“Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr.
* Author * Speaker * Trainer
From Average to Awesome: 41 Plus Gifts in 41 Plus Years
Co- Author, Masters of Success
Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr:
From kindergarten through 12th grade he never missed a day of
school. His mother provided the “tough love” that
helped develop his indefatigable drive. He played on a National
Championship college football team. He won the Vanguard Group
of Investments’ prestigious Award of Excellence. He has
a way of helping people to breakthrough and stretch to new levels
of greatness. He’s Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr.,
President and CEO of JIMPACT Enterprises, Inc.
Jim’s favorite quote is Satchel Paige’s, “Dream
like you’ll live forever…love like you’ve never
been hurt…work like you don’t need the money…and
dance like nobody’s watching! This quote helps fuel his
fire as he works with his customers to move to extraordinary performance.
Prior to starting JIMPACT Enterprises, Jim was a Senior Consultant
for Simmons Associates (Leadership and Diversity Management) and
a Performance Solutions Consultant for the Bob Pike Group (Professional
Trainer Development, Performance Improvement, Motivation and Presentation
Skills). He also spent 14 years in the corporate world working
for the following organizations: CoreStates Bank (Vice President,
Business Learning Resources), The Vanguard Group of Investments
(Management and Organizational Development Consultant) and the
Prudential AARP Operations (Associate Manager, Training and Development).
Throughout his corporate career he has been known for his creative,
spirited, high energy and purposeful approach to developing relationships,
talent and solutions. He gives so much of himself to help others
be their very best.
Today Jim travels nationally and internationally, for groups
of all sizes, to provide breakthroughs to awesome performance.
He is a well sought after motivational speaker and has been called
“The Trainer’s Trainer.” In addition, he has
worked with thousands of leaders and managers to coach them in
successful leadership and inclusion principles. He’s a mainstay
at a number of conferences including the American Society for
Training and Development, the Council of Hotel and Restaurant
Trainers, the Society for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers
and the Society for Insurance Trainers and Educators. His sessions
and keynotes are jam-packed.
Jim’s the author of the inspirational book From Average
to Awesome: 41 Plus Gifts in 41 Plus Years and the co-author of
the book Masters of Success with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield,
John Christensen and others). He is currently working on his next
book, Crash and Learn: Stuff Trainers do in the Classroom that
make People want to SHOUT, sleep or Sneak Out! His journey from
a tiny West Philadelphia single parent home, to high school standout,
to college football captain, to corporate America leader, to successful
business owner has been tremendous. He gave birth to JIMPACT Enterprises,
his life long dream, in January of 2000 and the company has been
making a JIMPACT throughout the world ever since.
To learn more about Jim, his life, his strategies for success
and his many experiences please read From Average to Awesome.
Speaking "Keynote" Topics!
* From Average to Awesome (defeating procrastination
and living your dreams)
This high-energy presentation focuses on the steps one can take
to move from mediocrity to marvelous, both personally and professionally.
Jim uses anecdotes, key learnings and tips from his book, From
Average to Awesome as the backdrop for this address. Participants
learn, discuss and brainstorm ways that they can employ to move
their lives, their thoughts and their words from "I'm okay,"
"I'm hanging in there," and "Hey, same stuff just
a different day" to "Things are going great," "I
couldn't be better," and "I'm awesome…thanks for
* Let Your Light Shine! (i.e. empowerment)
"There is not enough darkness in the world to snuff out the
light of even one small candle," Jim reminds his audiences
as he encourages them to let their light shine. Having a positive
impact on all of those (e.g. customers, co-workers, employers,
team members) you come into contact with is the continuing theme
of this presentation. Jim provides direction and insight on what
one can do to connect with others, energetically using one's gifts
to make a difference.
* "Who's Directing Your Movie?" (i.e.
professional & personal management)
During this moving, self-reflective keynote, Jim provides tips
for taking full control of one's movie (i.e. life). This involves
writing the script, choosing the supporting cast, handling the
action and drama and making sure there is a fulfilling ending.
Audiences generally walk away from this presentation feeling more
invigorated and energized, prepared to assert their personal power
and enhanced sense of confidence to take control of their lives.
* The Diversity Distance! (i. e. managing diversity
in the 21st century)
Managing diversity in the 21st century is the focus of this presentation.
Jim discusses the significance of: attracting and retaining the
most talented candidates; developing and implementing a comprehensive
diversity business case; meeting the challenges and the opportunities
of the changing workplace demographics; and repairing the potholes
that stereotypes, collusion, "isms" and misunderstandings
create in the workplace. During the presentation, Jim uses intrigue,
humor and candor to exhort the audience to work together to create
a workplace where everyone feels empowered, respected and valued.
