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Jim Autry: Business Speaker

James A. Autry: Sought After Speaker on Management & Leadership. Mr. Autry is a very popular speaker and workshop leader, specializing in leadership and management, particularly in creating a workplace in which people can do good work, can find meaning in their work, and can share in the rewards--not just the professional and financial rewards, but the psychological, emotional, and spiritual rewards of a job well done. He specializes in creating workplaces of honesty, openness, and trust. He maintains an active speaking schedule but limits his major appearances to twelve a year.

 Partial List of Past Appearances . Here is a partial listing of clients who have enjoyed Mr. Autry's workshops and speeches over the years:

  • American Hospital Association
    Chicago, IL.
  • American Management Association
    (four per year including most major US cities)
    New York, NY
  • American Newspaper Association
    Reston, VA
  • American Society for Quality Control
    Milwaukee, WI
  • AT & T (four presentations)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Australian Marketing Association
    Sydney, Australia
  • Center for Creative Leadership
    Greensboro, NC
  • City and Regional Magazine Assoc. Conference
    Atlanta, GA
  • Common Boundary
    Bethesda, MD
  • Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (CIGNA) Health Care
    Bloomfield, CT
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    Washington, DC
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc.
    Atlanta, GA
  • Dun & Bradstreet
    New York, NY
  • The Foundation
    Tyler TX
  • Georgetown University
    Washington, DC.,
  • The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Kansas City, MO.
  • Leadership Institute,
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
    Zeeland, MI
  • IBM Corporation
    Marietta, GA
  • The Masters Forum
    Minnetonka, MN
  • Miller-Freeman, Inc.
    (six presentations)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Morrison Restaurant, Inc.
    Mobile, AL
  • MTV Network
    New York, NY
  • Murdoch Magazines
    Sydney, Australia
  • New Hope Communications
    Boulder, CO.
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    West Des Moines, IA.
  • Public Library Association
    Chicago, IL.
  • Rodale Press
    Emmaus, PA
  • Unison Marketing/Communications
    Englewood, CO
  • US West Direct Yellow Pages
    Englewood, CO
  • Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Windstar Foundation
    Snowmass, CO.
  • Word Perfect Publishing
    Orem, UT
  • Xerox Corporation
    Leesburg, VA
  • Young President's Organization
    Cedar Rapids, IA.

Jim's Speaking Schedule. Mr. Autry maintains an active speaking schedule but limits his major appearances to twelve a year.

Information for booking keynote speeches and workshops. Mr. Autry has presented keynote speeches and workshops, plus combinations of these, in many different settings and for many different kinds of organizations. He has spoken to business management conferences for companies as diverse as Xerox, Starbucks, Whole Foods, New Hope Natural Media, Cox Communications, and various Hospitals and Universities. He is a Hall of Fame speaker for the Young Presidents Organizations.

He has served on the management training faculty for the Veterans Administration, has led leadership workshops for the Commanding General of the Air National Guard in Washington and has keynoted the Army National Guard Adjutants General conference.

Autry has keynoted and led workshops in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Nassau, The Netherlands, and Singapore, and helped developed a Servant Leadership Academy in The Netherlands.

Mr. Autry's presentations are generally in the following categories:
  • Keynote speeches of any length up to 90 minutes.
  • Half day workshops up to four hours.
  • Full day workshops up to eight hours.
Airfare note: Within the U.S. Mr. Autry travels coach class. Internationally, Business Class. Bookings may be arranged through speaker agencies or directly.

  Contact James A. Autry To Be Your Next Speaker or Workshop Leader. For further information about speaking engagements (including a kit and video), please call Karen Bailey at 515-321-4815 or e-mail her at

He also can be booked through BigSpeak.


Jim's assistant, Karen Bailey, can be reached at: 515-321-4815, or by email at