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IGNITE YOUR BRAIN!

Harness Your Imagination and Succeed

James is proud to announce the launch of this 305-page hardbound, web-supported book.

Imagine an amazing book that can easily help everyone enhance their life: mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially. Imagine this book is a stunning 305 page hardcover with 21 video links to inspire and educate about the incredible power of the mind & the elegance of the imagination. These 3-6 min video clips provide simple, practical tools for personal growth in all areas of life and I do the coaching. The book is here! Release date set.

"James Mapes is the rare coach who can both impart knowledge and turn that knowledge into insight and action. IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance is a wise and powerful book that can help anyone use the world’s oldest values to unlock life’s newest opportunities."
—Daniel H. Pink, Author of A Whole New Mind, To Sell Is Human and Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
2016-11-04T01:59:49+00:00
"James Mapes is the rare coach who can both impart knowledge and turn that knowledge into insight and action. IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance is a wise and powerful book that can help anyone use the world’s oldest values to unlock life’s newest opportunities." —Daniel H. Pink, Author of A Whole New Mind, To Sell Is Human and Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
"If you want to age with passion and joy and be in the best mental health possible, it is absolutely essential that you reinvent yourself. This is the book to help you do it! James Mapes’s IMAGINE THAT! is provocative, challenging, stimulating, and exciting. His ideas in this book are not only effective—they are invaluable!"
—Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Bodymind and Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old
2016-11-04T03:13:33+00:00
"If you want to age with passion and joy and be in the best mental health possible, it is absolutely essential that you reinvent yourself. This is the book to help you do it! James Mapes’s IMAGINE THAT! is provocative, challenging, stimulating, and exciting. His ideas in this book are not only effective—they are invaluable!" —Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Bodymind and Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old
"It takes guts to write a book this personal. And this is good. The 'real stuff' is the 'hard stuff' to deal with. James Mapes has not written a 'page turner.' He has written a 'life turner.' Savor it. Please. IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance has made a major difference to me."
—Tom Peters, Author, The Pursuit of WOW!, and The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE
2016-11-04T03:33:39+00:00
"It takes guts to write a book this personal. And this is good. The 'real stuff' is the 'hard stuff' to deal with. James Mapes has not written a 'page turner.' He has written a 'life turner.' Savor it. Please. IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance has made a major difference to me." —Tom Peters, Author, The Pursuit of WOW!, and The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE

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 - Articles

TRUE LEADERSHIP: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON AN EVASIVE SUBJECT

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

“Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” — Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo     How would you define love?  How would you define justice?    These are extremely difficult concepts to wrap around

HACK YOUR BRAIN TO SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

There is truth in a home-grown homily from my childhood: "Not only can you not see the forest for the trees, but you can't see the tree because your nose is stuck so far into a knothole." This says it all when it comes to having the inability or unwillingness to change perspective.
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James Mapes - Blog

How to create a break-through, high-performance, super-charged team By James Mapes

Monday, December 5th, 2016

My previous blog explored the value of creating a team model based on the makeup of a hologram.   A short recap: What happens when a hologram is cut or divided or cut into a number of pieces?  Amazingly, each piece contains the information of the whole from a slightly different perspective.   This is the ideal

The Hollywood Holographic Team By James Mapes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Do you think creating successful business teams is more or less important in today’s world than in the past?   The reality is that it’s a collaborative world that depends on teams of people working together across time zones and continents.  However, do managers and leaders really consider how to create a high-performance team?  It’s not
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Interview With James Mapes

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Peter Clayton interviews James Mapes: How to Come to Terms with the Emotional Aftermath of the Election FULL INTERVIEW

Book signing – R.J. Julia Booksellers

Friday, December 9th, 2016

768 BOSTON POST ROAD | MADISON, CT 06443 | 203.245.3959 on January 22 at 2pm. Read More >

Gift of Imagination Tour

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Presentation for Bethel Chamber of Commerce (Bethel, CT), Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Guest Blog

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

JAMES MAPES – TEDx
“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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