* Be Outstanding! (getting the most of what you
have to be the very best you can)
In today's workplace many have settled for just being good at
what they do. Whether it's in the corporate training room, the
business office, the classroom, in front of large audiences or
at home, most have come to realize that in most cases good enough
is simply not good enough. The rewards, promotions and payoffs
for just being good are minimal. What can one do to raise the
bar? What can one do to create lasting memories? What can one
do to put big fat smiles on the faces of customers, colleagues,
associates and friends? Jim discusses five key ingredients for
being outstanding in whatever you do!
* "Leaving a Lasting Taste" (i. e.
This customer service geared keynote address highlights what workers
can do to go above and way beyond to provide exemplary service.
Customer service essentials, habits, best practices and strategies
are discussed and provided in an interactive and engaging manner.
Audiences enthusiastically return to their workplaces, searching
for opportunities to exceed the expected levels of service; they
know that customer service is oftentimes the difference between
keeping and losing customers.
* Toxic People - Toxic Work (dealing with spirit,
energy and dream killers)
Dealing with people and professions that continually drain you
can be stress and anxiety - filled. Jim provides do's and don'ts
for making the toxic people in one's life disappear as well as
sharing strategies for positioning oneself to obtain a job that
doesn't feel like work.
They Are Saying About Jim Smith Jr
"Even my high expectations were exceeded by Jim Smith,
Jr. His contagious energy…visuals examples and tremendous
knowledge helped to turn a disjointed and difficult group into
a cohesive team. He inspired a real sense of trust, caring, personal
investment and fun."
Director of Organizational Development and Training
Jim opens your eyes to your hidden potential…with his
charismatic personality, he captures your attention in seconds.
He combines high-energy entertainment with his personal observations,
experiences and knowledge. I was impacted by Jim's motivational
workshop over five years ago and have achieved so much more than
I had ever envisioned or thought I was capable of. I owe my whole
success to Jim Smith, Jr.!"
Director of Human Resources
Sheraton Eatontown, Hotel and Conference Center
"Charismatic and energetic, Jim Smith makes learning
fun and exciting. His training is one of the best that I have
ever been to. Anyone that wants to energize their presentations
would find it worth their while to attend his sessions. My training
evaluations have gone from average to outstanding."
Eastern Kentucky University
Training Resource Center
"Jim is an outstanding designer of state-of-the-art
training programs…his technical knowledge and facilitation
skills are second to none! Jim is
incredibly prepared to deliver training programs (e.g. coaching,
diversity, team building) and motivational seminars that inspire
participants to new levels of achievement. High impact training
and motivational assistance = Jim Smith, Jr."
Mary Ellen Russell
Vice President Human Resources
"OH WOW!!!" That's the reaction I had on the recent
seminar presented by Jim Smith, Jr. I have attended a number of
these seminars over the years and must say this was one of the
best…Jim was enthusiastic, energetic and obviously knew
his stuff - a consummate professional."
Education and Development Superintendent
State Farm Insurance Companies
"Jim Smith is an incredible trainer and motivator. It
could be diversity, management skills, coaching, whatever, Jim
is going to send you away feeling pumped, refreshed, feeling that
you can climb any mountain. Just hold on tight."
* ACA International
* ACET Conference
* ADP (Dealer Services)
* AETNA US Health Care
* American Cancer Society (New England Division)
* American Society for Industrial Security
* American Society for Training and Development
* Andersen Consulting
* Bob Pike Group
* Bureau Honig & Partners
* California Student Financial Aid Association
* Camden City School District
* Carrolton-Farmers Branch (ISD)
* Cherry Hill Economic Development Group
* Choice Hotels International
* Columbus Metropolitan Library
* CoreStates Bank
* Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers (CHART)
* Dallas Independent School District
* Diversified Investment Advisors
* Douwe Egberts
* Drexel University
* Eastern Kentucky
* Edward Jones
* Enterprise Foundation Ready, Work, Grow Conference
* Franklin Mint
* Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
* Harvard University
* HBO (Home Box Office)
* INROADS, Inc.
* International Alliance for Learning Conference
* Jevic Corporation
* Johnson & Johnson
* Ketchum Public Relations
* Lewis & Clark State University
* Mass Mutual
* McNeil Consumer Products
* National Black MBA Conference
* National Sales Network
* New England Human Resources Association
* New Jersey Principal & Teacher’s Association
* New York State Electric & Gas
* Ortho Biotech
* Ortho McNeil
* PECO Energy
* Pregnancy Education & Parenting Program Conference
* Procter & Gamble
* Prudential Insurance
* Sheraton Eatontown Hotel & Conference Center
* SITE Conference
* Southern California Cable & Telecommunications Association
* Society for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers Conference
* Temple University
* Texas Municipal League
* Thompson Children’s Home
* Washington Mutual Bank
* Westinghouse Savannah River Company
* Wood Dining Services
* WTVD Channel 11 ABC Durham, NC
* WUSL Power 99FM Philadelphia
* Wyeth Ayerst
* Yamanouchi Pharma America, Inc.