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Jeff Gaura is a nine-time TeamUSA athlete in the sport of duathlon, and he has coached several athletes who have been on TeamUSA and competed at World Championships, including Gold and Silver Medals at the National Championships and countless podium finishes at regional events.   He is a prolific blogger on the discipline of athletics. 

Jeff's leadership extends beyond the field and the page. As an author of 13 historical fiction novels, his writings have been featured on Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot and published in Christianity Today.  He leads a Trusted Advisor's Forum of the Christian Businessman Connection (CBMC) in Charlotte, NC, and his current role as the Board Chairman of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes showcases his ability to guide and inspire. 

Jeff is the Chief Threshold Officer of Threshold Academy, a business that he operates with his son Alex.  Alex serves in ministry in Arizona at Hope Church Movement. Jeff leads high-adventure travel around the world and visits the Himalaya every year.  Jeff was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal during the 1980s, and he maintains his relationships with the people in his village.

Jeff is available as a speaker for a fixed fee, plus travel and lodging expenses.  He speaks on topics like

-sales leadership

-overcoming adversity

-discipline and resilience in the midst of uncontrollable circumstances

-developing faith in a secular world.

 

  • Noelle DeAtley
    You rock. Your session made 3 hours feel like 5 minutes. You took a problem and turned it into solutions without blinking an eye. I have been teaching for over 30 years and you are at the top of the class. It is rare that I find someone of your technical skills with a talent for teaching and a brilliant business mind.
    Noelle DeAtley
    Creative Tinkers

Team USA

Jeff is a certified USA Triathlon Coach.  Jeff’s success as an athlete is particularly striking considering he only started training and competing in 2013. Jeff was a natural athlete as a child. However, his parents’ fears over potential injuries caused them to keep him out of sports throughout his childhood. Therefore, Jeff didn’t know how much athletic ability he had until he started bicycling for fun at the age of 47. Within several months, he had qualified for Nationals, and earned a spot on TeamUSA. His training has changed his entire life, and that of his family; particularly in the areas of nutrition and time management.

Topic Themes:

-sales leadership

-overcoming adversity

-discipline and resilience in the midst of uncontrollable circumstances

-developing faith in a secular world.

The Nepal Project

After serving in the Himalaya with the Peace Corps for two years, Jeff discovered his passion project. He has spent the last 30+ years improving education opportunities for residents of the Dang Valley of Nepal. He raised funds to build or maintain 4 schools, outfit them with computers, install solar panels to ensure power and helped to provide victims with clean drinking water after the devastating earthquakes of 2015. He helped fund scholarships so students could attend school, both in Nepal and the US.

The Nepal Project is currently funding Montessori training, working with another non-government organization to provide onsite training Jeff plans an annual return visit to take people to remote parts of the Himalayas on hiking and ultra-running events as well as visit Dang and the work The Nepal Project is doing there to better the lives of its residents.

Topic Themes: Social Justice, The importance of education, Merging your professional, personal and ministerial Life.

Entrepreneur and Business Leader

Jeff’s professional path is a wide and varied one. Academically, he is 21 credits short of a PhD in Theoretical Physics. He spent 2 years serving in the Peace Corps, followed by 6 years teaching in New York City’s Public Schools, North Carolina and South Carolina. Following that, Jeff embraced the growing possibilities of a future in technology services. He began working for a Charlotte area technology company before starting his own company in 2007. Jeff holds professional certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and Citrix Systems, (MSCE, MCT, CCSP, CCA, CCNP).

As president, Jeff sets the vision for the company and oversees the sales, engineering and marketing divisions of the company. Part of his vision-setting includes an emphasis on continuing education, which Jeff exemplifies by keeping his professional certifications up to date.

Topic Themes: Technology trends including: big data, security, hacking: real world impact and usage, Unified Communications, Mobile work style.