stories of George Washington's ethical leadership come alive through
the motivational speeches of James Hodges
As a professional speaker, author and motivation speaker, Jim
has a special calling that brings the ethical and universal principles
of George Washington to life by using his intimate knowledge of
this great man. For many years as a public speaker, he has shared
the principles of our Patriarch with a fundamental reverence for
what General Washington was able to achieve for his country. Through
these efforts, Jim has proven to be a truly inspirational speaker.
As a keynote speaker with breakout sessions, Jim utilizes his
experience as a public speaker to inspire his audiences to appreciate
and strive to emulate Washington, as a superlative leader and
mentor for all generations. As a motivational speaker, Jim is
a compassionate and gifted storyteller, who gives vivid accounts
of Colonial history, both serious and amusing, while imparting
messages of hope, strength, perseverance and universal faith!
Using his skills as a motivational speaker, Jim enables audiences
to go away knowing that George Washington's leadership principles
are as valid and appropriate today as they were in the 1700's.
They are motivated through Jim's abilities as an inspirational
speaker to use these principles immediately to become leaders
that are more effective!
The Miracles at Valley Forge
While Valley Forge was a seemingly hopeless time in our battle
for freedom. Miraculous experiences produced a professional army
that won independence giving birth to the greatest nation on earth.
As a motivational speaker, Jim explains how General Washington
used principles such as perseverance, truth, integrity and faith
to sustain him and his men. Business leaders today find these
same principles invaluable and can be readily implemented. Read
Valley Forge Address From Vital Speeches by JAMES HODGES
Victory or Death - Crossing the Delaware
Possibly the most spellbinding story Jim tells is about the battles
for Trenton and Princeton, the defining event in the American
Revolution. Times were desperate and the army would evaporate
without a decisive win. This professional speaker will mesmerize
the audience as they listen to how victory was won by George Washington's
ethical leadership principles --- principles that can be most
effectively used by today's business leaders.
Against All Odds - Victory of Yorktown
In this profound message, Jim, as a motivational speaker, relates
how Washington, using all the principles of leadership, was able
to bring together two nations, three armies, Congress and civilians.
The armies marched 450 miles to defeat the British at Yorktown.
Audiences learn how George Washington's courage and faith in God,
his men and America sustained and strengthened his resolve and
brought forth this great nation!
George Washington - The Ultimate Leader
Washington determined at an early age that he would be a leader.
With the help of three great mentors, George "invented"
himself in the personification of a purely ethical leader who
believed he owed America his service in whatever capacity was
required. In this deeply moving presentation, Jim, as both a public
speaker and a keynote speaker, proves how the United States was
created through George Washington's belief in her people.
for Motivational & Inspirational Speaker James Hodges, Ph.D.
"Jim Hodges' presentation reinforced that the values
or qualities of honor, duty, trust, and compassion are timeless."
Paul Ralph, CPA, President, Ralph & Ralph
"Thanks to you I have a great new respect for our national
founders and leaders like George Washington. I had known of his
accomplishments, but never would I have believed his character
to be so great. He really led through example, as you were able
to prove through the many amazing stories. The way you dress and
the knowledge you carried truly brought the history alive... I
wish you had been my teacher in business school!"
Jack Tuggle, Boy Scouts of America
"Jim, your presentation as General George Washington
was outstanding. Your characterization was inspirational. The
first person account of the tribulations faced by our Revolutionary
War veterans transported us to that time in American history."
Karyl Fischer, HUD
"By far the best presentation and speech I have ever
heard. Most unique presentation ever. It cannot be improved, congratulations!
Abe Moore, C.B.I. Veteran
"The audience seemed captivated by your presentation
of Sam Houston. I particularly enjoyed the manner in which you
encouraged audience participation. As a museum professional, I
appreciated your historical accuracy, while telling the story
of one of Texas's greatest heroes. You had thoroughly researched
your character, form the clothes he wore to his political beliefs.
Keep up the great work!"
Anne McGaugh, Star of the Republic Museum
of Jim's Clients
* Shell Oil
* Big Three
* John Hancock Mutual Life: Washington, D.C., Miami, San Juan,
Marbella, Sirmione, Schloss Fuschel, Athens, Dallas, El Paso,
* Life Underwriters Training Council
* Merrill Lynch Houston
* Independent Bankers of Texas
* Mortgage Bankers Association
* Postal Workers Council
* Air Conditioning Council
* Palletizer's Trucking Co
* Rice University
* University of Houston
* San Jacinto College
* University of Maryland
* Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge
* Harris County Historical Society
* China-Burma-India Veterans
* Rotary, Kiwanis,Optimist, Lions, Exchange
* Texas Children's Hospital
* Navy League
* Naval Order
* Boy Scouts of America
* Military Order of Foreign Wars
* Houston Chapter of National Speakers Association
* Numerous public and private schools and churches