Weeks addressed our entire school staff recently.
He was very inspiring and thought provoking! The
comments from the staff were extremely complimentary!
He does a phenomenal job of pushing the envelope
of leadership. He is not afraid to make you think
about yourself as a leader and what it takes to
become GREAT. I would highly recommend Jim Weeks
if you want someone that will make your organization
better. He tells it like it is and he lives it
like he tells it!"
Aaron Plas, York High Assistant Principal/AD,
Jim Weeks recently spoke at our 2016 District
9 FCCLA Leadership Conference in Greeley, Nebraska.
I must say we were very pleased with Coach Weeks!
We appreciated that he asked the students to take
notes and also provided them with a handout to
follow along. His message on leadership was wonderful!
It was so great of him to present a breakout session
also. The evaluations from students ranked him
4-5 on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest.
Thank you, Coach Weeks and MidAmerica Speakers
Bureau for helping make our Conference a huge
Sharon Smith, District 9 FCCLA Advisor
Weeks did a fantastic job of motivating our staff
and students at Diller-Odell Jr-Sr High School!
It was our pleasure to have him present as we
kicked off the 2013-14 school year. Jim does a
great job of relating success to leadership, effort
and determination. His examples of having a vision
and goals are vitally important for young people
to understand. I would highly recommend Jim Weeks
as a speaker!"
Mike Meyerle, Superintendent
Diller-Odell Public Schools
do not want to attend one of Jim Week's presentations
if you just want to go through the motions and
not be challenged. However, if you want to be
pushed, stretched and forced to really evaluate
your performance, find career break throughs and
eclipse the barriers that have held you back,
then jump in the deep water with Jim. It will
be an emotional, life changing experience for
Don Meyer 2009 ESPY Award Winner
Weeks recently spoke at our school and did 3 different
presentations addressing the student body, teachers
and staff and the community. I had the opportunity
to attend all 3. Coach Weeks is a riveting and
engaging speaker! I appreciated how he gave practical
ways to implement what he taught into everyday
life... from spending 15 minutes a day on something
you want to improve, to whom you surround yourself
with every day. He taught common sense; the Golden
Rule; positive reinforcement, and being intentional
in making a difference. The feedback I have received
from both students and adults has all been very
positive! I hope I have the opportunity to hear
him speak again some day!"
Kim Burry, School Board Member, Bayard, NE.
EXCUSES – CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE
was born and raised in southeast Nebraska. He and
his wife Kim have 5 children.
He was the coach of the Beatrice Orangemen basketball
team for 24 years before being named the head coach
at Doane College in 2012. He graduated from Fairbury
High School and Doane College, where he competed as
a decathlete on the Doane track team.
Both of Jim’s parents were teachers, and he knew from
a very young age he wanted to be a teacher and a coach.
His successful experiences in teaching and coaching
have led to a passion for learning and sharing all
he can about leadership, and in helping others to
explore the steps to accomplishing their own personal
goals and dreams!
Much of what Jim has learned about leadership and
achieving goals has come from his coaching experiences.
Jim assumed the Beatrice head coaching duties in 1989
and turned around what had been a very unsuccessful
program. During his tenure at Beatrice Jim built one
of the finest basketball programs in the state. He
led Beatrice to 15 State Tournament appearances, 13
Final Fours’, 3 State Championships and 3 State Runner-Up
finishes. In his final 18 years at Beatrice, his teams
were rated in the top 5 in the Class B final season
rankings 17 of those 18 years! During that time, Jim
posted over 441 career wins, and won several Coach
of the Year awards. In his time at Beatrice, Jim also
helped coach the Orangemen track teams to 5 State
Jim currently teaches a leadership seminar during
the summers for Doane College, and conducts a Leadership
Academy along with another very successful coach,
Don Meyer, winner of the 2009 ESPY Award.
He’s been invited to speak at numerous coaching clinics,
service clubs, athletic banquets, businesses, organizations,
associations and commencements. Jim says he absolutely
loves to fire up and motivate people to realize their
own potential and establish a plan to reach their
Jim has developed his own system of strategies, and
teaches people how to implement these strategies as
well as develop habits that will help them become
higher achievers. These strategies can be molded and
personalized to apply to any individual, organization,
business or team. Jim bases his strategies on his
personal philosophy of NO EXCUSES – DON’T BLAME OTHERS
– CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE.
Presentations, Conferences, Convocations, Workshops,
In-services, Assemblies, Conventions and Leadership
Lectures-Retreats and Academy
Makers, Super Achievers and Legacy Leaders
Why we need to be one and how to become one.
a Mission”……….what’s yours?
Doing what matters to you, that only
you can do!
a Successful Culture
Why great teams, companies and organizations
an Outstanding Teammate at Home, Work and Play
- If you want to go fast go by yourself,
if you want to go far develop a team.
from Criticism, Adversity and Your Failures
to respond and use mistakes to succeed.
Leaders Communicate, Strong Leaders Connect!
- #1 skill in effective leadership and
in building relationships is the ability to connect
I've received nothing but rave reviews about Jim's presentation
from everyone I've talked to. We felt he was a great
fit for our group and had a relatable presentation at
all levels of management. Thanks again for all your
Stephanie King-Witt, Director of Marketing/Public
Bosselman Companies & Nebraska Danger Football
2010 MIDAMERICA SPEAKERS BUREAU