Speaking & Keynotes

Our keynotes offer more than a
good story
or a charismatic speaker.

Our keynotes engage the audience and create participation.
Each delivers powerful lessons and actionable insights that people can use immediately.

A few of the hundreds of clients from every industry and all sizes who trust us.

Speaking Engagement Topics

Creating the Mindset of a Legend

In the book Roadmap to Success, co-authored with Be Legendary Founder and CEO James Carter, Ken Blanchard and Deepak Chopra, James lays our the foundation for discovering the mindset that every legendary person has shared.  Mindset shapes our existence, yet we rarely stop to think about it.

In this keynote, your audience will learn the three principles of a legendary mindset that leads to ridiculously impossible results, similar to people like Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan and thousands of others who have impacted our world.

Understanding these principles unlocks potential inside each person and the keynote shows audience members how to apply that potential to achieve incredible results themselves.  The only limitation are the ones they place upon themselves.

Legendary Operating System

A keynote based upon the next book James Carter is writing, this will enthrall your audience and give them tools be be a better, more effective leader and follower.

Our subconscious acts in many ways just like a computer operating system.  We have programs that are running in the background that literally create world around us:

  • what we see,
  • what we hear,
  • what we think,
  • how we respond,
  • how we communicate,
  • how we make decisions,
  • how happy we are and much more.

‘Applications’ such as different leadership styles, delegation, communication styles are then ‘installed’ by each of us to help us navigate better in the world and streamline our day.  We attempt different productivity solutions, gratitude efforts or some other personal or professional development application, only to find ourselves frustrated when they don’t work.  The problem is not the new solution.  Most of the time it is your subconscious, your ‘operating system’.  Yet, we believe it is the solution and not us.

Just like trying to put an iphone app on an android phone, the application just doesn’t quite work right, if at all.  This creates inauthenticity – something ‘just isn’t right’ – yet you cannot quite understand why and what is happening.  You see this in other people as well – very nice, technically a good leader but you just don’t quite trust them.  It is because their operating system and applications don’t mesh.

Your audience  will learn how to tap into your subconscious and create new programs based upon what you want and need most.  This will create the framework for your Legendary Operating System which will forever be working to help you create the results you most desire.

Most people’s operating system is dysfunctional because it was created when we were young and inexperienced.  So the most brilliant, technically proficient leader cannot produce amazing results.  Yet no one knows why.  Now you do!

Resilience and Agility

Founder and CEO, James Carter’s first book with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, Discover Your Inner Strength, focused upon how to create greater emotional strength and resiliency.

Resilience allows you to operate in crisis, deal with a greater load of stress and allows for the agility needed in today’s fast-moving world.

Resilience and agility exists in four key areas:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual

This keynote will help audience members understand resilience, identify it within themselves and learn both immediate ‘boosts’ to  help in crisis and how to build greater capacity long-term

Only leaders who have learned to be more resilient in the four areas above will have the agility to adapt and create incredible results.

Call Melissa Kahn at 800-513-8759 Ext 333 to
book James as your speaker for your upcoming meeting!

Meeting Planner Resources

Thank you for considering James Carter as your next event or conference speaker. Please review the information below and feel free to get in touch should you have any further questions.


James’ rates vary based on location, group size, desired results and allotted time. Fees begin at $7,500.

Special consideration will be made for educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and charitable fundraising events.  If you would like to have James speak at your next event, Please call Melissa Kahn at 800-513-8759 Ext 333.

A 50% deposit is required, along with a signed agreement which then secures your date. Remaining amount is due on or before the date of the presentation.


Outside of the Denver metro area, James requires round trip coach airfare, ground transportation and lodging, ideally as close as possible to the event. For events and conferences within a two hour driving distance from Denver, transportation costs will be included in the speaking agreement.  International engagements require business airfare.

James typically arrives the day before the event to meet with organizers and survey the facility. Depending on the time of the presentation, a second night may also be required.

Room and Setup Requirements

In order to put on the very best presentation possible, please ensure the following items are provided:

  • LCD Projector capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or better resolution.
  • Speakers or RCA connection with 1/8″ headphone input.
  • Wireless lavalier microphone, depending on the size of the room.


James’ speaking reel is not available at the moment.   We realize how important this is and are working feverishly to create a legendary representation of his speaking.  In the meantime, have a short conversation with James and you will experience his engaging and authentic style.  This is the same style he uses in front of audiences.

Sample Introduction Script

Our speaker today is the Founder and CEO of Be Legendary, a social enterprise that helps people be fully engaged in life.   His name is James Carter and he is the co-author of 3 books with authors such as Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Deepak Chopra.

Through the 10 years of research into legendary people, James has uncovered the simple fact that legendary people are 100% engaged in life.  Engaged people don’t think outside the box, they challenge the box itself.

He now helps organizations by creating authentic leadership and employee engagement systems that create meaning and give back to communities.  He has worked with over 35% of Fortune 100 companies, hundreds of mid-size and small business, school districts, every branch of the military and even youth leadership across the country, helping anyone and everyone be more engaged in life.

James continues to push the envelope through ‘extreme’ experiences, was recently featured in CNN and his company was called “The Stuff of Legend” by Business Destinations.  In his words, “What is legendary to me?  Being the person my daughter believes I am, even when she is not looking.”

Please join me in welcoming James Carter.


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Book James today for your next meeting or conference!

Please call Melissa Kahn at 800-513-8759 Ext 333 for booking speaking engagements.

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