NSA Influence 2021 Conference – Mainstage Keynote
T.A.N. Time with Dr. James Smith Jr.
2020 taught us that moving forward cannot be achieved by keeping one foot in the past and one foot in the future. With that in mind, we really took a close look at our solutions to ensure that they would have more punch, focus and power. Our BOOT CAMPs, in-person and virtual training solutions, keynote speaking events and one-on-one coaching programs will help you greatly improve your performance in this new landscape.
DIVERSITY, EMPOWERMENT & INCLUSION
I started my professional Diversity and Inclusion journey during the late 1980's. My manager at the time asked me to head our Diversity Council. I was also charged with leading our training initiative. R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.'s book, Beyond Race and Gender was trending and Jane Elliott (inventor of the famous Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes exercise) had become my Shero. After that first exposure to Diversity and Inclusion work I was hooked. I went on to work for two additional corporate organizations where I helped facilitate D & I initiatives. After leaving corporate, and before starting my own business, I worked with several D & I consulting firms (Simmons Associates, Innovations International, Tom Gordon & Associates and ChangeWorks Consulting). I have since continued my D & I journey providing consulting, strategy, training and the like for our clients nationally and internationally. We call the training component of this work Rise Up Leadership. To learn more, please (click here).
Dr. James is a lightning rod in the professional and personal development arenas. He will fire up your organization, your team and you! He disrupts ordinary! If you’re looking for performance breakthroughs, greater levels of trust, personal power, communication and authenticity call Dr. James.why DR. jAMES?book DR. jAMES
To get JIMPACTed wherever you are purchase one of Dr. James' books. These books will improve your facilitation and speaking skills, enhance your personal power and help you to take control of your level of personal accountability to grow through (not go through) your life
Dr. James speaks nationally and internationally and to audiences of all sizes. He has also keynoted at myriad conferences and sales meetings. Themes include personal power and accountability, mindset shift, authenticity and jumping into your BIGNESS.
Over 30 years of experience. Hundreds of thousands JIMPACTed. Informational and transformational experiences.
Dr. James' coaching approach is penetrating. He gets to the core of your concerns and problems/possibilities and helps you to change the story you’ve been telling yourself. He partners with you to adjust your vision to achieve your goals.
"According to surveys, James was the most inspirational and dynamic speak ever... His ability to involve all staff and get individuals to interact with those they would probably never speak to was second to none. The employees were engaged before they even knew what happened because James speaks with a passion from his heart"
"The presentation of "Fair to Famous" is one that will not be forgotten. It would be Fair to say that the presentation was a hit, but it's Famous to say you were AWESOME!"
"Your passionate message allowed participants to imagine the possibilities for a bright and successful future - both personally and professionally. And as rated by participants, you were our highest scoring presentation of the conference! You were awesome!"
"In a tough economic like we are facing now, it is sometimes a difficulty decision for leaders of corporations to invest in growth and enhancement training. ...I am confident Boot Camps result in retaining more employees in the organization with a better skill set to their job!"
"I am a HUGE Jim Smith Jr. Fan! No matter how big the room is, no matter how many people are present, you feel as though he is only speaking to you! You leave wanting to change and be a better person,whether for work of personal life. He really draws you in and motivates you"
“Thanks so much for your presentation! Your advice was compelling, engaging and actionable.Great mix of presenting, video and interaction.Your presentation style is so inviting! Cannot thank you enough!””
"...Dr. Smith’s enthusiasm, passion, creativity, and storytelling was in full effect during the session, and the attendees were energized and motivated by his presentation..."read full letter
“During Dr. James’ talk, every word he spoke, the audience was mesmerized as it felt like he was talking to each of us directly. His natural story telling put everything into perspective, providing each of us with own takeaways. ‘Don’t Let Your Start be Your Stop’ was the message we all needed. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith for any speaking engagement as his message is genuine and truly from the heart.”read full letter
“CFGP thanks Dr. Smith and his organization for their professionalism and assistance in making this event a great success. We highly recommend Dr. James Smith, Jr. to others looking for a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic presentation.”read full letter
“His talk was engaging and he used excellent videos to reinforce his topic --- holding the attention of an audience in a remote conference setting is very challenging, but Dr. James pulled it off! He has so much life experience to bring to the discussion and he uses humor and stories to bring the conversation to life! It was great to work with him and we hope to be able to partner with him again in the future.”