So Much More Than A Motivational Speaker…

James Mapes has been dedicated to helping people live exceptional lives for more than 30 years. His lively, interactive programs on wellness, creativity and leadership provide results-based strategies to take ‘quantum leaps’ in all areas of life. When you blend together a storyteller, an expert on the power of the imagination, and a clinical researcher of the mind, you have “The Mapes Experience.”

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MIND OVER BODY – WELLNESS

“Learning to become a partner in our wellness” is at the core of this unique, interactive program. Participants learn easy-to-master strategies and techniques to enhance their lives on all levels – mentally, physically and emotionally – for on-going wellness.
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Imagine That!

James demonstrates that success can be achieved by a clear understanding of how the imagination works and how people can learn to use it.
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True Leadership

James incorporates humor, movie clips and an array of audience exercises to get down to a fundamental understanding of what leadership traits are essential to success.
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“HARNESSING THE IMAGINATION”


Highly acclaimed business speaker, consultant, seminar leader and personal excellence coach. For over 30 years, James has been helping individuals, teams and organizations identify and break through barriers to reach their goals and achieve success. His goal is to help everyone make the “quantum leap” toward more creative, productive and confident lives. The results have been nothing short of extraordinary, creating key breakthroughs in both organizational and personal excellence.
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James Mapes - Articles

How to Hack your Brain to Explode Creativity

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Are you creative?  Of course you are.   Our brains are wired to survive and – to survive – you must be creative.   Although you might not define the numerous acts you perform throughout the day as “creative acts,” they are.  Putting ingredients together for cooking, stringing words together for speaking, balancing your household

HARNESS THE “WILD CHILD” OF YOUR IMAGINATION by James Mapes

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The imagination is like a rambunctious, slightly crazy, often out-of-control ‘Wild Child’ who can lose its focus in the blink of an eye.
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Hack Your Brain for Public Speaking

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” –Dale Carnegie During my years as a public speaker, I’ve been asked countless times, “How can I get in the speaking business?” or “I’ve always wanted to speak in

Hack your Brain for Wellness

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

When you think of “wellness,” what comes to mind?  Losing weight?  Eating healthier?  Exercising?   Television and Internet ads constantly bombard and lead you to believe these are the only elements to living a long and healthy life.  While exercise and healthy eating are paramount to leading an exceptional life, there are other elements of health
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Imagine That! – 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

James Mapes is excited to announce that his latest book, IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance is being published in Oct. 2016

TEDx Talk – May 2, 2015

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

James Mapes presented at the TEDx talk in Windham, NH on May 2, 2015

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May you RIP – Rest In Presence by Sunil Bali

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

As he plummeted 24 miles to Earth at a speed of 833 mph, Felix Baumgartner went into an uncontrollable “death spin”. To make matters worse he couldn’t see, because his visor was covered in condensation. http://gemini.cmail1.com/t/r-l-qpbtl-oydejudk-y/ In the months leading up to the record breaking jump, Baumgartner had suffered considerable anxiety and kept rehearsing the

What is willpower? by Tom Asacker

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Have you heard of SmartPlate? It’s a high tech dish that “tells” you what you’re eating. It can “detect the difference between a fried drumstick and a grilled one.” (In case you can’t). I guess it’s suppose to be a sort of brain aid. To help us achieve our goals. Because willpower alone may not
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"I had the great pleasure to listen to your presentation recently. It was the best presentation I have heard in my life and it was incredibly motivating."


Abbott Canada Brian Archer
Pharmaceutical National Account Manager

2014-10-10T13:46:05+00:00
“I had the great pleasure to listen to your presentation recently. It was the best presentation I have heard in my life and it was incredibly motivating.” Abbott Canada Brian ArcherPharmaceutical National Account Manager

"James is one of the most insightful and motivational business speakers I have seen. He is personable and energizes the audience with his enthusiastic delivery."


Omnicom Europe Limited
Gavin Stark, Project Manager, Group Secretariat

2014-10-10T13:46:52+00:00
“James is one of the most insightful and motivational business speakers I have seen. He is personable and energizes the audience with his enthusiastic delivery.” Omnicom Europe Limited Gavin Stark, Project Manager, Group Secretariat

"What an inspirational evening! You truly captivated HP's management team with your presentation and opened their minds to 'anything & everything' is possible. Your message is perfect for peak performers."


Hewlett Packard Company
Dan Vertrees, VP

2014-10-10T14:45:47+00:00
“What an inspirational evening! You truly captivated HP’s management team with your presentation and opened their minds to ‘anything & everything’ is possible. Your message is perfect for peak performers.” Hewlett Packard Company Dan Vertrees, VP

"James was FANTASTIC. I've gotten extremely positive feedback from all our senior executives. His personalization of the material really impressed everyone, as well as his energy. He was a great way to end the conference. James is the ultimate professional."


Colliers Turley Martin Tucker
Lynn A. Miller, Director of Corporate Training

2014-10-10T22:10:19+00:00
“James was FANTASTIC. I’ve gotten extremely positive feedback from all our senior executives. His personalization of the material really impressed everyone, as well as his energy. He was a great way to end the conference. James is the ultimate professional.” Colliers Turley Martin Tucker Lynn A. Miller, Director of Corporate Training

"James Mapes' session IMAGINE THAT! was a huge success. James has a very engaging style and he focused on making sure that audience takes away something tangible. His high audience ratings reflected the impact he made."


Majesco Mastek
Ketan Mehta, CEO

2014-10-10T22:11:51+00:00
“James Mapes’ session IMAGINE THAT! was a huge success. James has a very engaging style and he focused on making sure that audience takes away something tangible. His high audience ratings reflected the impact he made.” Majesco MastekKetan Mehta, CEO

"I have seen many programs regarding self-help and motivation, and James' program was among the very best that I have ever seen – right up there with Zig Ziglar. You have a most valuable program."


State Farm Insurance Companies
Dave Wells, Senior Sales Agent

2014-10-13T19:04:44+00:00
“I have seen many programs regarding self-help and motivation, and James’ program was among the very best that I have ever seen – right up there with Zig Ziglar. You have a most valuable program.” State Farm Insurance CompaniesDave Wells, Senior Sales Agent

"I've seen many conference speakers in my career. James Mapes is one I'll remember. His genuine approach engages you in a delightful mind journey that will improve both your personal and professional life, long after you hear him speak."


Riverside Health Systems
Kendra Cooper, Director, Quality Outcomes

2014-10-13T19:09:56+00:00
“I’ve seen many conference speakers in my career. James Mapes is one I’ll remember. His genuine approach engages you in a delightful mind journey that will improve both your personal and professional life, long after you hear him speak.” Riverside Health SystemsKendra Cooper, Director, Quality Outcomes

"I want to thank you for your brilliant Keynote Speech. You did everything that one could possibly do and then more. Your ideas were challenging. You provided practical information which could immediately be implemented by our attendees. You got rave reviews."


National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Val J. Halamandaris, President

2014-10-13T19:10:52+00:00
“I want to thank you for your brilliant Keynote Speech. You did everything that one could possibly do and then more. Your ideas were challenging. You provided practical information which could immediately be implemented by our attendees. You got rave reviews.” National Association for Home Care & HospiceVal J. Halamandaris, President

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