your chief encouragement officer

Jake Thompson’s keynote speaking events and performance coaching transforms your team into your Competitive Edge.

He unlocks the potential in your people, through his signature CE³ Model.
Hi, I'm Jake
athlete | author | entrepreneur | speaker

I teach people how to compete every day with themselves. By winning the day, we win in business and in life. 


Through lived experiences as an athlete, entrepreneur and speaker, I’ve battle-tested and mastered the secret to success. 


To achieving goals and making the impossible, possible. 


To being great, not just good enough. 


From my first ‘sales job’ at 7, going door-to-door selling Christmas cookies, to my initial business selling branded t-shirts in the trunk of my car, and onto today, as a leading keynote speaker and corporate coach, I’ve unlocked what it takes to be a winner.   


The life we desire is closer than we think. It’s the small shifts in our daily focus, mentally and practically, that build a winning life. 


Through my CE³ Model, I help teams, CEOs, athletes and students develop mental toughness, master consistency, and improve day after day. 


We all have a gift inside of us, but it takes courage, systems, and a competitive mindset to access it. I’ll show you how, so you’re not sitting on the bench, waiting for life. 

Jake Thompson
a gritty coach with lots of heart

The best business relationships call for a personal touch, beyond the spreadsheets and slides. Jake pushes his clients to the limits, but is all in, too.


Jake lives to win – with his clients, in his health, with his wife Elena, and within his community in Dallas.

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My first book “Compete Every Day” explores the 7 key choices that Winners make every day to build an unbeatable mindset – and how you can too.

Unleash the
Leader Within

I release brief episodes multiple days a week packed full of actionable steps we can take to become better leaders & influencers in our work & life.

Start Your Day

I write a brief weekend email for leaders that will equip them with tools to improve their mindset and influence called “Weekends Separate Winners.”

my backstory
I’m so excited that you’re here and interested in working together. The best business relationships require a personal touch that goes beyond spreadsheets & business cards, so to help us get off on a great start, I wanted to share more about who I am and what drives me every day to invest in my clients.

My first “sales job” was at 7-years-old selling Christmas cookies door-to-door in my neighborhood. In April. (My mom made me return everyone’s money!).

I started Compete Every Day in 2011 by selling branded t-shirts & tank tops from the trunk of my car. I never thought we’d have grown to what we are now, sold all over the world & continuing to grow year over year.

Competition is in my blood. I lived for it and the beauty of sports growing up – I either won, or I learned what it would take to win. I believe that competition (with ourselves) brings out the best within each of us.

I host multiple podcast shows about competition, mindset, & leadership because I believe the better we can fill our own cup & grow, the bigger impacts we can make on our coworkers, families, & communities.

I live in the Dallas (TX) metroplex with my wife Elena and our two dogs, Sugar & Biscuit.
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let's build your company's competitive advantage.

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