazy! However, after your presentation my staff was amazed by how much they learned and can put towards their everyday lives. While times are tough right now, I am grateful it allowed you the time to come and talk with us. Thank you for everything you do, you are truly an inspiration.”

Kurt Mueller, Owner, Carstar

 

“I will certainly keep you in mind if I come across anyone looking for coaching or a speaker. I know I really enjoyed how you took your message and molded it into our story and history and made it personal!  The end when really hit me when thinking about my dad and grandpa!  It’s truly an amazing story!”

David Seiler, President, Seiler Plastics

 

Association / Organizations

“Leaders, I highly recommend Jeff for speaking engagements, as well as ongoing coaching. He is professional, entertaining, informative, and inspirational, all at the same time. Jeff has a wonderful ability to connect with others on a deeper level. I’ve had the privilege of hearing Jeff speak more than once over the past year, at a public business luncheon and again at my own private event for business owners and Chief Executives. In both instances, the buzz in the room and the immediate feedback was nothing but positive and energetic. If you are looking for someone to help you increase the engagement within your teams, boost morale, and motivate every individual to be better and do better, choose Jeff! Your team members will be glad you did.”

Cindy McDaniel, Vistage Chair, Vistage

 

“He understands our objectives and has consistently helped us meet our goals. He is always a crowd favorite with just the right blend of professionalism and fun. We are a repeat customer because he always does a great job!”

Jennifer Baker, MSW, CAE, Director, ASAE Business Services, Inc. ASAE (American Society of Association Executives)

 

Thank you Jeff Koziatek!!! You make such an impact on so many lives through your coaching, podcast, motivational tips, and teachings. Your content is easy to apply. You are motivating and inspiring to be around. Thank you for helping so many recognize their “Worth, Value, Purpose and Identity

Jennifer McDonnell Bardot, Director, WTW

 

JEFF KOZIATEK took on a tough assignment: To enlighten and encourage a very diverse audience that included young professionals, mid-career experts from a variety of fields + several recent retirees with sterling credentials who were considering their next chapters. Jeff delivered a thoughtful, compelling message about how to find and display unshakable balance, focus, adaptability & authenticity at any age and in any field in this wonky mid- and post-COVID world. Everyone left with customized food for thought to apply right away.

Kelly Standing, Director of Innovation, Marketing & Membership, St. Louis Club

 

““I think it’s hard to break the monotony behind a screen and really connect with people after two years of not being in person. Jeff is able to do just that with his humor.”

Denise Purdy, Owner, Purdy Your Image, LLC

 

“I was looking for a speaker that could deliver an uplifting message to my group, many of them preparing to step into retirement after three or more decades in my industry. Jeff was willing to craft his presentation to speak specifically to these folks and the message of self-value to the whole audience. He had them in his hands well before the juggling started. Jeff is a very good speaker, and his presentation can stand on its own, but the finishing segment is a delight. My members were still talking about him days later. Everyone looks for an opening speaker to energize the audience. Jeff spent time in preparation, came to the receptions prior to his session, and by the time he came on stage had a rapport with many in the audience. This is very good stuff. I will be using Jeff again.”

Terry Peters, CAE, Vice President Technical and Industry Affairs, Plastics Industry Association

 

“Jeff was our keynote and seminar speaker for the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)’s leadership forum and training. He is humorous, amazingly acrobatic, and a most enjoyable entertainer with thought-provoking messages that were understandable and easily able to put into practice. His examples and presentation were well planned and executed, for our training sessions. There was something for everyone to identify with. He really made a powerful impact on the “Value” of other people, as he spent time talking to many of our attendees after he was finished instead of rushing out the door. I would highly recommend Jeff and Core Authenticity for your event.”

Tammy Miller, Electrical Apparatus Service Association, President Mid Atlantic Chapter

 

The Vision St. Charles County Leadership Program recently kicked off our 2020 Program Year with a Leadership Retreat. This was a 2-day event where we introduced the program participants to one another and established some groundwork for our year together. Jeff was our main speaker on Day 1. Being an actor and performer, his active presenting style was just what we needed after lunch! He slowly engaged the audience and then brought them “in” with easily relatable quips and anecdotes. His 90 minute presentation was fantastic and left our participants talking all evening. Personable. Relevant. Fun. Active. Worth it. Glad to have him as part of our Retreat and look forward to more interactions in the future.

Mark Hollander, Executive Director, Vision St. Charles County Leadership 

 

“Jeff gave a powerful presentation about “core authenticity” at the Missouri Athletic Club’s Business Development Group and Gateway Business Network, which I co-chair. His talk easily was the best of the year, and made quite an impression upon our audience of business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales leaders. Jeff puts all of himself into what he does, illustrating points in an interactive, entertaining style that also informs and educates. I highly recommend him to any organization seeking to inspire teamwork and a cohesive culture.”

Tim Sansone, Leader of Appellate and Complex Litigation Team, Sandberg Phoenix

 

“People like to be around you because you state things the way they are, and they magically feel inspired change. You allow people to have fun, remind them of their humanity, and offer hope that leads to confidence.”

Cathy Davis, CEO, Davis Creative

 

“It’s one thing as a performer to grab people’s attention and hold it, and Jeff does that as well as anyone I’ve ever seen. It’s completely another thing to take that attention and use it to draw people out of themselves in love and joy — and that is Jeff Koziatek. Jeff has a heart for helping people become their best selves, a gift for breaking down the walls inside that prevent those best selves from emerging, and a charismatic magnetism that dissolves anxiety and binds people together in joy.”

The Very Rev. Michael D. Kinman Christ Church Cathedral 

 

“Jeff did a wonderful job presenting thought provoking, valuable information in an incredibly entertaining manner. At our annual Leadership Training, Jeff brought an energetic and inspiring message to dig deep, question your feelings and to discover your core authenticity. His session was engaging and life changing. Our members walked away with a new outlook and understanding about themselves.”

Tara Gregor, Programming Co-Chair of Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA) Professional Women’s Alliance 

 

“Jeff Koziatek is a wonderful motivational speaker and corporate/personal coach. He has a unique way of bringing excitement and fun into his motivational speeches, engaging his audience and delivering a memorable message. If you have not had a chance to hear him speak or read his book, I would highly recommend you do both.”

Xanthe Meyer Parkway Spark! Business Incubator Program Director

 

“Jeff is always entertaining and engaging… you may arrive in a bad mood, but you won’t leave in one! He has energy and passion!”

