Globally Renowned Business Leader, Educator, and Leadership Coach

Dr. Jeffrey O is a globally renowned CEO, educator, Leadership coach, motivational speaker, and author. He has been recognized as one of the most famous and influential leaders in the world of global hospitality.

He is the president of the International Hospitality Institute. He is also the Chairman at St. Justine, the ultra-luxury travel brand, where he serves on the board of directors alongside Horst Schulze, co-founder of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and other global hospitality leaders. Dr. Jeffrey O is the creator of the START Model™, a goal-setting, goal-tracking, and problem-solving model developed for coaches and business executives.

A powerful, cerebral, and charismatic speaker, he has demonstrated an ability to connect with diverse audiences and deliver a resonant message.

He has published several books of fiction and non-fiction, including works on leadership. Kirkus Reviews described his latest thriller, Dead or Alive, as “a razor-sharp crime tale” and the protagonist of the book as a “superlative hero.” Dr. Jeffrey O’s social media posts have garnered over a quarter million followers.

Dr. Jeffrey O attended the University of Maryland, UC Adelphi for his bachelor’s degree, Amberton University for his master’s degree, and earned his PhD in Leadership Studies from Johnson University.

Jeffrey O on coaching

“A coach should be a Sherpa and not a Shepherd. The role of the coach is not to lead or guide the client but to support the client.”

Jeffrey O on peace

You can live in a time of war and be at peace with yourself. You can live in a time of peace and be at war with yourself.

Peace comes from the inside and not from the outside. Peace comes from knowing yourself and not from knowing others. Peace comes from controlling your own thoughts and actions and not from controlling other people’s thoughts and actions.

We cannot run from ourselves to find peace; we have to run to ourselves to find peace. The peace we seek is within us but it is caged. We must unleash it.