About me

ButlerMy name is Jeff Butler and when I was 13, I was involved in an auto accident that changed my life.

Tired from a middle school football game, I did something most young kids have done, I laid down in the back seat of our family SUV.  This was a seemingly perfect place for my 5’2″ 13 year old frame and I closed my eyes for a quick cat nap while my dad drove home.  The next thing I remember was waking up to a bright flash of light, lots of spinning, and then lots of not being able to move.

Movies and TV don’t do a great job of really explaining what happens when you break your neck.  Usually the person shown dies instantly, but I can attest to the fact that is not the case! What actually happens, is that person is set on a journey over the weeks, months, and then years to take back their life and independence.  I started on that adventure when I was 13, and am still learning new things every day.

I started driving with my friends when I was 16, went away to college at 18, and got my first “adult” job when I was 22.  At 26 I started my own software company and was fortunate to be able to represent Team USA in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, bringing home a Silver medal.

We all have journeys that we travel in life.  My hope is that sharing these experiences will help people along their own paths, and shed some light on quite a different lifestyle– one lived a little lower to the ground, and on four wheels.

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Speaking Engagements

Embracing uncommon opportunities

Jeff shows his audience that adversity can be reframed as an opportunity for personal and professional growth.  He offers guidance and tools to react to challenges with a tactical approach, using the forced action as a catalyst for change.

Achieving goals and success in life.

What is keeping you from achieving your goals? Are you putting too much emphasis on external factors or reliance on someone else?  Jeff helps break down what can go wrong, how to set realistic goals, and how to meet every one of them.

Relentless perseverance and when to throw in the towel

Life comes at you fast and hard.  When adversity strikes, the solution is to persevere at all costs– until it makes more sense to reframe and refocus.  Jeff will guide your organization through strategies to decide when to push hard and when to reevaluate.

Jeff tailors his message for each audience.  Please use the contact page for booking inquiries.


Lyft and Uber– You Can’t Dodge This Forever

You may have heard of the ridesharing craze that’s sweeping the country.  Two of the largest such companies– Lyft and Uber are revolutionizing the transportation business, while challenging traditional taxi cab companies for dominance. Both Lyft and Uber have similar business models.  They have created a mobile app which allows people to request a ride from anywhere they …