- From Average to Awesome (defeating procrastination and living your dreams)
- Let Your Light Shine! (i.e. empowerment)
- Who’s Directing Your Movie? (i.e. professional & personal management)
- The Diversity Distance! (i. e. managing diversity in the 21st century)
- Be Outstanding! (getting the most of what you have to be the very best you can)
- Leaving a Lasting Taste (i. e. superior performance)
- Toxic People – Toxic Work (dealing with spirit, energy and dream killers)
Jim is an experienced speaking professional who also consults, writes,
and facilitates in the areas of motivation, inspiration, diversity,
management, and professional and personal development.
Jim shares with audiences the keys to moving from average performance to exceptional performance.
According to the many thousands who have participated in his
moving motivational keynote presentations and workshops
during the last 18 years, Jim is one of the most energetic and
passionate speakers to come along in recent time.
He connects and bonds with his audiences, encouraging them and challenging them to be outstanding.
His engaging, interactive speaking style evolved, he says, from his ups and downs in corporate America, education, professional and college sports, parenting, and marriage. It is this awesome journey that has taken him from a small, second floor, two-bedroom apartment to inspiring and motivating audiences all over the world.
Raised and coached by his mother, and educated in the public school
system, neighborhood streets, and ball fields, Jim personifies energy and passion. A member of the University National Championship football team and All Conference player, Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and his Master’s degree in Journalism. Jim, holding leadership assignments for Simmons Associates (Sr. Consultant), Bob Pike Group (Sr. Performance Consultant), Core States Bank (VP), the Vanguard Group (Sr. Consultant), and Prudential (Associate Manager).
“Jim is an outstanding designer of state-of-the-art training programs…his technical knowledge and facilitation skills are second to none! Jim is incredibly prepared to deliver training programs (e.g. coaching, diversity, team building) and motivational seminars that inspire participants to new levels of achievement. High impact training and motivational assistance = Jim Smith, Jr.”
Certified instructor for Situation Management Systems (Positive Power & Influence), Myers Briggs, Achieve Global (Master Certified – Frontline Leadership and Working programs).
The Vanguard Group’s Award for Excellence winner.
Prudential Minority Interchange Inc. Constance O. Garretson Award for devoted and valuable service.
Contributing writer for Next Step Diversity magazine.
Featured in Daily News (Then and Now Sports section) which profiles former standout high school athletes relative to their present life status.
Featured weekly with an Awesome Motivational Moment on a radio talk show.