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Across Worlds
Two Lives of Adventure

Now available as a unique keynote experience, keynote/team building workshop or fundraising cornerstone event for colleges, organizations, non-profits and organizations.

Experience the joyful explosion and unexpected possibilities that emerge as contrasting lives meet…. and diverse ethnicities collide.

Across Worlds is an open invitation to harness the synergy and synthesis that results as we share stories and celebrate our common human experience.

ACROSS WORLDS
The World’s First Two-Man
One Person Play

The result is a delightful afternoon or evening of entertainment and a heartening vision of humanity that will remain with you long after you leave the theater.

Jeff Salz’s tales of growing up in 1950’s New Jersey and the glaciers of South America’s Patagonian Ice Cap, are interwoven with Alepho Deng’s memories of life in an idyllic Africa, unchanged for centuries, before being suddenly swallowed up by gunfire, bombs and starvation. His remarkable story is one of loss, endurance, a thousand mile trek across war-torn Africa and a journey to a place called America…which might as well have been Mars.

“An astonishing lecture/theater event that has ‘sold-out’ every time and leaves its audiences breathless… and inspired. Not to be missed!”

–HUGECITY

Discover the surprisingly uplifting story of two adventurous lives: an American mountain climber and a Lost Boy of Sudan. This unique multimedia, living-documentary event utilizes a symbiosis of storytelling, music (live and recorded) photography, and video to open hearts and minds of attendees.

The result is a powerful afternoon or evening of entertainment and a heartening vision of humanity that will remain with you long after you leave the theater.

Jeff Salz’s tales of growing up in 1950’s New Jersey and the glaciers of South America’s Patagonian Ice Cap, are interwoven with Alepho Deng’s memories of life in an idyllic Africa, unchanged for centuries, before being suddenly swallowed up by gunfire, bombs and starvation. His remarkable story is one of loss, endurance, a thousand mile trek across war-torn Africa and a journey to a place called America…which might as well have been Mars.

“I highly recommend Across Worlds for a large team meeting.
You’ll get everybody pumped up and inspired!”

–Kym Hoke, Planning and Ops Lead, Sales Desk

Jeff Salz

ACROSS WORLDS
Half-Day Workshop Experience

As different as the veneer of culture may paint us, we are far more similar than dissimilar in the ways that truly matter. These are the elements of our shared humanity that arise independently in virtually every culture around the globe. Representing years of research in the field of transpersonal anthropology, these ‘touchstones’ are organized and presented around the theme of the Highest Common Denominator™ Leadership.

Our starting point  for our half-day event is an inspiring one-hour lecture/theater presentation weaving together two lives of adventure – a Lost Boy of Sudan and an American explorer and expedition leader. Attendees discover ‘lessons learned’ through remarkable experiences and how they bridged the gap to create both a profound friendship and professional partnership.

It is followed by  a hands-on , experiential workshop and our 180 Second Promise that everyone on your team will leave having gained the necessary skills necessary to communicate with anyone from any culture. In fact, we guarantee that within three minutes they will be able to form a powerful and lasting bond and set the groundwork for long lasting synergy and collaboration.

Three Touchstones to Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

Daring Disclosure – Suspension of Judgment- Discovering Common Ground

We promise you a game-changing experience that your attendees will exit equipped with renewed enthusiasm for creative collaboration…and the tools to make it a reality.

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What To Expect

  • Inspirational “Across Worlds” Performance
  • Interactive Communication Workshop
  • Three Touchstones to Cross-Cultural Effectiveness
  • Creating a Highest Common Denominator Culture
  • Renewed Team Effectiveness and Enthusiasm
Information for Meeting Planners

The half-day event begins a unique multi-media journey that reaches audience members at practical and profoundly emotional levels.

At the start of the new millennium, climbing the mountain that stands before us is only daunting to the weak of spirit, the isolated and the lonely. Those who know how to reach ‘across worlds’ will always find themselves in the best of company and filled with the fun and fire of fusion. Work becomes play when shared with those with whom we have discovered the deep bonds of our common humanity.

Together Jeff and Alepho provide insight into the Highest Common Denominator™, a unique practice that draws from individuals their best and most aspirational selves to create an effective and synergistic culture.

Bio’s for Jeff Salz and Alepho Deng

Dr. Jeff Salz — As a cultural anthropologist, professional expedition leader and advisor to C-suite executives at cutting-edge corporations such as Google, WalMart, Microsoft, eBay, Hewlett Packard, and the Walt Disney Company, Dr. Jeff Salz understands why – when faced by challenge and change – some teams, organizations and individuals flourish…while others fail.

Alephonsion Deng — truly knows what it takes to surmount adversity as one of a handful of boys to survive the genocide in his native Sudan. His life story can only be described as inspirational . His resilience, spirit and courage is truly humbling. His insights are always original, profound and refreshing.

Born into stone-age world rich in ancient wisdom and traditions but devoid of all knowledge of contemporary society he grew up without electricity or basic metal tools. Fire was the only source of heat or light and his father fought off marauding lions with a spear.

In 1989, when he was seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was attacked by government troops. To avoid capture he ran into the night with many other young boys. Without food, water, shoes or parents, he crossed 1000 miles of lion and crocodile infested territory. Aft five years of fleeing war, starvation and wild animals, he reached Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and began his education.

In 2001, the Federal government of the United States welcomed Alepho as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Within months an opportunity came up to be in Russell Crowe movie Master and Commander, spending six months on the Fox Studios set in Rosarito, Mexico where he learned to sail a tall ship, sword fight and fire a cannon…effectively having journeyed from the Neolithic Age to the 21st century and then back to the 18th in a very short span.

The co-author of the Los Angeles Times #1 Bestselling book, They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Tree Lost Boy of Sudan, Alepho has spoken to over one hundred schools and organizations.

“Jeff Salz and Alepho Deng delivered a remarkable afternoon of inspiration and information.The stories they told and the workshop that followed introduced my team to new and exciting possibilities for collaboration and connection. Highly recommended!

Dan Michelson, CEO, Strata Decision Technology

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What They’re Saying  About Across Worlds

“Yesterday exceeded both the client’s and my own expectations, and I thank you! It was a very rewarding process by which teams were able to cut through all the “stuff” and get to their core truth. The team discovered what was really important to their collective identity and I believe they are ready to face it now as a team rather than as individuals.”

Zoe Bennett – Senior Manager, Global Leadership and Organization Development
Disney Consumer Products

Jeff Salz

ACROSS WORLDS

A Story of Two Lives of Adventure from Southern Patagonia to South Sudan

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