Jack Canfield

Founder and Co-Creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, Known to Many as America's Success Coach

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Jack Canfield Speaker Biography

Founder and Co-Creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series,
Known to Many as America’s Success Coach

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.

America’s Success Coach

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.


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 include 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, and Tapping Into Ultimate Success: How to Overcome Any Obstacle and Skyrocket Your Results.

The Canfield Training Group

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.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises

Jack is the founder and former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, a billion dollar empire that encompasses licensing, merchandising and publishing activities around the globe. Jack’s nationally syndicated newspaper column is read in 150 papers worldwide, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul radio shows are syndicated throughout North America. Chicken Soup for the Soul has also been a featured television program on both the PAX and ABC networks.


Jack’s background includes a BA from Harvard University, a Masters degree in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts, and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Santa Monica, Parker College of Chiropractic and St. Ambrose University. Over the past 30 years, he has been a psychotherapist, an educational consultant, trainer and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem and peak performance.


Jack has been a featured guest on more than 1,000 radio and television programs in nearly every major market worldwide – many of them on a repeat basis. A sample of these shows include Oprah, Montel, Larry King Live, 20/20, Inside Edition, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, The CBS Evening News, The NBC Nightly News, Eye to Eye, CNN’s Talk Back Live!, PBS, QVC and many others.

Transformational Leadership Council

Jack is the founder of the Transformational Leadership Council, an international professional organization for owners of transformational training and coaching companies and thought leaders in the field of personal and organizational training. He has conducted more than 2500 training groups, workshops, and seminars and has consulted with and spoken to more than 500 school systems, universities, corporations, hospitals, professional associations and mental health organizations in 32 countries around the globe.


Some of Jack’s distinguished clients include: Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Hartford Insurance, Glaxo Smith-Kline, Scott Paper, Coldwell Banker, Federal Express, TRW, Ameritech, NCR, Young President’s Association, Chief Executives Organization, General Electric, U.S. Department of the Navy, Siemens, Cingular Wireless, Accenture, Children’s Miracle Network and hundreds of others.


He has been inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Speakers Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellowship, is a recipient of the Golden Plate Award from the National Achievement Summit, and received the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Massachusetts. He has also been named Motivator of the Year by the Business Digest twice, received the Speaker of the Year Award from the Society of Success and Leadership and received the National Leadership Award and the Champion’s Award from the National Association for Self Esteem.

Americas Success Coach

Jack Canfield Speaking Topics

Mastering the Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to coach you on success. He is an inspirational keynote speaker, internationally recognized transformational trainer, highly acclaimed personal success coach, and bestselling author. He has published more than 250 books, including the New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series which has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages. Knowing how to achieve success is like knowing the combination to a lock. If you are missing any of the numbers, or have them in the wrong order, the lock won't open. In this fast-paced, entertaining and powerful seminar, based on his latest book, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be—The 10th Anniversary Revised Edition, Jack will teach you his proven breakthrough success system that guarantees you greater levels of peak performance and success in every area of your life—your career, your finances, and your personal life. As a result of this presentation, you will be able to experience new confidence and commitment, on all levels—taking risks, making decisions, pushing through your fears and limiting beliefs, asking for what you want, creating the support teams you need, taking the necessary actions to achieve breakthrough success, and persevering in the face of obstacles and challenges.

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 in his best-selling book-The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty-and that is the promise he 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!

How to Build High Self-Esteem

Central to creating fulfillment and success in every aspect of our lives - our relationships, our career, our lifestyle - is our feeling of self-worth and self-esteem. Each year, hundreds of thousands of companies recognize the value of high self-esteem to the overall success of their employees and their company. How to Build High Self-Esteem is a program that teaches the key skills needed to expand one's own self-esteem, to release self-imposed limits, to overcome fear and realize one's potential.

Self-Esteem & Peak Performance: The 10 Steps to Success

Greater levels of performance and achievement are attainable by anyone. However, most people have never learned the powerful self-esteem and self-empowerment tools that are the basis for personal and professional success. Over his 25-year career, Jack Canfield has developed the specific methodology and results-oriented activities required to help participants take on challenges and begin living a richer, more fulfilling life—The Ten-Step Action Plan showing exactly how to plan for and create greater achievements — a blueprint for how to live a life of results, impact and peak performance.

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 over 40 titles published! As he speaks, Jack masterfully weaves the messages of being more loving, nurturing and responsible with the importance of having a dream, setting specific goals and overcoming obstacles. Participants will be moved to participate more fully in life, love more fully in their personal relationships, show more compassion and caring in their professional relationships, dream bigger dreams, replace blaming and complaining with responsibility, action and appropriate requests, and persevere in the face of fear, obstacles and setbacks.

The Success Principles for Women

This program is designed specifically for women executives, entrepreneurs, independent sales professionals and other women’s groups. The Success Principles come alive as women learn the proven self-empowerment tools and performance strategies that are the basis for personal and professional success.

Jack Canfield Books

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One
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The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
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Jack Canfield Videos

Jack Canfield Speaker Testimonials

“We continue to richly benefit from our relationship with you and your organization.”

- Vinnie Tracey, President | RE/MAX International

“The success principles have become part of the everyday vocabulary in the field.”

- Gina Murphy, VP Communications/Events | PartyLite Gifts

“Wow, your time with us was powerful! Many franchisees began to think bigger… Home run!”

- Denman Wagstaff, President | Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Jack Canfield was the keynote speaker at our annual conference and the feedback from our attendees was outstanding, with some even reporting that his presentation was “life changing”. He had a tremendous impact on many of our guests, which included men and women from around the United States. We appreciated his work with our group and his willingness to sincerely engage with our audience via a book signing after the event. Further, working with his staff at The Canfield Training Group was enjoyable, professional and seamless.

- | Marketing Director – Dunham & Associates

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Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One
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The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
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