Project Description

Leadership Speaker and Coach

Jake Thompson is an author, speaker, and the Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day, a brand he started in 2011 by first selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car.
He works with leaders & organizations worldwide as a performance coach, teaching how they can increase their results & the results of their teams to gain a competitive edge in their industry and personal lives.

Through his decade-plus entrepreneurial experience and research that he’s discovered how leaders who harness a Competitor’s Mindset can improve their consistency, influence, & impact.

He is a graduate of both Texas Christian University (B.S.) and the University of Dallas (M.B.A.). He lives in Dallas/Fort Worth with his wife, Elena, and their three dogs, Sugar, Biscuit & Donut.
What Makes Jake Stand Out
Motivation fades. Results don’t. Jake’s audiences repeatedly testify that no only did their people leave the sessions energized, but they left equipped with steps they can take immediately to create better results in their work & through their teams. From learning how to better lead yourself to how to better influence & lead others, audiences get real truth from someone who truly wants to see them succeed.
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TOPIC: How Leaders Can Create a Competitive Edge (And Increase Results)

Talented people are promoted every day into exciting new leadership roles. Unfortunately, most of those leaders aren’t equipped with the skills to excel at this new level and end up despising the opportunity instead of dominating it.
The overwhelm of drowning in paperwork, managing team drama, or lack of knowledge on how to actually coach up reports can cause even the most talented of leaders to feel like a failure and want to throw in the towel to go back to “what they used to do.”
In this session, learn key skills to sharpen your leadership influence & transition from drowning in your role to driving positive change through it.
  • Why leaders are not found – but forged

  • How to master what’s in your control to make more consistent progress

  • Why a fulfilled career requires challenges – and how to build a mindset that willingly takes them on

  • How to influence your people to help them live up their true potential

Reviews for Jake

“I have been following Jake’s blog for a number of years and always appreciate his endless energy and no-nonsense approach to overcoming challenges. We had Jake speak at our 2022 sales conference and he provided an even better in-person and motivational experience for our team. His willingness to engage on a personal basis and to take time to understand how we’re building our business made him a crowd favorite.”

John Mina - CEO, Risk Strategies

“So glad we utilized Jake for our sales team. Jake delivered the principles in a very relatable, upbeat and positive style and really helped the group to appreciate more how they are accountable for their own success and personal growth. The lessons acted not only great reminders but also highlighted new tactics on evaluating personal effectiveness and efficiency that will go right into action with our team. Enlightening, impactful and applicable. We definitely got better as individuals and sales professionals as a result.”

Todd Green, Titleist Golf/FootJoy

“Whether you are bringing your people together in person for the first time in a while or simply trying to get a jump start on 2022, if you are looking for an inspiring, motivating speaker that will deliver an impactful and meaningful message to your team Jake is your person! He worked hand in hand with us to understand our business and tailor his content, and engaged with numerous members of our team outside the main session. He was authentic, professional, and gave us a system we could take with us to improve every aspect of our lives – as people and professionals. THANKS Jake!!!”

Rick Hill, AVA Security - Vice President