Jim Peters travelled and performed in 43 nations. Throughout Europe, and Asia, the Orient. He's become a student of cultures (but yet remains somehow uncultured) using humor to reach whatever nation or environment he's in to share leadership concepts and principals that resonate with each particular audience.
His work with US military has taken place in over a dozen nations. Leading leaders is where Jim excels.
Since '81 he's lived 'on the road' as he says. Traveling with a music group he formed with a vision and purpose of equipping young adults with tools to avoid the common pitfalls of American society and peer pressure. These 'tours' took him to 48 states (he refuses to disclose which 2 states he omitted) for event ranging in size of a small club to big auditorium venues conferences and camps.
Raised by a WW2 vet and the youngest of 4 boys he saw his father rise from the 'ashes of white trash' to become a respected white collar exec who owned his own HVAC company and sent all 4 of his boys to college to make 'a name for themselves' His dad privately would tell Jim, "son if you'd been first, you woulda been last" which Jim too to mean as a compliment. (Editors note: poor misguided sap, his wife had to explain it to him)
"My dad was kinda like Jeb Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillys, he has this homespun folksy way of teaching you life lessons. He'd grown up in a fatherless home (due to alcoholism) raised his 2 sisters, was in a gang, lived in the ghetto of St. Paul Minnesota, moved to the burbs after the war and started cranking out kids. He was determined we wouldn't repeat his or his rather mistakes, so he put values into us from the git."
"If you love people you'll always have a job," Jim's dad said. He built that in his 4 boys, modeling for them a life of giving and sacrifice.
"If you go through life and don't offend a few people you probably haven't done too much," he would say to me. So I learned to not only express myself, but learn how to do it in 43 nations, without pissing off the entire audience!
When booking Jim Peters there are a few important things to mention pertinent to the contact:
1. When picking Jim up at the airport he requires green limousine exclusively, however not just any green. It is imperative that the shade be no greater than a 2 delta E variant from a Pantone PMS 362. PMS 369 is applicable, but only when outside conditions favor a D50 daylight balance temperature comparable to overcast weather between 11 am and 1:30 pm CDT.
2. Jim requires that a 1 1/2 lb. bowl of M&M candies be provided back stage prior to the show consisting of 10% yellow, 25% red and 65% brown colors. He counts them so please ensure the percentages are correct.
3. The third and final request is that 3 cases of Red Bull energy drink be provided in additional to the M&M candies along with an unused generic tooth brush and a bottle of Cover Girl nail polish remover.