Jeff Stafford


Jeff Stafford is the owner and founder of Orange Slice Training – a company taking a juicy approach to leadership and learning. As author of the book LEARN2 Lead, Jeff takes an inside out approach to providing leaders with the tools they need to be successful at work – and beyond! His experiences are 100% engaging, lively and inspire people to succeed.


As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Jeff teaches personal leadership courses in the Organizational Leadership & Policy Development department. Additionally, he worked for six years as an OD Consultant where he coached and consulted with organizations and individuals in the areas of Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, & Team Development.


Bringing more than 15+ years of working with groups and individuals, Jeff offers up a unique blend of enthusiasm and light-heartedness to even the most serious of topics.  As a former Director of Campus Life, Jeff knows that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.  Jeff also contributed his creativity and passion in the development of a variety of FISH! Philosophy products and events for ChartHouse Learning, International.


As a former Director of Campus Life at Augsburg College and with a Master’s in Counseling & Student Personnel and a BA in Communications, Jeff gets to the heart of true team development by asking the right questions. His approach allows participants to be creators of the results they seek by attending one of his workshops. 


Areas of expertise include:  Employee Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Team Building, Communications, Generational Differences, Manager & Leaders Training, and Strengths


He is also a qualified trainer for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Certified to administer the BarOn EQ-I Assessment (Emotional Intelligence), and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and holds a coaching certification through The Adler Graduate School. Jeff brings a contagious zest to learning and skill development. His light-hearted approach allows participants to really connect to him – and the content!