James is not just an ex-Army Major who recovered from post-traumatic stress after his armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq back in 2007. Since then he has become known by audiences around Australia as a man with the ability to touch the heart of all who hear him speak. The ground-breaking work he does with employees of large award-winning corporations now sees him regularly consulted by leaders of these organisations in the area of Resilient Leadership.
Kirsty and I created the idea of the Centre For Resilient Leadership which involves the development of a global community of Inspired Leaders – leaders who live from the heart, who recognise there is no distinction between ‘professional’ and ‘personal’ leadership. We want to build a community of leaders who encourage and inspire others with their values- driven leadership.
Part of this includes my favourite program – The Warrior Series. The Young Warrior Leadership Program fills the gap left when western society let go of the rite of passage for its young men, while the Men’s program assists men find their True, balanced Warrior within.
In the past few years I have immersed myself in the ways of indigenous cultures, from the North American Indian to the Australian Aborigines. I have travelled deep into the oldest rainforest in the world in Northern Kalimantan with the Kenyah Dayak people. These experiences have provided me with the ability to develop eclectic programs designed to assist people connect with their deepest self.
We have two girls, Abi and Pene and in 2014 we spent the year travelling Australia to see and connect with the amazing land and people of Australia.