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Let former major league pitcher Jim Mecir motivate your group with his amazing story and the lessons and techniques he used along the way.  He is a living testament to the power attitude can have over adversity.

Jim travels from Chicago, Illinois.

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

STANDOUT FROM THE CROWD:
The Power of Confidence, Adaptability and Resiliency

Confidence:   We can be our own worst enemy when it comes to confidence.  It’s easy to be confident when things are going well, but can you produce confidence when they are not?  Jim learned how to harness confidence to win games, despite being born with a club foot and having 6 surgeries during his major league career.  Through his exciting and engaging stories of his experiences on and off the mound, Jim will inspire your group to find their confidence when the going gets tough.

Adaptability:  Your ability to adapt to change is key to success.  Jim’s pitching career was built on his adaptability.  He had to learn new ways of doing things, even when he was told it could not be done.  He took chances to stand out and overcome his adversities.

Resiliency:  The ability to recover readily from adversity is the definition of resiliency, and it describes Jim’s life.  Jim will inspire your group to make adversity work for them instead of against them.  Through careful planning and focus, Jim moved through the ups and downs of physical adversity and being in the major league career with much success.

ATTITUDE OVER ADVERSITY
Embrace Your Obstacles and Use Them to Your Advantage

Jim reached his athletic potential as a pitcher in the major leagues for 10 years despite being born with a club foot and experiencing numerous injuries during his career.  His commitment to being the best athlete he could be, despite the adversity, translates directly to everyone’s challenges they face on a daily basis. As a speaker, he combines humor and humility to connect to the entire audience, relating stories of both failure and success, personal and physical pain, and, most importantly, bottomless determination.

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NEW! TEAM IMPROV

Jim has teamed up with Second City improv pro Ellen Schnur. Their laugh on your feet workshops bring together the lessons from Jim’s 10 years on the mound and Ellen’s improv tools to sharpen your teamwork, communication and innovation skills. Click Here for more information on Team Improv!

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Team Improv

NEW! Jim has teamed up with Second City improv pro Ellen Schnur. Their laugh on your feet workshops bring together the lessons from Jim's 10 years on the mound and Ellen's improv tools to sharpen your teamwork, communication and innovation skills. Click Here for more information on Team Improv!

Testimonials

“Your story of overcoming obstacles along with the strong messages on adaptability and attitude were very appropriate and well-received. The group was clearly engaged by your first-hand stories and the connections between your experiences and business success.”
Glen Roberts 
Program Manager
Global Logistics, 
Abbott

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Wisdom from the mound:

  • If you lack confidence you are defeated before you compete.
  • Even the experts are not always right! Find new ways to do things.
  • Attitude can overcome adversity, and there is an opportunity in nearly every situation.
  • Being committed and passionate about what you do makes all the difference.