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James W. Connolly is an accomplished author, professional keynote speaker, results business coach and team building authority. He first realized his unique views and exceptional gifts of recognizing talent and forming great teams as a youth in the playgrounds of Providence, Rhode Island. Here he would challenge ordinary basketball players to step-up, form as a team and compete at a high level and many times beat the all-stars of the playground courts.
James is as passionate in front of your groups as he was on the basketball courts in Providence. When it comes to choosing the right professional speaker or team building host for your next event, meeting or conference, you'll find no one more caring- no one who will leave your audience or colleagues with such a renewed sense of hope and positive outlook - than author, top relationship/results coach, James W. Connolly. An unstoppable attitude and belief that every team has the ability to overcome any obstacle, James W. Connolly has helped transform over 60,000 people into dynamic, cohesive , action oriented team members.
James has created one-of-a-kind keynote speeches and team building programs that touch the hearts and stomachs of some of America’s top companies, which is why he’s been labeled, “America’s Top Team Building Chef!”
Whether your audience is 8-800, in North America or abroad, James can deliver a tailor-made message of inspiration for your next conference. One of the most gifted story tellers and keynote speakers, James Connolly's philosophy is based on understanding your audience and culture, then inspiring them to take action, so you can achieve extraordinary resultes in your life. If you're looking for a positively memorable speaker/team builder who will leave your audience wanting more, then book James W. Connolly today!
James W. Connolly has had the good fortune to work with some of America’s top companies like: Google, Facebook, AbbVie, Disney, NBC/Universal, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Discovery Communications, Amgen, Aramark, G.E., General Mills, Southern California Edison, Johnson & Johnson, National University and many more.
James and his company continue to be recognized as leaders in their industry from fine publications like American West Magazine, California CEO, Team & Leadership Magazine, The New York Times, CEO Magazine, Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury, Meeting Professionals International and more.
He continues to stretch his influence in building relationships and inspiring people to realize their dreams with his reoccurring appearance on the nationally syndicated Dr. Phil show, “The Doctors”. James has authored two books, Teamwork: Recipe to Your Business Success and i Lead: When Will It Be Your Time to Cut Down the Net?. James plans to launch his newest book in January, 2017 titled, Creating Leaders to Build Teams, Igniting Your Passions Toward a Winning Work Culture.
James was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and is an honors graduate from Johnson & Wales University with a focus in culinary arts. He operated an award winning restaurant in Silicon Valley for over 18 years and is partner of his team building/leadership development company CEO Chef for over 20 years. Along with his wife Renee, also an accomplished author, speaker and relationship coach, they reside in Los Angeles with their five canine "children", 47 birds and growing number of fish in both tanks and ponds.
Partial List of Clients:
Johnson & Johnson
Insurance & Financial:
All State Insurance
Bank of America
Ernst & Young
First National Bank of Omaha
Education & Consulting Clients:
Affinity Group, Inc.
Triage Consulting Group
Food & Beverage Clients:
Del Monte Foods
Hospitality & Travel:
Pacific Palms Resort & Spa