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James is a former foster kid who went into the system at age 10 and by the time he left at 21 yrs old, had a ton of success. He had good and bad experiences but in the end, he wanted more and pushed himself. James became World Martial Arts Champion as a member of the USA Martial Arts Team and graduated college with 2 college degrees. James was a top salesman in Fortune 500 companies and is a #1 Bestselling Author. He mapped out how he was able to achieve these goals and wants to inspire and motivate audiences to be better leaders at work and better parents in their homes. There is a way to achieve anything and James is the one to tell you how. He will give your audience take home content that can be applied immediately and will have a positive effect 90% of the time. Here is a list of James's most requested keynotes: GUIDING FOSTER YOUTH TOWARD SUCCESS: Four ways to have Positive Impact on Youth in Foster Care James is a former foster child who entered foster care at 10 years old after being abused and abandoned by his family. He moved 21 times but came out of it with 2 college degrees and a World Martial Arts Championship. James now trains and mentors others on how to influence youth so they can be successful as well. BE THE LEADER The current state of our world has left much to be desired. We have a pandemic, high unemployment, politicians playing games with peoples lives, child abuse going up to an all time high, divorce going up to an all-time high, and just a negative vibe overall. People are looking for a leader. In this speech, I lay out steps for you to take to be that leader at the workplace and in the home. When the chips are down it is certainly not the time to give up. This is the time to be strong, be positive, and lead by example. I will give you tangible and easy to apply steps to create an extremely positive environment all around you that everyone will follow. THINK AND LIVE LIKE A CHAMPION Obstacles didn't stop after foster care ended. James still had college issues, racism, homelessness and work life balance problems facing him in the future. The only way he was able to make it through was by applying the Champion Mindset to his life. He speaks about how you can apply the Champion Mindset to your life and live on top of the podium on a daily basis! He also talks about how he started and maintains his businesses JH Brands and J&R Housing (Nonprofit)! Think like a CHAMPION!! He has a question/ answer session at the end. Audience: Big dreamers, business owners, future business owners, students majoring in management or entrepreneurship, high achievers, and anyone who has a goal they want to achieve but need the motivation to keep going forward. Attaining greatness is a hard and sometimes lonely road but it can be done and he can tell you how to do it! DEFYING THE ODDS Being a former foster kid James understands what staff and parents go through on a daily basis. James thanks all parents and staff for guiding him to success and for helping all kids in need have better lives. James is an example of what can happen with love and care from staff and foster parents. He tells his story of humility and gratefulness to all those in the industry who give of themselves to help those in need. James follows his speech with a question/answer session at the end. Audience: The foster care industry, especially social workers, therapists, foster parents, students majoring in social work or mental sciences, and youth.
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Date Selected: 9/22/2021