I’m deeply honored and thrilled to share this special episode of the Joyful Living Podcast with you. My special guest, Jeff Olsen, is an incredible friend of mine whom I am inspired by daily. Jeff’s remarkable story of losing his wife and baby son tragically in a car accident in 1997 and the life-transforming experiences and growth that have come from this are sure to inspire and strengthen you as you listen. The most powerful insights he shares are about courageously choosing joy every single day, as well as honoring and sharing our stories.
Jeff shares how there are only 2 forces in the universe: love and fear. He invites all of us to lean more into love and let go of fear. He also shares of his personal experiences with the Divine and how this transformed how he lives his everyday life and relates with others. It’s truly a deeply inspiring and empowering episode.
About Jeff Olsen:
Jeff Olsen is a best selling author and inspires audiences internationally with his intriguing personal story of perseverance and inner strength. Jeff has appeared on many national radio and television programs sharing his insights and gifts and serves on several local boards and committees.
In 1997, Jeff experienced a horrific automobile accident which inflicted multiple life threatening injuries, including crushing both his legs. His left leg was amputated above the knee. The most devastating outcome of the accident was the loss of his wife and youngest son, both killed instantly. At that time, Jeff had profound spiritual experiences, which gave him insights and gifts not common in today’s world. After almost six months in the hospital and eighteen surgeries, Jeff found the courage to carry on, heal, care for his living son and eventually thrive in his career and community contributions.
Professionally Olsen is a conceptual thinker, a proven team leader, and a die-hard brand enthusiast. He is currently Executive Director of a national consumer engagement agency, involved on marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies across the country. Jeff brings vision and passion to everything he does. With accolades from the New York One Show, the Clio Awards and Communication Arts, Jeff takes his place among the lynch pins of his industry. Couple his creative recognition with appearances in Forbes Magazine, the Inc. 500 and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Award and you have a winning combination of talent and tenacity.
Jeff has remarried since his automobile accident and adopted two more boys. He enjoys being in the great outdoors and contributing to the greater good of his community. His greatest joy however comes from simply being a husband, father and friend.
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