Former Disney Executive Vice President Teaches Successful Thinking as Business Coach

Former Disney Executive Vice President Teaches Successful Thinking in Business Coach Platform

Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World® Resort turned business coach, has had a very successful career in his lifetime. Before he started at Disney, Cockerell spent 25 years combined between Marriott Corporation and Hilton Hotels, serving as an executive for those companies.

Cockerell, who was once responsible for over 40,000 cast members, 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, an entertainment and shopping village, and the ESPN Sports and Recreation Complex, has teamed up with, an online educational platform for people looking to start a business, grow a business, or advance in their careers. Cockerell’s trainings on the business coaching site cover everything from difficult management applications to developing employee and business leader soft-skills. His training entitled, How Successful People Think, dives into the mindset that most successful people possess.

According to Cockerell, in his training, suggests for anyone looking to grow is to gain good experience. Cockerell mentions that one of the best places to gain that experience is by working for a top brand and getting mentorship from the people at the company. Cockerell through his experience has been able to boil down success into a simple formula, “Be better than everybody else.” Another thing that Cockerell attributes to his success is having a daily schedule and a daily planning time.

Cockerell has written three bestselling books, Time Management Magic, The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service, and Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney, each outlining aspects to becoming successful in business. Additionally, Cockerell has been chosen as the speaker of choice for a number of world-class organizations including Walt Disney World®, Wal-Mart, and Luxottica.

Learn How to Sell Relationally on with Business Coach Professionals

Everyone has been around pushy salespeople. Those experiences are never fun. However, on, top sales influencer and personal development expert, Jim Cathcart, has developed the ideology of selling called “relationship selling.” Based on his experience with the subject, business coach Cathcart has published the international bestselling book Relationship Selling to explain it in detail.

In his training on entitled Eight Competencies of Relationship Selling, Cathcart lays the essential framework for creating transactions based upon relationship selling. The competencies laid out in the training are broken down as prepare, target, connect, assess, solve, commit, assure, and manage. Cathcart has used these competencies to become one of the leaders in the sales and marketing industry and was listed as one of the Top Sales Influencers in back-to-back years, 2014 and 2015.

For five consecutive years, Cathcart has also been named as one of the Top 5 Sales & Service Speakers, from 2010 to 2014. Over Cathcart’s 39-year professional career, he has been awarded several other distinguished honors including being awarded the Golden Gavel Award, which has been presented to several top speakers including Tony Robbins, Walter Cronkite, John Maxwell, Dr. Stephen Covey, and Zig Ziglar.

Cathcart has delivered over 3,000 presentations throughout his career, including becoming the speaker and trainer of choice for top-producing organizations that include Ritz-Carlton, Century21, Re/Max Promotions, Motorola Inc., Pfizer, United Van Lines, Pacific Mutual, and countless others.

Cathcart has a great passion for sharing his experience with business leaders and professionals around the world. Some of his most recent trainings have been to audiences in China, Poland, France, Colombia, Indonesia, and Costa Rica. Another way that Cathcart is investing in business leaders is through his partnership with, an online educational platform designed specifically for people who want to start a business, grow a business, or advance in their careers.

Top Sales Influencer Teaches as Business Coach on

Top sales influencer and world-class speaker, Jim Cathcart has teamed up with online educational platform, as a wonderful business coach. Cathcart, who is an expert in the field of personal development, joins an expert panel of mentors on the site that includes WWII veteran and hall of fame entrepreneur, Jack Nadel, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player and co-founder of the Admiral Capital Group, David Robinson, and “mom-preneur” and founder of popular DIY blog, Rachel Faucett.

Cathcart has already shared a number of popular trainings on the edtech site that includes compelling titles such as, The Acorn Principle, Jim Cathcart’s 15 Sales Moves, Determining and Managing Different Personal Velocities, Self-Leadership, Get Vaccinated from the Entitlement and Justification Epidemic, Managing People You Can’t Fire, Uncapping Your Growth Potential: The Art of Organization, and Goal-Setting Mastery. 

Cathcart has been awarded the Golden Gavel Award, an award presented to the top speakers in the world and whose previous recipients include Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Walter Cronkite, Dr. Stephen Covey, and Dr. Wayne Dyer. He has additionally been awarded the Cavett Award and named to the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame, CPAE.

Over Cathcart’s 39-year professional career, he has delivered over 3,000 presentations to top organizations and audiences around the world. His career as a trainer has allowed him to be named the speaker of choice for award-winning organizations such as Pacific Mutual, Re/Max Promotions, Farmers Insurance Group, Ritz-Carlton, Sony, New York Life, United Van Lines, GE Medical Systems, U.S. Bank, and many others.

Cathcart has a great passion for sharing his experience and wisdom with the next generation of business leaders. One of the ways that Cathcart is investing in tomorrows leaders is through his internationally bestselling books, The Acorn Principle and Relationship Selling. Cathcart has additionally created a TEDx video which is listed as one of the top 1% in viewership worldwide, acquiring 320,000 views in just over one year.

December 8th, 2017


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