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Jim Bagnola

“You have to perform your magic: make the job something you love or get out before it effects your health and shortens your life.”

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Jim Bagnola is an international speaker, executive coach, and corporate educator. He is an expert in the field of leadership and body-mind management, focusing on the influence of thinking patterns on health, happiness, success, and the capacity to lead.


Advice from Jim

“Your intention is where the seed is planted. Your attention makes it grow, and then you let go; which is No Tension.”

“Love what you do or change it.”

“Self forgiveness is the slayer of all demons.”

“You can’t do it alone. Success is a team sport.”

“Don’t be afraid to say, I don’t know, Can you help me, I made a mistake but I’ll fix it.”

“It all starts with how you think. Mental events exert harmful or beneficial effects on the brain and are transmitted to the body. In reality, everything is created within the self and directed back to the self.”

“It’s not the job, it’s how you look at the job.”

“Fall in love with your work.”

“We have to make it fun and entertaining in order for someone to remember.”

“The organization will never be what the individuals are not.”

“Constructive thinking patterns produce the physiology to support success.”

“If your job does not match your talents, you will not be happy at work.”

About Jim Bagnola and Becoming a Professonial Human Being

Jim speaks across the globe on leadership, health and secrets of the mind-body connection, focusing on building “Professional Human Beings.” His popular book Becoming a Professional Human Being: How to Enjoy Stress Free Work and Personal Happiness using the Mind/Body/Work Connection was published in the U.S. and Romania in 2012.

Jim was born in Canton, Ohio, lives in Austin, Texas, and has visited more than eighty countries for adventure and work. He is a devoted sports fan, health enthusiast, and an avid reader.


Jim obtained a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Akron, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Santa Monica, an M.A. in Vedic Science at Meru in Switzerland and at Maharishi University of Management, an M.A. from the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, and a Doctor Honoris Causa (PhD). A certified stress-management instructor since 1975, he coaches Fortune 500 company leaders. He now serves as a Global Mentor for the World Bank coaching entrepreneurs worldwide.

Jim has held corporate VP positions, served as Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the University of Akron and Director of Conferences at Western Illinois University, and has also had the opportunity of managing world-famous magician Doug Henning in Hollywood as Vice President of Doug Henning Magic.

Speaker & Leader

In 2002, Jim earned his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), a designation from the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation awarded so far to about six hundred professional speakers worldwide, qualifying him as one of North America’s top-rated speakers. Jim was among the “World’s Top 30 Leadership Professional” from 2006-2010, a designation based on originality, practicality of ideas, presentation style, and proven ability to assist organizations to achieve superior results.

He is the President of The Leadership Group International, Chairman of the Board of Leaders Romania, and a frequent lecturer for AIESEC, an international student organization based in the Netherlands. A member of the Board of Trustees of Olive Branch Foundation in Ohio, Jim serves as visiting professor at the University of Bucharest (Romania), Maharishi University of Management, Pontificia Universidad Javierana (Colombia), Kent State University and the Western Management Development Center.

Clients include Shell Oil Company, The Kroger Company, U.S. Secret Service, Department of the Air Force, Marriott Hotels, Siemens, Motorola, Scotiabank, P.T. ISPAT (Indonesia), Hella (Romania), Ecolab, Castle&Cooke (Hawaii), Continental Automotive and Hilton Hotels.

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