Coach Jim Cathcart - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - Success Achievement, Sales, Leadership,
Life Coach Jim Cathcart - Thousand Oaks, California, USA

Coach Jim Cathcart

Thousand Oaks  ·  California
Personal Coaching  ·  Health Coaching  ·  Career Coaching  ·  Business Coaching  ·  Communication Coaching  ·  Sales Coaching

Success Achievement, Sales, Leadership, Communication, Professional Speaking

About Coach Jim Cathcart

World Leading Professional Speaker and Author. Top 1% TEDx speaker, Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame, Author of 18 books including Relationship Selling, The Acorn Principle and The Self Motivation Handbook. Past president of the National Speakers Association. Entrepreneur in Residence for the School of Management at California Lutheran University. Mentor to many of the world's leading speakers and authors.


Thousand Oaks  ·  California


I've coached and mentored scores of top level professional consultants, speakers, educators, performers, and authors. I've also built and helped others build many personal services businesses. Cofounder of The Professional Speaking Institute, founder of Cathcart Institue, Inc.; partner, Cathcart, Alessandra & Associates, Inc. and more. As a professional speaker I've delivered over 3,100 paid speeches around the world, authored scores of training programs and 18 books with major publishers: Prentice Hall, Simon & Schuster, St. Martin's Press, McGraw Hill, Putnam Berkely, Penguin, and Nightingale Conant corporation. As a speech and sales coach I've helped craft presentations that generated over a million dollars each.

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Speaking Professional, CSP; Professional Speaker Hall of Fame, CPAE; Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International, The Cavett Award from National Speakers Association; Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame, Top Sales World; Certified Mindset Trainer, Selling Power Magazine contributor; Artist in Residence, High Point University; Entrepreneur in Residence, Calif Lutheran University; former Advisor to School of Business at Pepperdine University; Retired US Army Reserve Officer


Have a free 15-minute initial discovery session with your coach.

Have a 60-minute phone or video call with your coach.

By purchasing this option you get unlimited text messaging with your coach. You can send messages at any time and expect a reply within 24 hours.

3 months of 1-to-1 personal coaching from Jim Cathcart. Begins with 2 to 3 hours of face to face meeting with Jim and then shifts to video calls, emails and phone calls over the ensuing weeks. Full description on Jim's website.

In a hurry to get results now. Spend 2 hours face to face with Jim Cathcart (video or in person) and then meet via phone, web or email as often as needed for the next four weeks. This is for those who have a short term or immediate need instead of the three month Power Coaching process.

In a half hour phone call or video call with Jim Cathcart you can isolate a specific goal or challenge and get expert advice immediately. If what you need is an answer right now or help in determining what to do next then this is for you. Think of the value of getting the right answers vs the costs of making the wrong ones.


