James is a professional career and executive coach, working with individuals who want to get more from their work lives and accelerate their career development. James started in financial services and remains a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He has set up a number of companies including one for ICI in Hungary. He retrained as a coach in California and has specialised in career work since 2000. He holds an MBA and is Chairman of a number of Almshouses. He provides career development programmes and mentoring to students at universities including Cass and London Business School.