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Building an Accountable Organization: “ No Excuses”

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 3815 US Highway 1 Princeton, NJ 08540


  • We are honoring other local ASTD memberships from any sister chapters at the membership rate of $30.00.
  • Any full-time student can attend meeting for a reduced rate.
  • Any existing or new members who are looking for full-time L&D-related work are eligible for a discounted rate while in transition

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Building an Accountable Organization:

“No Excuses”

Presentation and Book Signing

Organizations today strive for stronger employee engagement and cultures of greater accountability and transparency.  After all, everyone wants to feel empowered to take charge of their destiny. Still, employees are guilty of the blame game; they blame their managers; they blame their organization; they blame their industry; they blame the economy; they blame everyone but themselves. 


The No Excuses presentation is all about showing participants how to replace the words “it’s not my fault” with the personal power statement “it’s MY responsibility.”  Participants will learn:

  • about shifting the learner’s perspective from waiting for something to happen to being accountable for what actually happens
  • to become the producers, directors, leading men and women in our life movie
  • to develop the leader within each of us
  • to leverage key factors, such as personal power, drive, courage, passion, enthusiasm and attitude

“Mr. Energy” packs a full house for his sessions at ASTD interntational conferences.  Now you can see him in your own backyard. Join us to learn how to help people get out of their “performance comfort zone” and move into expanding their personal power and influence.


About our Speaker

Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr. has ignited Fortune 500 companies, universities, non-profit organizations, leaders and individuals with his keynotes, workshops, trainings and coaching for over 25 years. He is an internationally known author, sought after speaker, and recognized “personal power” expert who has motivated and equipped thousands to abandon their excuses and to work, perform and play “full out.” His enthusiastic and passionate style of speaking and training has earned him the nickname, “Mr. Energy!” Those who have experienced his presentations, trainings and workshops emphatically exclaim they were “JIMPACTed” as his information is thought-provoking and inspiring.


Jim is the founder and president of JIMPACT Enterprises, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping individuals reach new heights of success through trust, drive, focus, empathy, vulnerability, empowerment and leadership. He is also the developer and trainer of the high impact,JIMPACT BOOTCAMP, a two-day “presentation/facilitation/personal power skills” workshop that has ignited the performance fire for trainers, speakers, facilitators, managers, sales leaders and educators. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, HBO, AstraZeneca, AIMCO, Subaru, Merck, TD Bank, Simpson Strong-Tie, Almac, among others, have benefited from his expertise, energy and enthusiasm.


Jim challenges his audiences to begin their personal and/or professional transformation from within and to live (and perform) on purpose. Some have referred to him as part Bill Cosby, part Oprah Winfrey and part Tony Horton (PX90 guru) because of his presentation style and for his gift for inspiring people to overcome their inner fears and to, as he likes to say, “Take your life goals and dreams out of the waiting room of life.” Jim has been featured on the cover of the National Speaker’s Association SPEAKER Magazine and the New Jersey PERFORMANCE Magazine (with President Barack Obama, Newark, New Jersey’s Mayor Cory Booker, Donald Trump, Joel Osteen and others).


As a bestselling author, his latest book entitled The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You, provides valuable insight into ways to create powerful outcomes by taking personal responsibility and accountability for your goals, actions, choices and behaviors. The book was recently nominated for the 2013 NAACP Image Award (Literary Category) and has been featured in Fast Company,, Black Refer and The Globe and Mail (large Canadian publication) and has been talked about on many radio stations across the U.S. Jim has also authored, From Average to Awesome: Lessons for Living an Extraordinary Life, CRASH & LEARN: 600+ Road-Tested Tips to Keep Audiences Fired Up and Engaged! and co-authored The Masters of Success (along with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, John Christensen and others).


Jim obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Widener University and Masters in Journalism from Temple University. He currently serves as a faculty member for the Rutgers University MBA and Executive (and International) MBA Programs.


Contact us:

Mid New Jersey ATD
P.O. Box 8567
Princeton, NJ 08543

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