James earned his B.S. from Purdue University and the MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Certified as a Life Coach by the Fowler Wainwright Institute of Professional Coaching, James also earned a Certificate in coaching from the School of Coaching Mastery in St Louis, Missouri. Additional career coach training was completed at the Workplace Coach Institute. James is a member of several professional organizations: International Association of Coaching, CoachVille, International Association of Professional Life Coaches, and a founding member of IMPACT - the professional organization for coaches and trainers.