James has over 25 years of successfully turning around and building businesses. He believes this has only been achieved through coaching and developing people within the teams. Coaching has been an ever-present foundation of the work culture he builds as a manager. James sees coaching managers to their own success pathway as a thrilling aspect of his work that he never tires of, and he sees watching confidence grow and lightbulb moments illuminate this pathway is an absolute joy.
James feels that coaching can provide a confidential space for a gradual awakening of inner strengths and ideas, as well as a space where you hear what you need to hear, not what friends and family think you want to hear. It is part of his business life that really provides him with as many learning and eureka moments as his client’s experience. James sees coaching as such a satisfying and rewarding past-time – they say if you love what you do, it is not a job!
James is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and recently completed his ILM Level 5 Certificate in Organisational Coaching and Mentoring. James is also a member of the Association of British Mentors (ABM) and an Associate Member of the CIPD.