James has devoted his life to inspiring and encouraging others to become the best possible version of themselves. He has developed unique and effective programs that enhance human potential, increase personal accountability and help individuals and organizations to solve issues. His talks are geared toward Fortune 500 corporations, colleges, non-profit organizations and federal/state agencies helping them to redefine excellence.
Thank you James for your contribution in helping the Office of Civil Rights with its merger into the U.S. Department of State. Your week long training on Personal Accountability in a Diverse and Changing Workforce, presented a greater understanding of the challenges that we all face and how we can, as individuals handle these challenges. We look forward to using your services to assist our employees in "Making Better Decisions in the Moment." Continue to be a motivational force in America!!
U.S. Office of Civil Rights - Director
"We are still ranting and raving about the electrifying and memorable presentation that you provided on team building. Having the knowledge on how to be more creative in any environment has changed the way we correspond with management and with each other. We can't wait to have you back next year to give us more incredible ideas and information."
United States Forest Service Utah
"I doubt if you will ever have anyone address your group who will do more homework, remember more names and use more personalized stories than the charismatic and dynamic James Amps will! "
National Speakers Association
Celebrity Enterprise Speaker of the Year Award Recipient
Amps served in the U.S. Navy (1980 – 1986) where he toured Grenada, Lebanon and Bahrain. There he worked as a communications officer. This exposure has contributed to his success in attracting large audiences comprised of military personnel, government sector employees and Fortune 50, 100 and 500 corporations. Although his primary focus is to deliver clear, action-centered messages when speaking, James is well-known for his ability to provide customized speeches tailored to the audience and organizational needs while delivering a humorous yet engaging talk. Having this ability to immediately connect with his audience makes each session more memorable and effective.
Throughout his life, Amps, with persistence and determination, has undergone a process of endless self-education resulting in his expertise on issues of accountability. Amps is impelled by desire to assist other in facing obstacles head on, to achieve their goals; put ideas into action and help them redefine and improve their lives.
In his book, Speaking to Excel, Amps lays the groundwork for success in communicating in a business-like manner by sharing tips and practical methods used by many professional speakers. This interactive publication delivers a clear and direct message that outlines a simple, foolproof method of developing one’s public speaking skills in a concise precise and exacting manner.