James studied finance and has over thirty years of career in the finance, banking, technology and energy sectors. He currently leads a business at one of Canada’s largest banks. James is a committed diversity advocate – he is a visible leader in the LGBTQ+ community and chairs the diversity leadership council at his place of employment. James also serves as a Board member of the Canada China Business Council and local charity, DAREarts. Over the past few years, James has pursued training in coaching, mindfulness and positive psychology. It was through this training he met Gomo Tulku and discovered ISAL.