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

· LCD projector for PowerPoint Presentation

· Screen

· Lavaliere, lapel or headset microphone

· A wireless remote to advance the videos/PowerPoint slides

Suggested Introduction

James Whittaker is an international bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur. He has interviewed more than 100 of the world’s leading athletes, entrepreneurs and business leaders to unlock their secrets to success. James is co-executive producer of multimillion dollar film Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and author of the official book accompaniment. His mission is to share the success habits of high performers to give people of all backgrounds the tools to take ownership of their financial, physical and mental health. Please welcome James Whittaker.


James Whittaker enjoyed a successful 10-year career in financial planning, before starting his own entrepreneurial journey. Today, James draws on his diverse experience to help people reach their potential in all areas of their lives.

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 150+ podcast and radio shows, and spoken to audiences of 2,000+ people.

He is author of bestselling personal finance and motivation book The Beginner’s Guide to Wealth, named book of the month by Money magazine for March 2010. His second book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy was released in 2018 as the official companion to the multimillion dollar film based on Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic. James is also a proud co-executive producer of the film.

Obsessed with what separates ordinary people from extraordinary achievers, James has interviewed more than 100 of the world’s most revered entrepreneurs, business icons and athletes to unlock their secrets to success, including venture capitalist and television personality Barbara Corcoran, property and sales expert Grant Cardone, and skateboarder turned business mogul Rob Dyrdek.

With a diverse entrepreneurial background, James has launched successful companies and products across a range of industries including health/fitness, film, activewear, social media and publishing. He is in demand internationally as a keynote speaker and is a frequent guest in media and on podcast shows. 

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 keeping fit/healthy.

He is most passionate about helping people take ownership of their financial, physical and mental health.


James has spoken to audiences around the world. Some 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)

“When opening our new office, we needed to do something special. We gave each attendee a copy of Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and had James Whittaker do a presentation to our special guests. We received extremely positive feedback on his presentation. James combined the perfect amount of motivation and engagement for our audience. We are most appreciative, and already planning our next event with James!”
Brad Monk (Director, LifePath Financial Planning)

“James recently spoke at our Chamber of Commerce meeting where his presentation was both inspiring and engaging. The content was positive and very relevant for our members. I would highly recommend James as a speaker for your next event.”
Ray Strong (President, Southeast Brisbane Chamber of Commerce)

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