James Hodges, Ph.D.


Leadership, by George!

True stories of George Washington's ethical leadership come alive through the motivational speeches of James Hodges

As a professional speaker, author and motivation speaker, Jim has a special calling that brings the ethical and universal principles of George Washington to life by using his intimate knowledge of this great man. For many years as a public speaker, he has shared the principles of our Patriarch with a fundamental reverence for what General Washington was able to achieve for his country. Through these efforts, Jim has proven to be a truly inspirational speaker.

As a keynote speaker with breakout sessions, Jim utilizes his experience as a public speaker to inspire his audiences to appreciate and strive to emulate Washington, as a superlative leader and mentor for all generations. As a motivational speaker, Jim is a compassionate and gifted storyteller, who gives vivid accounts of Colonial history, both serious and amusing, while imparting messages of hope, strength, perseverance and universal faith!

Using his skills as a motivational speaker, Jim enables audiences to go away knowing that George Washington's leadership principles are as valid and appropriate today as they were in the 1700's. They are motivated through Jim's abilities as an inspirational speaker to use these principles immediately to become leaders that are more effective!


The Miracles at Valley Forge
While Valley Forge was a seemingly hopeless time in our battle for freedom. Miraculous experiences produced a professional army that won independence giving birth to the greatest nation on earth. As a motivational speaker, Jim explains how General Washington used principles such as perseverance, truth, integrity and faith to sustain him and his men. Business leaders today find these same principles invaluable and can be readily implemented. Read Valley Forge Address From Vital Speeches by JAMES HODGES

Victory or Death - Crossing the Delaware
Possibly the most spellbinding story Jim tells is about the battles for Trenton and Princeton, the defining event in the American Revolution. Times were desperate and the army would evaporate without a decisive win. This professional speaker will mesmerize the audience as they listen to how victory was won by George Washington's ethical leadership principles --- principles that can be most effectively used by today's business leaders.

Against All Odds - Victory of Yorktown
In this profound message, Jim, as a motivational speaker, relates how Washington, using all the principles of leadership, was able to bring together two nations, three armies, Congress and civilians. The armies marched 450 miles to defeat the British at Yorktown. Audiences learn how George Washington's courage and faith in God, his men and America sustained and strengthened his resolve and brought forth this great nation!

George Washington - The Ultimate Leader
Washington determined at an early age that he would be a leader. With the help of three great mentors, George "invented" himself in the personification of a purely ethical leader who believed he owed America his service in whatever capacity was required. In this deeply moving presentation, Jim, as both a public speaker and a keynote speaker, proves how the United States was created through George Washington's belief in her people.


Testimonials for Motivational & Inspirational Speaker James Hodges, Ph.D.

"Jim Hodges' presentation reinforced that the values or qualities of honor, duty, trust, and compassion are timeless."
Paul Ralph, CPA, President, Ralph & Ralph

"Thanks to you I have a great new respect for our national founders and leaders like George Washington. I had known of his accomplishments, but never would I have believed his character to be so great. He really led through example, as you were able to prove through the many amazing stories. The way you dress and the knowledge you carried truly brought the history alive... I wish you had been my teacher in business school!"
Jack Tuggle, Boy Scouts of America

"Jim, your presentation as General George Washington was outstanding. Your characterization was inspirational. The first person account of the tribulations faced by our Revolutionary War veterans transported us to that time in American history."
Karyl Fischer, HUD

"By far the best presentation and speech I have ever heard. Most unique presentation ever. It cannot be improved, congratulations!
Abe Moore, C.B.I. Veteran

"The audience seemed captivated by your presentation of Sam Houston. I particularly enjoyed the manner in which you encouraged audience participation. As a museum professional, I appreciated your historical accuracy, while telling the story of one of Texas's greatest heroes. You had thoroughly researched your character, form the clothes he wore to his political beliefs. Keep up the great work!"
Anne McGaugh, Star of the Republic Museum

Some of Jim's Clients

* Exxon-Mobil
* Shell Oil
* Soltex
* Big Three
* John Hancock Mutual Life: Washington, D.C., Miami, San Juan, Marbella, Sirmione, Schloss Fuschel, Athens, Dallas, El Paso,
* Wiebaden
* Life Underwriters Training Council
* Merrill Lynch Houston
* Independent Bankers of Texas
* Mortgage Bankers Association
* Postal Workers Council
* Air Conditioning Council
* Palletizer's Trucking Co

* Rice University
* University of Houston
* San Jacinto College
* University of Maryland
* Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge
* Harris County Historical Society
* China-Burma-India Veterans
* Rotary, Kiwanis,Optimist, Lions, Exchange
* Texas Children's Hospital
* Navy League
* Naval Order
* Boy Scouts of America
* Military Order of Foreign Wars
* Houston Chapter of National Speakers Association
* Numerous public and private schools and churches


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