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Before becoming a professional speaker James worked in advertising for over 20 years, where he was creative director on British Airways, British Telecom and Barclays Wealth.


• How to speak well • How to write well

Training Experience

• Henley Business School • Momentum Insurance • Regent Insurance • Foschini Group • Old Mutual • PlatMin • African Alliance • Topco Media • Company Partners • inFIN8 • Zapper • 88 Business Collective • Carrick Wealth • Rogerwilco


#Hashtag Radio • Deep Red Radio • Die Burger • BizCommunity • Fin24 • TygerBurger • SA Leader • Tame Times • Impact 24/7 • Oxbridge Academy • Mxit • College SA • Toastmasters International Magazine

Awards and Certifications

• Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
• Certified Trainer Toastmasters International (TLI)


I have transitioned from being paralysed by waiting for ‘it to be perfect’ to taking action, by bulding my confidence brick by brick, accepting ‘I am Perfectly Imperfect’. Awesome experiencing this freedom.

Steven levy

Changemakers Coach, Dare2Be

Thank you James for putting me on the right track in terms of my marketing strategy. I am engaging new clients and contracts much more easily now that I know that ‘selling’ is not necessary for me to offer my services to businesses and individuals who can benefit.

Gill Baronetti

Owner, People Dynamix

I invited James to come and talk at our at CareerReconstruction program, two weeks ago in Cape Town on ‘The Power of Communication’. And I want to thank you for an outstandingly superb presentation you gave.

Thank you for your wisdom and for being a significant contributor to what was a very successful day for us. We received lots of positive feedback from the delegates and I would like to express our sincere appreciation and hope to invite you to continue to share your expertise with us.

Oscar Emetuei

Founder, Billion House Consulting