James Smith, Jr.
President & CEO / Professor, Jim Smith Jr. International / Temple, Rushford Business School, Rutgers University


DissertationDegrees of Authenticity at Work: Refuting the Either/Or Paradigm

Jim Smith Jr., better known as “Mr. Energy,” is a Philadelphia native and a mainstay in the professional and personal development world. Founder and CEO of Jim Smith International, Jr., for nearly 20 years he has helped individuals and organizations perform at levels never before imagined. Jim is a speaker, trainer, and coach, he’s a Limitless Living expert, and a three-time best-selling author. In addition to working on his fourth book, his Jim’s Journal blog helps to further the reach of the JIMPACT he regularly employs face-to-face. His last book, The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You, was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award. Prior to JSJI, Jim worked for Prudential, Vanguard and CoreStates Bank.

Jim earned a Master’s in Journalism from Temple University, a DBA from the Fox School of Business, and obtained a Bachelor’s in English from Widener University.