Biography

 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, impacting 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.

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Jeff Salzenstein is unlike anyone I’ve ever known. He has a totally refreshing outlook that is encouraging and motivating. Jeff has had a tremendous, positive impact on my life.
– David Kubik, President, Transform Wealth
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
I highly recommend Jeff Salzenstein as a keynote speaker for any organization who wants to invest in their employees, their management team, and their leadership team.
– Lynn McGivern, Chief Compliance Officer. U.S. Radiology
A strong endorsement for Jeff Salzenstein for anyone looking up their game or looking to compete at a really high level in business and in life.
– JP Flaum, Founder, Green Peak Partners
Jeff absolutely knocked it out of the park. All of us walked away with skills that we didn’thave before Jeff came in terms of maximizing both our team performance and ourindividual performance. I couldn’t recommend Jeff more highly.
– John Perkins, CEO, U.S. Radiology Specialists

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