Live with Passion and Purpose


I Like That Story is the platform for America’s Storyteller, Jeff Gould.

A broadcaster, author, podcaster, speaker, and entertainer, Jeff uses stories of inspiration and wisdom to help people live with passion and purpose. His humorous
and heartwarming style is authentic and engaging.

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.

“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.”

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What’s New


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The Treasure Next Door

“Hey, good neighbor!” This used to be a greeting—not by me, maybe not even my parents, but my grandparents might say, “Hey, good neighbor!”…


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The Christmas Dress

A nine year old girl decides to make her mother a dress for Christmas and the story that ensues is both hilarious and heartwarming.



America’s Story

The story of America is an inspirational one for all generations. Jeff’s take is moving and impactful for everyone that attends.

Insight and Inspiration


Jeff’s most recent book is 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.

America’s Story


This popular keynote shares remarkable story of America, as only Jeff Gould can tell it. Uplifting, touching and profound, it is a presentation that inspires listeners to consider the sacrifice and blessing of our nation’s history.

Father’s Wisdom


Parenting may be the most important job you’ll ever have. But it certainly won’t be the easiest. Here to help is Father’s Wisdom, from Jeff Gould and Jim Reiffenberger. It’s a series of lessons designed to help families have meaningful conversations today that will help guide children throughout their lives.   


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“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