"Your Virtual Vice President™” Jim Cathcart is one of the best known and most award-winning motivational speakers and authors in the business. He has authored 20 books; including “Relationship Selling” among his 3 international bestsellers. His TEDx video “How to Believe in Yourself” has over 2.4 million views. He’s a University Executive MBA Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence at California Lutheran University’s School of Management. For five years in a row Jim Cathcart has been selected as one of the Top 5 Speakers on Sales & Service in an online survey of over 27,000 people. With over 44 years of professional speaking around the world. He has delivered more than 3,300 onsite presentations to audiences in every state of the US, most provinces of Canada and countries from Scotland to Singapore. Some of his most recent international engagements include tens of thousands of business leaders in Mainland China; hoteliers in Bali, Indonesia; engineers in Toulouse, France; business owners in Bogota’, Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama; sales people in Warsaw, Poland; Santiago, Chile and 23 cities in mainland China! A business strategist, psychological researcher and philosopher at heart, Jim is also a down-to-earth regular guy. He has worked in warehouses, driven trucks, sold door to door and at trade shows, been a bank teller, plays guitar in night clubs and pubs, and has toured much of the world on a motorcycle. A TV interviewer said, “Jim Cathcart is what ‘Fonzie’ would have been if he’d gone to business school.” (Millennials are asking, “Who is Fonzie?”) Jim was an insurance agent for many years, an Army officer and a bill collector who, while in his twenties, had to repossess log trucks in the mountains of northern Arkansas. From this varied background he decided in 1972 to become an authority on the subject of motivation and through decades of dedication, study and hard work, he made it happen.