" I can't tell you how well delivered and well received the messages you gave were, especially in light of the cultural and business transformation activities we are currently in the midst of. Your high energy enthusiasm made it enjoyable and the leadership themes you delivered were very timely and impactful."

Jeff Furman
Vice President of Global Real Estate And Procurement
American Express


" Your presentation was motivational, inspiring, and engaging! The key difference was the upfront preparation and tailoring of your opening session. You integrated every single theme of our Conference very effectively into your message!"

Judy Phetteplace
Director- Strategic Solutions
American Express


"Jim gave an excellent presentation at our Global Management Conference! We received great feedback from the participants! Jim took our input and modified his presentation to fit our multi-cultural audience! Five out of five Speaker rating score!!"
 
Ken Joyce
Director Of Human Resources
International Paint Corporation


" This was our best ever Customer Call Center Expo and this is largely attributable to you! Your dynamic style had me and our entire audience riveted. The attendees continue to rave about you, your thought provoking content, and the idea generating details long after the Expo!"

Michelle O'Brien
Project Manager
Vitec Corporation


“Jim Welch is different from other speakers. His style is quite unique and high energy. We put him at the end of the day for a reason!”

Eric Spell
CEO
Ag Careers.com


“I know the real deal when I see it! And Jim Welch is the real deal! I am very proud to have Jim as an exclusive member of FIVE STAR Speakers! Jim rocks!!”

Steve Gardner
CEO
FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers Inc.


"Jim Welch is one tough act to follow!"

Roy Firestone
7 Time Emmy Award Winner Broadcast Journalist, Entertainer, Speaker, and Interviewer


" Thanks again for your phenomenal presentation to the EMBARQ Consumer Markets Team yesterday! You were consistently rated the highest possible score in our survey rankings!"

Wayne Everett
Strategic Planner
EMBARQ Consumer Markets


“Jim puts in the extra work and effort to prepare and tailor his presentation to the audience.  He is a dynamic speaker who is very passionate about what he does.”

Erika Brandt
Marketing and Communications Manager
Ag Careers.com


“Jim provided real insights and tools that I can go back to my job and utilize immediately.  He also plays very well with diverse audiences.”

Jack Nesbitt
Director of Employment Marketing
Monsanto Corporation


" When Jim spoke at our annual Business and Innovation Growth Conference, he exuded energy, insight,and humor-his book does the same. Business Owners have little time for complex "theory"; they are looking for ideas they can implement yesterday. "GROW NOW- 8 Essential Steps To Flex Your Leadership Muscles" is full of inspiring and practical ideas for leading your business. The book shows you how to use solid leadership skills to effectively develop your people and grow your customer base. Business owners would do well to adopt Grow Now's straight forward approaches to communicating, branding, and competing in today's rapidly changing marketplace."

Jean Zimmerman
Executive Director
Missouri Women's Business Center


“For many years, Jim has become the company’s most passionate and visible brand champion.  Jim and his team provided strong leadership to manage our brand reputation and enhance its perception with targeted consumer audiences.  In addition, during his tenure, the marketing team developed compelling and innovative marketing initiatives to drive sales results in Hallmark Gold Crown and with our mass retail customers.”

Don Hall
President and CEO
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark Noon News



“No matter what the assignment, Jim always embraced the challenge, inspired his team and those around him.  His impact and commitment to Hallmark will long be remembered.”

Dave Hall
President, Personal Expression Group
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark Noon News


“I love the way Jim shares his business growth leadership message in a very motivating way.  He can captivate an audience!”

Doug Porter
CEO
Ronald McDonald House


"Jim Welch did an outstanding job as a speaker at our Annual Meeting. It was a high impact presentation. We have since worked with Jim as a consultant for our Association in the areas of strategic planning, leadership training, and program development. He has made a major difference in our organization!"

Jeff Flora
SouthWestern Association
Independent Equipment Dealers


"I just want to thank you for pointing us toward Jim. Jim did an exceptional job. The feedback on site and in a formal evaluation currently underway has been overwhelmingly positive. Jim worked with Bartlett & West's management team to develop a very focused presentation. He was quick to grasp the issues in our industry and tie them to trends in the larger social and economic environments. He was very easy to work with. I would be happy to recommend Jim to others looking for someone to help them recognize and seize the opportunities the future is presenting to them."

Jack Hennies
Vice President, Marketing
Bartlett & West (Engineering Firm)


"Thank you so very much for yesterday's OUTSTANDING presentation. You are without a doubt one of the most genuine, dynamic and captivating individuals I know. I thought you might be interested in receiving some great feedback This of course is a summary of the many emails I received, but I can assure you that all the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
Thanks again for making our day so very special and for your very obvious commitment to "hit a home run". You did just that! We bought and gave the book GROW NOW to every one of our 90 employees."

Simeon Kohl
CEO
Hops International Inc.
Miami Florida


"Jim Welch´s Innovation presentation was a complete success! He did an excellent job the whole day and our attendees left really inspired and motivated to apply what they have learned. He is an outstanding speaker and it was great the way he related the topic with the Global focus of the economic crisis that the whole world is going through. It was really interesting!"

Ericka Gutiérrez S.
Executive Director
University Of Latin America School Of Technology
Costa Rica


"They want you back and I am thrilled with the idea! They want to keep you in the fold for next year! I am so excited to invite you back and continuing to work together. Your session was a great, engaging, and powerful kick-off to our Conference! Thanks for everything!

Jane Male
Executive Director
Investment Recovery Association


“Jim brought a great deal of depth and insight to our business.  I was surprised at how quickly he could understand our unique business issues and build his presentation around them!  He hit a home run!

Reed Nelsen
Vice-President of Marketing
Central Valley Ag Corp.


"Jim brings a very professional and creative approach to his work. He delivers creative solutions that reflect his marketing experience."

Kevin Moore
Vice President and General Manager
Pinnacle Sports Productions


"He is a great speaker and leader.  Jim gets it!  He knows how to share a marketing vision as well as lead and motivate others to go after it.”

Cheryl Berman
Chief Creative Officer
Leo Burnett, Worldwide


PLENTY OF WINNERS AT THE 2010 SUMMER CONVENTION
"There were plenty of winners at the Summer Convention held last week. Members were treated to a high caliber marketing seminar presented by Jim Welch, President and Founder of The Growth Leader."

Bob Anderson
President
Nebraska Agri-Business Association


"Jim Welch facilitates a results oriented workshop that quickly cuts through all the brand jargon to provide real world solutions. Jim helped us develop our Mission Statement, Core Values, Our Promise, and What We Stand For with our members using a highly focused, inclusive, and interactive process. We highly recommend Jim to other clients"

Board Of Directors
Nebraska Agri-Business Association


" We are very excited to have Jim join our team in a consulting role! Jim brings high energy, passion and marketing expertise combined with a commitment to driving our business!"

Bob McNulty
CEO
BOOMJ.COM
Orange County, California


"Jim Welch is an outstanding speaker with a unique, high energy style, and a great message about how to emotionally connect with your teams. I was sitting in the back of the room thinking of all the leaders I know who need to hear his powerful message."

Lonnie Scott
President
MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council


" Jim Welch delivered an awesome presentation! The session was high energy, provided great information, and was very enjoyable."

Dan Harbaugh
President
Ronald McDonald House Charities
St. Louis, Missouri




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