James is the former Director of Customer Quality at Ankari Inc, an Ottawa technology company which was acquired by ActivCard in 2002. He has led teams of multi-disciplinary staff at telecom, medical device and enterprise software companies. After leaving Ankari, James started his own personal development company. His first book, “Street Hockey Millionaire”, was an immediate best-seller in Ottawa. It has since been sold in twelve countries, and customers have also purchased home study courses and executive coaching programs. His newsletters, “Score Your Financial Goals” and “Score Your Business Goals”, are delivered electronically each month to opt-in subscribers in over 20 countries.
James has had several articles published across Canada, and he has been called the “Money Guru” in the Toronto Sun, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Province and most major Canadian newspapers. With the success of his book, home study courses and executive coaching programs, James has been asked to speak about business strategy at several industrial associations and Chambers of Commerce across Eastern Ontario.
Accelerating time to profit, reducing new product development costs, increasing employee productivity and accelerating sales are just some of the results James has provided for his clients.
While the newspapers call him the “Money Guru”, his wife and two boys prefer to call him the “Take out the Garbage Guru”.
Favorite Quotes I've come up with:
"Love what you have" -- gratitude is everything. you'll be happier if you appreciate what you have, rather than envying what you don't have
"Get Fit From PIES" -- PIES represents total fitness: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social. This is my philosophy of life -- create a whole you. It's also one of the final chapters in my book. A few people recommended I change emotional to spiritual, but that ruined the whole acronym...