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Jim A. 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.


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