Jeff Veley is an award-winning speaker, social skills educator, and entertainer. He is widely recognized for his ability to connect with diverse audiences through clean comedy, music, illusions, and the life-changing message of emotional resilience and the Golden Rule.
Jeff’s message has reached over one million people in nine countries, touching the lives of students at schools, detention centers, and national youth conferences. In addition, he provides professional development and training seminars for groups of parents, educators, and mental health professionals.
Drawing from his experience working in the social work field and time spent teaching students in an educational setting, Jeff shares wisdom well beyond his years. His stories of walking through difficult situations with students often mirror his own story of struggle growing up. Relentlessly tormented at school and abused at home, Jeff learned the social and emotional skills needed to survive, and later to thrive. He candidly shares these moments with his audience on a journey to find hope and teach life-changing skills that empower individuals to rise above their circumstances.
Known for his practical solutions that solve social conflicts and form healthy relationships, Jeff is frequently featured on radio and television. His on-air contributions include appearances on NBC, ABC, FOX, TV Chile International as well as numerous local TV and radio stations. As a respected leader in his industry, Jeff has helped shape several national and international bullying prevention programs. Jeff is the Host/Executive Producer of Love Changes It All, a weekly radio feature/blog and serves as the Chief Representative for the Campus Peace-Building Initiative.
Jeff and his program are recipients of the Golden Rule International Award, presented by the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative of the United Nations and the World Civility International Award for effectiveness in teaching conflict resolution skills. The U.N. officially recognizes Jeff as a World Peace Ambassador and World Civility Ambassador in 120 nations. An outspoken voice for vulnerable and victimized youth, Jeff serves as a mentor, sponsor, and advocate to at-risk youth both locally and globally.
“Peace is not only the absence of conflict but the presence of love.”Jeff Veley