“Jim Fannin is the World’s #1 Coach of Champions. He has coached more champions in life, business, and sports than anyone on earth. More than a “life” coach,” Jim Fannin is a “change your life” coach. His proven Zone Blueprint™ EMPOWERS you to SWIFTLY become your genuine, authentic best self. Jim has guided the careers of the world’s best professional athletes from over 20 sports and business executives from 50 industries for more than 50 In addition, he has coached individuals, families, relationships, and students in simplifying and balancing their lives.
- Born in Ashland, Kentucky; B.S. East Tennessee State University; Happily married with a daughter, stepdaughter, and grandson; lives outside of Chicago.
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The Jim Fannin Story
From Anonymity to the Masses
For 50 years, I spent my life in the trench of peak performance. I have thoroughly enjoyed helping the “best of the best” reach their pinnacle of success in life, sports, and business. My phone bill reflected 6,000 minutes of usage a month. In fact, it still does. My clients’ access to me has been and still is 24/7. Yes…I do receive the 3 AM phone call that says, “I have a Challenge.”
While other prominent coaches of the world took their message to the masses, I chose a path of anonymity. Here I could give my client’s undivided attention. From center court Wimbledon, the diamond of the World Series, the fairways of Augusta, the gridiron of the Super Bowl, to the boardrooms of the Fortune 500, I’ve been there. Most observers believed I was the insurance man or the sports agent.
However, that has changed. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1949, my financially strapped parents moved farther south into the coalmine region of the Appalachian Mountains. Here I saw poverty firsthand. I slept on a mattress that rested on a dirt floor. I asked my mom, “Are we poor? She replied, “We are not poor. You have food. You have milk. You have a home. And unlike the family up the ‘holler,’ you have your own bedroom.” Like my father, my mom was tough … Appalachia tough. And they were the most positive people I’ve ever known.
Several years ago, my mother looked me in the eye from her deathbed and commanded with a whisper, “Go for it! Take your message to the masses. Promise me.” Her only child responded, “I promise, Mom.” With that, she died. My deathbed promise set me on a pathway to deliver my message to the masses.
For decades I’ve privately sold my messages of hope and possibility to the rich and famous with my S.C.O.R.E.® Success System. Now I am ready to share it with you!
Best Selling Author
The Power of the Pen
Mr. Fannin is the author of six bestsellers, including The Blueprint, S.C.O.R.E.® for Life, Pebble in the Shoe, Tennis & Kids: The Family Connection, and 90-Seconds to a Great Relationship.
From his first book in 1978 entitled, Tennis & Kids: The Family Connection to his newest book, The Blueprint: A Proven Plan For Successful Living, Jim loves to write. Check out his other works: The Pebble in the Shoe, S.C.O.R.E.® For Life, and 90-Seconds To A Great Relationship. Plus listen to his internationally acclaimed 90-Second Rule™ (six-hour audio program), as well as his 2-hour Zone audios called Life in the Zone, Business in the Zone, Sports in the Zone, Baseball in the Zone, Tennis in the Zone and Golf in the Zone.
In All Aspects of Life
Mr. Fannin knows business. In 1974 Jim franchised and licensed his proprietary young children’s tennis program called Tennis Tots®. With over 250,000 children ages 4-8 enrolled in over 350 global locations with 2000+ fully trained coaches, Jim knows how to scale.
He has coached executives from 350 of the Fortune 500, in addition to coaching the leadership teams from GE Healthcare, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Waddell & Reed, and Mercedes, among many more. Jim’s expertise in managing thoughts within a corporate structure has garnered billions of dollars in EBITDA. From blending cultures for an international entity with two or more acquisitions to tripling income for a family-owned business to scaling small businesses to a national or international entity, Jim has done that.
Business Coaching, Consulting, Mentoring
Culture to Sales in the Zone
Jim has coached dynamic sales teams from 50 industries. Jim led a small Waddell & Reed financial services office in Countryside, Il, to the top-selling office in the U.S. Jim coached the #1 sales consultant (out of 125 sales personnel) from Silhouette Optical, an international eyewear company. He has coached sales teams from Honda, Toyota, Mercedes, Merrill Lynch, and GE Healthcare to record profits, to name a few.
Mr. Fannin is a mentor to the world’s top coaches and industry leaders. He has privately coached top managers, coaches, and leaders from MLB, NFL, NBA, and MLS, as well as the Fortune 500.
As a Fannin client, the University of Illinois Men’s Golf Coach, Mike Small, has been honored with the Dave Williams NCAA Coach of the Year award and 12 Big Ten Coach of the Year awards, guiding his team to 12 Big Ten championships. Jim coached head coach Peter Nowak in leading his DC United team to the MLS Cup Championship. He has coached #1 golf instructor David Leadbetter with his business and family decisions. In the NBA, Jim has coached Doc Rivers when with the Orlando Magic, training him in the S.C.O.R.E.® System. Internationally acclaimed artist and the king of art deco, Romero Britto, launched his career with Jim Fannin guiding the way.
