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Jim Bouchard

Jim Bouchard, the “Sensei Leader,” helps audiences become sensei leaders, too. Jim helps people become better leaders...and then become better people.

Fee Range: $ $10,000 - $15,000

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The world is changing and leaders must change with it. The days of “command and control” are over. People are demanding leaders who are emotionally intelligent and put the priorities of the people they serve above selfish ends. We call these “human-centric” leaders––and our movement is dedicated to developing, cultivating and supporting these leaders.

​Leaders are people who transform themselves through their experiences, opportunities and challenges to become the people others count on for inspiration, guidance and action. Jim is a former drug addict and two-time college dropout. Jim knows that only a real leader can overcome challenges like these. He has the perfect resume and here’s why… Leaders are made, not born. Furthermore, leaders are transformed.

Jim transformed himself from a loser to a leader––from a drug abuser to a Black Belt, and later to Sensei. Over 25 years of teaching he’s helped hundreds of others transform themselves into Black Belts, and thousands more discover their best selves.

The Sensei has a very special relationship with followers. It’s a relationship built on loyalty, trust and respect. The Sensei earns this loyalty and respect through mentoring, empathy and a dedication to guiding followers to develop their skills and talents and by inspiring them to cultivate their full potential.

Jim helps audiences cultivate this type of relationship with their followers––at any level, to help individuals become more effective leaders, and to bring out the best in people and organizations.

Over 25 years of teaching, Jim has helped hundreds of people transform themselves into Black Belts and helped thousands more discover their best selves by learning how to think like one.

Jim is tough on the people who want to earn a Black Belt and he’s even tougher on people who want to become effective leaders.

Sensei literally means “one who went before.” What a powerful description of a leader––as long as you’re willing to walk the walk!

Jim will help individuals and audiences earn the trust, respect and loyalty of the people in their care. He helps individuals lead by example through authentic Mastery––becoming their best selves. Jim helps others become better leaders by becoming more effective mentors and teachers.

Jim helps his audience members become––the Sensei.


Jim Bouchard's Programs

Select Keynotes:

The Sensei Leader: Effective Leadership Through Courage, Compassion & Wisdom
Think Like a Black Belt


Jim Bouchard's Books