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Colin James

Travels from: New South Wales

One of Australia's leading coporate speakers, eductaors and facilitators

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, CEO, Change Management, Communication, Customer Service, Facilitators, Innovation, Interesting Ideas, Leadership, MCs & Hosts, Sales, Team Building

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Recognised as one of Australia's leading Corporate Speakers, Educators and Facilitators, Colin James as created long lasting change both nationally and internationally.

With a unique ability to MC, facilitate, deliver a keynote presentation and run a deeply engaging workshop, Colin helps to create memorable and world-class conferences.

Beginning his work as an educator in 1988, Colin worked with Christopher Reeve on education and research on spinal cord injury at the Australian Quadriplegic Association.

In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Australian Educator of the Year’ award for outstanding influence to the field of learning and development.

Combining education and creativity, Colin’s presentations bring a new level of intellectual depth, enabling audiences to learn more and ultimately do more. 

Speaker Topics

Good leaders create good followers and good followers create good leaders. Sounds kind of obvious right? Leadership is theoretically easy. That's why there are tens of thousands of books on the subject. Of course it's more complex than reading a book or article. What constitutes excellent leadership? Colin James has been studying, exploring and researching the nature of Leadership and Followership for 3 decades. He draws upon a host of stories, references, humour and his unique graphic presentation ability to hold audiences fully engaged and enthralled. Above all it’s practical.
I Can’t Believe It!: Making the impossible possible
This session is a deeply powerful demonstration of the reality that what holds people back in their lives are limiting beliefs. Colin James shows participants how to draw a fully rendered, artist quality portrait in ONE HOUR. A life-long belief such as "I can’t draw to save my life" is turned on its head in ONE HOUR. This is a startling experience that is a life changer for many. This session gives participants a tangible and real-life experience for challenging and redefining their belief system.
Lizard Management Strategies
The number one cause of workplace disruption, conflict, disengagement and low productivity is stress and anxiety. The ability to manage stress and handle anxiety is a skill. Now here is the fact that confronts many: the workplace does not cause stress and anxiety. How can we say this? Because, in any workplace, not everyone is stressed or anxious. Different people in the same context respond differently and, to keep it simple, respond either productively or negatively. What’s the difference? Productive people who manage challenging environments well, who have what looks like natural confidence, who flourish in perceived adversity have well developed Lizard Management Strategies. This is a deeply powerful idea that Colin James has been developing for 20 years. It leaves everyone who hears this keynote or completes this workshop able to handle stress and anxiety immediately in their lives – professionally and personally. This can be a catalyst for both a cultural shift and for personal effectiveness to skyrocket. LMS is a game changer. Knowing what the Lizard is, and how it can managed, lives long in the minds of everyone hearing this powerful and life changing method.
Managing the Change Game
Change for many invokes fear, anxiety and the like. Why? How can we make change an easier and less complicated palava? A session by Colin James in high demand is Managing the Change Game Brilliantly. You would think that with ALL the change everyone has been experiencing in their lives of late we would simply get better at managing change better. So why aren’t we? Structural and organisational change often fails to understand and appreciate the psychology of change. Most adults hate change. Period. In this session Colin James unpacks the psychological change cycle and, once understood, lets people and teams manage the whole process far more effectively.


Truly one of the worlds’ best Facilitators

Oracle Inc.

Colin brings a level of depth and engagement I have never experienced before in my 24 years in business – brilliant

Commonwealth Bank

This program has been the best training investment I have seen... Colin is simply outstanding in his ability to hold a group of senior partners engaged for an entire week.


When we searched for the best Facilitator for our 12 month Senior Talent Leadership Program Accelerate we constantly heard one name, Colin James, and he has been fundamental to the success of the Accelerate Program over these last 4 years.


Colin James - Business Coaching

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