The Journey to Success
Jim Morris (The Rookie)
- Former high school teacher turned famous MLB pitcher
- Inspiration for “The Rookie,” voted by Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest baseball films ever made
- Uses his Cinderella story to inspire and empower audiences to chase their dreams
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Imagine having a regular guy like Tom Hanks over to your house for a cup of coffee and you'll have a good idea of what to expect from this dynamic speaker and storyteller. Jim draws lessons from his own life experience to inspire others to become mentors and leaders in their own lives and to chase their dreams. His rare quality of being a great entertainer and his sincere personality makes him a compelling speaker to audiences of all types. Audiences are also charmed by his sense of humor and comedic timing as well. On a regular basis, customers will comment, "Jim is the best speaker that we've ever had," or ask "how are we going to top this next year?" Jim has participated in such prestigious speaking events as The Million Dollar Round Table, numerous other speaker showcases, and he is also theauthor of "The Rookie."
Jim is particularly good at weaving the needs of his customers into his presentation.
He receives standing ovations from audiences wherever he goes. Despite his enormous success as a speaker, he has remained genuine and developed a reputation of integrity. He is an approachable guy who makes sure everyone desiring an autograph or photo gets their chance and enjoys listening to their own story. A schoolteacher by trade, Jim is a loveable storyteller who captivates and inspires others to step up and change their lives. His Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Jim's meteoric rise from 35 year old high school teacher to flame throwing major league pitcher in 3 months made cinematic history with the release of "The Rookie" starring Dennis Quaid. This heartwarming and unforgettable Disney blockbuster about chasing your dreams and keeping your promises won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year. Sports Illustrated also voted it one of the five greatest baseball films ever made. Let it be said that Jim Morris the speaker is more entertaining than the legendary film about his life.
Since 2002, people around the world have experienced the inspirational and motivational life story of Jim Morris. “The Rookie” will impress your group large or small, and keep them talking about their experience for years to come.
Dream Makers. Speaking about chasing dreams, and being your best by surrounding yourself with the best mentors, Jim shares his memoirs and the dream makers who helped shaped his life. He incorporates client’s requests seamlessly while entertaining the audience with self-deprecating humor. Jim shares his failures and successes in life while taking the audience on an emotional ride. Audiences of all ages will leave talking about Jim Morris and his inspirational message.
Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader. Focusing on being the mentor for someone that you would want for yourself, Jim encourages the audience to surround themselves with the best people to bring out the best, and to in turn give themselves and others the best chance for success. Jim tells his own story of defeat while believing the wrong kind of people and shares about his successes while surrounded by key people who helped him believe in himself and pushed him to be the man he is today. Humorous and moving, you won’t be disappointed.
Remember Who You Are. This topic teaches audiences about the importance of integrity. Remembering who you are in all circumstances, when people are watching and when they are not. Jim tells personal stories about keeping promises, always doing what you say or promise, and what you do when no one is watching at all…makes you who you are.
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Jim was GREAT. Fantastic motivation personally and to the whole team. Many thanks for coming and sharing your story.
I wanted to thank you for being here this week and sharing your story with our team. The genuineness in how you shared not only your story but your life’s experience deeply touched many of our employees, including me.