Because Discipline, Focus and Excellence are NOT OPTIONAL…

…in business, on campus, or in life.

Do you have the mindset- the mental toughness to reach your peak potential? Success doesn’t end with the right attitude; but it certainly starts there.

Make sure EVERYONE in your organization has the mindset to succeed in sales, customer service and management….

The Black Belt is the iconic symbol of Excellence, Discipline, Focus and Confidence. THINK Like a BLACK BELT and you’ll reach new levels of Black Belt Excellence and peak performance in personal and professional life, from the front lines to the C-Suite!

You can’t earn a Black Belt in one hour…but spend an hour with Jim Bouchard and we’ll guarantee you’ll learn how to THINK like one!

No matter where you’re starting from, you can achieve peak performance when you THINK Like a BLACK BELT. Jim knows because he’s lived it…he speaks authentically from his inspirational transformation from dropout and drug abuser to Black Belt and successful entrepreneur. Poverty, layoffs, failure, suicide, near homelessness and crippling self-doubt…all part of Jim’s experience. He pulls no punches; he teaches you how to strap on your belt and get in the fight – and perform to the peak of your abilities and potential.

Want to “kick” your meeting into high gear…literally?

Jim Bouchard pulls no punches! He is the “no BS” speaker you’ve been looking for to start your event with a kick and keep ‘em kicking to the close!

“Thank you Jim for an outstanding presentation to the CEO Club of Boston! One of our long time Members said it was the best presentation he has ever seen at the CEO Club! That says it all!”

Fred Green
President & Founder, CEO Club of Boston



For booking call 800-786-8502 or click here to fill out out our short online information request form!

YouTube Preview Image

“Jim spoke at our National Conference and his presentation made an impact with  all  our attendees.  His message regarding overcoming  tremendous obstacles to achieve success was inspirational, heartfelt and moving.  So many times in life the difference between success and continued struggles is our response to the challenges we all face.  Jim demonstrated that achieving your dreams is  possible despite all odds. …a great message to reinforce for people you are looking to motivate to take their life and business to the next level”

Aimee LaPak
Franchise Source Brands International

Add REAL martial arts banner 600

“Jim Bouchard’s Black Belt presentation to our annual Expo was spot-on! In an industry under stress, we can whine, or we be successful. Jim drives home the points of success–focus, excellence, work, and never losing sight of the importance of our mission to serve our clients. Jim’s style is caring but direct, maybe a little irreverent, but suitable for all audiences seeking success. Compassion with a punch!”

Don Godfrey
Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals

“Thank you for…speaking to our students – You were their favorite speaker of the semester!  You rock!”

Michelle Neujahr
SMCC Entrepreneurial Center Director

“What can I say about Jim Bouchard- a GREAT deal! He is the alpha professional with a quiet demeanor that makes you want to implement his ideas ASAP. This is a motivational speaker you want to book for your event ASAP. In addition, his new book Think Like a Black Belt, is a must read!”

Dr. John Tantillo
“The Marketing Doctor” & FOX News Contributor 

Jim Bouchard is the Black Belt Mindset Master! He’s a speaker, media personality and author of Think Like a Black Belt.

“Jim delivers a powerful message with the excellence that he speaks about. He brings in the Black Belt Mindset and weaves it skillfully throughout to show how to utilize it in all of life?s experiences, and every moment. He speaks in a passionate way about facing and overcoming challenges with courage and confidence. It is refreshingly ?real life?.In short, Jim is inspiring!”

Jo & Mike Chevin
Founders of JoAndMikeNow.com and
the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success Series
YouTube Preview Image

For booking call 800-786-8502 or click here for our online information form.

“I recommend every director of Events Enrollment and Retention secure Jim Bouchard to address their freshman class and make ‘Think Like a Black Belt’ required reading!”

Professor John Brubaker
Central Maine Community College


Recent Speaking Credits…

Boston Banking Executives Networking Group

Sebago Summit Business Conference

Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Conference

Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, Lewiston/Auburn, Maine

Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Freeport, Maine

CEO Club of Baltimore

GenRe, Stamford, Connecticut

CEO Club of Dallas

CEO Club of Fort Worth

Network 128, Boston

Franchise Source Brands International Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Executive Athletes, Boston

Workplace Wellness Symposium, Human Resource Association of Southern Maine

Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals

CEO Club of Boston

Becoming the Change You Wish to See in the World Conference

Long Creek Youth Development Center

University of New England

Southern Maine Community College

Central Maine Community College

Tropical Plant Industry Exposition

Successful Thinkers

Workplace Wellness Leadership Symposium

Economic Empowerment Summit

Association for Consulting Expertise

Midcoast Maine Leadership Institute

Lakes Region Networking Group

Maine Women’s Network

Jobs for Maine Graduates

Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

The Juice Conference

York County Chamber of Commerce

Oakhurst Dairy

Brunswick Naval Air Station

Alion Science & Technology

Saco Valley Credit Union

TD Banknorth

Hyde School

Norway Savings Bank

Boy Scouts of America

Women in Business

More Testimonials…

YouTube Preview Image

“You were terrific! I just want to reach out, grab some people, shake them and tell them how important and exciting this was…THANK YOU!

Geoff Lamdin
President, Association for Consulting Expertise

“Jim Bouchard is an instigator in every good sense of the word! As a speaker Jim’s energy, charisma and accumen make an incredible combination. When he spoke to our group there was an abundance of nodding heads and lively audience interaction. I’d go to his seminars any day!”

Mikaela Rios
Women In Business

“Top notch speaker, motivator and educator rolled into one! Jim’s workshops have been some of the highest rated and best attended workshops over the past two years. I highly recommend Jim to anyone who wants to grow their employee base and motivate themselves to the next level!”

Steve Wallace
Director of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce

“Thank you for the outstanding program you provided to Oakhurst Dairy on respect in the workplace…We now have a new Code of Ethics and Respect that went into place earlier this week. Much of the credit for this new document comes as a result of all the discussion in the senior leadership team meeting following your program!”

Joe Hyatt
Vice-President Human Resources, Oakhurst Dairy

Recent Posts

C-Suite Sensei – Jim featured in Madinah Institute webinar: Leadership for Maximum Engagement

MILE Webinar Promo w LogoYou are invited to a very special free webinar hosted by The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship…

C-Suite Sensei – Compassionate Leadership for Maximum Engagement and Productivity

Business leaders around the world continue to face challenges in engaging the workforce and increasing productivity with leaner processes and resources.

What are the keys to higher levels of engagement and productivity?

What role does the leader play in this process?

In this unique personal session:

  • The role of leader as “Sensei”- teacher, mentor and coach
  • Compassion as a strength
  • Engaging people through purpose
  • Leading personal and professional development to drive production

What you can expect from this session:

  • A complete understanding of “Sensei Leadership,” compassionate leadership and it’s application to inspire, motivate and increase performance
  • How to cultivate and maintain authentic and productive relationship between leaders and the workforce
  • The power of personal and professional development as inseparable components of engagement and individual productivity
  • How to tap into self-interest and purpose on an individual level to strengthen organization outcomes


YouTube Preview Image


  1. Google Hangout with NFL Great Corey Jackson Leave a reply
  2. 100,000 Readers! 2 Words: THANK YOU! Leave a reply
  3. GOLF Like a BLACK BELT! Leave a reply
  4. Jim launches The Respect Project Leave a reply