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Jim Eastwood

Jim Eastwood is best known for his success in series 7 of The Apprentice in 2011. He became the best salesperson in the history of the show, landing orders including a £1.6M deal from ASDA.

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About Jim Eastwood

Jim Eastwood is now Global Sales Director for Travel Counsellors. Charismatic and with a natural ability to communicate and motivate at every level, he delivers outstanding speeches every time.

Biography

Jim Eastwood creates a real buzz around his speeches in the fields of business, sport and education. As a speaker he is a major pull. For human resource departments wanting someone to kick-start sales teams, teachers seeking someone to appeal to teenagers making career choices and senior management those looking to communicate messages around change and strategic planning to their employees. He is a well-rounded spokesman with a passion and drive for business and life, which he encourages in people of all ages.

Jim Eastwood, record-breaking finalist of the BBC’s The Apprentice impressing Lord Sugar throughout. What stood out most was he was consistently cool and articulate when under pressure. He received the “Greatest Salesperson in The World” certificate from Lord Sugar

Quickly becoming the bookies’ favourite to win he received a massive career boost from Lord Sugar’s appraisal of his skills. Nicknamed ‘Superman’ and then ‘Jedi Jim’ for his ability to influence others, many have admired his passion, charm and his competitive spirit.

Born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Jim has a significant grounding in marketing, management and commercial sales within industry. His mother, a retired teacher, and father, a serial entrepreneur, divorced when Jim was 12. He used this all-too-common adversity to propel him to sporting, academic & business excellence. He furthered his education at the University of Ulster, where he achieved a first-class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science. Jim received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Charlotte, North Carolina before attending Harvard University as a ‘Leader for Tomorrow.’

An ambitious sporting champion, Jim continued to ascend the corporate ladder as a Sales & Marketing Manager before selling his way to success in The Apprentice. A family-man at heart, Jim fills his spare time with cycling, golf, gym workouts, and travel. The Apprentice also introduced us to Jim’s wife Paula. Jim and Paula recently became parents for the first time, with baby girl Charlotte-Rose helping Jim to put his business success in perspective. Much of Jim’s working-day is spent consulting within business and academia, and being an ambassador for Education and Northern Ireland.

Described as “positive, resilient, and charismatic” Jim established himself as a talented negotiator and an accomplished salesman with expert communication skills. His highly competitive personality and relentless work ethic led him to success on The Apprentice, where he enjoyed many ‘iconic’ highlights. Since the series ended, Jim has been bombarded with job offers and requests for speaking engagements.

He is now looking forward to a bright future full of opportunities to share his secrets to success. Jim is available for speaking events, providing a wealth of experience in the corporate, education and sporting environments. Jim says, “Every day is a school-day…you have to keep learning, to keep earning!”

Jim Eastwood creates a real buzz around his speeches in the fields of business, sport and education. As a speaker he is a major pull. For human resource departments wanting someone to kick-start sales teams, teachers seeking someone to appeal to teenagers making career choices and senior management those looking to communicate messages around change and strategic planning to their employees. He is a well-rounded spokesman with a passion and drive for business and life, which he encourages in people of all ages.

Jim Eastwood, record-breaking finalist of the BBC’s The Apprentice impressing Lord Sugar throughout. What stood out most was he was consistently cool and articulate when under pressure. He received the “Greatest Salesperson in The World” certificate from Lord Sugar

Quickly becoming the bookies’ favourite to win he received a massive career boost from Lord Sugar’s appraisal of his skills. Nicknamed ‘Superman’ and then ‘Jedi Jim’ for his ability to influence others, many have admired his passion, charm and his competitive spirit.

Born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Jim has a significant grounding in marketing, management and commercial sales within industry. His mother, a retired teacher, and father, a serial entrepreneur, divorced when Jim was 12. He used this all-too-common adversity to propel him to sporting, academic & business excellence. He furthered his education at the University of Ulster, where he achieved a first-class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science. Jim received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Charlotte, North Carolina before attending Harvard University as a ‘Leader for Tomorrow.’

An ambitious sporting champion, Jim continued to ascend the corporate ladder as a Sales & Marketing Manager before selling his way to success in The Apprentice. A family-man at heart, Jim fills his spare time with cycling, golf, gym workouts, and travel. The Apprentice also introduced us to Jim’s wife Paula. Jim and Paula recently became parents for the first time, with baby girl Charlotte-Rose helping Jim to put his business success in perspective. Much of Jim’s working-day is spent consulting within business and academia, and being an ambassador for Education and Northern Ireland.

Described as “positive, resilient, and charismatic” Jim established himself as a talented negotiator and an accomplished salesman with expert communication skills. His highly competitive personality and relentless work ethic led him to success on The Apprentice, where he enjoyed many ‘iconic’ highlights. Since the series ended, Jim has been bombarded with job offers and requests for speaking engagements.

He is now looking forward to a bright future full of opportunities to share his secrets to success. Jim is available for speaking events, providing a wealth of experience in the corporate, education and sporting environments. Jim says, “Every day is a school-day…you have to keep learning, to keep earning!”

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Testimonials

"What I can say, from my personal perspective, and having had lots of feedback myself from last night’s event, is that Jim was a huge hit with everyone, and that generally, the whole evening was a great success. Jim was an extremely entertaining and engaging speaker."

Southern Area Hospice Services

"Jim facilitated to really interesting sessions around ‘selling’ services and communicating messages effectively. He put the effort in to try to link his business world concepts, with the context of sports development and this was appreciated by the delegates. He engaged delegates through direct questioning throughout the session and left everyone with plenty of ‘take-aways’ to consider within their everyday working situations following the sessions at the conference. In the run up to the event, conversations with great attention to detail by Jim provided a lot of reassurance to the planning team that he was going to me ‘on message’ with his sessions."

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