IBADD 2019 Presenters

Jim Morris - Keynote

Athlete, Author, Teacher and Inspiration for the Movie, The Rookie.

Jim's Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His meteoric rise from 35-year old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in three months made cinematic history with the the release of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim's rise from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999 and 2000, Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball in 2001.

Jim lives with his family near San Anonio and travels the world as America's foremost inspirational and motivational speaker. His story has become an inspiration to anyone interested in overcoming life's obstacles and living their dreams. Jim has participated in such prestigious events as The Million Dollar Round Table, numerous speaker showcases, and is the author of "The Rookie."

Jim's story has provided a platform to give back, inspire and encourage people of all backgrounds and ages to pursue their dreams and never give up! His philanthropic efforts include partnerships with the following organizations:


Breakout session and workshop presenters

Arzani, Bryan

Bryan Arzani

Beier, Chad

Chad Beier

Bell, Paula

Paula Bell, CBAP®

Bennett, Joel

Joel Bennett

Bubolz, Jeff

Jeff Bubolz

Carlson, Brandon

Brandon Carlson

Chadwick, Deena

Deena Chadwick

Do, Quoc-Bao

Quoc-Bao Do

Godard, Jimmy

Jimmy Godard

Goldsmith, Robin

Robin Goldsmith

Helmers, Scott

Scott Helmers

Hickey, Chris

Chris Hickey

Hopkins, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Hopkins

Kalz, Jennifer

Jennifer Kalz

Koch, Alan

Alan Koch

Kuehn, Whynde

Whynde Kuehn

Laage, Cari

Cari Laage

Leyton, Ryland

Ryland Leyton

Maleski, Jeff

Jeff Maleski

McDonald, Kent

Kent McDonald

Morris, Jim

Jim Morris

Mote, Gale

Gale Mote, MBA, CPLP

Randell, Alex

Alex Randell

Salaski, Pat

Pat Salaski

Schaefer, Lisa

Lisa Schaefer

Scott, Rebecca

Rebecca Scott

Sims, Jeremy

Jeremy Sims

Tilley, Kylee

Kylee Tilley

Waugh, Sinikka

Sinikka Waugh, PMP