Past Speaking Engagements
PRIDE MONTH Talk: Stories from an Unexpected Ultrarunner
Jeffrey is an ultrarunner, comedian, and social media “influencer” known for not only his documentary on his ultrarunning journey but his epic dances while out on runs. He is also a proud gay man who tapped into an athletic community of people who typically run more than a marathon – not knowing what to expect. His stories of running as a gay man thankfully don’t involve running for his safety! In his Pride Month Talk, Jeffrey shares his ultrarunning story with humor while also weaving in stories of some of the world’s greatest gay stars. You’ll leave this talk feeling incredibly inspired!
Resilience: Being Smart Enough to Start, Dumb Enough Not to Quit
Jeffrey James Binney’s unexpected path to ultrarunning taught him how to persevere and finish hard things. This motivating and hysterical talk with leave your audience inspired to stop procrastinating, “do the thing”, and most importantly…cross the finish line. It is an ideal talk for high performing teams, celebrating what it takes to excel, and those who need to be reminded that we all hold the power to resilience.
Motivation: The ROI of Risk-Taking
What if taking risks wasn’t risky? What if the tangential benefits reaped while on the risk journey were more valuable than the final outcome of the “risk”? Through storytelling and humor, Jeffrey James Binney will school your audience how to properly evaluate risks and the motivation to dive into them head first. Ideal talk for any team looking for motivation to be courageous, productive, and resilient!
Once Is Enough (clip)
“Jeffrey was AMAZING! His message is so inspirational and really spoke to our attendees. They laughed, cried, and left inspired. Jeffrey was incredibly engaging and gracious enough to stay and talk to the long line of folks waiting for him after his speech. I cannot recommend Jeffrey enough. Do not hesitate to book him.”
–Nick Zumbrun, NIRSA Assistant Director of Learning
“Jeffrey spoke at our healthcare conference on the topic of resilience. He made us laugh, he made us cry and then he made us laugh again! Our attendees absolutely related to Jeffrey’s personal tragedies and how he overcame them. His presentation was enlightening and left us all feeling like we can accomplish anything with the correct mindset. He was a true inspiration for our team!”
– Jennifer Helon, Vice President of Contracting, Saber Healthcare
“Jeffrey Binney spoke at our annual summer conference. Jeffrey’s story is a thoughtful combination of humor, self preservation, grit, determination, and ultimately…love. His inspiring, motivational, and personal story was exactly what we all needed after a year of dealing with the pandemic. Jeffrey’s presentation will be appreciated by your group or association. Jeffrey Binney totally hit the mark, and then some.”
– Chris Griffith (Former WASA President)
About Jeffrey James Binney
Jeffrey James Binney is a Los Angeles based motivational speaker, actor, singer, comedian, and athlete. Jeffrey grew up on a farm in Laredo, MO before moving to Brooklyn, NY & later Los Angeles after receiving his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Missouri State University. Jeffrey has been seen on Late Night With David Letterman, in the 1st National Tour and Chicago Company of the Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and at comedy clubs and festivals across the country. His story about his path to becoming a happy running advocate and unexpected ultramarathoner can be heard in the documentary film “Once is Enough.”
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