About James Mapes

As a performer and speaker, James Mapes is recognized for his ability to inspire, motivate and educate through fun and laughter, while always treating his participants and audience with dignity and respect, enhancing their unlimited potential and incalculable powers of the mind.

Mapes ignited Broadway audiences with his critically acclaimed show, “Journey into the Imagination.” His performances have never failed to captivate his audience and win praise from the media, including the New York Times, Variety and the New York Daily News. He is a true “Master of the Imagination.”

James Mapes earned his Master of Arts degree in Theatre from California State University/Northridge. Beyond his one-man show, he has appeared in over 100 theatrical productions, television shows and feature films including One Life to Live, The Guiding Light, All my Children, Taxi Driver, Three Days of the Condor, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, Do You Wanna Know a Secret?, Conversations with God & The Wicker Tree.

As a performer, he possesses a unique stage presence with a special talent for connecting with his audience, as seen on CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America and Fox Family Channel, among other media outlets.

Determined to satisfy his curiosity and push the limits of the mind, Mapes wrote, hosted and produced a reality television show, Through the Portal.

As creator and president of Quantum Leap Thinking™ and the Transformational Coach™, James Mapes is one of the most sought-after international performer/speakers in the corporate industry today.

His individually tailored stand-alone programs address creativity, motivation, leadership, change, breakthrough thinking, and wellness.

James’ combination “Motivational Entertainment” programs are a unique blending of James’ entertaining award-winning stage “Master of the Imagination” show with the powerfully inspiring Imagine That!, True Leadership or Mind Over Body.

James Mapes has presented to hundreds of organizations, associations and Fortune 500 companies in more than 70 countries. His clients include IBM, Merrill Lynch, United Health Care, Kraft USA, and British Airways.

Mapes is the best-selling author of the Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind, The Magic of Quantum Leap Thinking. His latest, web interactive book is IMAGINE THAT! Igniting your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance. He has an ongoing audio series, Tool Kit for the Mind™.

James’ latest audio program Patient Pre-Op/Post-Op Healing Therapy™ is designed to help patients reduce stress, manage pain and heal faster and is endorsed by the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital.