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From his family's farm in Lexington Kentucky to Wall Street , Jim Coleman has experienced living the American dream! Now he is on a mission to share his formula

for personal and business success with corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers, and students. 


Jim’s high impact message and formula for success leaves large audiences motivated to take immediate action to improve personal and business results.

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Jim Coleman 

is currently residing on Coleman Crest Farm in Lexington Kentucky. This 135 year old farm was established by his Great Grandfather, James Coleman in 1888. Jim Coleman has transformed this historical acreage into a produce goldmine Certified Organic by the USDA. Inbetween Agricultural Events and  Book Tours for his new children's book titled "Don't Sell the Goose That Lays The Golden Egg" ,  Mr. Coleman has partnered  with Speaker Lab to present on stage near YOU!

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Jim Coleman made a house hold name for himself with his book titled " Cut the Crap Close the Gap" a book about closing the financial wealth gap by seizing opportunities and getting rid of excuses .

Jim Coleman Cut the Crap Close the Gap
Fox 5, Washington Business Journal, WUSA9, University of Kentucky, School of Agriculture
Don't Sell the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg, Hang em In the Middle


There may be no better person to get the message across than Jim Coleman !

Preeminent Fortune 500 Sales & Marketing Executive , USDA Certified Organic Farmer, International Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Investor, Author of "Cut the Crap and Close the Gap" and his latest  “Don’t Sell the Goose That Lays the Golden Egg" and "Hang 'em In the Middle ”.


From his family’s farm in Lexington Kentucky to Wall Street, Jim Coleman has delivered stellar results over the last 40 years with Oscar Mayer & Co., Pepsi Cola Company, Altria Corporation, American Express, several entrepreneurial ventures, and several government and quasi government entities including; the New York State Senate Westchester County New York Industrial Development Agency and the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation.


As a senior sales and marketing executive, Jim has negotiated hundreds of complex deals with large multi-billion dollar clients in the meat packing, soft drink, tobacco, financial services and high tech sectors which have all led to over $10 Billion in sales as a direct result of his personal effort and leadership.


Jim achieved the American Dream early in life. He became the manager of his family's farm, Coleman Crest, at the age of 12 years old. He purchased his first home at the age of twenty-five in Lanham, Maryland. He became a senior executive in a large Fortune 500 global corporation by the time he was thirty-eight. He acquired millions of dollars in real estate by the time he was forty-three, and today as a highly sought after motivational speaker, owner & operator of a certified organic farm and business consultant as he is committed to helping others achieve the American Dream.


Jim is committed to serving others, making a big impact, and leaving a legacy that his parents, Cleo and Sam Coleman, would be proud of. According to Jim, America offers an abundance of unlimited opportunities because the American Dream is real and because America remains the world’s best hope for prosperity for the common man or woman.


All of Jim’s personal accomplishments have been achieved because early in his life, he embraced the precious wisdom and advice of his parents and the many generous Fortune 500 executives, elected officials, and pastors who’ve mentored him, and even at times, tolerated his deficiencies and weaknesses and made him a better man.

Jim’s book, "Cut the Crap and Close the Gap" offers a practical guide for success on how corporate executives, small business owners, executives, and managers, as well as not-for-profit executive directors can exceed desired operating results for their organizations. It’s filled with a wide selection of stories that are linked to practical advice and key learnings that can be applied to any situation by the reader.


Jim was raised on his family's farm, Coleman Crest in Lexington Kentucky, which was originally purchased by his great grandfather on March 27, 1888 for $1,200 after he and his family had tilled the farm as slaves. Jim owns Coleman Crest Farm today.


The life lessons Jim learned while growing up on Coleman Crest Farm, inspired him to publish his most recent two children’s book “Dont Sell the Goose That Lays the Golden Egg” and "Hang em in The Middle" an ode to the work ethic his father Sam Coleman instilled in him as a boy.


Jim’s incredible business success and travels have taken him from a Kentucky farming community called Uttingertown, to Wall Street to Silicon Valley, to Beijing China and to the Nation’s Capitol.


Jim is a graduate of Howard University with a B.A. Degree in Economics. During his tenure at Howard, Jim was elected President of the Liberal Arts Student Council and was inducted into the Who’s Who Among Students at Colleges and Universities by Dr. James Cheek, President of Howard University.


Jim is a certified corporate trainer in the Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness, Development Dimensions International and Dale Carnegie leadership development training programs and he is a 2014 graduate of World Wide College of Auctioneering.


Jim is very active in his local community, and he is on the board of Field & Main Bank, God's Pantry, LexMusem and the Lexington Rural Land Management Board.

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