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Go from Dreaming to Doing.

Have you ever had anyone tell you that your idea “will never work,” or have you ever felt that your dream is unattainable?

That’s exactly what everyone said when Walt Disney first dreamed of Disneyland, “a place where parents and children could have fun together.”

How did Walt go from dreaming to doing?

By going “All In!” He put his reputation on the line. He found the courage to forge ahead despite the doubts. He risked it all.

The result? The Happiest Place on Earth.

Learn How to Go “All In” Toward Your Goals Too.

Walt Disney said, “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” 

In Jeff’s signature keynote, he inspires audiences to find the courage within themselves to pursue their personal and professional goals.

Using the magical story of Walt Disney, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World, Jeff will challenge your organization to think bigger, expand your expectations, and never stop dreaming!

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Setting personal and professional goals, working toward a path of achievement and staying motivated throughout the journey takes a strong sense of courage and commitment.

As Jeff shares Walt Disney’s personal journey, he highlights the key philosophies behind Walt’s greatest successes and how you can apply these same principles to your own life.

In this keynote, your audience will:
  • Learn to keep moving forward in challenging times.
  • Use courage to confront conflict.
  • Stop looking and start leading.
  • Let go of limiting beliefs.
  • Dismiss the doubters.
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About Jeff

JEFFREY A. BARNES is a best-selling author, Disney motivational speaker, higher education administrator, university professor, and leadership/success coach.

He has more than thirty-five years of professional speaking experience and twenty years experience leading teams and teaching college courses.

Jeff believes Disneyland’s story teaches us some of life’s greatest lessons—as long as you know its history, know what to look for, and you are willing to connect it all to your own story.

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