Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm James. A psychologist and life coach from north England.
For as long as I can remember, I've been passionate about psychology. When I studied sports performance and excellence in university my biggest interest and main focus was in goal setting and the interplay between focus, goals, and performance anxiety.
Even before then, as a teenager, I played tennis and football at a decent level and felt great intrigue about what happens to performance under pressure.
My career has been varied and includes some time as a secondary school teacher in the UK, teaching in Japan, football coaching at the British Football Academy in Tokyo, and running the largest youth parliament in the UK in Harrow.
It's fair to say I've always been drawn to coaching and facilitating greater performance and the enjoyment of others. My masters degree in coaching psychology and positive psychology really felt like the missing link. Finally the "how" of encouragement and performance deepened and became fuller.
What else is there to say about me...
I love singing. If we were in karaoke together you'd likely hear me attempt some Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra, but also maybe the theme to fresh prince of bel air and the duet in Aladdin.
Above all else, I really believe that with the right support each and every person can absolutely change for the better and towards a direction they desire.