James had his life turned upside down in a horrific car accident at the age of five.
The devastating crash left James fighting for survival and claimed the life of his two-year-old sister.
Defying the odds, and recovering from a brain injury and smashed pelvis, James proved the medical staff wrong by starting to breathe on his own whilst in a coma.
Doctors said he was unlikely to come out of, saying if he did he'd probably be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life and not have a very good quality of living.
On coming out of the coma James had suffered severe brain damage and was completely paralysed on the left side of his body.
Thanks to his strong and supportive family, James was not allowed to accept the forecasted outlook on the rest of his life given by the doctors.
Through sheer grit and determination, James managed to learn to walk, talk, and live again.
It was just as well he was not allowed the electric wheelchair he wanted, when he was struggling to learn to walk, if he had been given the wheelchair he may have become dependent on it, and still be in it to this day.
Determination and hard work paid off. James now walks boldly carrying the light of the world, inspiring others to live their best life and never give up.
Throughout the many years James has been putting his life back together, he always felt there was still something missing. No matter what therapy he engaged in, or self-help book he read, James seemed unable to complete his healing journey.
James's life changed when working in Dubai as a journalist.
Asked to interview Jack Canfield – America's #1 success coach – for Esquire magazine, James started connecting dots because of something Jack shared in the interview. This led James to exploring emotional trauma. Learning about and exploring the psychology of trauma, with the help of teachings from Dr Bruce Lipton, James discovered why he was finding it hard to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.
One thing lead to another – they call that, synchronicity – and James had major breakthroughs thanks to EFT (emotional freedom techniques) and meditation.
So pleased with all he'd discovered to propel him on his road to recovery, James had a burning desire to share his impactful knowledge with the world.
This led on to the publication of James's second book, How to Heal from Trauma and PTSD: Your Ultimate Guide to Becoming the Person You Want to Be.
During research for the book James came across reference to the work of Tony Robbins – life coach to the stars – which prompted him to attend a live four-day seminar of Tony's called, Unleash The Power Within. On returning from the event, which included walking on hot coals, James left feeling invincible.
So inspired by Tony Robbins, James decided to become a life coach himself, to share all the wisdom and resources he has learnt over the years to empower others to live with passion and joy.
James has learnt the strategies used and developed by Robbins via Robbins Madanes Training, the official Coach Training School of Anthony Robbins.
James has explored many modalities in all areas of mind, body, and spirit, and understands the big picture, when it comes to helping a person get to where they want to be. Life experiences have been James's biggest teacher.
James with Tony Robbins at
Date With Destiny in Florida
A second near-death experience, from a brain tumour, only made him stronger and did not put him off his goal of becoming a Para-athlete. Three weeks after brain surgery James was back on the track training as a sprinter.
Life events continued to steer James, leading him to a running track, to learn to run more effectively, in pursuit of the London Marathon finish line.
News of a brain tumour derailed James’ training for London, and long-distance running. His coach at the time suggested short-distance sprinting to avoid the pressure build up up his head as had been occurring on long runs.
This gave way to the birth of James the Para-athlete. James is now a classified British Athletics track and field athlete, eligible to compete in Para sport.
James' first visit to the running track became an event that turned his life around, putting him onto the path of becoming a Paralympic athlete