About

James is a business professor and leadership coach with expertise in organizational change, leadership development and strategic management. He has completed his Master’s degree in Leadership with Royal Roads, whereby he conducted an academic research project on how to empower department chairs as academic leaders.

James finds immense satisfaction in helping people grow and move forward in their businesses, careers, and lives. He is an accomplished communicator who can motivate both individuals and groups to attain higher levels of performance.

James’ background as a senior manager with more than 28 years of management and academia experience enables him to recognize promise in people and businesses. In his role as an executive coach, James combines his passion for business strategy with his considerable relationship-building skills. He is one of the rare individuals who can rally diverse personalities and groups around a common vision to get tangible results.

James is a Certified Coach of the CTI (Coaches Training Institute) and a graduate of the ORSC (Organizational and Relationship System Coaching) school of coaching. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, and a Masters of Arts in Leadership (June 2013), Royal Roads University. In addition to actively participating in many business associations and ongoing personal and professional development programs, James is a Professor of Management Studies in the Faculty of Business at George Brown College and former Director on the Board with the International Coaches Federation GTA chapter and WireIE Inc.
James Voulakos
James Voulakos CPCC, BCom, MA
Liliane de Vries RPN, CPCC, ASTP
Liliane de Vries
Founder of Alive, Liliane’s 30+ years experience as an RPN, took her from a fantastic experience of team work, strong management and a love of nursing to a very toxic team and management environment. She did not have the skills or tools to take on the challenge so she left in pursuit of some solutions. […]
James Voulakos CPCC, BCom, MA
James Voulakos
James is a business professor and leadership coach with expertise in organizational change, leadership development and strategic management. He has completed his Master’s degree in Leadership with Royal Roads, whereby he conducted an academic research project on how to empower department chairs as academic leaders. James finds immense satisfaction in helping people grow and move […]
Jane Schurr
Jane Schurr
Solving overwhelming and impossible situations is Jane’s expertise. Coaching Entrepreneurs, Senior Executives and their teams since 2002, Jane has worked with a cross section of industries across Ontario with outstanding success. Jane is the founder of the CAR Formula, Clarity, Action and Results to drive success, a program with proven strategies that can be easily […]
Anne Hurtubise
Anne Hurtubise
Anne is our Emotional Intelligence Specialist. Since 1999, Anne has worked closely with CEO’s, Executive Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers and their teams to achieve outstanding performance by enhancing their emotional intelligence. Anne has extensive coaching experience, business knowledge and leadership expertise cultivated over 25 years as a businessperson and entrepreneur. As a professional coach, with […]