Jim "Mr. Energy" Smith, Jr. (President/CEO, JIMPACT Enterprises) passionately works with thousands providing performance-improvement solutions and breakthroughs to superior results in the areas of global leadership, high-impact presentation and facilitation skills, diversity, customer service, personal power and professional trainer development. A sought-after trainer and power speaker, his workshops, keynotes and executive coaching experiences have taken him to 43 states, The Netherlands, China, Turkey, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, the Bahamas, Canada, Mexico and England. The "personal power" expert has worked with thousands of executives, leaders and managers coaching them in effective communication skills, employee development and maximizing one's productivity. In addition, he has coached speakers, trainers, television and radio personalities in how to make "mistake-free," memorable, engaging and retention-based presentations.
Jim is also a faculty member for both the Rutgers University and Temple University Executive MBA Programs. In November 2008, he was featured on the cover of the National Speaker's Association SPEAKER magazine. In April of 2009, he appeared on the cover of New Jersey's Performance magazine with President Barack Obama, Corey Booker (Mayor, Newark, NJ), Donald Trump, Joel Osteen, Pat Summit and others.
Jim obtained his BA in English from Widener University (1983) and his Masters in Journalism from Temple University (1994). He is also a member of the Peirce College Board of Directors.
Prior to forming JIMPACT, Jim held leadership and consulting roles for the Bob Pike Group (1998–2002), Simmons Associates (1998–2001), CoreStates Bank (1996–1998), the Vanguard Group (1993–1996) and Prudential (1984–1993). His focus, he says, "is on personal power – I want to create a mindset shift in my learners – I want them to take 100% responsibility and accountability for their behaviors, actions and results. This will help them reach phenomenal levels of performance."
Jim has authored two books: From Average to Awesome: Lessons for Living an Extraordinary Life and Crash and Learn: 600+ Road Tested Tips to Keep Audiences Fired Up and Engaged!" and co-authored a third, The Masters of Success (with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, John Christensen and others). He has also penned articles for a number of industry publications. His clients include: TDBank, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Neighbor's Federal Credit Union, Gartner, Prudential, Harvard, ADP, AIMCO, Almac, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Subaru, Johnson & Johnson, the Kimmel Center, MetLife, HBO, Jack in the Box, Cousin's Subs and Raising Cane's.