James Mapes has been dedicated to helping people live exceptional lives for more than 30 years. His lively, interactive programs on wellness, creativity and leadership provide results-based strategies to take ‘quantum leaps’ in all areas of life. When you blend together a storyteller, an expert on the power of the imagination, and a clinical researcher of the mind, you have “The Mapes Experience.

Keynote speaker James Mapes is an experienced and successful speaker. He is an expert on the psychology of “applied imagination,” for extreme success and a peak performance coach. James Mapes gives interactive keynotes and instantly connects with his audiences.

James Mapes is the founder of Quantum Leap Thinking™, creator of The Transformational Coach™, expert on the psychology of “applied imagination,”. As a business speaker, consultant and personal excellence coach James Mapes has been successfully supporting his clients for the last 30 years.

The best selling author has been studying human behavior and dedicated himself to helping individuals, teams and organizations identify and break through barriers to reach their goals and achieve success. James Mapes encourages people to new ways of thinking, and his goal is to help everyone make the “quantum leap” toward more creative, productive and confident lives.

His innovative messages support a powerful way of thinking and provide a new-found mastery over their imagination and perceptions so that, in his words, “the invisible becomes visible and the impossible becomes possible.” The style of James Mapes’s keynotes is personal, interactive and humorous. Above all, he creates results and makes a lasting difference in the energy level, commitment and productivity of each individual in his audience.

He integrates his 30 years of experience with leadership and creativity in his cutting-edge, practical, interactive and entertaining program. His interaction with the audience in dynamic, his stories compelling anfd the demonstrations leave no doubt about – “you can achieve what you imagine.”


MIND OVER BODY: Harness Vision to Create a Wellness Strategy

In James Mapes’ cutting-edge, interactive program, participants gain a clear understanding of how the brain works and the importance of communication to create positive expectations. They learn how to influence the subconscious with optimistic, affirmative suggestions, enabling them to look at their life and work with “new eyes.” James draws from the latest research in brain science as well as lessons learned from his own open-heart surgery. James projects amazing positive energy and is passionate about educating everyone about the elegance of the imagination and the incredible power of the human mind and spirit.

IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance

  • Do you know how to focus your imagination? Do you have a “future vision?” In these challenging times, success literally depends on the importance of knowing the answers to these questions.
  • James Mapes demonstrates how extreme success can be achieved by understanding and applying these concepts in your life. James skillfully stretches your perceptions to see new possibilities. He guides his audience to clearly recognize that the powerful mental pictures we all carry around definitely impact the opportunities we see and the choices we make.

TRUE LEADERSHIP: The Neuroscience of Effective Leaders 

  • What is a leader? The business world is awash with leadership philosophies, how-to books and training institutes that can leave even the savvy manager perplexed as exactly how to encourage employees to develop their own leadership style. It is important to push aside the clutter and get back to a fundamental understanding of why “true” leadership traits are essential for success.

What people are saying…

Board Director

When you meet James Mapes, you cannot help but have a visceral reaction to his unique ability to shape your life in a positive manner.

Associate Director Client Services

I recommend James Mapes as one of the 21st century’s top thought leaders on the topics of leadership, creativity and both personal and professional success.


Whether as a personal excellence coach, presenting his program to at a business meeting or on stage, James Mapes is a true master of the imagination.

Quote: The imagination is the key to everything


Positive change can happen in sudden and profound leaps. Quantum Leap Thinking provides the foundation for breakthrough thinking that will trigger astonishing growth in your personal and professional life.

  • What if it was possible to break through fear and make positive changes in your life in an instant by a simple shift in your mindset?
  • What if you could lower your anxiety in a matter of seconds by changing your perceptions?
  • How would your life change if you had unshakable motivation for whatever you chose to do?

Quantum Leap Thinking is the key to unlocking the door to new-found potential and peak performance.

An Incredible Adventure of the Mind

In his provocative and engaging new book, Imagine That!, James Mapes shares the knowledge and experience he has gained in his thirty-plus years as a researcher, speaker, and personal coach. Well-written, engaging, and very accessible, Imagine That! is a guidebook that shows readers how to lead an exceptional life. Enhanced by exercises, in-depth research, real-life anecdotes, and URLs for relevant videos, Mapes dives deep into topics as diverse as reframing thinking patterns, shattering a series of limiting myths, hypnosis, stretch goals, transforming fear into love, and forgiveness.

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When you meet James Mapes, you cannot help but have a visceral reaction to his unique ability to shape your life in a positive manner.

Board Director