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About The Coalition

Mission

Provide support and leadership to entrepreneurs looking to accelerate their speaking expertise in order to grow their business and share their message.

Vision

A network of members whose pathways interconnect to help each other thrive and prosper.

How It All Began

SPEAKERS PATHWAY COALITION FOUNDERS & MANAGERS

Don McGrath

Don Mcgrath

Coalition Founder & Manager

Hello, I’m Don Mcgrath, Ph.D. an award winning author and professional speaker, having written ‘50 Athletes Over 50’… ‘Psychological Approaches For Optimal Rock Climbing’ and ‘The Climb: A Leadership Fable About Navigating Challenging Change’.  

During my career I have a proven track-record of leading high-performance engineering teams in Fortune 500 companies for nearly 30 years and am also an accomplished rock climber.  I have scaled thousands of climbs around the world and now I combine my passions for rock climbing and achieving high-performance.  Now I focus my energy helping others achieve their heights and goals and turning their dreams into reality.

I took my vision and passion to a man I knew felt the same way.  Most importantly, he knew and understood the hurdles entrepreneurs face in growing their business and sharing their message.    That man was my good friend, Jim Grant.

We both know that whether networking with entrepreneurs, marketing your message, or speaking on a physical stage, you need effective communication skills.  That’s why we created Speakers Pathway Coalition.

Welcome to Speakers Pathway Coalition, I’m Jim Grant a retired Master Sergeant that served 3 years on Active Duty and served a tour of duty in Vietnam (1969-1970).  I served an additional 28 years in the National Guard and Reserves for a total of 31 years of service in the US Army. I was a Certified Instructor teaching a multitude of soldiers over my last 12-year span. In addition, during this time in the reserves I owned a manufacturing business for over 20 years serving many Fortune 500 companies.

Like Don, I am an author.  I have written several books including, ‘Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking’…’The Man In The Alley’…’Paw Prints In Heaven’ and I am the author and creator of ‘The Future Is Now’.    

When Don saw me present ‘The Future Is Now’ on stage at a convention, he observed my passion for encouraging people to ‘Embrace Change’ and to ‘Train Your Brain’ and ‘Carve Your Path’  along with other topics in my program. Don instantly knew I was the perfect choice to embrace his vision and passion to take the Speakers Pathway Coalition to open doors for a multitude of people. Simply put, there is no way a person can start from scratch and be successful working their way up to and by getting on stages.  That is until now, this is WHY Don and I created the Speakers Pathway Coalition.

Jim Grant

Coalition Founder & Manager