Jim Cathcart

Authority on Leading People and Relationship Selling

Jim Cathcart Biography

Jim Cathcart was named one of the “Top Sales Influencers of 2014” by Top Sales World magazine based in London and Paris. In December of 2012, Cathcart was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in London, England. This is in addition to his existing Speaker Hall of Fame listing.

For five years in a row, Cathcart has been selected as one of the top five speakers on sales and service in an online survey of over 14,000 people. With over 39 years of professional speaking around the world, Cathcart is one of the best known and most award-winning motivational speakers in the business. He has delivered more than 3,000 presentations to audiences in every state of the US, most provinces of Canada and countries from Scotland to Singapore. Some of his most recent international engagements were for thousands of business leaders in Bali, Indonesia; Toulouse, France; Bogota’, Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama; Warsaw, Poland; Santiago, Chile and Macau, China. A business strategist, psychological researcher and philosopher at heart, Cathcart is also a down to earth regular guy. He has worked in warehouses, driven trucks, sold donuts door to door, been a bank teller, plays guitar in night clubs and pubs, and has toured much of the world on a motorcycle.

A TV interviewer said, “Jim Cathcart is what ‘Fonzie’ would have been if he’d gone to business school.” (Millennials are asking, “Who is Fonzie?”) Cathcart was an insurance agent for many years, an Army officer and a bill collector who, while in his twenties, had to repossess log trucks in the mountains of northern Arkansas. From this varied background he decided in 1972 to become an authority on the subject of motivation and through decades of dedication, study and hard work, he made it happen.

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After hearing Earl Nightingale on the radio one day in 1972, Cathcart 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 2007, he was listed as one of “The Top 100 Minds on Personal Development” by Leadership Excellence magazine. The San Diego chapter of the National Speakers Association renamed their member of the year award “The Jim Cathcart Service Award” and the Greater Los Angeles chapter gave Cathcart the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2003. In 2008, he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession.” And in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 he was selected as one of the “Top 5 Sales and Customer Service Speakers” by Speaking.com in an online survey of over 13,000 people. Now he adds the Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame to his accolades.

Cathcart is an active motivational speaker and prolific author plus an executive coach to numerous high-achievers. In his personal time he plays rock and 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 is a proud parent and grandparent and an active civic leader. He is an artist in residence for High Point University and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council to the School of Management at California Lutheran University. His messages can be seen daily on TSTN.com or YouTube and he does radio interviews almost every week.

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Jim Cathcart Videos

How to believe in yourself: Jim Cathcart at TEDxDelrayBeach ...
Jim Cathcart asks "What's a client worth?" - YouTube
Motivator Jim Cathcart interviewed on CBS TV

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Jim Cathcart is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Cathcart for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jim Cathcart generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Cathcart for an upcoming event.

Jim Cathcart Videos

How to believe in yourself: Jim Cathcart at TEDxDelrayBeach ...
Jim Cathcart asks "What's a client worth?" - YouTube
Motivator Jim Cathcart interviewed on CBS TV
How to get started as a professional speaker
How to grow your business with Relationship Selling
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