Jim Cathcart

Jim Cathcart’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .

Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame, Top 1% TEDx video, Bestselling author of 20 books, 3,300 professional speeches worldwide, Exec MBA Professor, Entrepreneur.

When you want people to believe in themselves more, collaborate better, take initiative and think like a business owner…call on Jim Cathcart. He will change people’s thinking and increase their self confidence. He’s the original champion and author of “Relationship Selling” treating connections as assets.

Since 2015 he has spoken to tens of thousands of people across China (21 cities so far) and has circled the Earth three times on lecture tours.

He’s the Entrepreneur in Residence for the School of Management at California Lutheran University and author of twenty books.

After hearing Earl Nightingale on the radio one day in 1972, Jim 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 20 books and scores of recorded programs. In 2019 he was listed as one of The Top 50 Keynoters and Sales Influencers by Top Sales World magazine.

In his personal time he plays Rock & 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’s a proud parent and grandparent and an active civic leader. He serves as an advisor to the School of Management at California Lutheran University and High Point University.