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Meet Jeff Gould


Jeff is a gifted storyteller—and a speaker, author and broadcaster—who writes and speaks with honesty, wit and wisdom.

An experienced communicator, Jeff uses storytelling to guide and encourage people to live with meaning, balance and purpose. His warm and engaging style has been compared to Paul Harvey and Garrison Keillor.

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The Gift of Fire
Sometimes somebody tells you something that is so astonishing, you find yourself thinking about days and weeks later- so it was when I shook the
Grandma Gumption
There are many words to describe stamina: grit, perseverance, determination, but for this story the word gumption comes to mind. In this podcast, an older
Learning to Live
15 years,100’s of Funerals, 1000’s of stories.. and just a few short sentences that have changed my life forever. Even

“Jeff has a unique gift of being able to tell a story so vividly while wrapping nuggets of wisdom that relate to life experiences into his message. If you are looking for a speaker to move your audience through stories that connect, entertain, and provide tangible lessons, you will find this in Jeff Gould.”

Sheila Anderson, Return on Image

Powerful and Engaging Storytelling


Bring Jeff Gould to your event for authentic, entertaining and inspirational speaking.

For more than 20 years, Jeff has spoken to groups nationwide on a variety of subjects, always offering his unique perspective on living a life of passion and purpose. Audiences love his genuine and humorous approach and to his unique mix of wit, wisdom and humor.

I Like That Story


Jeff’s most recent book is I Like That Story: Insight and Inspiration from the Heartland, Book One. The first in a series of four, the book provides stories, anecdotes and advice for the first 25 years of life.The book is divided into seven chapters on topics such as relationships, careers, money, family and more. Jeff’s uniquely midwestern wit, wisdom and ironic take on these stories shines through, creating memorable and compelling advice.

A Prairie Christmas


If you’ve ever felt that the true meaning of Christmas is getting lost amidst the whirlwind of sales, gifts, parties and pressure, you’ll appreciate these heartwarming stories. Jeff’s spot-on storytelling brings out the Christmas spirit in all of us.

Syndicated in more than 50 markets nationwide, “A Prairie Christmas” radio program offers listeners stories of faith, hope, love and nostalgia with a musical backdrop of favorite Christmas classics.


Away In a Manger
The history of Away in a Manger and a sick little boy who loved to hear it.
A Pig for Christmas
A whimsical memory of a stubborn little girl who wanted a pig for Christmas, and the help that came from an unexpected place.
A Handful of Peanuts
There are three Christmases we celebrate, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Which one is most important?

“Like so many others, I’ve been listening to your show since the first show. Some of the stories make me cry and many of them remind me of my own past Christmases. The Christmas music and your daughters both make it special, but make no mistake…I could listen to you talk all day. You’ve got a wonderful radio voice. Great story teller. Thanks for showing up every year!”

Trudy Pederson-Papka

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