A sought-after motivational speaker, Jim Smith Jr. is the author of the bestselling book
From Average to Awesome: Lessons for Living an Extraordinary Life (ASTD Press, 2008) and co-author (along with Ken Blanchard, Mike Van Hoozer, Jack Canfield, John Christensen, and others) of the leadership book,
The Masters of Success (Insight Publishing, 2006).
He is known for connecting with, encouraging, and challenging his audiences to be outstanding. He is president and chief executive officer of JIMPACT Enterprises and works with his clients in the area of professional trainer development, leadership, motivation, inclusion, and professional development. Prior to forming JIMPACT, he worked in leadership positions for the Bob Pike Group, Simmons Associates, CoreStates Bank, the Vanguard Group of Investments, and Prudential's American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Operations.