There’s a better leader

Inside all of us!

Simple Strategies to help Leaders Maximize their Influence. 

Everything Hinges on Leadership

We believe there’s a better leader inside all of us and our mission here is to help leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs step into their full potential as change agents and influencers. Through our programs and events we help leaders become the people that others love to follow.

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Transform Yourself

 Grow your Influence as a Leader.

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Transform Your Organization

 Leadership Programs for your Entire Organization.

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Award-winning  Workshops & Keynotes

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The Journey of Transformational Leadership

At the heart of our philosophy lies the belief that exceptional leadership is threefold.

Firstly, it begins with Leading Self, a quest for personal mastery and self-discovery that lays the foundation for authentic influence.

Secondly, it encompasses Influencing Others by unlocking their potential and steering behaviors towards collective goals.

Lastly, Fulfilling the Mission is paramount, achieved through meticulous strategy and execution.

Together, these pillars form the bedrock of transformative leadership, fostering an environment where individuals and missions not only coexist but thrive in harmonious success.

About James

James is the founder of First Ascent Leadership. He is a rare mix of management consultant, behavior-change specialist, adventurer and inspirational speaker.

He helps organizations world wide reach higher levels of performance by transforming managers into inspirational leaders.

James was named one of the top leadership speakers by INC. Magazine and regularly shares the stage with other experts in business.

He is also the author of Nine Minutes on Monday; The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader which was named the 2012 Business Book of the Year by Canada’s Globe and Mail.