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James has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients around the country, here are a few things some of them have said after working with him.

It was really insightful and helpful to hear from someone who has actually been there.

Janet Watson - GAZPROM ENERGY

James is an inspirational speaker; He communicates with a rare honesty, humour and humility. He carries the authenticity of someone who has really been there, at the sharp end, which leaves you reflecting on his message long after the event.

Richard Gerver - International speaker, author and broadcaster

We wanted James to kick off our annual user conference with a presentation that would inspire the audience – and boy did he deliver! His anecdotes came from a place of experience, and the humour with which he delivered the session made the serious message easily digestible. Many of our delegates indicated that James was the highlight of the conference, and we would have no hesitation in booking him again.

David Edwards, Marketing Business Partner, Tribal Group

I recently heard James give a presentation to a group of head teachers. James delivers a difficult but important message with empathy, humour and authority... his message is a powerful one that resonates strongly with his audience

Bernadette Hunter, Past President NAHT

James has an empathetic instinctive understanding of the pressures facing school leaders and a personal journey of experience through the challenges those pressures can create. He is an authentic and engaging speaker who combines practical tips for survival in the world of school leadership with a narrative of his own difficulties with stress and how he overcame them.

David Carne, Executive Business Manager, Cardinal Griffin Catholic College. NAHT National Conference Liverpool

James told his story which immediately confirmed his credibility. He has been there. We had extremely positive feedback. Delegates felt that he had "entered their world”. His honesty and humour were picked out as particular highlights.

David Thomas, Organiser HEADSUP Conference, Lincolnshire

Thank you so, so much for a fantastic presentation to us this evening. We all agreed on how good it was and much was said about how good a presenter you are. You came across authentically and with good humour. I was totally engaged at all times. I thought your stories were great, not least because they were your stories, not the stories that many other presenters regurgitate from books they’ve read!

Lisa Read, Sheffield Coaching Exchange

James' delivery was excellent, engaging, funny and thought provoking. Our group of Macmillan staff left on a high, inspired and reinvigorated to take on board life’s challenges. I would have no hesitation in recommending James for an inspirational leadership presentation.

Genevieve Murphy, Macmillan Learning & Development Manager

Thank you, James, for the inspiring and brave opening speech at the NAHT Conference in Liverpool. Your words gave me the strength to carry on and to think of how I can change things to benefit me as an individual.

Jamile Sherrick, Head of School, Gosberton Academy, The Phoenix Family of Schools