Jeff Kemp is a champion for strengthening relationships and teamwork. His coaching brings honesty and hopeful vision to leaders, organizations and families who need to turn life’s troubles into triumphs and succeed through teamwork.
Jeff’s team-building approach was influenced by his father Jack, 49ers coach Bill Walsh, business authority Pat Lencioni and relationship experts over his three decades lifting families.
After graduating from Dartmouth College, he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He and his dad Jack Kemp, the late Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, were the first of only six sets of NFL father-son quarterbacks. In his 11 NFL seasons, Jeff quarterbacked for the Rams, Forty-Niners, Seahawks and Eagles. In the off seasons, he earned his MBA from Pepperdine University, focused on speaking and campaigned for his dad’s presidential nomination.
Jeff’s football career was a rollercoaster, from fourth QB to starter, from the bench to the playoffs, and from winning games to getting traded. He’s beaten the blitz on Monday Night Football and been cut midseason as a starting QB. He helped his teams and teammates, both on and off the field. Those highs, lows and epic team experiences set the stage for a career of serving others, building teamwork and helping people from all walks of life overcome adversity.
After the NFL, Jeff worked to improve the lives of children by strengthening marriages and families. He founded and led Stronger Families for eighteen years and then served as a Vice President and Catalyst at FamilyLife, an international leader nurturing marriages and families.
At Jeff Kemp Team, he Soul Coaches CEOs, investing in relationships and team culture for enterprises. MEN HUDDLE is his mission to men, fathers and marriages. Jeff is Fatherhood Ambassador and a board member of The Fatherhood CoMission. His sweet spot is leading men’s retreats and building men’s identity, brotherhood and love for family.
Jeff’s gift is casting vision and uniting teams. He has delivered presentations to more than 1,300 audiences, including IBM, Northwestern Mutual, American Petroleum Institute, Young Presidents Organization, and Interstate Battery. Jeff has keynoted at hundreds of non-profit groups like governor’s prayer breakfasts, Athletes in Action Super Bowl breakfast and the Billy Graham Crusade.
“Facing the Blitz- Three Strategies for Turning Trials into Triumphs,” was released in 2015. People remark that Jeff’s transparent stories and concepts are powerful, easy-to-remember and actionable. With self-deprecating humor and vulnerability Jeff helps people embrace change, serve others and turn problems into positives.
Early in his NFL career, Jeff married Stacy. They have four married sons and five grandchildren. They love to mentor young couples, play tennis, ski as a family and speak for the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember marriage getaways.