About James

motivational  speaker

James “Mr. Speaker” Sears was born in Louisville Kentucky and is a graduate of Louisville Male High School.  He received a bachelor’s of science degree from Western Kentucky University and master’s of science degree from Central Michigan University.  James retired after 30 years of service in the U. S. Army and he is a highly decorated combat leader with four combat tours. He is the CEO of Mr. Speaker Ink LLC, he has authored two books and produced four poetry CDs.  Mr. Speaker enjoys hosting spoken word events, traveling, coaching high school track, and mentoring others.

James Sears – My Story

James was born in Louisville, KY to James and Catherine Sears.  At Male High School, James learned leadership while playing varsity football, running track, and serving as leader in the Junior ROTC Department.  James went on to Western Kentucky University where is majored in business administration, worked as a manager at McDonalds, enlisted into the Kentucky National Guard, pledged Kappa Alpha Psi, and earned a commission into the U.S. Army.  After graduation, James spent the next 30 years serving as a military leader and motivating individuals everywhere he goes.

Why Work With Me?

Because help our youths discover and operate from a foundation of purpose, values and operating principals is not a dream.

James can help our youth integrate all aspects of their lives so they can lead with the best version of themselves. He will support them as they inhabit and unleash their newly discovered authentic leadership.

Qualifications & Awards

While James is in the Business of Breakthroughs. Some of his qualifications and awards


  • BA, Western Kentucky University
  • MA, Central Michigan University
  • Post Graduate Studies, Saint Leo University

Military Experience

  • 30 plus years in United States Army
  • Several Tours of Duty
  • Logistic Expert


  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Author
  • Youth Motivational Speaker

Books & Publications


Heart of a Military Leader







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