Empowering people to reach their potential.


Leader | Author | Speaker

James helps leaders achieve sustainable business growth.  He serves on the DeVry University Board of Trustees, is an Executive in Residence at the Kellogg School of Management 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.


James has confronted and overcome major challenges. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, an area that does not inspire its residents to reach success, James struggled to gain self-confidence. He lacked his father’s support, acceptance, and validation; tore his ACL, crushing his football dreams; and did not make it into college as he had planned.  But he had a good work ethic, so he just kept going, eventually returning to complete his Undergraduate and Graduate degree.


He discovered his passion for helping others and found success. 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.


In 2018, James transitioned from the corporate sector to be an entrepreneur and lead his non-profit, The Corelink Solution.  The Corelink Solution is leading a “head and heart” mission, delivering training focused on authentic career development and leadership, along with the creation and curation of supportive mediaThe leadership facilitation work he delivers as an entrepreneur allows him to fuel the non-profit.