Member, St. Louis Society of Association Executives

 

“Jeff is an amazing speaker. He connects so well with an audience, not only because he is a super entertainer, but because he cares about people. His message is relevant, approachable and hopeful.”

Denise B Lee, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals

 

“Jeff was very engaging with our group as he kept them intrigued up to the end. He makes you think about your value with business and personal relationships but most importantly life in general.”

Erica Land, Executive Director, St. Charles City-County Library Foundation

 

“Jeff did an outstanding job with a tough audience. We were extremely impressed with his content, skills, and ability to connect with his audience. IACSAS highly recommends his work.”

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCPS, CCSAS, President & Director IACSAS 

 

“It was an absolute pleasure to have Jeff speak at our Lunch & Learn! He challenged our group to see value in ourselves which will allow us to see value in others. Jeff is a dynamic speaker that applies truths in an easy to understand way that is very entertaining.”

James Boyd, Recreation Manager, City of Ballwin, Missouri Parks and Rec Association, Region 4

 

“I love Jeff’s enthusiasm, light humor, and willingness to share his knowledge with the world. He’s authentic and his value is a 10! Now I’m going to work on ensuring my value is a 10.”

Jennifer Nowack, Sales Manager, Chesterfield Leadership, General Hotels Corporation

 

“Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise with our attendees at the Speaker Series and Expo last week.  Feedback from the group proved that the information presented was helpful and could be easily applied to their daily life- both personally and professionally.”

Najah Fennoy, Director of New Opportunities, Missouri Athletic Club

 

“It is rare to find a performer who creates such empathy with his audience as Jeff Koziatek.  In his production “10” Jeff branches out to explore his own story of abuse, brokenness, and the healing Christ brings to our soul’s deepest wounds.  By combining his skills as an acrobat and humorist with his own story, Jeff conveys serious themes with a style that makes you laugh and cry– sometimes all at the same time.  It is truly a one of a kind performance created by a gifted artist.”

Sean Maney., Director

 

“You shared takeaways to be used after the meeting. You created an interactive environment and asked for people to share. You made it fun.”

Shannon Norman, MBA, SHRM-SCP, ACC, Compliment & Confidence Coach

 

“As the in-house event planning company for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, I had the privilege to work with Jeff due to him being a speaker for a monthly series the Chamber puts on called “Voices of the Region”. Jeff spoke to a group of Chamber members virtually on the topic of “Communication”. Speaking personally and on behalf of many of the attendees, Jeff was phenomenal. He dove in what is possible when people and teams properly communicate and work together, which as well all know is one of the key pillars to success. The best part is Jeff was able to deliver his message in a way that was entertaining, engaging, fun and he kept the group laughing throughout the presentation. Lastly, working with Jeff to prepare for the event was a pleasure. He made my job very easy. I highly recommend Jeff for your next keynote or any other speaking engagement you may have.”

Justin Cristiano, Partner at Red Oak Meetings & Events, St. Louis Regional Chamber

 

“Every year our Chamber has an annual award dinner to celebrate our outstanding community and business members. Jeff Koziatek was our speaker this past year and I’ve never seen our membership so engaged! Not only is Jeff a great speaker with a great message but he was engaging, entertaining and funny. We were so blessed to have booked him. If you are looking for an engaging speaker for your business affair, you’ve found him!”

Nancie Zobrist, Executive Director, Highland Chamber of Commerce

 

We had the pleasure of Jeff speaking at the West St. Louis County Chamber’s luncheon and WOW did he do an amazing job! Everyone was fully engaged by his ENERGY, knowledge & message. We were able to walk away from his presentation feeling inspired, knowing what our value is and where it comes from! 🙂 Jeff is genuinely an awesome guy and I highly recommend him.

Lori Kelling, President, West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce

 

“What a professional, relevant, enthusiastic, fun presentation!”

Iris Colyer VP Business Development, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce

 

“Jeff spoke to our library staff during our annual staff training day on authenticity in leadership and teamwork. The presentation was fun, engaging, and thoughtful. Staff came away with rave reviews and new language to use when thinking and talking about teamwork.”

Sarah Erwin, Library Director, Kirkwood Public Library

 

Finance

“Every year our Chamber has an annual award dinner to celebrate our outstanding community and business members. Jeff Koziatek was our speaker this past year and I’ve never seen our membership so engaged! Not only is Jeff a great speaker with a great message but he was engaging, entertaining and funny. We were so blessed to have booked him. If you are looking for an engaging speaker for your business affair, you’ve found him!

Cindy Helmkamp, Sr. Consultant, Corporate Partnerships, Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union and Divisions

 

“He interacted with our crowd, kept the presentation moving and received fantastic reviews from our guests.   He cleverly incorporated important business lessons, technical stunts, stories, and audience participation in a high energy program.  His obvious talents as a performer are equal to that of his skills as an exceptional motivational speaker who understands his audience.  You will not be disappointed.”

Steve Wendling, Partner UHY LLP

 

“All around WONDERFUL experience!!  From start to finish, Jeff was great to work with. He provided upbeat and clear communication in planning our event together, delivered an AMAZING talk (PLUS had his newly published book, ‘Blueprint For Value’, as a take away for our Team to stay engaged in the content of his presentation afterwards), and an immediate & pleasant follow up. Our Credit Union would definitely recommend hiring Jeff to inspire and motivate your Team! He is THE best speaker we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Thank You, Jeff!”

Sarah Mueller, Training & Development Manager, GMFCU (Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union)

 

“We hired Jeff for a mid-size, financial institution training/bonding day event and everybody loved him! His personal stories and personality made the presentation very fun and interactive. Definitely helped empower and recharge employees!”

Katy Carron Gulledge, Gateway Metro Credit Union

 

“Jeff was fun and pulled engagement out of a boring financial community”

Nicole M. Reese, Accountant American Society of Military Comptrollers 

 

“I feel as though your message truly resonated with them.  It was great to meet you and to better understand the “who” behind the presentation, as it added even more credibility behind the “what” contained and communicated in the messaging. In addition, while initially, when I read the background and noted the juggling portion of the presentation, I was a little apprehensive and was concerned about some borderline “cheesiness”.  However, for those who truly absorbed the message, I think the exemplification of our day to day lives (business and personal) is truly reflective of the reality that is present with/in most individuals routines.”

