Jim Newman on DAWN
Jim Newman was a pioneer in the self-help field and an early advocate of self-esteem in books and lectures.
Jim was born in Jacksonville, Illinois. He studied at Washington University, Westminster College and Iowa State University and proudly served as a Navy officer during World War II.
In 1961, Jim founded the organization PACE, an acronym for Personal and Company Effectiveness, and he was president of the organization until his death.
His four- to six-day seminars targeted audiences ranging from company sales staffs to teenagers.
His books include the best-selling title:
“Release Your Brakes”.
Jim would typically begin a seminar saying…
“The human brain is the smallest, most efficient computer ever constructed by unskilled labor.”
In 1988, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors named Jim Newman chairman of the county’s Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal Responsibility.
Jim was a member of boards of the Thomas Jefferson Research Center, the Network Connection and the National Speakers Association.
He was also a member of the MENSA organization, a veteran magician and was a member of Hollywood’s Magic Castle.