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To ensure James’ presentation at your event is a success, we require the following:

• Projector for PowerPoint presentation
• Screen
• Lavaliere, lapel or headset microphone
• A wireless remote to advance the PowerPoint slides


James Whittaker was born in Australia and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. After a successful 10-year career in financial planning where he ran a company with more than $2 billion under management, James began his own entrepreneurial journey. Today, through his books, speeches, and services, he helps people Win the Day® every day.

With a truly eclectic background, James' superpower is helping ambitious but frustrated entrepreneurs and executives gain immediate clarity on what they want and give them a bulletproof plan to achieve it.

James has been featured extensively in television, print and digital media around the world, including The Today Show, Entrepreneur, Money Magazine, and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has also appeared on 600+ podcast and radio shows, and spoken to audiences of 2,000+ people. In 2019, James launched his own show, Win the Day with James Whittaker, available on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts and more.

He is author of bestselling personal finance and motivation book The Beginner’s Guide to Wealth, named book of the month by Money Magazine. His second book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy was released in 2018 and has been translated into 15+ languages. It also serves as the official companion to the multimillion-dollar film based on Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic. (James is a proud co-executive producer of the film.)

In 2020 James' latest book Andrew Carnegie's Mental Dynamite was released in conjunction with the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Obsessed with what separates ordinary people from extraordinary achievers, James has interviewed 500+ of the world’s most revered entrepreneurs, athletes, and changemakers to unlock their secrets to success, including Barbara Corcoran, JJ Virgin, Keith Ferrazzi, Rob Dyrdek, Tim Storey, Gabby Reece, Dr Michael Breus, Bob Proctor, Lewis Howes, Dan Negreanu, Chris Voss, and John Assaraf.

In 2022, he was named in the '40 Under Forty in Podcasting' global list by Podcast Magazine.

With a diverse entrepreneurial background, James has launched successful companies and products across dozens of industries including health, film, activewear, marketing, and publishing.

James’ tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English & Writing), a Bachelor of Business Management (majoring in Marketing & Real Estate), and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services. He also completed an MBA at Hult International Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, and during this time he was the principal organizer, MC and mentor for numerous high-profile entrepreneurship events.

Aside from business interests, James enjoys writing, reading, travelling, surfing, snow skiing and beach time with his wife and daughter.

He is most passionate about helping entrepreneurs and executives Win the Day® every day.

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James Whittaker is a 3x bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has interviewed more than 500 of the world’s leading athletes, business leaders, and changemakers to unlock their secrets to success. His work has been translated into 15+ languages and his book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy is a modern companion to the bestselling self-help book of all time. James has personally coached Olympic gold medallists, billion-dollar CEOs, and special forces operators. To help us Win the Day®, please welcome James Whittaker.


James has spoken to leading companies, associations, and universities around the world. Some recent testimonials are included below.

“James is a dynamic, impactful keynote speaker who delivers the timeless principles of Think and Grow Rich to a modern day audience.”

– Janine Shepherd (bestselling author, speaker and change agent)

“James Whittaker is a modern-day Napoleon Hill. In his powerful speeches, he channels lessons from some of the most accomplished and influential figures of our time to provide practical strategies to help people take ownership of their lives.”

– Brandon T. Adams (Emmy award winning producer and television host)

“James is a captivating speaker and his energy is contagious. Everyone who attended our event had rave reviews of his presentation. I highly recommend booking him for your next event!”

– Ricky Cain (President, Cain Realty Group)

“James was entertaining, educational and a great speaker to have. As the first speaker of the day, he certainly set the bar high! If you get the chance to have James on your stage, do it.”

– Melissa Krivachek (Founder/Organizer, The Ultimate Sales Summit)

“We were incredibly impressed with James’ dynamic presentation. Judging by the amount of questions and the lineup to see him after he spoke, James’ advice truly resonated with the audience. His presentation revealed practical strategies for how to take ownership of your financial, physical and mental health which were to the point and timely, with a perfect blend of real-life insights. We see a lot of guest speakers and James has been the stand-out, no doubt due to his targeted content but also the warmth and engagement he uses to delivers it.”

– Natalie Berndt (St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace)

“James Whittaker will give you the inspiration, direction, and motivation to IGNITE your entrepreneurial dreams.”

– John Lee Dumas (Founder/Host of award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire)

"James has an amazing way of saying what we all need to hear and putting it into a way that we start asking ourselves, "Are we really making a difference!?" James has a passion which comes instantly through and we are so thankful for the opportunity to have him speak to our members. It was a true wake up."

– Marcia O'Connor (President, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Philadelphia)

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