Gary Harms, Country Financial

 

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  Staff really enjoyed your presentation.  I have enjoyed chatting with several of them this week and hearing all the references of being a “10” and remembering to #washyourbrain. Your message was well received!  I appreciate your easy going nature and sincerity.  You were great to work with.  We are all better after having heard your message!  Thank you again! You rocked and I am super happy with how the program turned out!”

Priscilla Shelledy, Training/Operational Resource Officer, Central Missouri Community Credit Union

 

“Jeff’s combination of high energy, comedy and valuable information is what makes him the trifecta of a motivational speaker. Whether it is your first time or fifth time hearing Jeff present you will walk away feeling empowered and engaged. His presentation on ‘The 4 E’s’ will give you the mindset to be a more transparent manager leading to better relationships with your employees.”

Kayla Lackner, Business Development Rep. American Eagle Credit Union

 

“Fantastic speaker!  Informational and entertaining!”

Theresa Benson, Branch Manager Neighbors Credit Union

 

“Thank you so much for presenting to our group.  Your message was clear, positive and with good examples. I’m sure we all left with ideas to implement.”

Eric Steiner, Managing Partner, Trinity Wealth Advisors Faith in Practice

 

“Jeff Koziatek is inspiring, engaging, dynamic and hilarious!  He made an otherwise quiet and conservative crowd laugh hysterically.  Most importantly, we all walked out feeling empowered to be better managers.”

Christin A. Kearns, Chief Operations Officer, The Accel Group St. Louis Area Credit Unions

 

Elizabeth Wade, Business Banking Development Consultant, AVP US Bank

 

Healthcare

“You’re the talk around the whole office with people coming by just to tell me they’re sorry they missed out and they’ve heard all about it. Others that attended are stopping to thank me for finding you and bringing you in. You made our day.”

Cameron McCarter, Mercy Hospitals 

 

“Jeff spoke to our Library Staff during our annual staff training day on authenticity in leadership and teamwork. The presentation was fun, engaging and thoughtful. Staff came away with rave reviews and new language to use when thinking and talking about teamwork.” 

Sarah Erwin, Library Director, Kirkwood Public Library

 

“Jeff came to our workplace for an Administrative Assistant meeting. He was able to accurately show us how we feel at times in our work situations and provide useful tools for us to implement into our work lives as well as personal. I definitely recommend Jeff as a coach/speaker! Two thumbs up for this guy!”

Becky Niebruegge, Senior Coordinator, Communications & Marketing Events and Community Outreach Christian Hospital 

 

“Jeff spoke to our Continuum Of Care Marketing Association this week, and we were WOWED! He was totally uplifting, and reminded us of the value in each of us regardless of our successes or failures! What freedom there is in that! For those of us who are in management positions, his four key words, Engage, Equip, Empower and Encourage, made us more mindful of how we speak to team members. I would highly recommend Jeff for any team building, or motivational event! Thanks Jeff!  Thought provoking and entertaining.  A must hear by all managers!”

Wanda Todoroff, Marketing and Admissions Coordinator, Eden Village Retirement Community, Continuum of Care Marketing Association

 

“I loved the presentation so much I have booked him to work directly with the leadership team. Please take advantage of such a wonderful speaker. You will be happy you did!”

Tammy Hempen, Executive Director at Breeze Park, Lutheran Senior Services

 

“Jeff brought high energy to our Employee Awards Day luncheon. He was able to connect with all members in the audience. Everyone enjoyed his message and walked away with a lot of laughs. Thanks Jeff!” 

Abby Miller, MBA, PHR, Waverly Health Center

 

“Great motivator! Jeff made the concepts relevant and meaningful to the task of taking control and living your best life.”

Jeannie Roberts, Christian Hospital

 

Bridget Tyrey, Executive Director, Gateway Hemophilia Association

 

Educators

“Each year for the past several years, Illinois ASCD has brought Jeff in to help keep the energy and enthusiasm up during our Kindergarten Conference. During our 36th annual conference, he also was one of our featured presenters, speaking about building value in peopled how to effect change, ultimately creating an “operating system” in children so they are open and able to accept what educators are trying to teach them and ultimately be a successful student and person.

His sessions were always packed to standing room only. Jeff creates a dynamic, exciting atmosphere and energizes the educators there to engage with each other. Teachers walked away with real solutions and in their evaluations gave Jeff rave reviews. His acetates, stores and analogies used during his presentation were spot on with helping teachers apply what he was talking about to their particular students and situations, further helping them take the strategies he was giving them and applying them then they got back in their classrooms.

We are always excited and happy to have Jeff at our conference and hope to continue to see him year after year!”

Kathryn McKay-Phillips, Masters of Mass Communication Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 

 

“Jeff had an inspirational message that helped tie a lot of things together for the committee.  For example, when we talk about restorative practices, drug issues, depression, kids acting out in class, kids dropping out, etc….much of that can come back to not feeling valued.  It was a message that unified a lot of other messages.”  Very good.  He did a very engaging talk regarding the need all people have to feel valued, and how it displays when they do not feel valued.”

Suzanne Dotta, Director of Professional Learning Rockwood School District 

 

“What the teachers need to hear to keep them in the profession.”

Mary Morris, teacher

 

“Jeff reminded me why I do this job and got me excited to do it better – tomorrow!”

Donna Sikorski

 

“The level of energy Jeff showed made me want to reach out and rush to my classroom to greet and give value to my students.”

Kayleen Fahey, EC Special Ed Teacher

 

“Jeff is very relatable and entertaining!  His stories are very inspiring to hear!”

Awesome teacher

 

“If you want a versatile, creative aspect to your conference – bring Jeff!”

Bill Dodds, Executive Director Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

 

“Jeff spoke at our school district as a keynote speaker for our staff professional development day. Jeff opened the day with enthusiasm and had an ability to engage the audience. Jeff entertained the staff as well as left us with a meaningful message. I left there with a different viewpoint and it was a great way to refocus to finish the year strong. His message was personal and he was easy to relate to. Jeff was a great addition to our staff development day!”

Melissa Geyman, Director of Business Services, North Boone CUSD 200

 

“Jeff is a dynamic and relevant speaker that we felt very lucky to have at our conference.  His high energy is contagious and keeps the audience engaged while providing helpful lessons to impact their lives in and outside the classroom. He thought about the audience being Teachers and Administrators and shaped the content appropriately” 

Ryan Nevius, Executive Director, Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

 

Youth

“I was talking to the teens and staff afterwards and everyone loved both performances. I heard so many people saying, “You’re a 10!” and “We’re all 10s” throughout the rest of the weekend! It was so great to hear. The message really stuck with them.”

