As a professional coach and strategic advisorJames Cooke works with senior executives, helping them to excel, to work together constructively and supportively. He helps them to lead effectively, to motivate, to improve key skills and to manage people - transforming businesses and the people that make them what they are.
Over the last 25 years, he has advised the British Government, the EU, local authorities, Universities and corporations. James has served four Government appointments, first as Director of the Micro Electronics Awareness Programme for Britain, then the Director and Founder of the CBI - Special Programmes Unit, and later as Member of the Arts Council of Great Britain, and Director of the National Health Service for Oxfordshire. His involvement with Government since the late 1970s has focused on Training, Strategic Development, Unemployment, Inner City Development and Health.
In the last 20 years James has been coaching through his own firm, which is associated with the Consultant Psychology Departments of Guys and Kings College Hospitals in London.
He is based in Florida but shares his time in London and the UK. This website provides a great deal of information about his work and ideas for improving your own organisation. His book, Understanding Leaders, can be read online, and we encourage you to dive in and see for yourself that understanding people can be critical to your success. Look also at his "letters to Harry" and his current RIBA series "Managing in Recession". James led the Leadership For London initiative to design and test a leadership template for the NHS in London. This was made subsequently into a video. His other current responsibilities centre on Kings College London, where he is the strategic advisor and coach to the senior leadership team and latterly the University of Salford, where he has also been advising the senior team on the transformation of the institution.
He is currently planning his second book on Leadership - The Way We Do Things Here.
To contact James, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Transformation is not a quick fix. It takes time, perseverence and resolve if it is to work. James was with us throughout."