Jim Morris

JIM MORRIS

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Internet Pioneer & Hall of Fame Speaker

TRAVELS FROM:
Texas
SPEAKER FEE:
$10,001 – $15,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"Jim got a huge standing ovation at the end of his speech and there was a huge line of people who wanted to meet him and get selfies after. Great guy, very inspiring story."

 

Accelerent

"Jim Morris may be the best session ending speaker I've heard in at least a decade of attending these conferences."

 

HealthTech

"I wanted to thank you for being here this week and sharing your story with our team. The genuineness in how you shared not only your story but you're life's experience deeply touched many of our employees, including me."

 

Senior VP
Washington DC Real Estate Development Company

"Jim's presentation lifted our hearts, our minds and spirits. In sharing his life story, Jim provided us the opportunity to step outside of our own individual world and experience the sense of accomplishment a person can achieve by truly following their dream. His inspirational message based on the adversities effecting his life, gave us a sense of hope and wellbeing. He helped us understand the true importance of being a dream chaser and not a dream crusher. He stressed the importance of integrity, honesty, and faith in being able to live a truly productive and successful life. Many of our members commented that they could listen to his message over and over again. Thank you Jim for sharing your amazing story and words of inspiration."

CEO
United Recyclers Group

ABOUT JIM MORRIS

The Cinderella story of Jim Morris serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Jim Morris’s meteoric rise from 35 year-old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in 3 months, made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid.

This heartwarming and unforgettable Disney blockbuster about chasing your dreams and keeping your promises, was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, won an ESPY for “Sports Film of the Year.” and Sports Illustrated magazine voted The Rookie one of the “five greatest baseball films ever made.”

Originally drafted in the 1st round in 1984, Jim Morris’s dream was to become a major league baseball player, but his career was derailed by a series of debilitating arm injuries before he got out of the minors in 1988. Instead, Jim got married, raised a family and got his college degree before becoming a high school science teacher and baseball coach in West Texas.

Eleven years after retiring from minor league baseball, Jim Morris was giving a speech to his high school team about the importance of dreams and hard work when his high school players challenged him to pursue his own dream of pitching in the major leagues. Jim Morris made the bet with his high school team: if they won the District Championship, he would tryout for the majors.

Jim Morris’s team fulfilled their end of the bargain, which committed him to a big league tryout. Inspired by his family and students, Jim immediately signed a professional baseball contract. His rise from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000, Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball in 2001.

Today, Jim Morris lives with his family near San Antonio and travels the world as America’s foremost inspirational and motivational speaker. His story has become an inspiration to anyone interested in living their dreams.

A school teacher by trade, Jim Morris is a loveable storyteller who captivates and inspires others to step up and change their lives. Jim is particularly good at weaving the needs of his customers into his presentation. He receives standing ovations wherever he goes. Jim Morris has participated in such prestigious speaking events as The Million Dollar Round Table, numerous speaker showcases, and is the author of The Rookie.

Despite his success as a speaker, Jim Morris has remained genuine and developed a reputation among audiences as being a regular, approachable guy who hangs out with his audience. If you’re looking for someone who will connect with your group, Jim Morris is your guy.

JIM MORRIS PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Dream Makers

Jim speaks about chasing dreams, and being your best by surrounding yourself with the best mentors. He includes his life story and the dream makers who helped shaped his life. He incorporates client’s needs into his talks as requested, is entertaining with humor about himself and shows a seriousness regarding his own journey with Parkinson’s Disease as it relates directly to his grandfather’s struggle with ALS years ago. Audiences of all ages will leave talking about Jim Morris and his inspirational message filled with emotional highs and lows.

Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader

Jim focuses on being the mentor for someone that you would want for yourself. While being that dream maker for another, and by surrounding yourself with the best people to bring out the best in you, you give yourself and others the best chance for success. Jim tells his own story of defeat while believing the wrong kind of people and shares about his successes while surrounded by key people who helped him believe in himself and pushed him to be the man he is today.

Remembering Who You Are

This topic teaches audiences about the importance of integrity. Remembering who you are in all circumstances, when people are watching and when they are not. Jim tells personal stories about keeping promises, always doing what you say or promise, and what you do when no one is watching at all… makes you who you are.

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JIM MORRIS BOOKS

JIM MORRIS

Author, teacher & inspiration for the popular Disney movie The Rookie

Jim Morris
TRAVELS FROM:
Texas
SPEAKER FEE:
$10,001 – $15,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

 “Jim got a huge standing ovation at the end of his speech and there was a huge line of people who wanted to meet him and get selfies after. Great guy, very inspiring story.”

Accelerent

“Jim Morris may be the best session ending speaker I’ve heard in at least a decade of attending these conferences.”

HealthTech

“I wanted to thank you for being here this week and sharing your story with our team. The genuineness in how you shared not only your story but you’re life’s experience deeply touched many of our employees, including me.”

Senior VP

Washington DC Real Estate Development Company

“Jim’s presentation lifted our hearts, our minds and spirits. In sharing his life story, Jim provided us the opportunity to step outside of our own individual world and experience the sense of accomplishment a person can achieve by truly following their dream. His inspirational message based on the adversities effecting his life, gave us a sense of hope and wellbeing. He helped us understand the true importance of being a dream chaser and not a dream crusher. Jim had the courage to challenge the audience to take the high road! He stressed the importance of integrity, honesty, and faith in being able to live a truly productive and successful life. Many of our members commented that they could listen to his message over and over again. Thank you Jim for sharing your amazing story and words of inspiration.”

CEO

United Recyclers Group

ABOUT JIM MORRIS

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JIM MORRIS PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Remembering Who You Are

This topic teaches audiences about the importance of integrity. Remembering who you are in all circumstances, when people are watching and when they are not. Jim tells personal stories about keeping promises, always doing what you say or promise, and what you do when no one is watching at all… makes you who you are.

Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader

Jim focuses on being the mentor for someone that you would want for yourself. While being that dream maker for another, and by surrounding yourself with the best people to bring out the best in you, you give yourself and others the best chance for success. Jim tells his own story of defeat while believing the wrong kind of people and shares about his successes while surrounded by key people who helped him believe in himself and pushed him to be the man he is today.

Dream Makers

Jim speaks about chasing dreams, and being your best by surrounding yourself with the best mentors. He includes his life story and the dream makers who helped shaped his life. He incorporates client’s needs into his talks as requested, is entertaining with humor about himself and shows a seriousness regarding his own journey with Parkinson’s Disease as it relates directly to his grandfather’s struggle with ALS years ago. Audiences of all ages will leave talking about Jim Morris and his inspirational message filled with emotional highs and lows.

JIM MORRIS BOOKS

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