Bree Banaszynski, Teen Camp Programming Committee Member, Camp Rainbow 

 

“Our students participated in an event to kick off our innovation time dedicated to students following their own passions and interests throughout the school year.  Mr. Koziatek spoke with our students about the importance of their value and that no matter their life circumstances they are always a “10”.  He was engaging, entertaining and his message was a powerful reminder to both students and staff alike.”

Dr. Allison Klouse, Principal, Wildwood Middle School

 

“Jeff is energetic, passionate and creative and brings every one of these qualities each time he presents for us. He is a wonderful communicator and does a fantastic job of connecting with his audience with the right balance of humor and substance.”

Karen Braatz, Special Events Facilitator, Rockwood School District Partners in Education

 

“You did a great job of engaging our students, in a tough room (physically) to maneuver well.  I appreciated your engagement with our students outside of your formal program as well.  That means a lot to me and shows your host you really care about being there and what happens to these folks.”

Miriam I. Roccia, Assistant Dean of Students, Campus Life University of Missouri St. Louis

 

“HE WAS AMAZING!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!”

Karen Hendrick, Ed.D, Principal, Rockwood Valley Middle School

 

“Thanks so much for speaking with our students here at the ILC.  I could tell your message specifically impacted a few students and I was pleasantly surprised at the level of engagement I saw from most everyone.  You have a gift and I’m glad you use it to help others!  I look forward to working with you again.”

Amanda McAuley, ILC Social Worker, Rockwood School District

 

“What I got from yesterday’s meeting was that sometimes not everything is perfect, but you have to wake up everyday and keep going.”

Ayanna C., Student

 

“Yesterday’s meeting was very informational and he was very well educated. I respect his ability to get back on his feet after experiencing a lot of hardship career wise with Covid.”

Madison M., Student

 

“Yesterday Jeff gave some good tips on what to do and think about that I think could be beneficial.”

Gavin M., Student

 

“Jeff is a very energetic and balanced individual who was able to give some amazing advice regarding work-life balance and habits which are essential to living a happy and successful life.” 

Jordyn G., Student

 

“He was very humble and was an excellent speaker. He not only had the energy and excitement of a great speaker, but he also spoke very genuinely. You could feel the motivation behind each word that he said. He broke concepts and ideas down into very manageable analogies.”

Jack D., Student

 

“Yesterday was the second time I have been to one of Jeff’s talks and it solidified my existing opinion that Jeff is one of the best, if not the best, motivational speakers I have ever heard. While the first time was more thrilling because it was in-person, before COVID, when Jeff would balance on a ball and get out of a straight jacket, the second time was just as fun and informative. Jeff has a unique way of incorporating excitement and fun into his motivational speeches, making the audience more engaged and attentive to messages. The way that Jeff additionally reflects upon his own life to provide motivation for others is a thought-provoking and wonderful way of motivating.”

Surya J., Student

 

“I would like to thank you for taking the time to speak to our class and giving valuable insight. The $10 bill analogy and visual you demonstrated was extremely impactful to me and something I will always remember. It gave me a good reminder that my intrinsic worth never changes. Thank you so much again!”

Trinity M., Student

Coach

Mark Rawlins, General Partner – Firm Strategy, Edward Jones

 

“These sessions have taken our company to the next level. We had several members of our team work with Jeff. We are currently having the best 3 month of productions that our company has ever seen. 

How you ask?

Our people are more confident in their abilities, we are all communicating better. The culture in the plant has done a complete 180. People enjoy working here. Small talk from the upper Management to the floor employees has improved. This is now ONE TEAM.

If you want a positive change in your company. I would highly recommend Jeff.”

Vernon H., Manager

 

“Jeff Koziatek’s coaching process is as gentle as a smooth flowing stream, yet imbued with a tidal wave force of genuine desire to help his clients breakthrough and break free… offering profound tools for self-discovery and his masterful use of questions, all coalescing to provide deeply meaningful work for clients which is illuminating, encouraging and empowering. Jeff is truly a Master Coach among Coaches.”

Steven R.

 

“For various reasons, I had an unhealthy mindset and reached out to Jeff for help. I was lost and needed someone to get me back on track. My work with Jeff enabled me to feel valued and confident again. I reclaimed the balance between self, family and work. Jeff is so genuine and relatable. He has a calming nature and also an energy that is contagious which is a tremendous combination. I am definitely in a much better place after working with Jeff. I truly appreciate him and the work that he does!”

Amy N.

 

“Jeff’s coaching has changed the way our key people work and treat each other. Even those that have not had the privilege of meeting with Jeff have changed. We are a much more focused, open, and goal oriented bunch working better as a team than ever before.”

Jon L., Manager

 

“When I was going through a recent change in jobs/companies I reached out to Jeff for coaching. I recognized that there was a possibility that I would carry poor habits from one job to the next, that a fresh start could already be tainted by my subconscious. Jeff helped me focus on the goal and hone in on a single point that sat below everything. With Jeff’s guidance I was able to improve my self-confidence, prepare myself for this new role and leave my ‘baggage’ behind. I started the new job feeling ready to engage from day one, knowing that I could add value from the get go. Thank you Jeff!”

Tom P., Business Analysis Manager

 

“Jeff is a bright ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. He brings energy and passion to everything he does, driven by a sense of purpose and vision that should be shared by everyone seeking to travel the road to success. In the space of a few minutes, he helped me make sense of the sea of information in which I was floundering so I could set a course forward with clarity and confidence. Thank you, Jeff!”

Yonason G., Speaker

 

“Since I started meeting with Jeff for life coaching sessions, I have felt a greater sense of clarity and a stronger connection with my true self. I’ve recently  gained a new focus on my core values and true ambitions because of my time working with Jeff. His empathy and patience helped me not only to open up and share with him but also have the courage to listen to myself. Jeff creates a judgment free environment that allows you to feel free to release what is no longer serving you.”

Laura S.

 

“Lower stress for the people.  More efficient.  Better balance with the rest of their lives.  Just flat out Happier people! That’s a damn fine job.

When Jeff started with one of our team members– he was communicating at about 5%. After 8 sessions, he was communicating at 70%!”

