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Jim Morris, The Rookie The Inspiration for the Movie “The Rookie”

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  • Dream Makers
  • Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader
  • Remembering Who You Are

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  • 2002 The Rookie: The Incredible True Story of a Man Who Never Gave Up on His Dream (Co-Author)

Imagine having a regular guy like Tom Hanks over to your house for a cup of coffee and you'll have a good idea of what to expect from this dynamic speaker and storyteller. Jim draws lessons from his own life experience to inspire others to become mentors and leaders in their own lives and to chase their dreams. His rare quality of being a great entertainer and his sincere personality makes him a compelling speaker to audiences of all types. Audiences are also charmed by his sense of humor and comedic timing as well. On a regular basis, customers will comment, "Jim is the best speaker that we've ever had," or ask "how are we going to top this next year?" Jim has participated in such prestigious speaking events as The Million Dollar Round Table, numerous other speaker showcases, and he is also the author of "The Oldest Rookie."

A schoolteacher by trade, Jim is a loveable storyteller who captivates and inspires others to have courage and change their lives. His Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Jim'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 won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year. Sports Illustrated also voted it one of the five greatest baseball films ever made. Let it be said that Jim Morris the speaker is more entertaining than the legendary film about his life.

Since 2002, people around the world have experienced the inspirational and motivational life story of Jim Morris. “The Rookie” will impress your group large or small, and keep them talking about their experience for years to come.


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