“When you think of Karl Malone, you get an image of him (Jeff) right away….He’s a guy who has great competitive genes; he wants to win, he wants to compete and he’s willing to work to do those things. He always obeyed the rules. He played clean. He played hard. He gave you everything he had and when it was over, he had respect for the opponent. And he had fun doing it. And I see all those things with Jeff.”–Frank Layden – 1983-1984 NBA Coach of the Year

Jeff’s teaching style, humor, and personality have made him a beloved and sought-after speaker around the world. He always dreamed of playing professional football. As a kid he envisioned playing college football as a receiver. He was one step closer to fulfilling his dream when a construction accident left him broken and paralyzed from the waist down. His life and dreams were shattered but not defeated. During those dark days, he had a decision to make: he could stay down and quit or get back up and succeed. He chose the latter.

By picking up the shattered pieces of his dream and sifting through the disappointing ashes of despair, Jeff discovered the steps great leaders follow and finish with exactness. He picked himself up, followed the steps, earned his master’s degree, and created a worldwide peer-to-peer leadership program, which was recognized at the United Nations in New York City.

Jeff will travel the globe, as a Sherpa of sorts, to share these secrets with your soldiers. He will get up out of his wheelchair and take a few steps forward to show your soldiers the impossible really is possible. He will amplify their power and potential and prepare them for the battles they will wage both on and off the field. Combined with your vision and guidance, Jeff’s transformational message and life-altering experience will cultivate a culture into something other branches are only dreaming about.



“The environment that kids are growing up in today does not prepare them for the real world of perseverance and problem-solving. Jeff’s well-polished and humorous presentation had the audience engaged as he went from one idea to the next. His enthusiasm for life and for setting and achieving goals made me think about my own life. Jeff’s message is perfect for these students to expand their vision. His life is a true example of resilience and perseverance.”–Curt Hanks – Sky View High School vice principal/Huntsman Education Recipient

Life Is Beautiful…Just DOn’t quIT

Jeff was paralyzed from the waist down in a construction accident in-between college football seasons more than 20 years ago. His life and dreams were shattered but not defeated. During those dark days, he had a decision to make: he could stay down and quit or get back up and succeed. Jeff chose the latter.

As an ordinary man living life from a wheelchair, Jeff has accomplished some extraordinary things. He participated in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. He was a national champion in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and a four-time All-Star MVP. He was the number1 men’s wheelchair tennis player in the state of Utah and won the St. George Marathon. Jeff also holds two Guinness Book of World Records and even wrote an award-winning book after getting a D- in English and being told he would never be a writer.

Jeff will illustrate the beauties of life and the endless possibilities of going forward one step at a time with his powerful, funny, and resilient keynote speech. He will show you the steps to develop the determination to refuel the fire of desire. Your soldiers will be given permission to succeed by failing, because failures at first are triumphs at last as long as you Just DOn’t quIT.

Benefits and Value:

  • DOn’t quIT and I’Mpossible Battle-Cry Bracelets
  • Soldiers will be awakened and recognize their true potential with the 3 Rs. (Hint: they haven’t even come close to achieving it.)
  • Understand the five aspects of a better life.
  • Discover how to develop the resilience to refuel the fire of desire.
  • Know how to take the first step of any challenge that paralyzes you.
  • Receive permission to succeed and access an unimaginable spring of possibilities.


I’Mpossible: Desire. Dream. Do. is a powerful story that exemplifies life’s lessons that I have learned in my 40 years as an applied sports psychologist. The goal-directed pursuits gleaned from Jeff’s story will guide you in living your life with confidence and perseverance.”–Dr. Richard Gordin – Professor Emeritus, Utah State University

I’Mpossible: Desire. Dream. Do.

“Discover the endless possibilities to grow.”

Have your soldiers ever felt like giving up? Have their methods to motivate fallen short of expectations if not flat on their face?

Jeff believes your future is only as bright as your vision. For example, do your soldiers think it can be done? Do they believe enough to take the first step forward and break free from the chains of the unseen enemies of doubt and fear?

Jeff will walk your soldiers through a few of these tried and tested truths he’s written about in his award-winning book I’Mpossible: Desire. Dream. Do. He will get up out of his wheelchair and take a few steps forward to show your soldiers the impossible really is possible, even after the doctors gave him a life sentence of being confined to a wheelchair and told him he would never move his legs or stand again.

His speaking style, humor, and message will spark the eternal tinder inside your soldiers and ignite the seeds of success your leaders have already sown. In the end, they will know they too can do hard things and will thank you for bringing Jeff to share this transformational message and life-altering experience of achieving the impossible.

Benefits and Value:

  • Witness a transformational change take place around base as they begin to more fully work together.
  • The spark of true joy, energy, and happiness will remind them to stop living someone else’s dream by default and start living their own by design.
  • Work will improve, relationships will develop, resilience will increase, unity will expand, and service will abound.
  • Soldiers will be awakened and recognize their true potential with the 3 Ds. (Hint: they haven’t even come close to achieving it.)
  • They will understand the powerful psychological tool of the Possibility Principle and have 24-hour access to it so they never look at things as impossible again.


“Jeff Griffin is an amazing speaker. I highly recommend Jeff for any leadership conference, corporate event, or any speaking engagement. His unique experiences combined with his dynamic speaking ability lightened the load and lifted my burden as president!”–Doug Fiefia –Student Body President, Utah State University, 2013-2015

T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Achieves More

Truly, everyone achieves more when we work together. Most messages on leadership focus on the few leaders at the top. Jeff’s approach is to focus on the whole group as individual leaders. This approach creates synergy and synergy allows a group to accomplish 10 times more together than they could on their own.

Uncertainty paralyzes purpose. When a soldier is lost, lacks direction, or feels rejected they shut down or act out. Jeff believes the challenge of apathy can be reduced, if not eliminated, if our leaders take the proactive approach to help each other lift and lead by working together. To gain unity and clarity we must push back the enemies of confusion and complacency by consistently writing down our dreams and clearly define our goals until they become a regular routine.

Jeff’s message will give your soldiers permission to dream again. It will encourage your officers to lead with clarity. And it will allow both to understand the importance of working together. Jeff’s ability to connect with your soldiers and officers in a powerful and inspiring way will validate your efforts and support your methods in creating a unified team with better results. Others will want to know how you transformed your base and amplified the power and potential within your soldiers.

Benefits and Value:

  • Gain vision, confidence, and the motivation to push together for a brighter future.
  • You’ll know the secret to not only making goals but accomplishing them.
  • Working together has the potential to eliminate self-doubt, destructive thinking, and limiting within three weeks.
  • A commitment to taking the necessary steps forward and have 24-hour access to the Possibility Principle.
  • You will find the key to unlocking the door to promotions, solving past problems, finding simple solutions, discovering new relationships and rekindling old ones, mending marriages, losing weight, opening the door to new opportunities, and finding fresh and exciting possibilities!


“Different isn’t always better but better is ALWAYS different”