“Sometimes our biggest challenges have the simplest solutions. It’s as easy as looking at life through the eyes of a child.” – Jim Cosgrove
“We hired Jim as a keynote speaker and MC for our annual conference. His was the highest-rated session of the day! People loved the message and the energy he brought to the presentation.” Tony Ballard, Meeting Professionals International KC
Jim Cosgrove gave up a successful career as a corporate PR professional to pursue a “real job” entertaining children. Through a 20-year journey as an award-winning kid-rocker, he’s discovered that children have much to teach adults about communicating, attaining goals, and living life to the fullest. Now he’s bringing these child-inspired lessons back to corporate America, because “what’s effective for success on the playground is effective for success in the boardroom.”
In his inspirational presentation Live like a child! Succeed like a child!, Cosgrove uses his own songs and anecdotes to emphasize that taking a more child-like (not childish) approach to life can make a remarkable difference in our pursuit of success – no matter our occupation.
He draws on his experience as a media spokesman for Sprint Corporation, an Innovation Leader for Hallmark Cards, a staff writer for the Albuquerque Journal, and as a national public speaker to connect with his corporate audiences.
Choose from one of these three dynamic topics…
Live like a child! Succeed like a child!
Want a more joy-filled life? Start acting like a kid! That’s one of the bits of wisdom Cosgrove has learned from his years working with children. Through poignant stories and music he shares eight simple ways to be more childlike (and less childish) and enjoy a more fulfilling life.
Take a Leap!
Taking risks gets easier with practice, and it’s contagious. Cosgrove knows because he leapt from a successful corporate career into the unknown, which led to more leaps of faith. He details his humorous journey with support about the science and history behind risk taking.
Nurturing a culture of participation
As a 20-year veteran performer, Jim knows how to connect with an audience. He draws on his experience of more than 3,700 live shows to describe effective ways to reach your audience (customers, clients, or fans) and nurture them as loyal partners rather than mere consumers.
His dynamic energy and music drew the audience in to provide a powerful, authentic message!”
Jenny Horsley, Reach Out & Read KC
Organizations who have benefited from
Cosgrove’s child-like brand of fun…