Keynote Speaker, Founder and Managing Partner, ADI Performance

Performance through People: Provoking Thought, Moving People, Optimizing Performance

Jim Dawson, the Managing Partner with ADI Performance, is a recognized national expert in the area of human functioning in the workplace. He is a speaker, corporate trainer/facilitator, columnist, and author.  As a presenter/speaker, he has addressed and impacted the lives of thousands of people and achieved impressive results for his clients. They include some of the country’s largest corporations, like Coca-Cola, Alltel, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, and WorldCom. Previously, he was with AT&T’s School of Business - the premiere training organization within the largest communications holding company in the United States. 

Working with clients from a variety of industries and roles, Jim easily creates an energized learning environment that captivates audiences, provokes thought, and inspires action.  He is dedicated to helping every client realize a greater sense of self-expectation and new levels of performance that lead to expanded career options and a more satisfying work/life balance.  Over the last twenty years Jim has dedicated himself to developing and delivering training that acts as a catalyst, unleashing individual potential.

Jim is a co-author of “Real World Customer Service Strategies That Work,” (Insight Publishing Company, 2004), and has contributed to nearly 200 business and trade journals, including Job Training & Placement Report, Start Your Own Business, American Management Association, Balance Magazine, Associations News, Business Credit, Connections Magazine, Insurance Insight, The Office Professional and The Customer-Service Advantage.

He is a member with the National Speakers Association of Georgia.


Jim speaks on the optimization of management, teamwork and leadership at work. However, many of the tools he teaches also benefit his audiences on a personal level. Among his most popular offerings are:

  • "The Able Leader: Striving for Excellence"
    Great leaders strive for excellence every day. Learn the leadership skills necessary to engage people, communicate effectively, manage conflict, improve productivity and achieve results. Your pursuit of excellence will have you standing out from the crowd.

  • "Savvy Leadership"
    Learn the leadership skills and behaviors of today’s savvy leaders. You will discover four key strategies for overcoming obstacles, learn how to achieve peak performance by eliciting constructive feedback in a non-threatening manner, and discover how to manage perception by utilizing the power of self-awareness while overcoming self-consciousness. Practice these skills and you will quickly learn how to inspire others to action.

  • "Creating Meaningful Dialogue – Bringing People Together"
    Communication is the cornerstone of building stronger relationships, both professionally and personally. Learn to optimize your communication style, and how to communicate in a way that inspires trust, loyalty, understanding, and effectiveness. Acquire key skills for managing conflict, problem solving and inspiring meaningful dialogue. Tap into the power of storytelling to infuse emotional
    energy into what you say. Great leaders know the power in storytelling - to engage and inspire. Learn how to use it to keep your organization vibrant and dynamic.

  • "Prospecting for Sales Results"
    Discover ways to impact your bottom line results through better prospecting and communication with prospects. Using powerful telephone techniques learn how to increase sales. Find out the best ways to maintain your prospecting database, create a discussion guide, not a script and engage your prospect. Make your
    prospecting list yield ongoing results with greater confidence and selling ability.

  • "Are you READY?"
    Jim's newest presentation that challenges the audience to reach beyond their comfort zone and attain heights they thought were out of reach

For more information about Jim Dawson’s keynotes,
seminars and facilitation contact:

Shannan Pennington at 888-313-7280 or


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Looking around the room during the presentation, I could see that you had the audience in the palm of your hand. You’re changing people’s lives for the better.  Thanks for doing it for us at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.”

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