Speaker, Expert on the Psychology of Imagination for Extreme Success, Peak Performance Coach, Author: Quantum Leap Thinking and Imagine That.

An extraordinary keynote speaker for the uncertainty of the future, James Mapes defies categorization. When philanthropist/Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen asked Mapes how one person could do so much during his life, James’ answer was simple: “Because no one told me I couldn’t.”


A true Renaissance man, James is considered the world’s foremost authority on applied imagination, having studied human behavior for more than 30 years. Since childhood, James wanted to make the impossible into the possible. This has led to a life-long fascination with the subconscious and the power of the imagination.

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James Mapes on Bridges

January 11, 2020

James Mapes and Dr Paul W Dyer Talk Quantum Thinking on a recent episode from Bridges With Dr Paul W. Dyer


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!

JAMES MAPES – TEDx Presentation


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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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.

Imagine That!

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

True Leadership

In this confusing and complex business world, it is important to push aside the clutter and get back to a fundamental understanding of why “true” leadership traits are essential for success.


In my lifetime, I never dreamed we would be slammed with five frightful international events: the battle with the Coronavirus pandemic, the rapid education of race, a widening political divide, a possible economic depression and a struggle for political realignment. How much uncertainty can an individual take before one turns in to, as Jimmy Buffett says, “a Fruitcake?” Uncertainty affects EVERYONE, but not everyone goes into a worrisome, depressive, fruitcake tailspin. I am gearing this article to those of you who are having a difficult time dealing with the uncertainty of one or more of these events. ...

You can either let the coronavirus destroy your emotional self with mind-numbing fear and inaction or- you can use your isolation to create a healing and nurturing space for creativity and peace. This blog was inspired by so many who feel totally helpless and frozen to inaction. I have observed that a person’s personal space - in their home or office - reflects what goes on inside their mind, their subconscious and conscious beliefs. And this may be a scary thought! ...

Do you set boundaries for your family, personal and business relationships? Or, are you stuck in guilt when you even consider this question? In IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance (Chapter 8), I explore “Rules for Relationships.” However, my interest in boundaries has been reignited with Harry and Meghan changing the rules in the Royal Family. Their courage is admirable. Despite guilt, others’ expectations and pressure, they had to confront and break century old rules of rigid family structure in order to lay the foundation for the life they truly want, the life THEY consider best for them and their child....

he need for a primary, loving relationship touches the very center of what it means to be human; it demands of us the courage to grow, stretch, learn and be vulnerable. It is only when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable that we become open to giving and receiving love and help honestly....

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” —KATHERINE MANSFIELD, British short-story writer I invite you to watch this three-minute video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8oH2me1GoQE There......

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“James Mapes’ Quantum Leap Thinking offers a kind, provocative… and challenging… path to the mastery of change.”
— Tom Peters – Author of In Search of Excellence