Jeff Noel is a 30-year Disney Leadership veteran, 2-time Disney Lifetime Achievement Award, published author and highly-sought business advisor. He has helped over 500 fortune companies, worldwide, to achieve success through a series of programs that focus on Jeff’s approach to business operations, touching on the five key operational areas that drive success for any company, based on his 30 years with The Walt Disney Company.
He began his Disney career at the age of 23, learning the operational DNA of Disney early on by working from the ground up as a “skipper” on Disney’s Jungle Cruise ride, as Jungle Jeff. It was the foundation and philosophies of the Disney’s Traditions class at the time, a 3-day course in providing guests with exceptional service and experiences, that would set Jeff on his own path to business excellence, resulting in a career spanning over three decades with one of the top companies in the world.
Jeff worked his way into management positions throughout the company, experiencing everything from restaurants to hotel management, to working with high-profile Disney executives and organizing teams that would open some of Disney’s most exciting attractions and resorts. As one of Disney’s top leaders, Jeff was invited to become part of Disney Institute’s team of professional development keynote speakers, and spent his last 15 years with the Company at Disney Institute, developing business strategies and systems that teach the world’s Fortune 500 companies how Disney runs its business.
Jeff has facilitated Disney’s secrets to every level employee, in every industry; earned the title of Disney Institute’s highest rated, and most requested keynote speaker; and after retiring from Disney in 2014, started his own enterprise, Jungle Jeff, focusing on helping companies, like yours, navigate and achieve business excellence.
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