Speaking Programs

IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance

What is the springboard for achievement? How do you manage your thinking? Do you know how to focus your imagination? Do you have a “future vision?” In these challenging times, success literally depends on the importance of knowing the answers to these questions. As Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. It is a preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Exceptional individuals in all walks of life are distinguished by their capability to think creatively and perceive new opportunities for innovation. They have understood and mastered the skill of “creative visualization” and communicating a dynamic, clear and emotionally charged future vision with optimism and hope.

James Mapes, the leading authority on the psychology of “applied imagination” and creator of Quantum Leap Thinking™,” demonstrates how extreme success can be achieved by understanding and applying these concepts in your life. James skillfully stretches your perceptions to see new possibilities. He guides his audience to clearly recognize that the powerful mental pictures we all carry around definitely impact the opportunities we see and the choices we make.

In this cutting-edge, practical, interactive and entertaining program, James captures and holds the audience’s attention with dynamic, compelling stories and demonstrations that leave no doubt – “you can achieve what you imagine.”

The audience leaves this thought-provoking, fascinating and inspiring journey having learned:

  • How to apply their imagination to achieve extreme success.
  • How to craft a compelling, emotional, realistic and persuasive future vision.
  • How to recognize and break through “illusory” fears.
  • How to use core values to unlock motivation and propel action.
  • How to manage change for growth through visualization.

Program Length: 45 minutes – 90 minutes

TRUE LEADERSHIP: The Neuroscience of Effective Leaders

What is a leader? The business world is awash with leadership philosophies, how-to books and training institutes that can leave even the savvy manager perplexed as exactly how to encourage employees to develop their own leadership style. It is important to push aside the clutter and get back to a fundamental understanding of why “true” leadership traits are essential for success. The adage “leaders are born, not made” is questionable, as it takes hard work to craft a leadership style that works for each individual. Have you assessed your leadership skills lately?

In this provocative, challenging, lively and interactive presentation, renowned “evangelist of the imagination,” brain researcher, break-through thinking coach and best-selling author, James Mapes, incorporates his legendary humor and an array of audience exercises to reveal:

  • The five “culturally and morally neutral” traits of all successful leaders.
  • Why morality, a nice disposition and power do not necessarily make a great leader.
  • A guide to transform and enhance their personal leadership style.
  • How to craft an emotionally charged, clearly compelling and realistic future vision.

Program Length: 60 – 90 minutes

MIND OVER BODY: Harness Vision to Create a Wellness Strategy For Health Care Associations/Professionals

Brain science and case studies of mind-over-body prove that how we think impacts our health. Not only have mind-body techniques become a vital part of integrative medicine, they have also presented us with limitless possibilities on creativity, innovation, productivity and motivation.

In this groundbreaking, interactive program, participants gain a clear understanding of how the brain works and the importance of communication to create a positive expectation of the future. They learn how to influence the subconscious with optimistic, affirmative suggestions, enabling them to look at their life and work with “new eyes,” armed with practical strategies and valuable tools to control what can be controlled and to let go of the rest.

James topples common beliefs about stress, recovery, motivation, pain management, communication and high performance. Participants learn exactly how to help themselves and others use the power of vision to lead, motivate, break through self-sabotaging fears, manage negative stress and heal faster.

The attendees will leave this thought-provoking and inspiring program having learned:

  • -The mechanics of thinking, how the brain works and the importance of focus.
  • -How vision sways the subconscious to create positive outcomes.
  • -How to apply mental imagery to reduce anxiety and worry, recharge and spark creativity.
  • -Why creating and communicating a clear, emotionally charged vision is the core of leadership.
  • -Why fear impedes creativity, motivation and healing.
  • -How to “reframe” thinking to mute fearful thoughts and instill hope and confidence.

By utilizing his three decades of experience as a researcher, business speaker, performance coach, medical facilitator and clinical hypnotist, James projects amazing positive energy and is passionate about educating everyone about the elegance of the imagination and the incredible power of the human mind and spirit. James keeps his audience involved and entranced throughout the presentation.

This program was inspired by James’ own open-heart surgery and based on his CD program Patient Pre-Op/Post-Op Healing Therapy™ and was endorsed by John Elefteriades, W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale/New Haven Hospital.

This presentation can be tailored to your organization’s specific needs as either a keynote or workshop.

Program Length: 60 minutes – 1/2 day

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Tel: 203-762-1200
Fax: 203-762-8959
Email: james@jamesmapes.com

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