My passion is helping people understand that they have the ability to change their life. I have been called "The Feel Good Guy" due to my gift of being able to see a person's potential and help bring it out of them.
- I am a passionate and empowering Personal Development speaker who offers affordable motivational seminars and training for businesses, associations, government and non-profit agencies.
- I am also passionate about delivering this empowering message to college students and have developed a special program for them, "Wake Up! This is Not a Dress Rehearsal"
With more than 15 years experience delivering presentations to a wide range of diverse groups, I am easy to work with, on time, and a consummate professional at all times.
“Our company has realized significant revenue and profit growth since you helped us ‘kick start’ our ideas into actions. We are very grateful for that.” - Curt Kristjanson, VP Sales, Hermann Warehouse Corp.
- ”Jim Donovan knows about success and what it takes to be a winner. He has experienced the thrill of accomplishment and the despair of defeat and used both circumstances as opportunities to grow. Jim teaches through example. He is a graduate of ‘the school of hard knocks’ and he has “a PhD in Perseverance.” I believe that Jim Donovan has a story that all students need to hear!” –
Joseph Paretta, College Professor
I am the author of several books, including "Handbook to a Happier Life," "This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal" – recommended by the CEO of a major global corporation and published in more than 20 countries, "Don't Let an Old Person Move Into Your Body," "52 Ways to a Happier Life," and"The Little Book That Can Change Your Life" (Kindle edition).
I am a creative problem solver who will help you and your organization reach new heights.
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Rosalind K. Haglund, Executive Director | Traditions of Hanover
“I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful presentation today. Many in attendance commented on what a wonderful and enlightening speaker you are. Sometimes in Health Care we just need that little “uumph” to get us through our day and you provided that.”
Curt Kristjanson, VP Sales | Hermann Warehouse Corp.
“Our company has realized significant revenue and profit growth since you helped us ‘kick start’ our ideas into actions. We are very grateful for that.”
Chuck Wasoski, Vice President, Collector Vehicle Insurance | Grundy Worldwide
“Since we participated in Mr. Donovan’s seminars, the energy level in our office has seemed to increase, and the atmosphere has lightened up quite a bit. We’re more motivated than ever, working harder than ever and business is booming!”
Joseph Paretta, Professor | Lafayette College, Easton PA
“Jim Donovan knows about success and what it takes to be a winner. He has experienced the thrill of accomplishment and the despair of defeat and used both circumstances as opportunities to grow. Jim teaches through example. He is a graduate of ‘the school of hard knocks’ and he has “a PhD in Perseverance.” I believe that Jim Donovan has a story that all students need to hear!”
Thomas A. Kelly, Jr, President | Eastern Meter Management Association, Annual Meeting
“Our organization needed an injection of enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to maintain interest and participation. Jim provided both of those in abundance when speaking at our last quarterly meeting. He engaged the audience with just the right combination of humor and thought-provoking issues that resulted in a range of laughter, contemplation, and enlightening banter. Feedback from the membership has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. I certainly made the right decision in asking Jim to provide our group with a renewed sense of passion for their personal and professional lives.”
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Wake Up, This is Not a Dress Rehearsal
Getting the most out of your people and yourself - Increase performance and productivity – By providing strategies for aligning their mental and physical energy, encouraging them to develop a strong sense of purpose, and instilling in them an understanding of what drives their behavior, your people will be more productive and consistently perform at their highest possible level.
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