As a child, what did you want to become?
Your best experience as a leader:
Initial failure at launching the new business unit at Allstate. It taught me the value of investing early in relationships, higher levels of collaboration and how to become more agile in strategy and execution.
Nº1 Free time activity:
Christian Hip-Hop Music (media management, production, etc.)
James helps leaders achieve sustainable business and leadership growth. During his twenty years in leadership in companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Allstate, and LegalShield, James has created and guided high-performing teams through delivering double-digit growth, mergers and acquisitions, offshoring, outsourcing, startups and well over 300 partnerships.
James holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where he also serves as an Executive in Residence. Areas of Expertise include Leadership and Team Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Business to Business Sales, and Business Development. James received his formal coach training at International Coach Academy, he serves on the DeVry University Board of Trustees and is the author of Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire up your Passion, Ignite Your Career and Create an Amazing Life.