James Whittaker


Speaker, Film Producer, and Author of the International Bestseller, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy; Win the Day


James Whittaker enjoyed a successful 10-year career in financial planning, before starting his own entrepreneurial journey. Today, James draws on his diverse experience to help people reach their potential in all areas of their lives.

James has been featured extensively in television, print and digital media around the world, including The Today Show, Entrepreneur and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has also appeared on 200+ podcast and radio shows, and spoken to audiences of 2,000+ people.

He is author of bestselling personal finance and motivation book The Beginner’s Guide to Wealth, named book of the month by Money Magazine for March 2010. His second book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy was released in 2018 as the official companion to the multimillion dollar film based on Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic. James is also a proud co-executive producer of the film.

Obsessed with what separates ordinary people from extraordinary achievers, James has interviewed more than 100 of the world’s most revered entrepreneurs, business icons and athletes to unlock their secrets to success, including venture capitalist and television personality Barbara Corcoran, property and sales expert Grant Cardone, and skateboarder turned business mogul Rob Dyrdek.

With a diverse entrepreneurial background, James has launched successful companies and products across a range of industries including health/fitness, film, activewear, social media and publishing. He is in demand internationally as a keynote speaker and is a frequent guest in media and on podcast shows.

James’ tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English & Writing), a Bachelor of Business Management (majoring in Marketing & Real Estate), and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services. He also completed an MBA at Hult International Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, and during this time he was the principal organizer, MC and mentor for numerous high-profile entrepreneurship events.

Aside from business interests, James enjoys writing, reading, traveling, surfing, snow skiing and keeping fit/healthy.

He is most passionate about helping people take ownership of their financial, physical and mental health.



Win the Day: How the World’s Best Performers Achieve Greatness

In his signature keynote presentation, James Whittaker draws on his experience interviewing some of the most successful people in the world to show how people, irrespective of background, can start living a life of purpose, achievement and fulfilment.

Key Takeways:

  • High performance habits for superior and sustained growth
  • Lessons from the world’s best athletes, special forces groups and business leaders
  • A comprehensive guide to create a bulletproof plan
  • An adaptable and actionable five-point formula to live a life of purpose and prosperity

Passport to Success: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

James Whittaker draws on his many years’ experience working with high schools and universities in both the US and Australia to equip younger generations with the mental fortitude to think bigger than their circumstances and chart a course to their own success.

Key takeaways:

  • Proven strategies to think bigger than your circumstances
  • A comprehensive guide to setting goals that work
  • The difference between ordinary people and extraordinary achievers
  • How to channel adversity for long term success

From Health to Wealth: How to Think and Grow Rich in 2018

James Whittaker combines lessons from the bestselling self-help book of all time, Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, with modern success stories to give people a practical blueprint to take ownership of their financial, physical and mental health.

Key takeaways:

  • Practical strategies to develop the winner’s mindset
  • Proven blueprint to create daily actions that lead to extraordinary achievement
  • Valuable tips to surround yourself with people who can take you to the next level

May these brave pioneers inspire you.

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