Andy James conducted his first board level recruitment assignment in 1998. His 2009 White Paper — The 5 stages to a sustainable business — was widely praised for providing a template for the type of multi-faceted individual needed to devise and execute a bold sustainability strategy. Since then he has helped business, governments, non-profits, investors and think tanks strengthen their executive teams, advisory boards and increasingly acted as a mentor and coach to individuals working across different systems.
By 2018 he was working with clients across all systems who increasingly recognised that the siloed incremental change and optimisation models which Western Governments, Businesses and Investors had used to remain relevant for the last 70 years were not appropriate to respond to the combined exponential impacts of technology, climate and general societal restlessness around inclusion in all its forms.
His experiences in observing the new models which were emerging in the way we live, learn and earn and the characteristics of people shaping them led him to develop his non-linear people transformation model based on the principles that non-linear systems created by non-linear people were a way for any business, investor or government to re-imagine their place in the future.
Today, Andy James helps organisations create revolutionary job descriptions, he acts as a career advisor to those individuals who recognize they can’t rely on the system to create the roles we desperately need. His executive search practice seeks to match individuals and organisations looking to optimize income and impact.
He has developed a framework to help these high impact individuals create the roles the world needs but the system doesn’t want. Re-imagining their brand and network, so that all stakeholders, the ‘grow, innovate and hope’ majority and the “shrink and share” minority amplify the need for those revolutionary roles and their suitability at the same time.
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Clients include IKEA, Nike, United Nations, DSM, CISL, Progress and many others.
He lives with his wife Jo and their 3 boys in SW London.