Carey W., Business Owner

 

“One year ago (almost to the day), I was able to hand in my letter of resignation and become a full time copywriter—a dream come true. A lot of people helped, but my coach, Jeff Koziatek, helped me go from feeling stuck to living this dream. Just wanted to say thank you again for your coaching. I’ve noticed a significant shift in my thinking and decision making since we started meeting. I highly recommend him if you feel like you need a coach to move you to the next stage of your career (or life).”

Cory E.

 

“I met Jeff K. several years earlier and was drawn to his communication style, humor, and insight. As I prepared to make personal and professional transitions Jeff immediately came to mind. After outreaching on his website, he promptly scheduled a consultation and it was a great connection. Jeff’s down-to-earth personality paved the way for honest dialogue and introspection. His coaching style provided insight to systems giving me a clear picture of who I was and foundational strategies that have helped me accomplish new goals. I am grateful for Jeff’s inspirational insight as he walked with me during a time of transition. I truly felt his investment in my progress and nurturing care in my moments of struggle. I thoroughly believe that Jeff is a skillful coach, eager to use his talents and humor to assist his clients as they seek better understanding and acceptance of their purpose and impact on life. You’ll laugh and learn while working with Jeff – this is a guarantee. 

Thank you for your help! Words cannot fully envelope the gratitude I have for your provision of honest insight in a time of great need. As I emerge more confident, capable, and curious for this new part of my personal journey the insight while working with you is intertwined with my accomplishments. You are an amazing coach and FUNNY-MAN cheerleader and when I needed it the most you reminded me of my progress. Thank you for helping me see the path and being my BUMPERS while I got focused!”

Jennifer E.

 

“We all have “Stuff” and it’s hard to work through it all or even know what to work through.  Jeff is helping me have and showing me how to use the “tools” to become the woman I’m meant to be; confident and self-assured!!  It’s amazing what your life is like when you can change your thinking, attitude and behavior.”

Kate  B.

 

“Ready to get real and make big changes that you were meant to in this life? I highly recommend Jeff, who provides coaching to process the age old question, “Who Am I”.  Dig into your authentic self to move forward in a meaningful and productive way, both personally and professionally. Thank you Jeff for all your support of my growth! My heart overflows!”

Susanne J.

 

“Many thanks to professional coach Jeff Koziatek for being an important part of my journey this past year. I appreciate the time and healthy energy extended to me. A lot of healing has occurred over the last few months and it started when I reached out to him because I was ready for movement in my life. Struggling with circumstantial depression and mild anxiety which wasn’t that noticeable to others, but it was strong enough to keep me from truly experiencing the life I love. Jeff created a safe environment to sort my thoughts and figure out a healthy direction where I was at that time. Jeff, thank you for being the diving board that sprung me into a pool of opportunity and blessings! I cannot believe the difference less than a year has made within my little world. Please keep using your gifts and talents to impact the lives of those who are ready for growth. You are truly a Godsend to this world! Iron sharpens iron! Thanks for sharpening me.”

Brigitte R.

 

“Jeff my friend, I’m forever in your debt. Our sessions and your teachings back in late 2017 helped me more than I ever thought. Those teachings helped me do the one thing I didn’t think I could ever do. I’ve forgiven my absent father and drunken stepfather for their transgressions against me. The rage, resentment, and overall hatred of them are all gone. I thank you. I’m happier than I’ve been in a really long time. Would’ve never gotten this far without your help. Thank you for everything.””

Andrew H.

 

“I came to Jeff feeling a little flustered and unsure and was immediately put at ease by his positive and supportive nature. Jeff created a completely safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere where I really felt I could say anything. He helped me learn more about myself than I ever could have on my own!”

Alexandra F.

 

“Working with Jeff and been tremendously valuable.”

Jim G., Financial Advisor

 

I have spent time working through knowing my personal ‘why’ with Simon Sineks process and within about 45 minutes of working with Jeff, his process gave me clarity on how I can verbalize my Compass and always use it as an alignment anchor in my life. Thanks Jeff. Adore you. 

Shea P., Trainer

 

“I just wanted to thank you again for being a great catalyst for change in my life.  You did for me what no one else was able to do.  Through our work together you helped me realign myself, and put my life back on the path I was always meant to be on, a path my soul was meant to travel.  When I answer the question of who I am, I fearlessly respond that I am an innovative, courageous, nurturing, nonjudgmental, passionate, teacher.  I am worthy.  I have value.  I have come so far since our work together, but it was only because of the change you helped me achieve in myself.  And for this I will be eternally grateful.

My life was at an all-time low when I met you at that conference and had the courage to ask you for help.  It saved me in every way.  It gave me new lenses to view our world with.  And for that I am deeply grateful. “

Kyle S.

 

“Everyday since my coaching session with Jeff Koziatek, I have been incredibly grateful for my ‘Compass” that Jeff coached me in creating, authentic to my core, and it was so fast, so easy, and fun! Jeff, I am forever grateful for your gift! Thank you for creating these tools, your real ease working with me, allowing me space to explore without judgement, and highlighting my insights in an easy, fast and organized one sheet compass to help guide me from here forward in my life. This morning I was applying to be chosen as a sponsored athlete, and the ease of filling out the question “Why choose me?” was made so easy by taking 2 minutes to read my Identity Statement, Vision and Mission statements, and then answer the question from my core. This was made possible by the profound result of your work with me, Jeff. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Lisa F.

 

“Jeff is an amazing coach. He is insightful, caring, kind and compassionate. Jeff did an exercise that makes me tear up when I really think about it. This exercise deepened and strengthened my sense of self in a way that is irrefutable.  Although I thought I was very aware of my values, Jeff helped me to see that those values may be different for the different parts of my life. Jeff listens so well and working with him was so affirming.  You owe it to yourself to connect with Jeff and I am so glad that I did.”

Nancy J.

 

“I wanted to take a moment to thank Jeff Koziatek for the time he spent with me over the last few months. Covid, quarantine and other major life changes over the last year knocked me off course. I have known Jeff for many years as a friend and fellow circus artist and reached out to him for help. In a few months of talking, working and focusing on what is important to me, my life and outlook improved significantly. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a guide on getting back on track to finding your happiness.”

Brent H.

 

“Thanks for the gift of your time and evaluation today.  I found it very interesting; haven’t ever really done anything like this before.  I find self-analysis difficult to begin with and near impossible without guidance.  I always enjoy your presentations and chatting with you – we have fun!