There are rare meetings in our lives, when we meet someone very special. When Jim and I met, I knew firstly that he had uniquely effective qualities that would take him to the peak of his profession, and secondly, I learned enough travelling with him across the our nation for several days, that I wanted to watch his very special qualities unfold, and at the same time make him a lifelong friend. Jim Cathcart is a remarkable man which you will discover when you meet him.
― Ian Brown, Director of Agent Development, Centruy 21, Canadian Real Estate company
Having had the opportunity to work with many of the world's leading authors and subject matter experts over the past decade, I can truly say that Jim Cathcart is one of the most genuine, most inspiring, and most helpful people I have had the privilege and benefit of being associated with. We receive such incredible feedback about Jim's content on our site and I am so honored and proud to work with him, and more importantly know that I will continue to learn and grow because of him.
― Michael Norton, EVP Global Accts, Sandler Training
Over the years, I have hired many speakers, sales trainers, authors and motivational experts . . . and I am talking about some of the best in the business. However, after hiring Jim Cathcart for a speaking engagement at a seminar in Chicago in the spring of 1979 he became a frequent guest speaker at other seminars and conventions across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. I have seen long-term results from his inspirational and educational messages far beyond what I have witnessed from any of the others over the years. Jim indeed practices what he preaches. If you're looking for a man capable of teaching and entertaining your group there is, in my opinion, none better. PERIOD.
― Gary Goranson, founder Tidy Car & WorkEnders
Jim Cathcart is one of the most impressive people I've had the opportunity to work with. I assisted him at one of his superb presentations and it changed my life. Sounds like hype, but it's true. Among other things, our new friendship resulted in sharing authorship of a business book published by McGraw-Hill. Jim is able to craft a presentation so that, in addition to being entertaining and highly educational, it comes together with eloquent structure. All the elements of the talk are so well integrated that, at the end, the audience is often stunned by Jim's excellence on the platform. Most important, Jim is so generous with his talents and skills that anyone in his circle is destined to enjoy becoming more like him--expansive, transformative and fully life-loving.
― David Ryback PhD, author, speaker, Emery University faculty
"Jim Cathcart is hands down the coach of coaches for presentation skills. Decades of public speaking experience in every imaginable venue and configuration, a wealth of practical references, great stories and infectious humor make Jim a one-stop-shop. His lively coaching sessions have been invaluable to me for both content development and building rapport by tailoring to a target audience - and they're always great fun in the process! An hour or two with Jim can save countless more, bringing clarity and professional polish for a presentation to be remembered!"
― Claudia Dunn, MA, OTR/L , former White House Staff under Ronald Reagan
Jim Cathcart is one of the finest speakers I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is the ONLY speaker I have recommended to replace me when during two family emergencies. His clients get a big bang for their buck as he can also sing and act as his own opening entertainment! Any association or corporation would not go wrong hiring Jim Cathcart for their meeting.
― Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE executive speech coach
Jim is a powerful and inspirational speaker. He graciously agreed to speak to the graduate students in my public policy course and were they in for a treat! In the brief time he was with my students, he not only explained and demonstrated how to be an effective and engaging public speaker, he revealed through the stories and experiences he shared what it means to pursue a life of purpose and meaning. His passion was infectious and he connected with my students in a way that challenged them to grow and excel. His session was easily one of the most popular of the year.
― Michael Shires, PhD, Assoc Dean, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
Jim Cathcart’s coaching is designed to generate results. He has a no non-sense approach. He’s an expert in the field of human behavior and understands how to stimulate action. His coaching identifies areas that need attention and a means to reach the point of successful conclusion. It’s as simple as that, direct and to the point, with clarity and well-defined objectives.
― Matt Forger, the man who mixed Michael Jackson's music along with Quincy Jones
Jim Cathcart was instrumental in the development of my consulting business. His prolific insights helped me identify key elements in my planning. Jim has a keen strategic approach that cannot outmatch any other coach. If you are on the rise, but still need a wise surprise, Jim Cathcart is far from one of the guys!! Get him on your team.
― Daniel Ally, Success Coach
Classy is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Jim Cathcart I had the pleasure of experiencing Jim work his magic yet again recently in Toronto as featured speaker at the largest business networking event of the year.His story-telling engaged the audience throughout his presentation. He once again demonstrated why he is a long time Hall of Fame Speaker.
― Tom Stoyan, Canada's Sales Coach
I've known Jim for years, and always find him a great colleague - both in straight collaboration, and as a coach. Every time I seek his counsel, I am re-impressed by the breadth and depth of his insights into the matter at hand drawn from hundreds of clients across industry segments. He's on the "A-List" of advisors in my book.
― Pamela Stambaugh, Executive Coach
I've known Jim for years, and always find him a great colleague - both in straight collaboration, and as a coach. Every time I seek his counsel, I am re-impressed by the breadth and depth of his insights into the matter at hand drawn from hundreds of clients across industry segments. He's on the "A-List" of advisors in my book.
― Tom Oser, Sales Strategy Advisor