LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business motivational keynote speaker James Malinchak raised more than $58,528.00 to help LEAP, a non-profit education foundation that annually organizes a youth leadership program held at UCLA to help young adults uncover the "real-life" skills needed to achieve great success.
He raised the money during his "James Malinchak 2013 Big Money Speaker Boot Camp" when he and LEAP co-founder Dr. Bill Dorfman described the program and its benefits to more than 600 speakers who attended the sold-out conference to learn how to get highly paid speaking fees from corporations. One anonymous donor contributed $10,000 to LEAP.
"These wonderful speakers opened their hearts and their wallets to help change the lives of hundreds of kids," said Malinchak, who has delivered thousands of motivational keynote speeches to corporations, associations, business groups, colleges and universities and was twice named "College Speaker of the Year."
"I believe we all must help each other, especially the children who will be the future leaders of our world," said Malinchak, who has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities around the world and who was featured on ABC's hit television show, "Secret Millionaire," where he gave more than $100,000 to deserving charities and families in Gary, Indiana.
LEAP's goal is to help young people from around the world find professional and personal success by teaching them real-life keys to success such goal setting, mentorship, self-motivation, professionalism, and effective communication skills. All of these skills are vital to success, yet omitted from traditional educational system.
LEAP hosts two programs during the week-long LEAP Leadership Seminar: The LEAP High School Program (grades 9–12) and The LEAP Young Adult Program (18-24 year olds). Each program has the same core-curriculum. Students learn social and business etiquette, effective communication, how to find a mentor, how to acquire confidence, to set goals, make the most of their high school and college experience, study smarter, identify and create a career plans, network professionally, manage money, and maintain a healthy body and mind.
The LEAP Foundation was formed in 2008 when co-founders, Dr. Bill Dorfman and Steve Anderson, recognized that today's youth are lacking real-life skills and habits needed to achieve personal and professional success.
In honor of LEAP's five-year anniversary, LEAP received a Certificate of Recognition from the State of California in honor of the tremendous impact it has had.
For enrollment information, go to http://www.leapfoundationusa.org.
About James Malinchak
James Malinchak has delivered more than 2,200 motivational presentations for events worldwide, and was named Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas professional speakers' magazine. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several hundred other publications.
James began his sales career right out of college as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street Investment Firm and was awarded Most Outstanding Performance (twice) and #1 in New Account Openings (twice). Currently, James owns six businesses, has authored 16 books, and has read and researched over 2,500 books on personal and professional development.
He is a Contributing Author to, and serves as Associate Editor for, the #1 New York Times Best-selling book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul,®" with his own personal stories published in "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul," "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul" and "Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul." James is the Co-author of the Best-Selling book "Chicken Soup for the College Soul."
James mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that has audiences laughing, learning and inspired.
About Dr. Bill Dorfman, Co-founder, The LEAP Foundation
Dr. Bill Dorfman has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and dedicated his life to helping others. Dr. Bill has been featured on TV shows like ABC's Extreme Makeover and CBS's The Doctors, and has helped thousands of patients smile.
Dr. Bill has been a highly sought after motivational leader for young adults and is the Co-Founder of Discus Dental – one of the world's leading dental companies who's products BriteSmile, Zoom!, Nite White & BreathRx have become household names worldwide. At its peak sales were in excess of $170 million dollars a year and in December 2010 Discus Dental was acquired by Philips, makers of Sonicare. He is the author of the NY Times Best Seller, Billion Dollar Smile, and is frequently featured on Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, E! and more.
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