Karen Beckvar

Dir. Leadership Development

AZ School Boards Assn.



"Thank you for your wonderful keynote and breakout sessions at our Summer Leadership Conference last week.  We have received nothing but positive feedback on these sessions. Many remarked that you were the best keynote we have had in years. From a planning perspective, you and Barbara made my job amazingly easy by always responding promptly to requests and by having your material to us long before the deadlines. You had great stories that resonated with our membership, made us laugh and had great messages to help us move our districts forward in the“relentless search for better ways."

sis Henry

Executive Director

GA School Boards Assn.

"I had heard of you and your powerful message from colleagues in other state associations and their recommendations were right on target. Your kick-off message for our conference was exactly what we had hoped for. The standing ovation you received made it clear that conference attendees felt the same way."

Suraya driscoll

Dir. of Teaching & Learning

E. Grand Forks School Disrtict

"Jim was PERFECT!!! The message was powerful!!

We chose Jim because he offers a simple message and pathway to changing culture in a positive way.   Culture is a difficult thing to adjust and Jim offers support following the session through the follow-up emails.  He also offers coaching to help us make sure our organization will keep moving forward and any questions we have may be answered.   Jim really wants to help people make a difference and his passion inspires the passion within each of us and that is why the board chose him.

I have heard from our participants that this was the best start to a school year ever.  Jim is just the kind of guy we needed to help us get going on our initiative."

Dr. Katrise perere


Isle of Wight

"The keynote message and your witty delivery was just what we needed to #ENGAGE everyone at Convocation 2014. We were all absolutely delighted with the level of engagement, entertainment, stimulation and wittiness. ...powerful adjectives but know I didn't use them lightly.

I don't have to tell you that your message was "on point", as you personally saw how the audience was engaged. This continued into the lunch break, which really shows how much your many words provoked the reaction I was hoping for - Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.”