 You know, when you asked me to read my compass synopsis, I was surprised at the lump in my throat by the time I finished just the identity statement.  I am not an emotional person; I do not choke up easily.  I knew all along we were talking about me so you’d think I’d expect to see those words on the screen, right?  But…there’s affirmation/confirmation in reading them aloud.  We do not (or at least I do not) stop and asses myself probably EVER.  Reading my positive identity statement somehow confirmed who I was – and that I am GOOD, even though I don’t feel like I lack in the security of myself.  As I write that, it sounds corny, but it struck me sort of like a huge, unexpected gift from someone I’d never expect to get a gift from.  (In reality, I guess we don’t give ourselves many gifts, do we?)”

Denise H., Vice President

Peformer

“Jeff has the rare ability to combine your talents with your humanity.  I don’t see that side of many performers and it’s been a pleasure working with him and his incredible level of professionalism. He has always brought more to everything I’ve observed than just a performance.  Jeff brings himself and his spontaneous honesty and mindfulness.  He is who he is whether he is performing or conversing one on one.”

Magi Henderson, Glen Carbon IL library

 

“Jeff is AMAZING! I received many compliments from both kids and adults on how fun, witty, and entertaining he was. Furthermore, he was prompt and professional which made working with him a breeze! I highly recommend him for any entertaining gigs!”

Sarah Dillon

 

“Very entertaining! Jeff had the students and staff completely engaged with his skills, jokes, and thrills!”

Eric Schwendeman

 

“5 Stars!!! Jeff is so so good at engaging his audience and captivating their attention (young and old alike) — he entertained children at a family event at our church and was absolutely fantastic! Professional, polished and the kids had SO. MUCH. FUN. I highly recommend him!”

Carrie Trammell, Ascension Catholic School

 

“Jeff was fantastic at the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School annual family picnic; he engaged children and parents alike with jokes, tricks, and talent! We will definitely have him back in the future!”

Dominic Key, Manager of Community Engagement & Director of Summer Programs, Villa Duchesne / Oak Hill School

 

“Juggling Jeff is such a charismatic presenter. Students were actively engaged. The message was really good and appropriate for all ages. We are a speech conference; we promote speech competition events. Every time I judge, there is at least one contestant that is really nervous and scared. I believe that after hearing Jeff’s performance, that person will have courage to push through their fears and be amazing.”

Clopton High School, Speech and Debate/Drama conference

 

“Thank you so much for coming to our carnival.  You were very entertaining and approachable to people of all ages. Thank you for helping our students in their quest to be relaxed before finals as well as being the person who students can look forward to seeing on campus. We wish you the best of luck for the rest of the year and we hope that we can work with you in the future.”

Awa Konte, University Program Board: Administrative and Assessment Chair, UMSL

 

“THANK YOU again! It is very unlike my mother to “dwell” on things after the fact, but last week she sent me a text that she was smiling and still thinking about what a fun surprise it was to have you at the office (she also warned me to be prepared for “payback”… ha!). I live streamed the entire thing at my desk, so my office was all quite intrigued as well and we loved it! Great, great job – of course I will be happy to provide feedback on your social media sites and will tell whomever I can who may benefit from your services!

16 years ago my family moved to St. Louis and found a new favorite activity, the Shakespeare Festival. While we waited for the show, a jester entertained the crowds and we were immediately enamored. My mom, true to form, searched for this fellow’s information and learned his name is Juggling Jeff. From that day forward, mom swore that Jeff would be hired for some family event: birthday parties, gatherings, weddings, etc. and because mom loved it so much, us kids rolled our eyes and put up a firm resistance. 

This year for her birthday, I contacted Jeff to inquire about surprising mom at her office. HE KNOCKED OUR SOCKS OFF! The surprise went without a hitch and Jeff’s performance was entertaining, exciting, engaging and SO MUCH FUN. I now live in Houston and Jeff was able to perform not only for the conference room in St. Louis, but engaged with the Facebook Live stream my dad had going, so our family and friends could watch from afar as well. 

I can’t thank Jeff enough – this surprise will go down in family history. 

Highly, highly recommend Jeff for any event you may have! Fun for all ages.”

Rebekah Fancis

 

“Ridge Meadows Elementary was pleased to be entertained by Jeff Koziatek (Juggling Jeff) at our celebratory assembly for our Mix-it-Up campaign. Jeff was highly engaging – keeping even our Kindergarteners entertained throughout his show. He cleverly incorporated important life lessons about achieving goals into his routine through technical stunts, funny stories, and dynamic repetitive motions that made the audience full participants in his high-energy show. His obvious talents as a performer are equaled to that of his skills as an exceptional motivational speaker who understands his audience (in our case – elementary students). He was even kind enough to incorporate some of the lessons we had been teaching during our Mix-it-Up campaign into his performance – words such as tolerance, empathy, awareness, and inclusion – not easy words to add to a pre-planned show. He did all of this with attention to detail and an obvious joy in working with and teaching students.”

Markel Merz, Teaching assistant, Ridge Meadows Elementary

 

“Jeff has been the featured entertainment at our annual block party at Hope Lutheran Church in High Ridge MO for the last 3 or 4 years. Jeff is very entertaining and great interacting with both children and adults during his presentation. If your looking for a great entertainer with a lot of energy, why not give Jeff a try.”

Don Boettcher

 

“Very entertaining! Kept kids of all ages engaged while offering a very positive message. I absolutely recommend Jeff!”

Erica Pyle

 

“Jeff is a living legend. He’s a huge fixture and fan favorite at the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park. His doing one of the most classic things one can do in entertainment and doing it so incredibly well. Super professional to work with, great communication, easy to work with on site.”

Colin O’Brien

 

“Jeff is great! He provided entertainment for the students at Casa Dia Montessori Watson this summer and was fabulous. He had the children laughing the entire time and really made them feel like part of the show. My children have also had him preform at summer camp and loved him. He was very accommodating and so friendly! I would recommend him for parties as well as camp and school activities. We can’t wait to have him back!”

Angela Murray Haffer

 

“We love Juggling Jeff as an entertainer!! We’ve seen him at the Shakespeare Festival and many times at library kids shows. He’s funny, captivating, and a REALLY great juggler. My kids adore him. He’s really good at playing to his crowd, no matter what the age and setting. Hoping to become one of his groupies!”

Kim S.

 

“The show was epic!!!  The kiddos enjoyed themselves immensely, and I think all the adults did too!!”

