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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Upcoming Presentation – MINDVENTION

November 10-13, 2019

Join James Mapes for his latest presentation this November!
Location: Las Vegas, NV


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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Speaking Programs

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.


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“There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons.” -Jim Rohn     Do you have regrets?  If you are human, you do.   Perhaps you......

Love is the medicine for the sickness of mankind. We can live if we have love. —DR. KARL MENNINGER, American psychiatrist   Think about the books and poetry you have read, and the movies and television programs you have seen. What force is almost always......

  “As a life design coach, I am passionate about changing lives . . . I’ve learned through my own self-discovery work that sharing authentically is the best way  to make a real difference in others’ lives.” -Julie Reisler, Get a PhD in YOU  ......

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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