We’re In Business
World’s #1 Coach of Champions
Mr. Fannin knows sports. Having privately coached individuals and teams from 22 professional sports and amateurs from every sport, Jim has been behind the scenes providing a psychological advantage to his clients. Olympic gold medalists, MLB Hall of Fame inductees, MVPs, All-Stars, and All-Pros came to Mr. Fannin before they reached their pinnacle of success. Each left with a customized Life Blueprint with sports-specific tools and techniques to manifest their vision or dream into reality. From the Olympics, Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, World Cup, The Masters, Daytona 500, Kentucky Derby, Final Four, NBA Playoffs, and MLS Cup, Jim’s tools and techniques have been successfully deployed during these high-pressure events. His imprint on the outcome is unparalleled.
Mr. Fannin, Jim, knows peak performance. Reaching your high standard of performance at the right time and place is an art form. When the “moment of truth” arrives, it’s the competitor that executes the basics when the money is on the table that picks up the money. Jim loves pressure, as this is where the champion resides.
Jim has been featured in BodyBuilding.com, Cosmo, Esquire, and Men’s Health
Mr. Fannin knows physical wellness. With proprietary techniques, Jim has trained therapists to help their patients overcome alcohol and opioid addiction. He coaches veterans to shed the hardship of PTSD. His sports clients use proprietary techniques to heal 30-50% sooner than their professional doctors, trainers, and therapists prescribe. Over 75 individuals have used Jim’s techniques to place cancer in remission (Jim is one of these stories).
Jim has trained hundreds of hospital administrators in efficiently managing their staff, from the c-suite to the nurses on the floor. Super healing is a major benefit of Jim’s proprietary S.C.O.R.E.® Success System. Weight loss and overall happiness are major benefits of Jim’s federally registered S.C.O.R.E.® System of thinking.
Super healing is a major benefit of Jim’s proprietary S.C.O.R.E.® Success System.
Fannin knows mental wellness. Jim and his team are dedicated to promoting high school and college students’ mental wellness. From Rice University’s baseball team to the University of Illinois men’s golf team to the University of Richmond women’s golf team, Jim and his team are changing the negative malaise on university campuses to one of simplicity, balance, and abundance. Jim’s expertise spans birth thru five years old to teenagers to senior citizens 70 years and older. With Jim’s techniques, an individual can change a negative habit to a positive within 7-10 days. Worry will be eliminated at the same time.
With proprietary techniques, Jim has trained therapists to help their patients overcome alcohol and opioid addiction. He coaches veterans to shed the hardship of PTSD. His sports clients use proprietary techniques to heal 30-50% sooner than their professional doctors, trainers, and therapists prescribe. Over 75 individuals have used Jim’s techniques to place cancer in remission (Jim is one of these stories).
Parenting in the Zone
Mr. Fannin knows parenting. As a dad to two adult female decision-makers, Jim knows that children are only as good as what they think when mom and dad aren’t there. Developing a world-class decision-maker is one of the main roles of parenting. With his popular seminar, Coach Your Kid To Greatness, parents will leave with a parenting blueprint with specific tools and techniques to raise children with a champion mentality.
As a parent and grandparent, Jim knows the trials and tribulations of raising a child. As one of his favorite subjects, he has conducted over 500 parent seminars titled, The Parent Blueprint: Coach Your Kid To Greatness.
Saved Over A Thousand Marriages
Mr. Fannin knows relationships. Jim has helped save thousands of marriages from divorce. Within hundreds of 1+1=3 Relationship seminars, Jim provides a blueprint for a successful, long-term relationship. His book, 90-Seconds to a Great Relationship, guides you with proven tools and techniques to place your relationship on a higher ground of love, respect, and mutual benefit.
International Speaker and Facilitator
Mr. Fannin sells out webinars and live seminars. For over 50 years, Jim has conducted over 2500 keynote presentations, seminars, and webinars. With his new 100-seat training center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Jim is excited to conduct year-round training for new ZoneCoach® trainers, individuals, teams, and companies seeking a life of being your individual authentic best self while managing a life of simplicity, balance, and abundance.
Jim inspires audiences from 25 to 15,000 in attendance. He has conducted over 2,000 powerful, informative, and interactive talks on thinking like a champion in life, business, and sports. Jim’s talks are game-changers and, more importantly…life-changers!
Mr. Fannin is an underground philanthropist.
Jim delivers to the needy, underprivileged, and downtrodden without fanfare. He has coached two entire cities: Bridgeview, Illinois and Ashland, Kentucky. During each city’s week-long events, Jim conducted free speeches, workshops, and seminars to thousands of city residents. He is constantly coaching veterans in their recovery from PTSD. He provides free teacher and student programs for schools in underprivileged districts. Jim is a staunch advocate for teachers, nurses, social workers, police and fire personnel, and emergency workers.
A Mother’s Request – A Son’s Promise!