Angela Anderson Cub Scout Pack 315

 

“We definitely want to work with Jeff again, because Jeff is just the funnest!”

 Jessica LaBozzetta, Special Events Manager, Nine Network of Public Media

 

“Excellent communication.  Incorporated humor.  Completely Engaging.  This was one of the best presentations I have seen. I have taught for 33 years and Jeff was very intelligent in the way he fused fun with skill building and locomotor movement. He is a MASTER!!! I was super impressed.”

Andrews Academy

 

“The energy and enthusiasm Jeff brings to the stage is incredible.”

Julie Donnelly, Celebrate St. Louis

 

“Thanks again, man. The thing about you is – hire and forget. I can hire you for a gig and not have to worry about anything at all. That’s of immeasurable value to me. You are a rock in the storm.”

Timothy Trace, Scout Master, Cub Scouts

 

“Jeff commanded the attention of 600 elementary kids, and they loved it! Great interaction, very entertaining, and nothing but positive reactions from students and staff.  I highly recommend taking in a performance.”

Matt Carlton, Principal, Windsor Intermediate Center

 

“I wanted to tell you how wonderful Jeff was at last evenings Fun Bash! What a talented young man and such a way with the crowd! It was so hot and humid, but his spirits were not dampened. He gave it 110%! He was thoroughly enjoyable!”

Principal, Elementary School

 

“Everyone had a fantastic time on Friday; Jeff is an amazing performer.  It’s rare that we find a performance that is both incredibly entertaining and educational as well.  Almost all of our children’s Shakespeare books, poems, and graphic novels checked out after Jeff’s performance and everyone – even the smallest kiddos – left knowing who Shakespeare is.  Please let Jeff know how incredibly pleased our audience was!”

Heather Kath, Children’s Programmer, Quincy Public Library

 

“What makes your show a success is not the giant props and set but the way you build a relationship with the audience.  You could have been standing there in jeans and still have made a huge impact on the kids – Outstanding!  All the teachers were very impressed.”

Susan Van Patten, Nurse, Bayless Elementary School

 

“We really enjoyed your performance on Monday.  We loved that you were able to keep everyone entertained from the 3 year olds to the 14 year olds.  A perfect way to kick off our Catholic Schools Week.”

Jenny Kohls, Office Administrator, All Saints School

 

“Jeff is a talented performer who entertains all ages. I feel like we see him EVERYWHERE around town…First Night, Shakespeare Festival Green Show, Fourth of July at the Arch, Holiday Magic. If it’s a St. Louis event, he’s often there. Jeff can entertain thirty or 300 with enthusiasm and fun. That’s why it’s extra special to then have him come to my child care program at the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools to do a show. For our school show, Jeff juggles various objects, jumps rope on a large ball, escapes from a straight jacket and more. Along the way, he infuses comedy and the kids howl with delight. Jeff is always a big hit and kids who have seen him before are so excited to know he’s coming back.”

Lisa Berman, teacher, St. Louis Language Immersion School

 

“Jeff, I’m glad this worked out!  I was really last minute on my booking so I appreciate that you squeezed us in.  I dropped in for a few minutes at the Spencer Road Branch and it looked like everyone was having LOTS of fun.  You really know how to manage a mixed-bag audience.  With so many different ages, it’s always like a bubbling pot but you had them under control.  I especially appreciate the kindness you showed to the disabled adults who attended.  You included them with your eye contact and certainly made them feel like a part of the audience.”

Maggie Preiss, Children’s Resources & Marketing, St. Charles City-County Library District

 

“I was just going to give you all a suggestion for a summer reading program performer for next year.  His name is Juggling Jeff and he is out of St. Louis.  He has a comedy show and he is also a life coach and motivational speaker.  I have had him here in Marshfield the last 2 summers and he is WONDERFUL!!  He is great to work with!  By far the best performer we have ever had here.”

Lyndsea, Children’s Librarian, Marshfield Library

 

“Thank you so much for your enthusiastic performances at the Robinson Public Library District! The show was so much fun for children, parents, and library staff! You have a gift with children and your behavior management skills are very clever and effective. I have heard more positive comments from parents, children, and other librarians than I have heard about any performer we’ve had in quite a while! We look forward to having you back at our library!”

Breyanna Weaver, Director, Robinson Public Library District

 

“He was so much fun!  He came to a large mentoring event and won the crowd over.  He was age appropriate and witty.  He was able to get the crowd going and my daughter was standing up shouting the entire time.  She was still talking about it this morning.  You can see his love for people and get the humor out of it all.  He truly loves what he does and it shows.  I am not one to like corny kid shows, but this was fun for all ages because he was witty and really good.  Plus, he was amazing at his talents!  If you have any kind of reserves about booking him, throw them out.  He is great!”

Alison, Volunteer, Unit 40 Mentoring Program

 

“Jeff is energetic, passionate and creative and brings every one of these qualities each time he presents for us. He is a wonderful communicator and does a fantastic job of connecting with his audience with the right balance of humor and substance.”

Karen Braatz, Special Events Facilitator for Rockwood School District’s Partners in Education Department

 

“Personable, witty, and amazingly coordinated”

Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer, Explore St. Louis

 

“WOW! Entertaining for all ages!  Very Positive show!”

Wendy Beckerman

 

“Jeff wonderfully engages the audience.  I would definitely recommend Jeff.  You won’t be disappointed.”

Jackie Malt

 

“Juggling Jeff kept a group of 100 middle school kids entertained for an hour. They are not the easiest audience to engage, but he had them in the palm of his hand within seconds. They gave his performance a standing ovation! Jeff’s message is wonderful, and he truly understands kids. We look forward to having him back.”

Pastor Chuck Schlie, Messiah Lutheran Church

 

“Fun and very entertaining. Loved the way he engaged the audience. His show was clean and he was very entertaining. I recommend him to anyone and everyone!”

Tim Notz

 

“Juggling Jeff is one of our library’s favorite performers!  He is professional, entertaining, and inspirational.  Patrons of all ages enjoy his shows and I always get asked when we are having him back.

Natascha W., Quincy, IL 

 

“Very entertaining. Fun! Gets the audience going. Best entertainer ever!”

Carol S., Waterloo, IL

 

“Excellent performance!  Jeff is very entertaining with his skills, jokes, and thrills!  Highly recommend.”

Eric S., O’Fallon, MO 

 

“Juggling Jeff is a favorite special guest at our school.  I would highly recommend him for any event you are planning.  He has such powerful and positive messages. He is incredibly engaging and hilariously entertaining.  You will love Juggling Jeff!!” 

