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.

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.


A healthy life requires you to set or strengthen your boundaries. Take a few minutes to challenge your beliefs about saying ‘no’. Keep in mind that ‘guilt’ is just another form of fear. And, if you feel guilt, you need to work on your boundaries. Your needs are just as important as other’s needs. ...

“Blame is fascinating - it shapes our lives. It can be a benign way of positioning ourselves, a gentle joust or banter, or it can be poisonous, hurtful or devastating for its victims. It can tear apart marriages and fracture work relationships. ...

STOP SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE FOOT: Strategies and Tips’ This article is meant to recognize and eliminate self-sabotaging behavior. I been thinking and speaking with a great number of people about self-sabotaging behavior. To my amazement, almost everyone recognizes this negative trait in themselves but do not know how to ‘course correct’. ...

When I was first introduced to St. Thomas in the Caribbean, I was also presented with an activity or, non-activity, called “Liming.” I had no idea what it meant. “Perhaps,” I thought, “it is a culinary activity of some sort.” So, when I was asked if I wanted to go “Lime” for a while, I just said “yes.” Four hours later my friend asked me if I had a good time. “Of course,” I responded. By the way, I continued, “What does ‘Limin’ mean?” He laughed at my naivety. ...

I have bad news and good news. Bad news first: You CANNOT be happy ALL the time. Good news: You CAN increase your happiness ratio by embracing your emotions and transforming your thinking. Let’s explore what happiness means and why being constantly happy is a myth. ...

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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