Jim Comer is a speaker, speech coach and writer with more than 30 years of experience working with executives of Fortune 500 companies. He has coached CEOs, as well as candidates for Governor of Texas and Lt. Governor of California. Jim has given presentation skills workshops to thousands of participants from high tech to direct sales to government agencies. His clients include Dell, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, KPMG, IBM, Avon, Austin Energy, and the American Cancer Society. Jim has spoken on communication skills to audiences in 25 states, Canada, and Mexico.
His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Readers’ Digest. His book, When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents, was nominated by the Texas Writers’ League as Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007. He has ghostwritten three autobiographies, including Austin icon Jane Sibley’s memoir, Jane’s Window published by Texas A&M Press. His writing credits include jokes for Joan Rivers and a monologue for comedy legend Bob Hope. His play, Behind Every Good Woman, had a sixth month run in Los Angeles.
An award-winning speaker in Toastmasters, Jim is a bungee jumper with video to prove it and a veteran of six quiz shows including Jeopardy.