Resilience Educator & Speaker
Jeff Veley is an award-winning youth motivational speaker, social skills educator, and entertainer who specializes in resilience education for bullying prevention.
An advocate for social and emotional learning, Jeff is the co-author of Golden Rule Ambassadors, SQUABBLES®, and Bigfoot Gets Bullied (a #1 Amazon best seller). Over 1 million people have been impacted by Jeff’s peace-making strategies. As a result, he’s received two international awards for effectiveness in conflict resolution.
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Bullying Speaker for Schools
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Golden Rule International Award
Jeff received this award for his
effectiveness in conflict resolution.
World Peace Ambassador
The United Nations officially recognizes Jeff as a World Peace Ambassador in 120 nations.
World Civility International Award
Appointed as a Civility Ambassador for efforts in preventing aggression through civil discourse.
“I have spent my career researching anti-bullying programs and never found one that offered a solution. This one does! Jeff’s is the most practical and helpful that I have encountered.”
— Dr. Brian Hazeltine, Superintendent, Algoma Schools
“This program is one of the best I’ve ever seen at getting practical results and helping young people in conflict resolution. I highly recommend this program to any educational institution and youth development organization in the world.”
— Prof. Clyde Rivers, PhD World Peace Ambassador and Representative to the U.N., Universal Peace Federation
“Our students, staff, and parents were thrilled with Jeff’s work and many have asked if he can return. From the advance materials to his dynamic and inspiring presentations, Jeff and his team were professional, efficient, and effective.”
— Connie Lauferskey, Director, White Rock Montessori
Letter from Jeff Veley – Youth Motivational Speaker
Hi, my name is Jeff Veley and I’m on a mission to teach students how to make friends and manage enemies. For over a decade, I’ve been working on the front lines helping young people, with an emphasis on reaching at-risk youth and victims of trauma. When it comes to the anti-bullying messages given today, they aren’t working. They rarely reduce bullying and leave parents, kids and teachers feeling frustrated and helpless. In fact, research shows that, after a 20-year war on bullying, it is worse today than ever before.
As a kid who was relentlessly bullied at school and abused at home, I know just how hard it can be to navigate social challenges. That’s why I’ve become a youth motivational speaker and social skills educator. I’ve dedicated my career to equipping students with the social and emotional skills that empower them to face adversity, grow in resilience, and solve their own social problems.
My story allows me to speak about bullying with young people in a way that is both real and relevant. Combine this with a psychological approach to stop aggression, and you have a recipe for student success. It’s far more effective than teaching kids to tell on their bully. Across the country, students are being empowered through school assembly programs and youth conferences. Additionally, grownups learn how to support kids through professional development training (staff in-service), education conference speeches, and parent workshops.
If you’re a caring adult, looking for a way to help kids solve social problems, I invite you to access the many resources for schools and parents on this website. Here you can sign up for my free training video and test-drive the “Peace Sign Approach” to social aggression. I know that you’ll find my message to be a breath of fresh air from the typical anti-bullying strategies. I look forward to empowering YOU-th!
Youth Speaker|Social Skills Educator|Bullying Prevention Specialist