A business strategist, psychological researcher and philosopher at heart, Jim Cathcart is also a down to earth regular guy.
After hearing Earl Nightingale on the radio one day in 1972, Jim was inspired to change his life. While working as a government clerk in the Housing Authority he determined to learn psychology and master the process of self-improvement.
Through years of fanatical dedication to this quest he learned new skills, became a certified trainer for a variety of programs, read stacks of books, attended countless seminars and volunteered thousands of hours to civic organizations. In this process he moved from clerk, to manager, to sales person, to leader, to trainer, to author and professional speaker.
Today he is listed in the professional Speaker Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the prestigious Golden Gavel Award (along with Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Zig Ziglar and many others), has been the president of the National Speakers Association and received the Cavett Award for a lifetime of service. He has authored 16 books and scores of recorded programs. In 2014 he was listed as one of The Top 50 Sales Influencers by Top Sales World magazine.
In 2008 he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession.” And in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 he was selected as one of the Top 5 Sales & Customer Service Speakers by Speaking.com in an online survey of over 13,000 leaders. Now, he adds the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame to his accolades!
In his personal time he plays Rock & Roll guitar in clubs, rides his motorcycle on the twistiest roads he can find and runs the trails of the mountains near his home at least twice each week. He’s a proud parent and grandparent and an active civic leader. He serves as an advisor to the School of Management at California Lutheran University and High Point University.
Every action has a value or a cost. Jim Cathcart focuses on Return on Attitudes, Return on Relationships, and Return on Behavior Patterns in an innovative approach to ‘doing what works.’- Things that are measured tend to improve, so be sure you measure the things that truly count. Every action has a value or a cost. Jim Cathcart focuses on Return on Attitudes, Return on Relationships, and Return on Behavior Patterns in an innovative approach to ‘doing what works.’- Things that are measured tend to improve, so be sure you measure the things that truly count.
Learn from the original author of Relationship Selling, how to treat all connections as Assets and cultivate the Trust and Cooperation you need when you lead.
Jim’s book The Self Motivation Handbook (2016) has already become a best seller in numerous categories. 336 quick ideas to get yourself to take meaningful action and sustain it.
“If you can’t lead you, please don’t lead me!” Self Leadership is the beginning point for Organizational Leadership. Jim’s bestseller “The Acorn Principle” grows out of his psychological research coupled with cutting edge business strategy and shows people how to use the collective intellect of the organization to tap individual strengths and maximize motivation. He shows how to get people to embrace the ‘genetic code’- of your organization.