Testimonials from Business Owners

For Those Interested:
There is an overwhelming desire today by many of us to reach for help or inspiration on how we can create positive change throughout our lives and to learn how to live better as well as more productive. We certainly have many sources today to turn to for this type of information ranging from books, videos, tapes as well as professional speakers with a plethora of information on the subject.
Recently, I had the opportunity of participating in a motivational presentation that provided not only immediate inspiration, but also useful information that you can apply to your business life as well as your personal life. The presentation was conducted by James Hobart, who offers a fresh, realistic and power packed approach to turning obstacles into opportunities.
The message that James packages and presents to audiences throughout the world are even more meaningful when you add to the content – his understanding and belief in the professional beauty industry. He doesn’t only walk the walk, but also talks the talk! His ability to entwine business ideas, personal improvement and industry knowledge makes him unique as a speaker for our business.
I have had the pleasure of knowing James for virtually my entire professional career and I can assure you that his hard work and dedication is evident as soon as he gets started. Your clients will be listening intently, taking notes and asking lots of questions. Chances are, they will ask for more programs as follow up, as his message can lend itself to additional topics to explore in the future.
You will not be disappointed in the results that James Hobart brings to your salons or sales force. I highly recommend them.

Frederick Alan Shober

Vice President of Sales , ABBA Hair Care Products

To Whom It May Concern:
The “Virtual Selling for the 21st Century” training program with James Hobart for our Distributor Sales and Education staff was superb! He did his homework and learned about our culture and language. He created handouts that made the training “user friendly” and the delivery was very motivational. Our team stayed focused through out the training with many “real world” scenarios and interactive activities. Our people were able to take the information immediately into the field and produced results.
We at Caesar’s/Aveda would highly recommend James Hobart’s training series to anyone looking for increased sales, inspiration and motivation for their sales and education staff.

Caesar DeAngelo


To Whom It May Concern:
As we all realize retailing in the Professional Salon Industry has always been a challenge, as stylists do not consider themselves salespeople. With the rising costs in overhead, the importance of teaching our Salon owners and Stylists how to retail is imperative.

We recently have partnered with James Hobart in creating a series of retailing and motivational seminars. I would like to state that James’ classes have proven to be most informative, as well as motivational, for all who attended.

Retailing 101 covers such subjects as Motivation, Merchandising, Promotion, Samples, Back Bar Program, Compensation and much more.
Our company and Staff highly recommend James as a talented speaker and Motivator. His understanding of the day-to-day operations of the salons in our industry is obvious in his teachings. The combination of business, motivation, and inspiration is a breath of fresh air.

We are looking forward to many more of James’s seminars in the future.

Linda D. Irwin


To Whom It May Concern:
Our company has utilized James Hobart’s talents as a speaker many times over the past few years for our sales meetings. His understanding of sales people’s motivation and their day-to-day business activity has created a more solid sales team.
Additionally, we have used James Hobart as a keynote speaker for our customers; salon owners, managers, and stylists, on a cruise to the Bahamas. Their program, The Mental Bank Program, was received exceptionally well by a diverse group of attendees. This program delivers an understanding of motivation, communication, and how your mind dynamics affect your choices in life. The program gives an individual the basic tools to create change in their life. As they say in their presentation, Visualization creates Realization.
James has a thorough understanding of the business side of the industry as well as the ability to inspire people to understand them internally. His enthusiasm and energy are contagious and clearly supports his presentations.
We plan to use him again for our staff training retreat and another group trip to Cancun.
We recommend him highly for both motivational, as well as business presentations.

Rod Hatch

President, SALON WARE

To Whom It May Concern:
We have used the services of James Hobart as a Motivational and Business speaker for several years. His unique presentation style and quality of information offers our sales people and salon clients a viable approach at changing old programming.
Our company has used James for various Continuing Education Seminars, traveling to the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, and Cancun. His industry background is founded in Management, Marketing, and Education and lends itself well to delivering information that can be used productively by all concerned. He has gone the extra mile in obtaining Hypnotherapist certification through the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, which is the only nationally accredited college and clinic of hypnotherapy in the United States. He has written and published Happiness Is Your Birthright, which is a practical guide to creating positive change throughout one’s life, and brings a completely fresh look at where any individual is today and what they need to do to reach any level of success desired.
His level of enthusiasm and energy is contagious leaving the audience members ready for more. We highly recommend him for any size group format where motivation and productivity are the expectation. His ability to blend business information, with motivation and self-improvement knowledge is unchallenged, and certainly needed in our industry.

Jay Wilhelm


To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. James Hobart recently presented The Mental Bank Seminar for our Account Executives.
James did an excellent job of tailoring the seminar to the specific goals of our company.
He offered our staff an understanding of their personal motivations as well as practical methods of attaining their business and personal targets.
In just a few weeks we have noted a marked improvement in their abilities to focus their minds and achieve objectives.
We count this seminar as a key ingredient in our continued success

Kay Rademaker


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