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Jack Canfield

Founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre – and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of more than 123 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise (and over 500 million copies in print worldwide), Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success.

Santa Barbara, California, USA


The Success Principles
Greater levels of performance and achievement are attainable by anyone. Yet most people have never learned the proven self-empowerment tools and time-tested performance strategies that are the basis for personal and professional success. In this speech Jack Canfield outlines those strategies to help people plan for and create greater achievement.

The Power of Focus
What if you could make twice as much money and have twice as much time off than you do now? That is the promise that Jack makes if people put into action what he teaches in this 2-hour keynote (or half-day or full-day seminar)-double your income as you also double the amount of real free time you have!

Chicken Soup for the Soul
In this powerful presentation, Jack Canfield uses intensely moving and highly motivational stories from his best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul : 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, currently 31 titles published!

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Workshop & Training | Breakthrough to Success

Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough to Success 5-day signature training is a powerful retreat where you’ll master Jack’s proven system for success. With Jack’s personal guidance, you’ll discover your life purpose, prioritize your goals, and discover the proven steps to achieving anything you want. You’ll also remove limitations from the past, allowing you to attain unimagined levels of success and make positive and lasting changes. You’ll walk out the door crystal-clear about where you’re going – and how you’re going to get there. This comprehensive event covers every aspect of personal and professional fulfillment in your life and is the cornerstone of all of Jack’s work/

Workshop & Training | Train the Trainer Certification Program

Jack Canfield's Train the Trainer Program is professional training program where Jack personally trains and coaches you to become Certified to teach the Success Principles – using the Jack Canfield methodology of experiential learning and the holistic model of growth and development. Together with a group of no more than 50 students, you’ll be empowered to bring his success principles to the world – the same principles outlined in his New York Times best-seller The Success Principles that have changed the lives of millions of people. You’ll discover what each principle is designed to achieve, how to use it, and why it works. Jack will also teach you how to set up his powerful, experiential exercises … and then actually walk you through conducting exercises on your own. Not only will you master practical new skills and exercises to enrich your training, you’ll experience profound personal transformation yourself as you’re immersed in living Jack’s principles. Just imagine being able to say that you are a certified Success Principles trainer – recognized by Jack personally as an effective human potential trainer. What would that do for your business?


NSA | Speaker Hall of Fame

Business Digest | Motivator of the Year Award
Oprah's Angel Network Award

  • Your contributions to our program were too great for measure. By using our own language (amazing!) and tying together the many pieces of our two-day event, our attendees walked away believing in you and, most notably, in themselves. We will always count Jack Canfield as one of the building blocks in BMO Harris’ success!

    - Director Sales Effectiveness Design, BMO Harris Bank
  • You were outstanding! You were masterful in applying “The Success Principles” directly to the quick serve restaurant industry, specifically on the topics of customer service, brand loyalty and profitability. Every franchise operator, manager and corporate officer walked away from that day with concrete tools they could use to create lasting results in their lives and businesses.

    - Executive Director – National Jack In the Box Franchisee Association
  • When you speak, it seems you are speaking right to the individual. Your ability to engage each person with your exercises and bringing people on stage is brilliant.

    - President – Parker University & Seminars
  • Your message was right on target with our company’s culture and you presented it in such a way as to reach everyone in the audience. You spoke our language by incorporating lingo and key phrases that are part of our daily business.

    - President – Mobile Mini Inc.
  • Hearing your message in person is powerful and enjoyable. But it’s during the days, weeks and months after your visit that our organization, and I personally, experienced the real power of your ideas – by applying the concepts on a daily basis we’re reaping the rewards.

    - President – RE/MAX International
  • WOW! Was your time spent with us Powerful. Our families has been talking about the principles you taught all week.

    - President – Assn of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees, Inc.

Summary Profile

Behind the empire Time Magazine called the “publishing phenomenon of the decade” is America’s leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. Over the last 30 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coaching style has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams. Affectionately known as “America’s #1 Success Coach,” Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally—sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations. Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master’s Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing specific methodologies and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results. His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Jack is a multiple New York Times bestselling author. His other best-selling books — The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win, You’ve Got to Read This Book!, and The Key to Living the Law of Attraction , — have generated millions of bookstore and Internet sales, and have launched complementary products such as audio programs, video programs, corporate training programs and syndicated columns to enthusiastic individuals and corporate buyers. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Jack is also the founder of The Foundation for Self-Esteem in Westlake Village, California, which provides self-esteem resources and trainings to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals. Jack wrote and produced the Goals Program, a video training program for California welfare recipients. To date, the program has been responsible for helping 450,000 people get off welfare.