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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JAMES MAPES – THE POWER OF 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

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.

IN PRAISE OF MAGICAL THINKING

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

After going through a list in my mind of what to write to help people thrive in the New Year, I settled on an out-of-the-box subject - Magical Thinking. Thank goodness for magical thinking. What would we do without the possibilities of miracles?
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In Search of Solitude by James Mapes

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” -May Sarton (1912-1995), American Poet and novelist. Solitude is a rare but necessary commodity in today’s hyper-connected world. Whether you are aware of it or not, everyone needs a bit of alone time for their mental health and emotional growth. It is often

A GIFT OF HEALING

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

I titled this A Gift of Healing because a blog usually presents practical information or a story that creates insight and, hopefully, a call to action. I want to impart information but also ask for your help in giving a gift. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 51
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Latest News

TEDx Talk – May 2, 2015

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

James Mapes will be presenting at the TEDx talk in Windham, NH on May 2, 2015

Workshop – April 8, 2015

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

James is excited to participate in the workshop for Sacred Heart University baseball team in Fairfield, CT on April 8, 2015.

Keynote Presentation – April 2, 2015

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

James will be delivering the Keynote for California State University, Northridge Human Resources on April 2, 2015

Guest Blog

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

The Magic of Service Animation by Chip R. Bell

Monday, February 16th, 2015

After purchasing a new lakeside home, my wife and I elected to “break the bank” and add a room with an indoor spa. One compelling reason was the fact that we have three granddaughters, 6, 8 and 11. At every visit they always enjoy an hour or more in what they call the “hot tub.”
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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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