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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IMAGINE THAT! THE BOOK”


Raising money for a powerful publicity campaign 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. Now, join the publicity team!!!!

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James Mapes - Articles

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.

HACK YOUR BRAIN WITH A LIFE COACH

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

“Why would I hire a life coach? I’m intelligent, aware, strong-willed and can make my own decisions without someone telling what to do. It wouldn’t work for me.” Those three sentences sum up the reason many people refuse to seek out a life coach. After more than three decades of coaching, I have heard every excuse in the world. Most stem from misinformation but mostly from fear.
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HACK YOUR BRAIN FOR COMPASSIONATE MANAGEMENT

Friday, June 24th, 2016

I have coached my clients for years that - in order to grow - you need to choose to become aware of your thinking and to realize that most of your judgments come from the models of how you believe people should act and the world should work. Sometimes those judgments are flawed.

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
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September Events

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Sept. 10 - program for Garden Homes Management, CT
Sept. 14, program for Katonah Study Group, NY
Sept. 23, program for MPI, CT

James Talks With HAN Network

Friday, July 1st, 2016

James shares techniques for reframing your thoughts to change your life and influencing your subconscious. You’ll even find out how biting a lemon proves you can unlock your potential.
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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

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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