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Dr. Jim Harris

President, Leadership Transformation
Corporate Technology Clients

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Dr. Jim Harris teaches thousands of professionals every year how to crystallize their goals, leverage their strengths, energize their teams, and realize their significance as a professional and as a leader. From keynotes and workshops to 1-on-1 coaching and digital learning products, Dr. Jim helps transform your potential into productivity, and your passion into results. An author of eight books, Dr. Jim offers you, your team, and your audience a unique combination of perspective, insight, passion, and integrity.


Few professionals in business today share the breadth of experience of Dr. Jim. From his first job as a 12-year-old shoe shine boy to the boardrooms of the Fortune 500, Dr. Jim’s perspective is as broad as it is unique. His tract record of leadership and managerial success includes such industries as home building, retail, transportation, franchising, and university operations. He has managed union shops, negotiated wildcat strikes in non-union manufacturing facilities, as well as led major re-branding and change initiatives. Additionally, he has consulted with and spoken to many of the world’s best-run companies on such topics as leadership, employee engagement, and managing change.


As a devout researcher and student of business, Dr. Jim constantly studies business markets, trends, and organizational best practices to uncover the best and most profound ideas alive today. Combined with his unique perspective,  Dr. Jim has the uncanny ability to see what’s coming next and how to prepare yourself and your team to seize tomorrow’s opportunities.


Many professionals have passion, but Dr. Jim delivers his through his writing, speaking, and advising like few others. He’s not about being loud, overly energetic, or “purely motivational.” Dr. Jim imbues his concepts, models, and best practices with honest, heart-felt emotional strength that can only come from his deep desire to enrich the lives of others. He educates, encourages, and exhorts his audiences and clients to push ahead with greater confidence and clarity.


Dr. Jim makes no bones about it – he desires to honor God in all he does. He knows that the single most important character trait he brings to his business and his life is his integrity.  As he tells anyone who asks, he likes “to run a business that makes my God, my wife, and my mom proud.”  That pretty much says it all.



In my 10 years with [Best Buy], I have not witnessed a standing ovation for an external speaker. The standing ovation you received …showcased the power of your ability to draw a team in on a topic, engage their viewpoints, and make them a believer.

Michael Trebony,
Innovation Catalyst Network, Best Buy, Inc

Dr. Jim Harris is a genius in leadership and corporate excellence.

Nido Qubein,
Chairman, Great Harvest Bread, Inc.

Over 99% of our 600 participants reported satisfaction with your presentation – the highest we have recorded in over five years!

Brian Jones,
Director of People Development, Baptist Health Care - A Fortune 500 Best Place to Work in America & Malcolm Baldrige recipient