Amy L.

 

“We hired Juggling Jeff for our Shrine Circus kick-off carnival. He was awesome. I had hired him in the past and once again he did not disappoint. His show was fun for all ages and he was great with engaging the audience. He did a wonderful job and as the chairman of this event it was great to hear all of the positive feedback form everyone about how much it added to the success of the event. We do this event every year and having him perform was a new addition to the event that went over perfectly!!”

Kyle M., St. Louis, MO

Blueprint for Value

“Great read, direct and to the point.  Good investment of your time.”

Wendy G. Lewis (Shireman), CPA

 

“A handy reference for anyone looking to improve themselves

I purchased “Blueprint For Value” because I have experienced Jeff Koziatek’s (the author) motivational talks. Jeff authors a clear and concise handbook for anyone looking to improve themselves to become the very best they can be. While the book is not intended to be consumed at one sitting, I did read through it on a recent flight. Since then, I have decided to tackle one habit per week for the next year. Though I am only a few weeks in, I was already able to share some of the book’s insights during a board meeting the other day. It really helped to drive home a point the chairman made and generate some additional discussion. I recommend you take a chance, read “Blueprint For Value”, and try to implement at least some of the suggestions. I think you will find the effort will pay off.”

Rob Bowman, President and CEO, Terra Properties, Inc.

 

“Blueprint for Value is a clear and concise guide that invites you to explore what’s going on beneath your stories and preconceived notions of self. The process gives the reader the freedom to comfortably dive into the concepts of personal worth and value. The book is divided into four categories (which is really helpful to me) that address your empowerment through different methods. I recommend this book to anyone who feels the call to heal, release and re-frame old stories. There is a lot of encouragement and wisdom on each page!”

Amazon Customer

 

“I love it! What a great book!  It is short, concise, applicable, and inspiring.”

Kevin O’Brien, Agape Construction

 

“I purchased “Blueprint For Value” because I have experienced Jeff Koziatek’s (the author) motivational talks. Jeff authors a clear and concise handbook for anyone looking to improve themselves to become the very best they can be. While the book is not intended to be consumed at one sitting, I did read through it on a recent flight. Since then, I have decided to tackle one habit per week for the next year. Though I am only a few weeks in, I was already able to share some of the book’s insights during a board meeting the other day. It really helped to drive home a point the chairman made and generate some additional discussion. I recommend you take a chance, read “Blueprint For Value”, and try to implement at least some of the suggestions. I think you will find the effort will pay off.”

Amazon Customer

 

I have sat in on the author, Jeff Koziatek’s motivational talks. “Blueprint for Value” is a must read for anyone wanting to become the very best they can be. I know that I have not always viewed myself in the most positive ways and this book came at exactly the right time to remind myself that I have value. There are days I need a pick me up, and I grab this simply for the reminder.

Amazon Customer

 

“This is a book to help anyone who:

1) Derives their value comes from what they do for a living, how much money they make, or how much stuff they’ve accumulated.
2) Feels lost and lacks a deeper purpose
3) Lacks confidence and is full of despair because life has not gone according to their plans
4) Would like to enjoy life and let go of negativity and toxic behaviors

This book reminds us that we all have innate value that can never be taken away and never diminishes. It explains how we can tap into that any time we want and reframe how we see ourselves and the world.

Most importantly this book is short, by design. It’s like a jolt of caffeine when you’re about to dose off. When you have that moment of weakness when you’re feeling underwhelmed, you can pick it up, flip to a specific page and get yourself right back on track.

So many book reviews will note that the material was powerful, but that it was full of fluff. This is the opposite. He includes only what you need to be at your best. There are no wasted words, which should result in fewer relapses into negative self-reflection. It’s one of the most unique books I’ve ever read, and I was surprised at how simple valuable the concepts are.

If you know someone that struggles to feel worthy or has their identity needlessly tied up in something besides their internal values, this would be a great gift.”

JJ Kirkpatrick, Video Producer

 

“I was interested in writing a review of this book because I have heard Jeff talk about his interest in authenticity for years now, and this review affords me the opportunity to place his concerns about authenticity within a wider psychological context. When Jeff talks about authenticity I hear echoes of the writings of Donald Winnicott. Winnicott is truly one of the great figures in psychology. He was a pediatrician and psychoanalyst who wrote with deep insight about the development of the mind of the child, and hence the human mind.

One of Winnicott’s hallmark ideas is the false self. He thought that a child, when faced with an unresolvable conflict about love, where he or she must choose between being true to themselves, and complying with parental expectations, unconsciously creates a false self. This false self is a compliant self, which has within itself the child’s true self who is thus sheltered from the vicissitudes of this terrible choice. Such a child faces the dilemma: do I surrender myself in order to keep the love of my mother, or do I listen to myself and risk being alone, abandoned, or banished from the only love I know. Adults do not generally recall as adults that they once faced dilemmas of this magnitude, but Winnicott did. When Jeff Koziatek directs his reader to try to find their authentic self, and live in a way consistent with that he is tapping into a deep root within psychology. This is what people strive for in their lives; and many seek therapy or counseling to regain access to this core of themselves that was jettisoned very early in order to earn, or keep, approval, love, or to find success in the world. For many people losing track of their early true self produces tremendous psychic pain, and it is only by pursuing a path to rediscover it that they can begin to feel right within themselves.
In this very slim volume Jeff identifies the false paths that too often people follow when they seek a way to alter their consciousness and manage their pain. These include drugs, alcohol, sex, and what he refers to as “toxic” friends. These are all ways to avoid feeling the pain; but unless one feels and experiences their real vulnerability and suffering, the false self is only reinforced. Jeff talks about perfectionism. This is an attempt to construct a false self that is invulnerable and gives the illusion of being able to avoid suffering—it sounds appealing, but really, it never works. None of us is invulnerable, and only by recognizing that can we have a real and satisfying life.

Ultimately this small book provides solid suggestions for healthy living and finding a foundation for genuine satisfactions in building a life.”

Phoebe Cirio, President, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute

 

Many nuggets of gold in Jeff’s short yet concise book that helps with self-reflection. It can help you validate that you are doing the right things in life or provide you with some new techniques to try. Well done and a great tool to bring you back when you feel life is pushing you off the rails.

James Canada, Owner, Managing Partner & CEO, Alliance Technologies

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