Dr. Jim Harris

Dr. Jim Harris is founder of To a Higher Level, LLC, an international speaking, consulting, and coaching firm dedicated to guiding leaders and their teams to a higher level of success and significance. As described by Nido Qubein, Chairman of Great Harvest Bread, “Dr. Jim is a genius in leadership and organizational excellence.”

An award-winning author and highly acclaimed keynote speaker, Dr. Jim is internationally renowned for his transformational approach to leadership, business, and people excellence.

Executives from Malcolm Baldrige winners, Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America recipients, and INC 500 fast growth firms constantly seek Dr. Jim’s insights and guidance. His clients include such world-class firms as Best Buy, Walmart, IBM, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm, and Century 21, as well as dozens of healthcare, services, and not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Jim’s best practices and research-rich books have garnered him such prestigious honors as a Fortune magazine “Best Business Book” designation and an American Management Association “Spring Selection” designation. His wisdom and unique insights have appeared in dozens of media outlets including PBS Nightly Business Report, USA Today, and Executive Excellence, as well as numerous newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, and Tampa Tribune.

Prior to launching The Jim Harris Group in 1992, Dr. Jim served in multiple headquarters leadership positions including:
*a $5B national retailer with 40,000 employees across 1,700 locations;
*a $500M regional homebuilder, manufacturing, and mortgage banking company; and
*President of a national franchised services company.

Integrating his in-depth research and consulting with his Ph.D. in Communication, Dr. Jim educates his audiences through inspirational and motivational messages filled with wisdom, humor, and real-world application.

When Jim is not traveling, he tries to sneak in a round of golf in between coaching his son’s baseball team, teaching an adult Sunday school class, and chauffeuring his wife to the mall!