Jim Bouchard

Earn Your Black Belt in Leadership

Making Leadership Personal...Helping people become better LEADERS by helping leaders become better PEOPLE

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From Jim…

Leaders are people who transform themselves through their experiences, opportunities and challenges to become the people others count on for inspiration, guidance and action.

I’m a former drug addict and two time college dropout. I used to think that was a miserable resume for someone who trains leaders to be better people.

I now know that it is the perfect resume! Here's why…

Leaders are made, not born. I’ll go a little further, leaders are transformed.

I transformed myself from a loser to a leader––from a drug abuser to a Black Belt, and later to Sensei. Over 25 years of teaching I helped hundreds of others transform themselves into Black Belts, and thousands more discover their best selves.

The Sensei has a very special relationship with followers…

It’s a relationship built on loyalty, trust and respect. The Sensei earns this loyalty and respect through mentoring, empathy and a dedication to guiding followers to develop their skills and talents and by inspiring them to cultivate their full potential.

I help you cultivate this type of relationship with your followers––at any level to help you become a more effective leader, and to bring out the best in your people and your organization.

Over 25 years of teaching I’ve helped hundreds of people transform themselves into Black Belts; I’ve helped thousands more discover their best selves by learning how to think like one.

I’m tough on the people who want to earn a Black Belt. I’m even tougher on people who want to become effective leaders.

A leader is someone with the ability to attract willing followers.

People not only come to me willingly––they pay me to be tough on them!

I’m tough––yet compassionate. People come to me willingly because they know I care. They know that helping them become their best is my highest priority.

I have no “secrets.” I’m willing to share everything I’ve learned, and everything I continue to learn about being a compassionate, courageous and effective leader––someone who makes a real difference in the lives of the people you serve.

Sensei literally means “one who went before.” What a powerful description of a leader––as long as you’re willing to walk the walk!

I help you earn the trust, respect and loyalty of the people in your care. I help you lead by example through authentic Mastery––becoming your best self.

I help you become a better leader by becoming a more effective mentor and teacher.

I help you become––the Sensei.

To book Jim Bouchard call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Addiction, Inspiration, Leadership, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance

  • Travels From:

    Maine

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Sensei in the C Suite THE SENSEI LEADER

From Jim…

Leaders are people who transform themselves through their experiences, opportunities and challenges to become the people others count on for inspiration, guidance and action.

I’m a former drug addict and two time college dropout. I used to think that was a miserable resume for someone who trains leaders to be better people.

I now know that it is the perfect resume! Here's why…

Leaders are made, not born. I’ll go a little further, leaders are transformed.

I transformed myself from a loser to a leader––from a drug abuser to a Black Belt, and later to Sensei. Over 25 years of teaching I helped hundreds of others transform themselves into Black Belts, and thousands more discover their best selves.

The Sensei has a very special relationship with followers…

It’s a relationship built on loyalty, trust and respect. The Sensei earns this loyalty and respect through mentoring, empathy and a dedication to guiding followers to develop their skills and talents and by inspiring them to cultivate their full potential.

I help you cultivate this type of relationship with your followers––at any level to help you become a more effective leader, and to bring out the best in your people and your organization.

Over 25 years of teaching I’ve helped hundreds of people transform themselves into Black Belts; I’ve helped thousands more discover their best selves by learning how to think like one.

I’m tough on the people who want to earn a Black Belt. I’m even tougher on people who want to become effective leaders.

A leader is someone with the ability to attract willing followers.

People not only come to me willingly––they pay me to be tough on them!

I’m tough––yet compassionate. People come to me willingly because they know I care. They know that helping them become their best is my highest priority.

I have no “secrets.” I’m willing to share everything I’ve learned, and everything I continue to learn about being a compassionate, courageous and effective leader––someone who makes a real difference in the lives of the people you serve.

Sensei literally means “one who went before.” What a powerful description of a leader––as long as you’re willing to walk the walk!

I help you earn the trust, respect and loyalty of the people in your care. I help you lead by example through authentic Mastery––becoming your best self.

I help you become a better leader by becoming a more effective mentor and teacher.

I help you become––the Sensei.

To book Jim Bouchard call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

THE SENSEI LEADER
From drug abuser and dropout to Black Belt and Sensei!

Using his powerful story of personal transformation through martial arts, Jim shares the strategies and tactics he used to transform himself from loser to leader. This highly interactive presentation engages the audience as Jim challenges them to think about powerful leadership strategies and how to apply them in their lives.

What you can expect:

  •  Learn to develop leadership skills at ALL levels, independent of title or position
  •  Explore the tangible return on character development and its effect on your organization's success
  •  Actionable STRATEGIES and TACTICS you will implement in your business or company culture - TODAY

THINK Like a BLACK BELT
The mindset of a BLACK BELT for personal and professional excellence!

From the front lines to the C-Suite, the principles Jim shares in this highly interactive presentation will give your audience the tools they need to achieve BLACK BELT levels of performance.

What you can expect:

  • Learn how to THINK Like a BLACK BELT- how to cultivate and develop Discipline, Focus, Perseverance, Courage and Confidence.
  • Apply the characteristics of Black Belt Mindset in personal and professional life.
  • Understand Perfection as a process rather than an unachievable barrier to success.
  • Embrace change and transformation and the continual process of self-improvement.

C.C. 2015 President, Austin ATD

Jim's message about "mindset trumping talent" is right on target. He has a very interactive session, engages the audience with humor, questions and lots of stories. The eight strategies he lays out as the foundation for leadership are straight forward and applicable for any industry and any role. We want Jim back for another lesson in leadership. He was amazing!

R.W. President, HR, Reed & Reed

To say he captured and held the attention of the room during his presentation would be an understatement. His ability to engage his audience and draw them into the topic is phenomenal. He's a real person with real life experiences that shaped his life. His training provides insight into the skills required to achieve your goals as a leader…This is a fantastic training program and I've already scheduled him to do a leadership training class for my company.

Y.S. Manager of Member Experience, Conferences, & Events, New Jersey Credit Union League

We just came off a very successful Reality Check Conference - Jim Bouchard, The Sensei Leader, presented Parts I & II for us and he was a home run! His presentation was outstanding and we couldn't be happier.

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, FRANCHISE SOURCE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL

Jim spoke at our National Conference and his presentation made an impact with all our attendees. His message regarding overcoming tremendous obstacles to achieve success was inspirational, heartfelt and moving. So many times in life the difference between success and continued struggles is our response to the challenges we all face. Jim demonstrated that achieving your dreams is possible despite all odds. A great message to reinforce for people you are looking to motivate to take their life and business to the next level!
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