James is passionate about helping leaders and teams optimize their potential and talent. He has over 20 years' experience in consulting and corporate leadership roles helping clients identify, develop, coach and retain leaders and key talent to drive business success, innovation and people excellence.
James has specific expertise in leadership psychology, executive coaching, cross-cultural working, company strategy and organizational transformation. Clients he has supported include Commvault, Gilead Sciences, GSK, PhotoBox, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Novo Nordisk, Oracle, Statoil/Equinor, Swiss Re, Tesco and Yahoo!
James co-created Strengthscope®, a world leading strengths assessment business that he founded, scaled internationally over 12 years and successfully sold in March 2018.
James holds a Master's in Organizational Psychology, an MBA and is a Chartered Fellow of The Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching (AoEC).
A regular speaker on talent, positive psychology, leadership and coaching, James has also written several leadership books and numerous articles that have been published in various business and HR publications.
Outside work, James recharges by spending time with his family, travelling the world, photography and distance running.