is an author, instructor, leader, and dynamic speaker who has earned
national recognition as an inspirational speaker and advisor. He
is well- known and highly respected authority on peak performance
for teens, CEOs, coaches, and elite athletes from the NFL, MLB,
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What started as a commitment to helping a few individuals improve
the quality of their academic and athletic performance has grown
into a dynamic program for assisting teenagers across the United
States to become strong, successful, well-rounded people.
In 1988, Jim
produced the first video version of the Standards of Excellence
program. Then in 1992, the Standards of Excellence went to an audio
version. With the success of these programs, a newer version was
produced in 1997 called Making a Difference, which was extremely
successful in impacting teenagers’ lives. The latest and most
up-to-date version of Jim’s program is 10 Steps to Success,
now available through this website.
Jim is a former
professional basketball player in the NBA. He had the privilege
of starting his career with the Golden State Warriors and finished
with the San Diego Clippers. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan
College, with degrees in business and psychology. Jim is coauthor
of the book titled Inspiring Others to Win. He has delivered over
1,000 presentations to corporations, businesses, and schools teaching
effective techniques for gaining life skills. From 1994 to 2000,
he was the keynote speaker for the DARE program in San Diego, California.
Since 1996, he has been a keynote speaker for the Rotary Youth Leadership
Jim was born
in Merion, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, and attended
Lower Merion High School. He is married to CJ Thornberry-Brogan
and they own and show their five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs.