PRLog - Feb. 12, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- James Thomas Sr. still remembers the day he visited the Employment Development Department in his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. His goal was to find a bank job and speak to a counselor about how to start a business. “To my dismay the counselor told me, no bank would hire me and the chances of me ever owning a business were astronomical. He then gave me a referral for a janitor position at ABC Market” said Mr. Thomas.
James Thomas Sr.
That was more than 30 years ago and not only did he get a bank job, he has owned several successful businesses. Today he is the President and CEO of BEM Media Group, Inc. a multimedia company that sells entertainment, information and motivational products and “The Red Letter Agency PR Firm, a Corporate, Entertainment and Sports PR Firm, in addition to being a highly sought after Motivational Speaker and Author.
Not one to rest on past success, Mr. Thomas is always searching for opportunities to encourage and motivate others. “I was passing a local high school and there was a sign outside advertising their “Adult School” and it hit me, to my knowledge no one has ever done a speaking tour targeting adult school students. I made a couple of phone calls and found the principles of these schools very enthusiastic about having a speaker come in so I decided to launch the “Expect to Win” Tour.” Stated Mr. Thomas
The “Expect to Win” program is designed to teach students that not only should they strive to win but if they remain focused and work hard, they should “Expect to Win.”
Mr. Thomas shares personal stories of obstacles he faced growing up in South Central Los Angeles, overcoming incarceration, a failed marriage, and lack of funding to become a speaker who has brought his message of faith and encouragement to audiences around the country.
The “Expect to Win” Adult School Tour is scheduled to begin in March with 10 stops throughout the state of California.
If your Adult School or College is interested in having Mr. Thomas visit your school contact Lisa at 562-547-2524
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